Tom Tancredo, former congressman and anti-immigrant firebrand, is surging in his third-party bid to be Colorado's next governor. Democrat John Hickenlooper's campaign has been 'nondescript.'
Many grass-roots activists want candidates to sign pledges to, say, undo health-care reform. Will such pledges tie lawmakers' hands later, or improve accountability?
President Obama is appearing on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' because that's where the young voters are, the White House says. The appearance is Wednesday night.
World Series number 106, between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants, gets underway in 'The City by the Bay' Wednesday night. This will be the 19th time the Giants franchise qualified for the World Series. With help from sanfranciscogiants.com, take our quiz and put your Giants knowledge to the test. Answers to questions can be found on subsequent pages and on the final question page.
Republican strategists urge party supporters to show 'maturity, sobriety, and patience,' and not to push for too much, too fast from an anticipated GOP majority in the House.
Authorities say a plane crash in southwest Washington state killed all three aboard, Tuesday. The site is yet unreachable due to snow impasse.
A building leaking carbon monoxide in Flagstaff, Arizona, sickened more than two dozen, Tuesday.
At a women's conference, moderator Matt Lauer challenges California's gubernatorial candidates to stop negative ads. Jerry Brown said he would if Meg Whitman did. Whitman skirted the issue.
Energy reserves available to the power grid for peak use could be cut in half, says an industry report, as power plants are retired for noncompliance with stiffer clean-air and clean-water rules.
The 'Head of the State' video that portrays President Obama as a swearing, drinking, racial epithet-hurling 'Baracka Flacka Flames' is driving debate on satire and the mood of youth voters.
Increased need and eased eligibility requirements are reasons use of food stamps remains high. A food stamp 'debit card' reduces the stigma, too.
Jon Stewart is filming his 'Daily Show' in Washington ahead of this weekend's 'Rally to Restore Sanity.' His guest list – and his questions – give the appearance that he's being soft on Democrats.
At an Oct. 21 Monitor breakfast, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Chris Van Hollen discussed Republican campaign spending, Nancy Pelosi's chance of remaining speaker of the House, and the potential for post-election bipartisanship.
Severe weather that hit Illinois and Indiana is being dubbed a 'Chiclone' (for Chicago+cyclone). Meteorologists say the severe weather is the second strongest storm on record for the region.
To combat obesity, New York City wants to ban the purchase of sodas and sugary drinks with food stamps. Some see rise of 'food police.'
Sharron Angle, the Republican Senate candidate from Nevada, has released a hard-hitting new ad on illegal immigration. But Hispanic groups say the ad is racist and accuse Sharron Angle of running 'one of the ugliest anti-illegal immigrants ad campaigns in history.'
George Soros, a high-profile liberal, was one of the top financial backers of the 1996 measure that made California the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical use.
Fuel efficiency: For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department released proposed fuel economy requirements and reductions in tailpipe emissions for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
During a commercial break in a debate with Florida gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott Monday night, Democrat Alex Sink received a text message from an aide. The 'foul' may be a touchstone for some voters.
Early voting: Registered Democrats are leading the way at the polls, representing 45 percent of all votes through Monday. But Republicans have comprised 38 percent of the early voters.