One hurdle for a Supreme Court nominee is to get through the first week without creating a controversy. So far, Elena Kagan has negotiated the halls of Congress deftly – and quietly.
05/13/2010 09:53 am
Polls are showing Sen. Arlen Specter trailing challenger Rep. Joe Sestak in the Democratic race for US Senate in Pennsylvania. Will he be the latest incumbent casualty?
05/11/2010 05:56 pm
The 'tea party' movement has driven out some GOP 'establishment' candidates. The big question is whether activists' picks can win in November, though that may not be what they care about most.
05/11/2010 04:46 pm
The Arizona immigration law set off a national powder keg. But state lawmakers are not shying away from the issue – and some appear to be inspired by Arizona.
05/10/2010 09:01 pm
Maine is known for GOP moderates, but over the weekend, conservative activists succeeded in passing a platform that’s backed by tea party groups.
05/10/2010 07:56 pm
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will be questioned vigorously during Senate confirmation hearings. But she was confirmed last year as solicitor general – and won seven Republican votes.
05/10/2010 02:53 pm
The 'tea party' can claim a major victory with the ouster of Utah's three-term incumbent Sen. Robert Bennett. But Utah's primary rules are odd, meaning the truer test may come May 18 in Kentucky.
05/09/2010 05:15 pm
Three-term Republican Senator Bob Bennett lost his reelection bid at the GOP nominating convention in Salt Lake City. Other Republican incumbents are feeling the Tea Party heat.
05/08/2010 09:36 pm
Many in the tea party movement in Utah aren't happy with Republican Sen. Robert Bennett, saying he's too moderate. They plan to vote their displeasure at the state GOP convention Saturday.
05/07/2010 03:44 pm
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