Sept. 30 marks the end of fiscal year 2010, and, no surprise, Congress isn't ready with next year's budget. Why does the fiscal New Year start in October, anyway?
Stevens was a World War II veteran and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He went into public service before Alaska became a state in 1959 and was appointed to the Senate in December 1968.
Jerry Brown has 40 political debates under his belt, but Tuesday night is Meg Whitman's first. Brown must work not to come off 'prickly' in the first California governor's race debate, analysts say, while Whitman must establish herself.
Barbara Boxer leads Carly Fiorina and Jerry Brown is ahead of Meg Whitman in a new USC College/Los Angeles Times Poll. But Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting.
Senate Republicans blocked a campaign finance bill that would require special interest groups running campaign ads to identify their donors. Republicans dismissed Democratic efforts as a midterm election ploy.
Smart politics and good economics both suggest that the Democrats make this the central issue of the midterm elections.
What do Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin have in common? You mean, aside from the obvious? "Just give [O'Donnell] bangs and a pair of rimmed glasses and she'd be a dead ringer for..." Jon Stewart said on his show, flashing side by side photos of the two women after O'Donnell's victory in the Delaware Senate primaries last week. Political commentators can't resist the comparison, not just on where O'Donnell and Palin stand on the issues, but in other aspects as well, especially considering Sarah Palin's endorsement and mentoring of what many are calling her own "Mini-me." Why should comedians be any different?
A new poll shows a majority of Americans favor President Obama's plan to raise taxes on the rich. But by a 46 percent to 41 percent margin, people want Republicans steering the economy.
Mike Castle, a Delaware GOP stalwart, is suddenly being seen as too liberal, a poll finds. He trails Christine O'Donnell, a 'tea party' favorite, among likely Republican voters by three percentage points.
House and Senate candidates in this election cycle raised nearly $1.2 billion, ahead of the pace for contests in 2008. Republican Meg Whitman is pumping $104 million of her own money into her campaign for California governor.