Topic: Mitch McConnell
President Obama has named a bipartisan commission to investigate the causes of the BP Gulf oil spill, one of the nation's worst environmental disasters, including any government failures.
05/22/2010 01:27 pm
Politics is turning anti-establishment because Americans blame the government for the slugging economic recovery. Until unemployment decreases, incumbents are in trouble.
05/20/2010 06:26 pm
Primary election results from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Arkansas give a snapshot view of the state of the electorate.
05/19/2010 06:04 pm
Joe Sestak and Rand Paul defeat incumbents with high-level endorsements.
05/19/2010 02:46 pm
Tuesday's primaries signal a restless electorate unwilling to follow the behest of either party establishment. Sen. Arlen Specter lost in Pennsylvania. 'Tea party' pick Rand Paul is GOP's Senate candidate in Kentucky. Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces a runoff in Arkansas.
05/19/2010 09:19 am
The Tuesday primaries will be dominated by four key races in three states – Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Arkansas. On election eve, here is the central question to each race.
05/17/2010 03:59 pm
Rand Paul, the 'tea party' favorite, holds a double-digit lead in the Republican primary for Kentucky's Senate seat. The Democratic race is closer, but polls show either candidate would be more competitive against Paul than against his GOP opponent, Trey Grayson.
05/14/2010 10:05 am
One hurdle for a Supreme Court nominee is to get through the first week without creating a controversy. So far, Elena Kagan has negotiated the halls of Congress deftly – and quietly.
05/13/2010 09:53 am
Elena Kagan once urged aggressive questioning of and candid responses from Supreme Court nominees, but has lately backed off those views. Senate Democrats hail her 'diversity of experience.' Republicans question her qualifications.
05/11/2010 09:49 am
The 'tea party' can claim a major victory with the ouster of Utah's three-term incumbent Sen. Robert Bennett. But Utah's primary rules are odd, meaning the truer test may come May 18 in Kentucky.
05/09/2010 05:15 pm