They've clashed in some places. But in Arkansas the old guard GOP and the tea party are united, so far, in a bid to oust Sen. Blanche Lincoln.
Scott Brown has used healthcare reform and homeland security to his advantage in Massachusetts. Martha Coakley’s campaign, meanwhile, has been widely criticized for complacency.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he doesn't know why Democratic voters seem less energized than they were in 2008. But he predicts their enthusiasm will return by the 2010 congressional elections.
The race between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat is proving difficult to project. One poll says the race is tied.
Confounding his critics, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit, who took office a year ago, has faced down challenges from opponents and stifled antigovernment unrest. But protesters are gearing up for more disruption.
Critics are calling Senate majority leader Harry Reid racist for suggesting in 2008 that Obama was electable because he was 'light-skinned' and had 'no Negro dialect.' Republican National Chairman Michael Steele says he should resign.