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?
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.
Cable news outlets showed limited interest Tuesday afternoon in a press conference where church leaders from a variety of faiths called for a united front against Koran burning and other aspects of Islamophobia.
The biggest problems for Rep. Joe Sestak, a Pennsylvania Democrat running for US Senate, might be that he is a Democrat and a member of Congress, analysts say. National polls show Americans turning against both, and Sestak's race is local proof.
Both Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Vincent Sheheen had their gubernatorial campaigns running full steam ahead on Tuesday.
If Republicans regain power this fall, you can expect a fierce battle over repealing all or part of the health care overhaul, say analysts.
'Restoring Truthiness' is the code name for a growing Internet campaign to get talk-show host Stephen Colbert to host a satire of the Glenn Beck 'Restoring Honor' rally.
The Big Sky Tea Party Association's board of directors removed the organization's president, Tim Ravndal, after he posted a Facebook comment that seemed to condone violence against homosexuals.
Gov. Deval Patrick, a democrat, Republican Charles Baker, independent Timothy Cahill, and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein will debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Voter dissatisfaction with the federal government is at an 18-year high as campaign season officially kicks off. Democrats are fighting discouragement, while Republicans try to temper expectations.
House and Senate candidates in this election cycle raised nearly $1.2 billion, ahead of the pace for contests in 2008. Republican Meg Whitman is pumping $104 million of her own money into her campaign for California governor.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stumbled badly at the beginning of a gubernatorial debate Wednesday. But Brewer is a Republican in a conservative state, so the damage may be limited.
After toppling moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, the 'tea party' it setting its sights on Delaware. Tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is challenging moderate US Rep. Mike Castle in this month's GOP US Senate primary.
The mosque near ground zero debate is still percolating partly because the topic is so well suited to blogs and talk shows.
Independent candidate Lawton "Bud" Chiles is dropping out of the Florida governor's race. He plans to back Democratic nominee Alex Sink. Republican candidate Rick Scott will announced Thursday that his Lt. Gov. will be State Rep. Jennifer Carroll.
Boxer-Fiorna debate was gaffe-free but too scripted, analysts say. Sen. Barbara Boxer and GOP challenger Carly Fiorina faced off Wednesday night, drawing sharp distinctions between them.