Killing Federal Agencies Is Easier Said Than Done

Nov. 11, 2023 10:00 am ET WASHINGTON—Republican candidates for president are pledging to shut down federal agencies if they win the White House. There is almost no chance they will succeed. Closing a government agency requires action by Congress. Convincing a majority of the House and Senate to close down agencies, many of which distribute … Read more

The Joe Manchin Experience – WSJ

Joe Manchin’s decision Thursday not to run for re-election to the Senate and instead explore whether he can “mobilize the middle” in American politics has Democrats in a tizzy, and we can see why. They’re one seat closer to losing their Senate majority in 2024. And they especially fear that the West Virginia Democrat might … Read more

Why Third-Party Candidates Threaten Biden in 2024

President Biden and Donald Trump, the likely contenders for the White House next year, are about evenly divided in polling. In a head-to-head race, many polls find an outright tie, with few voters undecided. Most voters, however, will have several choices beyond Trump and Biden—a fact that is not reflected in many public opinion polls. … Read more

Spain’s Prime Minister Toys With Separatism

Remember last summer when everyone was afraid that a far-right party could perform well in a Spanish election and endanger Spain and the European Union? Well it’s starting to look like the alternative was worse, after Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Thursday struck a deal with regional separatists to stay in power. Spain has suffered … Read more

Abortion Rights Measure Takes Lead Shortly After Ohio Polls Close

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 8:10 pm ET Shortly after polls closed in Ohio, supporters of a measure to enshrine abortion rights in the Midwestern state’s constitution had an early lead, in the highest-profile ballot question on a range of issues in Tuesday’s elections around the U.S. The Ohio vote is the latest test of where … Read more

Biden Has Plenty of Time to Bounce Back Before the 2024 Election

Trump’s polling lead is probably real, but so was Mitt Romney’s in November 2011.

How Ron DeSantis Lost Florida to Donald Trump

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Ron DeSantis has been trying to persuade voters in Iowa and New Hampshire to back his presidential bid, but he has failed to make the case in his own state of Florida. From polls to interviews with party activists and elected officials across the state, there are abundant signs Donald Trump would trounce the … Read more

Can Glenn Youngkin Pull Off Another Magic Trick in Virginia?

The GOP governor is making a pitch for abortion restrictions and conservative governance in his bluish state’s off-year election.

Venezuelan Court Suspends Results of Opposition Primary

Venezuela’s highest court suspended the outcome of a primary that the opposition held to choose a presidential candidate, casting doubts over a deal that President Nicolás Maduro had reached with the Biden administration to pave the way for free and fair elections.  The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday came after a series of public comments … Read more

Mike Pence Drops Out of 2024 Republican Presidential Race

Updated Oct. 28, 2023 3:56 pm ET Former Vice President Mike Pence withdrew from the Republican presidential race Saturday, saying “this is not my time” after he struggled to gain traction in a crowded field dominated by former President Donald Trump. “I’m leaving this campaign but let me promise you I will never leave the … Read more