IHOP shooting: Just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, gunman Eduardo Sencion stepped onto the Carson City pancake house parking lot from his blue minivan with a yellow 'Support Our Troops' sticker on it.
As the incumbent, Obama is burdened by three wars and the economy. He's taking nothing for granted for the 2012 presidential election, and is planning victory scenarios that don’t involve taking every state he won last time.
Facing scandal, Sen. John Ensign (R) of Nevada is resigning. That allows Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval to name a replacement, which in turn could open up a US House seat.
The US Hispanic population is booming – a group that's more likely to vote Democratic. This worries the GOP as Republicans look for ways to connect with this key part of the electorate.
We used to have César Chávez – because he was all we had. Now Latinos rally around no one unifying figure because we are an increasingly diverse population choosing our own leaders, Hispanic or not. That's the mark of self-determination and true progress.
Tea party favorite Sharron Angle has topped recent polls in the Senate race, but businessman Danny Tarkanian and casino executive Sue Lowden appear to be within striking distance.
Lincoln is in a runoff against Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who is being supported by labor unions and liberal groups.