| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer's blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he's emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers.
Negative reviews from...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 11:35 AM
There aren't many competitive races in the Plains States, but the region features some critical contests that could signal how well Republicans and Democrats are faring across the country.
A trio of races dropped off the regional top five list since last...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:12 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to help them win control of the U.S. Senate could have another asset this year - stronger candidates who are less likely to say embarrassing things....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A pair of state lawmakers and a bank-regulator-turned-rancher are set to square off Saturday in a special nominating convention to replace embattled U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) as the party's nominee this November.
The convention comes after Walsh ...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and vowed an expensive and expansive mid-term campaign...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Montana Democrat John Walsh dropped his bid to retain his U.S. Senate seat on Thursday, saying recent plagiarism allegations had proved too much of a distraction.
Walsh, a decorated Iraq war veteran, is under investigation for copying much of a paper...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:44 AM
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi will be fighting for political survival on Tuesday in a Republican primary contest that represents the conservative Tea Party's best chance to knock off a sitting senator this year.
The showdown between Cochran,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Republican Thad Cochran, the genteel Southerner who has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate for nearly half of his life, battled for his political future against tea party upstart Chris McDaniel in a race that was too close to call late Tuesday....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Every so often Greg Rosenthal comes across a word like "diapause."
And that's when things get interesting.
A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rosenthal is frequently responsible for translating the wonky, academic language used...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:58 AM
WASHINGTON — Dealing a blow to President Obama’s effort to fix problems with his healthcare law, more than three dozen House Democrats voted Friday to support a Republican-sponsored bill to address the crisis, brushing aside White House...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress.
Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...