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.
Harley Davidson had warned it would move its two Wisconsin operations to other states if the workers rejected the contract. A move would have eliminated about 1,350 jobs.
Readers write in about Islam and the West, and illegal immigration.
Even before the outrage over a planned Quran burning, American Muslim groups have been mounting an offensive against a rise in anti-Islamic sentiment, taking to the airwaves to provide a more peaceful view of Islam.
Will Republicans take control of the House and Senate? All 435 House seats are up for election every two years. A majority in the House is 218 seats. Republicans need a net gain of 39 seats in the Nov. 2 midterm election to get there. Polls now show the Democrats are in trouble. Why?
Probably not. Two of the GOP's most senior elected officials – Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham – said Sunday their party needs an agenda attractive to voters critical of both parties.
Many more Democratic House seats than Republican ones are vulnerable this year. Republicans are targeting the Democrats' freshman class, plus some veteran lawmakers.
Controversy over the New York and other mosques underlines the struggle to balance values of religious tolerance with fears, real and imagined, in an age of terrorism.
A judge on Monday scheduled hearings in an Asian carp case for September – a move that will allow five Midwestern states to call on expert testimony. The five states are seeking to close two Chicago canals in a bid to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
The debate over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” hit the streets of New York Sunday. The controversy has led to increasing talk of moving the site of the proposed center.