Yesterday’s losses in New Jersey and Virginia show that turnout matters.
Democrats and Republicans need to grab important 'take-aways' from this off-round voting.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – who today pardoned British mercenary Simon Mann – is widely seen as one of Africa's most corrupt leaders. But will oil interests prevent a shift in US policy?
Look at the margins of victory, among other things, as the returns for Election Day November 2009 come in.
The Democrats could lose all ‘Big Three’ races on Election Day: the governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey and the special election in New York for a House seat.
Scozzafava’s departure is a blow to the establishment GOP. But the latest development in upstate New York’s special congressional race also means ‘outsiders’ clearly are viable in US politics.
Bratton, who ends his tenure at the LAPD this week, is credited for reinventing a police force once known for brutality and corruption, and bringing down crime to historic lows.
A pattern that has held in the Old Dominion since 1977 appears set to repeat: The party that won the White House the year before loses the Virginia governor’s race.
Corzine, the incumbent, is neck and neck with the Republican challenger in the New Jersey governor's race. Obama will make two appearances with Corzine Sunday.