Republican Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts provides a boost for the GOP's momentum for the 2010 midterm elections. Here are five states where Republicans might pick off Senate seats this November.
01/22/2010 05:33 pm
Scientists predict a Haiti-magnitude earthquake along the New Madrid fault during the next 50 years. The fault runs under the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest parts of the US.
01/17/2010 03:10 pm
US presidents visit disaster areas in America all the time. President Obama can build on his good response to the Haitian quake so far by bearing personal witness to this tragedy.
01/14/2010 03:46 pm
They've clashed in some places. But in Arkansas the old guard GOP and the tea party are united, so far, in a bid to oust Sen. Blanche Lincoln.
01/14/2010 02:45 pm
From Bill Clinton to Vince Lombardi, a collection of the best from journalist David Maraniss.
01/13/2010 09:14 am
Black voters were a key part of Obama’s election in 2008. But now some African-American leaders are criticizing him for not doing enough.
01/11/2010 11:06 am
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is backing Illinois in a lawsuit over how to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Officials in Michigan, who brought the lawsuit, claim that Obama is favoring his home state.
01/06/2010 07:48 pm
Retirement of Sen. Byron Dorgan means it will be harder for Democrats to keep their filibuster-proof Senate majority after 2010. But the exit of Sen. Christopher Dodd improves Democrats' chances of holding onto his seat.
01/06/2010 02:48 pm
The once well-defined boundary between politics and the celebrity-media complex is already blurring beyond recognition.
12/31/2009 01:24 pm
Minnesota and Ohio joined Michigan in its lawsuit to close an Illinois canal connecting a tributary of the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. The states say the invasion of Asian carp through the canal could destroy the Great Lakes ecosystem.
12/29/2009 07:44 pm