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.
When Democrats go door-to-door in liberal Massachusetts, you know they're feeling the heat.
China's recent investment in renewable energy technology prompts concerns that China will take over American control of 'the green economy'.
Milk recall affects consumers in five northeastern states.
Milk recall: The milk recall was issued for milk sold in sizes from pints to gallons to stores in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
Transocean and Halliburtion, BP's partners on the blown-out well that led to the massive Gulf oil spill, reject findings in a new BP report that finds their workers partly to blame for the rig accident.
In the Massachusetts governor race, the four candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday night. Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick noted economic growth while challengers pointed to eight tax hikes.
Ultra-conservative 'tea party' candidates have gotten most of the attention this election cycle. But Mike Castle of Delaware is one of several moderate conservatives who could also win this fall.
Gov. Deval Patrick, a democrat, Republican Charles Baker, independent Timothy Cahill, and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein will debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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.