As the days get shorter the political season is heating up. Primaries Tuesday will affect some of the most interesting races of the year, from Florida’s high-profile Senate contest to Arizona Sen. John McCain’s bid to survive a challenge from the right. Here's what to look for:
08/24/2010 09:55 am
In his weekly radio address, Obama berates Republicans for blocking campaign 'reform and transparency.' Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's all just a 'transparent effort to rig the fall elections' in Democrats' favor.
08/21/2010 06:23 pm
A professor of sociology led a field trip through Kentucky's Creation Museum, a fundamentalist Christian facility. The professor found that non-fundamentalists felt uncomfortable there. Museum officials say they've received death threats and the site sometimes draws anti-Creationist protesters.
08/19/2010 07:43 pm
President Obama signed a $600 million border security bill Friday that pays for 1,000 new Border Patrol agents. Will it give him enough political capital for immigration reform?
08/13/2010 07:41 pm
At an Aug. 5 Monitor breakfast, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell discussed prospects for bipartisan cooperation after the November election.
08/13/2010 12:54 pm
A new amendment to address citizenship issues would be tough in today’s polarized environment. Some say that legislation related to the 14th Amendment is the answer, but that would be hard, too.
08/10/2010 05:22 pm
Surging challenges to two Democratic incumbents – Patty Murray in Washington and Russ Feingold in Wisconsin – are a reason that chances for Republican takeover of the US Senate may be rising in Election 2010.
08/10/2010 03:49 pm
08/06/2010 12:48 pm
Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate minority leader, predicted GOP gains in the midterm elections would force more bipartisanship in 2011 and beyond.
08/05/2010 06:09 pm
Senators approved $10 billion in funding Thursday that will keep 140,000 teachers' jobs. The House, which is being called back from August recess by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve the funding next week.
08/05/2010 06:07 pm