2018 U.S. Midterm Elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a meeting in Helsinki on July 16. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s Bad for Trump Is Worse for Putin

The Kremlin can expect more sanctions and more investigations from a Democratic House.

Democrats cheer results of midterm election in Austin, Texas, Nov 6 (SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Victorious House Democrats Pledge to Probe Trump’s Foreign Policy

U.S. allies can expect extended hearings on Iran, Yemen, and many other key issues.

From left: Mikie Sherrill (D), candidate in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District; Amy McGrath (D), candidate in Kentucky’s 6th District; Gina Ortiz Jones (D), candidate in Texas’s 23rd District; Elaine Luria (D), candidate in Virginia’s 2nd District; and Martha McSally (R), running for Senate from Arizona. (Mary Altaffer/AP/Alex Wong/Getty Images/Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/U.S. Air Force/Foreign Policy illustration)

The Surge Comes to Washington

A new generation of military veterans is poised to sweep Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders supporters rally in Los Angeles on May 19, 2016, to bring attention to voter suppression in Nevada. (Frederic Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Is It So Hard to Vote in America?

Voter turnout lags in the world’s most powerful democracy.

Sen. Chris Murphy speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 3, 2017. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

‘There Is an American Imprint on Every Single Civilian Death Inside Yemen’

Sen. Chris Murphy believes that Jamal Khashoggi’s killing could sway Congress to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war.

Reps. Richard Neal, left, and Bill Pascrell huddle on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 6, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Trade War Inside the Democratic Party

They've won the House, but can Democrats find a common front against Trump’s trade policy?

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Envoy Throws Midterm Lifeline to Republicans

The Israeli prime minister is riling Democrats by bedding down with Trump.

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)  speaks at a news conference about the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit in Washington on July 17. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

How House Democrats Will Investigate Trump’s Russia Ties

Gains in congressional midterm elections give Democrats crucial subpoena power.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Estero, Florida, on Oct. 31. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Deflecting and Deal-Making: Trump’s Plan if Republicans Lose the House

In the boardroom and in the White House, the U.S. president has followed the same script.

A Russian policeman looks at TV screens in a shop in Moscow on Feb. 1, 2007, during the broadcasting of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual address to Russian and foreign media. (Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty)

How Do You Say ‘Fake News’ in Russian?

Russian news sites portray the U.S. presidential election as a prelude to civil war.

Emily Haber, the German ambassador to the United States, and Henne Schuwer, the Dutch ambassador to the United States. (Paul Zinken/Picture Alliance via Getty Images/Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration)

Two Eurocrats and Their Trans-Atlantic Quest to Woo Idaho

Ambassadors try to understand more about Trump’s America by seeing it for themselves.

A Halloween-themed citizenship ceremony for children at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2017. (Photo by Drew Angerer/ Getty Images).

Trump’s Birthright Blitz

The Supreme Court already settled the birthright dispute—in 1898.

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