Gov. Scott Walker's race is tightening, as President Obama makes a rare appearance with a Democratic candidate in the 2014 campaign cycle. But it's not clear whether his presence will help or hurt challenger Mary Burke.
A survey of 12 New Jersey and New York communities affected by superstorm Sandy found that the most important sources of help before, during, and after the storm were friends, family, and neighbors, as well as first responders.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, a medical doctor, said that the best way to stop Ebola is to rush people who can help to the African nations at the core of the outbreak. He hailed the New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola as a hero.
The flood of advertising dollars into North Carolina symbolizes the growing influence of outside groups in political campaigns. Overall spending for the Senate race in the Tar Heel State could surpass $100 million.
In the Wednesday debate, embattled Sen. Pat Roberts tried to paint his opponent, Greg Orman, as a Democrat in disguise. For his part, Orman, an independent, had a blunt message: The problem in Washington is both political parties.
The St. Louis County Board of Elections has had to backtrack on reports of more than 3,000 new registrations in the two months since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown. Voter registration is up, but only by 128 people.
With independent candidates making strong showings in South Dakota and Kansas, as well as the possibility of a runoff election in Louisiana or Georgia, control of the Senate may not be decided until well after Nov. 4.
This last snapshot of the job market before midterm elections marks the first time the unemployment rate has dropped below 6 percent since 2008. But the total share of Americans who have jobs has recovered only modestly.