Democrats will be watching the Republican contests closely, hoping for additional upsets by tea party-backed candidates. Democrats hope the Republicans will be saddled with unelectable candidates. Republicans are looking to ride a wave of voter anger over the sputtering economy and politics-as-usual to regain control of Congress. The competition between traditional Republicans and their tea party counterparts is particularly strong in Delaware, New Hampshire, and New York. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland also hold primaries Tuesday.
Trillion-dollar annual US deficits are unprecedented, and many voters are alarmed by them. But the public also wants a jobs recovery. How those dual issues will affect Election 2010 races.
Sen. Richard Lugar becomes the second Republican to say he will support Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced his support Tuesday.
Sarah Palin mistakenly called Alaska's Kodiak Island nation's largest. Sarah Palin made the error while endorsing a New Hampshire Senate candidate.
President Obama is set to sign the financial reform bill into law soon, but critics worry it will stifle the flow of credit that is key to economic recovery.
Senator Lincoln wants to stop big banks' risky derivative trades from being subsidized by taxpayers. Here's how to keep her measure in the financial reform bill.
US presidents have long tried to obtain some form of line-item veto power. Obama's proposal could help eliminate pork-barrel projects, but it would also mark a big change in the balance of powers.
Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln wants to force banks to put their derivatives into separate entities that aren’t subsidized by the general public. Considering such a change would cut dramatically into big banks’ profits, does she stand a chance?
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will be questioned vigorously during Senate confirmation hearings. But she was confirmed last year as solicitor general – and won seven Republican votes.