| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Republicans hold a narrow, but steady, lead in the contest for control of the Senate, according to polls released Sunday.
Enough races remain extremely close that Democrats could still keep control of the chamber, but only if all the breaks go their...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:25 PM
For months, the White House has insisted that President Obama would do all he could to help his party in the midterm election. Now that he’s started, some Democrats wonder whether he could help a little bit less.
In a rocky return to the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:46 PM
President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home.
Obama's move came after lawmakers held a...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
You know the drill: President Obama's plane lands Thursday afternoon at LAX and that means it's time to cut out early and avoid the traffic jam.
Once again, Obama is coming to Los Angeles for fundraising and other events. This time the trip will...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is laying the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign in 2016, will return to Iowa this weekend to support Democratic candidates running in this year's midterm elections.
O'Malley will campaign...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
With the U.S. battling militants in the Middle East and muddling through a less-than-spectacular economic recovery at home, let us pause for a moment to consider the issues of snowmobiling, errant chickens and a disputed 12-year-old paint job.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The latest rounds of polling in the contested U.S. Senate races in Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina make one thing clear: it’s looking very close.
To take control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans must win six seats. Iowa, Louisiana and North...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The midterm election may be weeks away, but tens of thousands of ballots have already been cast in a reprise of an increasingly powerful political tool: early voting.
In North Carolina, which has a pivotal U.S. Senate contest at the top of the ticket,...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:56 PM
The Machine Shed restaurant in Urbandale, Iowa, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called Dang!, bandages made to look like bacon strips, and signs...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Democrats know that keeping control of the Senate this election year isn't a man's job. Success will depend on the votes of women.
This year, it's Democrats who are on the defensive. In the 10 most competitive Senate races, they are counting on...