After Republicans won New York's last five mayoral elections, Bill de Blasio's big lead over Joe Lhota seems surprising. But absent a crisis or an outsized personality, it's hard for a Republican to woo majority Democrats, analysts say.
Washington State's Initiative 522 would require food manufacturers to label products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It would be a first in the US, and polls show a tight race ahead of Nov. 5 election.
The front-runner, Mike Duggan, took the Detroit Medical Center from near-insolvency and the threat of mass layoffs to reinvestment and profitability. If elected, he would be the city’s first white mayor in four decades.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been working to attract as many Democrats, independents, and minorities as possible for Nov. 5. Anything less than a landslide might tarnish him as he seeks to convince the GOP of his presidential bona fides.
North Carolina Republican Party official Don Yelton is the latest public figure to learn that fake news shows can get you in just as much trouble as real ones. He resigned after a 'Daily Show' interview this week.
A state judge on Monday allowed Georgia to hold its primary May 20, the earliest in state history. The move could stave off far-right candidates whom some fear could cede a safe Republican Senate seat to the Democrats.
For 2014, the AFL-CIO is targeting Republican governors in Florida, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, which have signed bills curbing union rights. But big-spending GOP 'super PACs' could stand in the way.
The GOP establishment in Georgia wants to tamp down tea party fervor ahead of a primary election for an open US Senate seat. Its aim: prevent a primary that yields a candidate who can't win a general election.
Obama, on Leno for the sixth time, said Americans should still travel but exercise caution, amid an elevated terror threat. Obama and Leno also talked Hillary, McCain, and a certain vegetable Obama claims to love.