independents, who can be pivotal in many congressional races, prefer their GOP candidate over the Democrat by 52 percent to 36 percent. That gap grows to 62 percent to 29 percent among independents considered likeliest to vote, says the Associated Press-GfK poll.
Thursday morning, GOP lawmakers will unveil the "Pledge to America" – a 21-page document with proposals to slash taxes, spending, and government regulation. It's designed to woo tea party activists and independents in the Nov. 2 election.
Several patients' rights provisions of the new health-care reform law go into effect Thursday. President Obama is still working to sell the American public on the merits of the reforms.
A recent poll showed Republican Carl Paladino narrowing the gap on Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the New York gubernatorial race. Cuomo has responded by showing his angry side.
Recession over? Leno, Letterman, Stewart, Colbert line up to give their take on the announcement from the National Bureau of Economic Research
In an election cycle tilted toward Republicans, Alex Sink, the Democratic nominee for governor in Florida, is holding on to a modest edge in the polls.
Carl Paladino, a tea party backed Republican candidate, is catching up to front-runner Andrew Cuomo in the race for governor of New York, according to a new poll. Cuomo's lead over Paladino is now down to six percentage points.
Bristol Palin cha-cha-chaed her way through 'Dancing with the Stars' in a power suit and red-fringed dress.
What do Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin have in common? You mean, aside from the obvious? "Just give [O'Donnell] bangs and a pair of rimmed glasses and she'd be a dead ringer for..." Jon Stewart said on his show, flashing side by side photos of the two women after O'Donnell's victory in the Delaware Senate primaries last week. Political commentators can't resist the comparison, not just on where O'Donnell and Palin stand on the issues, but in other aspects as well, especially considering Sarah Palin's endorsement and mentoring of what many are calling her own "Mini-me." Why should comedians be any different?
Christine O'Donnell, the Republican party candidate for a senate seat in Delaware, used campaign money to pay half her rent, according to a Federal Elections Commission filing. Christine O'Donnell denies doing anything wrong.
Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity faces off, sort of, against Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive on Oct. 30. Their websites are tracking how many people say they will attend each.
Oshkosh millionaire Ron Johnson has a checkered history with Wisconsin tea party groups. Will they forgive and forget?
The Monitor caught up with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele on his 'Fire Pelosi Bus Tour.' He dismissed a question about whether he will run for reelection as party chair, saying that voters are more concerned about the November midterms.
The tea party movement may have genuine grassroots. But just beneath the surface are professional fund-raisers, foundations, and political action committees – some of which have been around for years – pushing a conservative-libertarian agenda.
Is Lisa Murkowski becoming her own kind of 'mama grizzly' in Alaska? Or is her decision to fight the tea party as a write-in US Senate candidate a lost cause?
Tea party group FreedomWorks this week launched a 'Diverse Tea' website aimed at promoting diversity within the movement. Local tea party officials across the US speak about their views of diversity.
If the Jon Stewart rally set for Oct. 30 on the National Mall – 'opposed' by Stephen Colbert's rally – sticks with comedy, young voters might perk up for Election 2010, political scientists say.
Election 2010 campaigns seed town-hall meetings with tough questioners and cameras, in the hope of tarring a rival via a 'YouTube moment.' Here's a look at one recent episode in an Ohio House race.
Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive will descend on the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 30.
Lisa Murkowski, the Republican senator for Alaska who lost to Joe Miller in the GOP primary, will announce on Friday whether she will mount a write-in candidacy in an effort to hold onto her seat.