Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor asked to have his name taken off the ballot, likely damaging prospects for Sen. Pat Roberts to hold his seat. The Kansas Supreme Court decides the issue this week.
The campaign to train Iraqi and Syrian fighters to take on the Islamic State will be long and difficult. “This will not look like ‘shock and awe,’ ” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told a Senate committee Sept. 16.Here are what are likely to be the top three trickiest sticking points for the US military campaign in the months to come:
A funny thing happened on the way to 'majority leader Mitch McConnell.' In the past few days, a number of the major election forecasting models have lurched back toward the Democrats.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) says his decision won't hinge on polls or fundraising, but instead will be determined by the questions, 'Do I think I can make a difference, do I think I have something unique to offer?'
A new poll puts Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown in a dead heat in New Hampshire. But other polls suggest Senator Shaheen might still have a thin lead.
The fact that a candidate like Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa caucuses is the reason to end the Iowa caucuses.
LBJ, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama lost elections, but used the lessons to score future victories.
Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Iowa over the weekend, and it sounded a lot like a stump speech in the making. Even the theme was familiar: 'It's the economy, stupid.'
The parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by the Islamic State, say the Obama administration told them they could be sued if they tried to pay their son's ransom. A White House official said Sunday that it was not a threat.
Condoleezza Rice – Russia expert, student of military strategy, and concert pianist – has always been a football lover who aspired to one day become NFL commissioner.
It seems that every time Congress passes an explicit war authorization, we get involved in a pretty big war. When the president just kind of does it on his own authority, the engagement tends to be much more limited.
Hillary Clinton is perhaps the most heavily favored nonincumbent presidential candidate in modern times. Her speech at Iowa's Harkin Steak Fry is sure to be parsed for clues to her intentions in 2016.
At a Monitor-hosted breakfast for reporters, Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on Ways and Means, called corporate tax inversions, like Burger King's move to Canada to lower its taxes, a 'real issue.'
Ted Cruz was booed off the stage, after praising Israel at a meeting of Middle East Christians that included Palestinians. Was it a deliberate move to claim credit for standing up for Israel?
Control of the Senate is the big prize in the November midterms. Increasingly, the Republicans’ prospects are looking good.If Republicans do capture the Senate, isn’t that great for them? In many ways, yes. They’d get to set the Senate agenda, for starters. But winning also brings risks. Here are some:
A Republican takeover of the Senate would get President Obama to come to the table on key issues, says Sen. Rob Portman (R) of Ohio. On Thursday he laid out four areas with potential.