Mitch McConnell, currently the Senate minority leader, has opened a small but apparently steady lead against his Democratic challenger. Also, forecasting models are increasingly pointing to a GOP Senate takeover.
Former football player Mark Batchelor speaks on his mobile phone, bearing a photo of the late Reeva Steenkamp, as he sits in court after Oscar Pistorius' sentencing in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius was given a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend, Ms. Steenkamp, last year.
An 'internal investigation' of a Fordham University professor for pledging to 'fight' a boycott of Israel raises red flags. Public life is about conflict, so much of its language has marched in from the battlefield. Ask James Madison.
Hunter Biden, the vice president's son, reportedly tested positive for cocaine last year, after beginning the process of joining the military in 2012. A few Biden family biographical notes might be apropos here.
Republican Joni Ernst is trying to become the first woman elected to Congress from Iowa. But in her Senate race – like others nationwide – women voters could be a lifeline for the Democrats.
At their debate Wednesday night, Florida Gov. Rick Scott refused to walk onstage because his opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, had a small electric fan beneath his podium.
Democrats say that, because Republicans want to decrease spending – and launched the sequester – they have cut critical resources that could have gone to pay for an Ebola vaccine. Trouble is, it isn't true.
Senate Democrats won't be funding television ads in support of Alison Lundergan Grimes in the last three weeks of the Kentucky Senate race, as Grimes fades in the polls and bobbles a big question.