New California Law Expands Same-Day Voter Registration

SACRAMENTO — California will allow voters to register on Election Day at all polling places in 2020. California's voter registration period closes 15 days prior to Election Day. The conditional registration period is anytime between 14 days prior to an elec...

How Trump’s Energy, Excesses Drove GOP’s Erratic Campaign

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming. The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be ...

A Political Year Dominated by Women Faces Electoral Test

WASHINGTON — The midterm elections brought a surge of female candidates to ballots across the country. Now, in a year that has been defined by the political awakening and activism of women, Election Day is testing whether those women will reach record-breaking...
Photo of the U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, in Washington in 2017

High Stakes as 2-Month Sprint to Election Begins

WASHINGTON — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ab...