Topic: U.S. Republican Party
As the November midterm election approaches, it seems to be dire straits for Democrats. Obama and other party leaders will have to energize their base in order to turn it around.
09/05/2010 01:39 pm
Obama mulls new tax relief and help for 'under water' mortgages to lift economy. Republicans and business groups say if jobs are the goal, tax relief should include highest-earning Americans.
09/04/2010 12:52 pm
Insurgent candidates are causing intraparty battles nationwide this election season. But the case of Dan Maes and the Colorado governor race is unique. Republicans are unendorsing him.
09/03/2010 07:18 pm
After toppling moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, the 'tea party' it setting its sights on Delaware. Tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is challenging moderate US Rep. Mike Castle in this month's GOP US Senate primary.
09/03/2010 06:53 pm
The jobs outlook is not especially sizzlin' this Labor Day, as unemployment creeps up to 9.6 percent. But private-sector jobs are growing, and President Obama is wisely considering tax cuts for small business.
09/03/2010 04:10 pm
Many more Democratic House seats than Republican ones are vulnerable this year. Republicans are targeting the Democrats' freshman class, plus some veteran lawmakers.
09/03/2010 03:51 pm
Both critics and supporters say Obama doesn't appear to voters to be paying enough heed to jobs and the unemployment rate. Some see the problem as his focus, others as his message.
09/03/2010 02:35 pm
The Republican Party has fielded more than 30 African-American candidates this year, renewing a historic alliance.
09/03/2010 02:00 pm
Rick Scott is one of the richest candidates running this year. But the Republican Governors Association is sending him $2 million for his Florida governor's race, perhaps as a peace offering.
09/03/2010 12:44 pm
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, predicts that Democrats will defy conventional wisdom and keep control of the Senate and House in November. But if Republicans take over even just the House, 'any chance of progress will be ended,' says the union leader.
09/02/2010 02:33 pm