| Nov 5, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Pat Roberts survived the toughest challenge of his political career Tuesday, as Kansas voters returned him to Washington for a fourth and likely final term in the U.S. Senate.
Roberts defeated a stiff challenge from independent Greg...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON The results of 36 gubernatorial races could give Democrats a slight reprieve in the litany of bad news expected to assail the party on Election Day.
Even if Democrats lose control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, they're hopeful they can oust...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Boyd Rutherford was raised in a Democratic family in Democratic Northeast Washington, but the running mate of Republican Larry Hogan says he decided early on that the GOP was closer to his values.
Rutherford, who is African-American, came to the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Alaska is known for having the economy of a petro-state, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling.
Oh, and Sarah Palin.
A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a vice presidential candidate, and she was a...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Ballot propositions and congressional races are sucking up all the political oxygen in the run-up to Tuesday's elections. They should. Informing ourselves and getting out the vote is critical for the healthy functioning of our democracy.
But for an...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Mike Lebovitz's name has helped define the stand-up comedy scene in Chicago.
Since 2007, the comic's energy and unbelievably offbeat style has etched its way into audiences minds. And unlike so many grinding away here, he knows making an impact is tough...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said keeping a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was key to Democratic control of the upper chamber as he and Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied voters Saturday in a final push before election day.
"If we win Iowa, we're going to...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Like most candidates running for re-election, Rep. John Sarbanes has spent much of his time recently at fundraisers, pressing the flesh in pursuit of campaign cash.
But donors who show up to meet the Baltimore County Democrat quickly learn he is not...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:02 PM
WEST HARTFORD — Skeleton soldiers have been staging a violent takedown at 115 North Main St., brandishing bloodied spears and hefting decapitated heads.
The scene, "The Fall of Rome," is this year's Halloween display from Matthew Warshauer, a...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The woman was terrified her boyfriend would find her. He had beaten her up, torn her phone from the wall. He was after her. He had a gun.
So she pounded on her apartment manager's door. The 17-year-old who answered let her in and dialed 911.
| 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...