| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Pivoting from a primary campaign geared to his party's conservative base, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is now seeking to expand his appeal with a TV spot featuring playful banter with his wife, who proclaims herself to be a Democrat.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:36 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, sought Tuesday to downplay widespread predictions of an approaching midterm election disaster for her party.
Offering an analysis that differs from some...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:02 AM
It's the height of season, and not just for snowbirds enjoying Florida while it's still cold up north. In the political world, it's the season for raising money.
"This is high hunting season in the fundraising business," said Mark Foley, a Palm Beach...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Republicans are feeling so heady about running against Obamacare that they're thrilled that Scott Brown is all but certain to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. Yes, you heard right, the former one-term senator from Massachusetts who lost to...
| Mar 16, 2014
This year was always going to be a difficult one for Democrats, as they battle to keep their five-seat majority in the Senate. But in recent months, the political landscape has grown bleaker.
Let's start with the basics: Democrats have more seats at...
| Mar 20, 2014
What will the campaign for governor of Illinois look like between liberal Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner?
Fists raised, mouths twisted in anger. Think of "Les Miserables" on bad acid, a constant, pounding tribal dialogue...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Republicans think they've hit on the perfect strategy to win back the Senate in 2014: Sit back and let it happen.
Everywhere they look, things are going their way. President Barack Obama's job approval is in the low 40s. His health-care law is doing a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Democratic strategists were particularly dismayed at the loss of their congressional candidate, Alex Sink, in Tuesday's special election in Florida's 13th congressional district, fearing it might be seen as foretelling doom for the Obama...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:16 PM
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience.
Among the contenders:...
| Mar 12, 2014
The young are different from you and me — unless, of course, you happen to be one of them.
If you're older than 34, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you're no longer the wave of the future. That distinction belongs to those born between 1980...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:24 PM
WASHINGTON -- Evidence has begun to resolve one of the odder controversies surrounding Obamacare: The new law appears to be achieving its top goal of reducing the number of Americans who lack health insurance.
The dispute over that question is a strange...