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.
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.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the formidable task of persuading 216 Democrats to vote for a Senate health care bill that many did not like. This is how she succeeded – and failed.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) of Ohio in November voted against the House version of the legislation, arguing it "incentivizes the perpetuation, indeed the strengthening, of the for-profit health insurance industry." Congressman Kucinich announced he would switch his vote on March 17 after talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. Here, Kucinich conducts a news conference on March 17, announcing his support for healthcare reform in Washington.
Chile's earthquake was much stronger than the recent one in Haiti. Damage is extensive, residents and officials report. But so far, the death toll is much lower.
With no Kennedy in the running, expect a crowded Democratic field.
Most of the potential Democratic candidates have more than $1 million available. But for those who officially enter the race, more fundraising may be necessary.
The ailing senator is thinking about his succession. The likely candidates can be divided into Kennedys and non-Kennedys.