Many voters don't tune into the campaigns until debate season, which this week includes clashes in four 2010 Senate races: Connecticut, Florida, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
Sharron Angle won the endorsement Monday of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in her tight race against Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
In their second face-to-face debate, Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown covered a range of issues, including immigration, health care, and education. The race is too close to call.
The 'One Nation Working Together' rally was meant to get beyond the party infighting, rouse the troops, and reverse current trends showing congressional losses just a few weeks from now.
Latinos are 19 percent of California voters. The flap over Nicky Diaz Santillan, GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman's former housekeeper, could make a difference in how they vote.
Surveys show that Democrats are much less excited about Election 2010 than are Republicans. But in four states, marijuana ballot initiatives could motivate liberal voters.
Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former New York governor, co-hosts a high-profile new talk show beginning Monday.
United Airlines, the combined airline, will display Continental's colors and globe logo on the tail.
Polls show California voters may well approve Proposition 19, which would make marijuana legal in the state. Costs and benefits are hotly debated by both sides.
All week President Obama has been trying to reenergize the youth vote for the Democrats. Comedians Jon Stewart and David Letterman had some suggestions for President Obama as he works to combat the Democrats' apathy.
On Wednesday night, David Letterman gave viewers the "Top 10 Ways Obama Can Boost His Popularity with Younger Voters," on "The Late Show." President Barack Obama's been courting youth all week. He's visited the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisc., shared his iPod playlist with "Rolling Stone," and called for education reforms such as a longer school year. Really? Shortening the Summer vacation is going to win over the youth vote? Obama apparently not only needs to energize the Democratic party as a whole, he's got to reconnect and ignite the young Democrats that helped get him elected in 2008. A recent ABC/Washington Post Poll found that only 55 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds say they are “absolutely certain” to go to the polls this year, as opposed to 78 percent of 50- to 64-year-olds and 77 percent of those over age 65. Enter Letterman. His satirical adjustments, include changing Obama's name to Bajustin Obieber, might be more of a crowd pleaser than a "Yes we can" chant. We think the Justin Bieber crowd may be a bit too young to vote. But you decide. Check out our photo illustrations of Letterman's recommendations for connecting with young voters.
News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, has donated $1 million each to the Republican Governors Association and the US Chamber of Commerce, both of which work to defeat Democrats.
Joe Miller found his campaign in a bit of controversy over Twitter tweets that sounded too confident. Did Miller tweet the comments or an aide?
With Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Sharron Angle flaying each other with negative ads in Nevada, both have unfavorability ratings of more than 50 percent.
Meg Whitman, California GOP gubernatorial candidate, is alleged to have employed a housekeeper from 2000 to 2009 even though she knew the woman was in the US illegally. It's a political bombshell for Ms. Whitman. The politics of household employment and immigration have proved tricky before. Here are six prominent cases, plus the allegations against Whitman.
Political ads paid for by nondescript organizations such as Minnesota Forward have caused some to investigate who is donating to these nonprofits – and the IRS could be helping out.
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington is facing a strong challenge from GOP candidate Dino Rossi. Top Democrats from Michelle Obama to former President Bill Clinton have vowed to help.
Rahm Emanuel has played bad cop to the president’s good cop. Now, if Rahm Emanuel resigns, Obama could name a new right-hand man (or woman) to help him navigate the post-midterm reality.
Meg Whitman told reporters that she fired her housekeeper last year when the woman informed Whitman she was in the country illegally. Now, Meg Whitman's former housekeeper has hired high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.