| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz will spend Saturday in Georgia pitching voters on David Perdue. That will bring to three the number of Senate nominees the Texas tea partier has clasped hands with this fall.
Republican hopes to reclaim the Senate hinge on...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:20 PM
In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Six years ago we struggled with an endorsement for a U.S. Senate seat.
We recalled the last time an Illinoisan rose to the top of the Senate: Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen, a Republican, was known for his civility and his willingness to set...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 12:05 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina's U.S. Senate race one of America's first $100 million contests.
Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Twenty days out, and the sum of all the polling, computer modeling and intangibles says that both Senate storylines are still possible. The headline defining the midterm elections could end up being written by a few thousand people scattered...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Despite all the talk about some of the oddities of this year's election — from the unexpectedly competitive race in South Dakota to the tough fight facing Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas — the political fundamentals still point to a GOP...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Crossroads GPS has assailed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for shortchanging Colorado residents with his votes on health insurance; Patriot Majority USA has gone after the Republican Senate candidate in Arkansas, Tom Cotton, for being a supposed shill of...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It seems that in the last few years, with tight city budgets, our city services would look to decrease waste and increase efficiencies, but this does not seem to be the case with our police department.
I have noticed over the course...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:47 PM
In the seemingly endless and muddy slog of ads in North Carolina's U.S. Senate campaign, weary viewers recently were faced with a dilemma: Which angry schoolteacher to believe?
"I always want my students to start with facts and the fact is, Thom...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thousands of miles on the road this summer and fall have afforded me the opportunity to observe a variety of political ads from across the spectrum. Herewith, observations from the heartland:
I assume the relentless Democratic campaign to demonize the...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The man-made catastrophe known as the "Affordable Care Act" and "Obamacare" still lurks. And nobody should interpret the absence of daily negative headlines as a sign the law's myriad problems have been rectified, or that there is substance to Harry Reid'...