A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

Television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who died in the incident

The suspect in the on-air shooting of two Virginia television journalists was pronounced dead at a hospital at about 1.30pm local time on Wednesday, V(...)

Possible presidential candidate Martin O’Malley: the presidency is “not some crown to be passed between two families”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The message from Democrats in South Carolina, delivered with that soft southern twang, is this: assume victory here at your peril.It’s 19 months out f(...)

Former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell’s wife Maureen arrives with her daughter for her trial in Richmond, Virginia yesterday. Photograph: Jay Westcott/Reuters

Less than a month before her husband’s inauguration as Virginia governor, Maureen McDonnell sent an email to a senior member of his staff.“I need to (...)

Chris Christie, alongside his family, addressing his supporters at an election night party in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The results of the 2013 off-year US elections are likely to set the parameters for the internal debate among Republicans as the party heads into next (...)

New York City Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio greets commuters while riding the R train from the Bay Bridge neighborhood of Brooklyn on his way to a campaign stop, in New York.

The election of two state governors in the US today may raise some telling pointers for the 2016 presidential race, Meanwhile, a Democrat will likely (...)

Lawmakers in Washington after voting to guarantee that federal workers will receive back pay once the government reopens after its shutdown. Public opinion is likely to turn further against Republicans as the full impact of the interruption to many federal services is felt. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

Last weekend was unseasonably warm in Washington, with temperatures above 30 degrees, but sweaty tourists on the National Mall seeking a respite from (...)

“Clintonworld is a galaxy where personal enrichment and political advancement blend seamlessly, and where a cast of jarringly familiar characters pads its pockets every which way to Sunday.” Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Clinton nostalgia is being replaced by Clinton neuralgia.Why is it that America’s roil family always seems better in abstract than in concrete? The cl(...)