| Nov 2, 2014
| 10:52 AM
In the final stretch before Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans appear on solid footing in three key Senate races, according to new polls that show Democratic hopes of holding control of the Senate looking increasing faint.
In Kentucky, Senate...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON Washington state's clout took a big hit last year when Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, the longtime appropriations king, decided to call it quits after 36 years in the House of Representatives.
Now Democrats fear the state could lose even more...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:50 PM
LOS ANGELES Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during testing Friday, according to a Mojave Air and Space Port spokesperson and the FAA.
A statement from Virgin Galactic said its partner Scaled Composites conducted the test flight Friday,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON — In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: the need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won.
But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision.
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Republican Sen. John Cornyn's re-election campaign looks to be in comfortable shape as Tuesday's voting approaches, but the Texan is still pushing hard because as his party's political prospects rise and fall, so do his own.
If the GOP wins...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.
The idea of their...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:20 AM
WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to avoid tough votes this year has backfired in one respect it gave his vulnerable incumbents few opportunities to show off any independence from President Barack Obama.
A new CQ vote study shows...
| 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 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ask Cajun food caterer Greg Latiolais how he plans to vote in Louisiana's too-close-to-call Senate race and his answer leads to another question: Which time?
The disgruntled Democrat from the state's crawfish capital plans to cast his ballot Nov. 4...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:02 PM
WASHINGTON — David Perdue took the cheap and easy route.
The Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, like Republican candidates in most other competitive races, calculated that the surest road to victory was to tie his opponent, in this case...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Republicans have done a better job this election season of averting the primary battles that have split the party in past years and dashed its chances for winning control of the Senate.
Except in Louisiana.
The state's open primary arrives on election...