Of all the protest signs at all the rallies where people gathered last year to object to Washington's plans to save the US economy and reform healthcare, this hand-lettered one is memorable: "You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out." That's the "tea party" movement in a nutshell. Here's a look at the tea party movement – its birth, its leadership, and its aspirations.
California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown (D) and Meg Whitman (R) both claimed victory after Tuesday night's debate.
A new liberal umbrella group, One Nation Working Together, is planning a massive rally in Washington, but so far word of the event is only dribbling out. Are organizers on the same page?
Obama's iPod was a topic in a new Rolling Stone interview with the president. The new article said Obama's iPod playlists range from Bob Dylan to Lil Wayne.
Midterm elections and the prospect of a power shift in Congress have Democrats desperate, according to GOP strategists. President Obama attends a rally Tuesday at the University of Wisconsin to energize young people for the midterm elections.
Jon Stewart had Bill O'Reilly on The Daily Show Monday night to promote "Pinheads and Patriots," O'Reilly's new book. But don't expect O'Reilly to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity.
Jerry Brown has 40 political debates under his belt, but Tuesday night is Meg Whitman's first. Brown must work not to come off 'prickly' in the first California governor's race debate, analysts say, while Whitman must establish herself.
Tax cuts: Obama and Democratic leaders want to extend the George W. Bush-era tax cuts for individuals making less than $200,000 and married couples making less than $250,000.
A new poll shows that Republican candidates for governor and Senate in California are still far behind their Democratic opponents among Hispanic voters.
'You can't sit it out,' President Obama told student journalists on Monday, speaking of the midterm election. He and Vice President Biden will visit college campuses Tuesday to rally student voters.
Both Joaquin Phoenix and Stephen Colbert have taken recent criticism for giving performances that masqueraded as serious but were really charades.
American politics have been the subject of satire since before the country's founding – a political cartoon depicting a snake cut into eight parts, representing eight American colonial governments, ran in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper in 1754. These days the US benefits from a healthy dose of humorous political commentary, but when the jokers run for political office (jokingly of course, right?) some funny things can happen. Here are five memorable ones.
Rick Lazio, former congressman from New York state, announced Monday he is dropping out of the New York governor's race. On his way out, Lazio blasted both Republican Carl Paladino and Democrat Andrew Cuomo.
Democrats are expected to lose House seats in Election 2010, but in districts where demographics are shifting their way they are working to upset Republican incumbents. California's Third District is one.
Stephen Colbert’s appearance before a congressional committee Friday to discuss migrant labor issues has left many Democrats unhappy.
McCain, after surviving a tough Republican primary, met his Democratic challenger Rodney Glassman and two other candidates Sunday for the only debate before the November election. McCain pointed to the ease at which illegal immigrants can enter the US as both a national security and human rights issue.
Former President Bill Clinton made a three-state swing through New England, campaigning for Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut, and Libby Mitchell, the Democratic candidate for governor of Maine.
Barbara Boxer leads Carly Fiorina and Jerry Brown is ahead of Meg Whitman in a new USC College/Los Angeles Times Poll. But Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting.
So much for endorsing your opponent and bowing out gracefully. Many Republican candidates in Election 2010 are not backing the primary winner. Some are looking for ways to stay in the race.