Economists downgrade their forecast for US growth in 2014 from 2.5 percent to 1.6 percent. A tepid economy usually hurts the president's party in an election year. Can competing data help Democrats dodge the blow?
In state legislatures, long a pipeline for congressional candidates, moderate lawmakers are less likely to run for higher office than are those with hardcore views, a study finds. It's both cause and effect of a more polarized Congress.
Costs of economic disruption from global warming are likely to total hundreds of billions of dollars by 2050, a new risk assessment finds. The bipartisan report tallies losses to four sectors of the US economy.
Annette Bosworth lost the South Dakota Republican primary. The next day, Annette Bosworth was charged with six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws.
In southern Mississippi, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran is facing tea party challenger Chris McDaniel. With 91 percent of the state's precincts in, McDaniel was ahead, with a June 24 runoff looking increasingly possible.
Mitt Romney returned to Iowa for the first time since 2012 to help US Senate candidate Joni Ernst. She also has support of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Sarah Palin, and mainstream Republican leaders.