If Proposition 19 passes and California legalizes marijuana, the financial hit to Mexican drug cartels would be a loss of 2 to 4 percent of their overall US revenues, says a RAND Corp. study.
Increasing numbers of Americans can vote by mail or absentee ballots. This makes it harder for polls to gauge who the winner might be and means some close races might not be called for days.
The use of student test scores in teacher evaluations has been controversial in some places, but a number of school districts are going ahead with the idea.
President Obama addressed young people at a town hall meeting broadcast online and on MTV and BET Thursday, hoping to motivate them for Election 2010.
Donald Trump, having signaled he's at least flirting with a presidential run, might consider how other businessmen fared in their bids.
The independent run by Florida Governor Charlie Crist has Democrats in the Sunshine State concerned that GOP candidate Mario Rubio will capture the open US Senate seat.
The only Harry Reid-Sharron Angle debate is set for Thursday. The focus is Nevada's troubled economy, but the race is also a referendum on Obama and a test of 'tea party' power.
Democratic National Committee chair Tim Kaine criticized the GOP for relying on anonymous donations. The source of funds for campaign ads should be disclosed, Kaine said.
Lana Lawless, who underwent a sex change operation five years ago, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the LPGA's 'female at birth' requirement violates her civil rights.
Intensely religious and uncompromisingly conservative, Christine O'Donnell rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to secure the GOP nomination for Delaware's Senate election. But how much do you really know about her? Take our quiz and find out.
Senate candidate Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a Democrat, denigrated 'Obamacare' and shot a hole in the cap-and-trade bill. Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine was not impressed.
Rand Paul, the GOP candidate with Tea Party backing, debated Democratic hopeful Jack Conway in western Kentucky on Thursday. One of the main topics was the proposed Employee Free Choice Act.
She was poised and articulate. Her opponent showed mastery of policy. Here are three questions voters might ask after the Christine O'Donnell debate against Chris Coons in Delaware.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln said Wednesday she's not an automatic vote for the Democratic leadership in Washington, while GOP challenger Rep. John Boozman tried to link her to the President and his policies.
Delaware Republican hopeful Christine O'Donnell dismissed past comments she made on religious and social issues during a debate with opponent Chris Coons, Wednesday, saying they're not relevant to the campaign.
The Oklahoma earthquake that struck at the beginning of the work day, Wednesday, could be felt as far away as Kansas.
The beheading of a Mexican detective investigating the shooting of American David Hartley on Falcon Lake raises the stakes for both the US and Mexico. The Hartley probe appeared to be narrowing to two alleged members of the Zeta cartel.
The Supreme Court agreed to take the case of a man on Texas' death row. He wants the state to do DNA tests on other, untested evidence he says would prove his innocence. A victory would make it easier for convicted criminals to continue to fight convictions.
The news and chat website Topix is unveiling a new Election 2010 section to generate data and discussion on races coast to coast. But political scientists view it with concern.
On Wednesday, 56 Democrats and one Republican said that any effort to reduce the federal debt needs to include defense cuts. They called for an independent commission to take up the issue.