The California Senate race could hinge on perceptions of how Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer will approach the economy and job creation.
Hot-button issues like the California gay marriage ruling have cropped up in the run-up to fall midterms. Then again, the economy is the big issue energizing Republicans.
In winning over 38 billionaires to pledging half their wealth to charity, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates also set a better climate in the political debate over ending the Bush tax cuts on the rich.
The annual California budget crisis led Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a 'state of emergency' Wednesday. But the declaration is really a ploy to pressure unions, experts say.
LEHMAN BROTHERS - RICHARD FULD: Under Mr. Fuld’s leadership at Lehman, the company underwrote more mortgage-backed securities in 2006-07 than any other firm. The housing market crash showed Lehman's exposure to these high-risk financial instruments and the firm began to lose money. Fuld refused offers to sell, and the Treasury Department did not engineer a rescue, as it did for another investment bank. Lehman's bankruptcy in late 2008 also ended Fuld's job. Code Pink protesters hold up signs as Fuld testifies at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in October 2008.
Nancy Pelosi is a master tactician and the most powerful speaker in a half century. Behind her personal brand of power politics – and whether she will still be speaker after the midterm elections.
Sarah Palin has $1 million to bequeath upon candidates she supports in November's midterms. Down the road, those donations could win her a lot of IOUs.
Sarah Palin spent Friday at California State University, Stanislaus. Sarah Palin is responsible for the most successful fundraiser in school history, officials said.
California has voted solidly Democratic in recent elections. But the national GOP may be hoping that, with Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina as standard-bearers there, the party can broaden its appeal.
Rep. Bob Etheridge (D) has already apologized to two young men with whom he tussled after one asked the congressman if he supports Obama's agenda. Setup or no, the incident holds an old lesson for those in the public eye.