How Democrats gained the upper hand on God, guns and gays

Today's News

As we head into the final weeks of campaigning before the midterm elections, there are a number of pressing issues on Americans' minds. From the ongoing spread of polio to the battle for control of the Senate, here are the top stories making headlines today.


New York:

  • New York declares 'state of emergency' as polio continues to spread
  • House Republicans add $28M to fall TV reservations
  • Same-sex marriage bill teeters on verge of GOP filibuster
  • TheGROUP fundraises for Hassan, Beatty


  • Republicans to Trump: Pony up more cash in battle for Senate
  • 43 short things about Pierre Poilievre — in his own words
  • A onetime top Trump ally boosts other 2024 contenders
  • Rubio walks the Mar-a-Lago line
  • Cold feet for GOP on marriage vote?

The nation's cartoonists:

  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics


  • How Democrats gained the upper hand on God, guns and gays
  • Biden says he will attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral
  • Biden leans into abortion rights in speech to Democratic activists
  • ‘Absolutely terrifying prospect’: How the midterms could weaken U.S. election security
  • DOJ offers Judge Cannon a new deal
  • The return of immigration politics


  • USC becomes a sparring ground in the LA mayoral race