But they fall short of the 60 Senate seats needed to overcome filibusters and end gridlock.
Readers write about the presidential election and debate the roles socialism and capitalism should play in the US economy.
But the McCain campaign, fighting to the end in key states, vows it’ll be a ‘slam-bang’ finish.
Republicans hope to head off a filibuster-proof Senate controlled by Democrats.
Demographic shifts may help turn the state blue.
Some 580 colleges have vowed to cut their greenhouse-gas impact to zero. Many missed the first deadline.