Heading into Election 2010 this fall, Democrats' biggest worry might be that Democrats are not excited about voting. Republicans are, though, and the 'enthusiasm gap' is huge.
President Obama celebrated the end of the Iraq war with all the pomp of a pizza delivery boy, Stephen Colbert quipped. So Colbert's trying to do the thing right. Is it a dig at Obama?
Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff, is set to speak at a big event on cooperation and civility in political discourse. Might he be looking to a mayoral run in Chicago (and would civility help him)?
Obama travels to Cleveland to pitch a tax break package worth as much as $300 billion for businesses. But economists are skeptical that many jobs can be gained this way.
Caroline Wozniacki reached the women's final of last year's US Open, only to fall to Kim Clijsters. This evening, Caroline Wozniacki can take another step towards a potential rematch.
It's no accident President Obama is delivering a major speech on economic recovery in Ohio, a struggling state that makes or breaks presidencies.
About one-quarter of the electorate used absentee ballots in the 2008 election. But the convenience of mailing it in hasn't done much to boost turnout.
A Pentagon official called the Pakistan floods the 'worst natural disaster' in the country's history. He worries that Pakistan might feel slighted that the US military has not been as engaged as it was after the Haiti earthquake earlier this year.
A Florida minister's Koran burning plan was condemned by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, at a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters Wednesday.
The US will continue to lead the 21st-century world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday in a foreign policy speech. But American preeminence will rely more on partnerships and less on economic and military might, she said.
Will Republicans take control of the House and Senate? All 435 House seats are up for election every two years. A majority in the House is 218 seats. Republicans need a net gain of 39 seats in the Nov. 2 midterm election to get there. Polls now show the Democrats are in trouble. Why?
Kim Clijsters continued her march to the ladies final by defeated fifth seed Samantha Stosur in three sets Tuesday night.
Human and mechanical failures led to the Deepwater Horizon blast and the subsequent Gulf oil spill, finds a BP report released Wednesday. Transocean and Halliburton are also cited.
In the Massachusetts governor race, the four candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday night. Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick noted economic growth while challengers pointed to eight tax hikes.
Ultra-conservative 'tea party' candidates have gotten most of the attention this election cycle. But Mike Castle of Delaware is one of several moderate conservatives who could also win this fall.
First it was hunger striking candidates. Now a Libertarian running for secretary of state in California launches a petition to open debates to all who are qualified.
The pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., is no stranger to controversy. Interfaith groups and others are mobilizing to protest his planned Koran burning on Sept. 11.
Pentagon officials have long talked of the July 2011 Afghanistan war drawdown date as being a soft deadline. Now, a NATO official suggests troops might simply be shifted around the country.