Three states had primaries for the 2010 elections Tuesday. An incumbent lost her seat, the 'tea party' split its vote, and health-care reform took a beating.
Between them, Obama and Biden are visiting Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, and California in support of Democratic candidates Thursday and Friday.
John Shadegg, representing Arizona's 3rd congressional district, will retire in 2010. Shadegg's district has leaned Republican by 9 percentage points in the previous two presidential elections. The Cook Political Report rates this a 'Likely Republican' district.
Lawmakers focus on bailouts and look to overhaul financial regulations.
In a shift on Saturday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House will take up comprehensive energy legislation next month that includes partially lifting the 1981 ban on offshore drilling.
Rep. Roy Blunt argues that the plan’s provisions don’t minimize the potential for the same kind of housing problems in the future.
Many Democrats are at odds with their own leadership over extending domestic surveillance.
House speaker's skills are being tested by Democrats' greater ideological diversity – a challenge that will intensify if the party picks up more seats in November.