| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Far behind in the polls and in need of a bump, a Republican running for Senate in New Mexico recently turned to the image of the knife-wielding Islamic State militant who beheaded an American journalist, building a campaign advertisement that flashes on...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
In my column on Wednesday, I recommended a half-dozen political commercials from this year’s Senate campaigns -- the good, the bad, and the silly. But there wasn’t enough room in the print version to list all of this year’s noteworthy...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has become the latest Republican to distance himself from an effort to support full human rights for individuals from conception onward.
At its convention over the weekend, the New Hampshire Republican Party...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:57 PM
For years, Republican opposition to immigration reform has exacted a steep political cost, the enmity of Latino voters.
But now some are pivoting to a less perilous argument for their opposition to reordering the nation’s immigration laws: It&...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:46 PM
If Martha Coakley wins the Democratic primary for governor today, she’ll be poised to try to redeem herself after an embarrassing defeat in 2010.
She’ll also be setting the stage for a November election that could feature women in some of...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:50 PM
After months of very few reliable polls in this fall's key elections, new numbers have started to pop up with regularity, giving a better sense of which races are truly competitive as Democrats try to hold off the prospect of Republican control of the...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:56 PM
President Barack Obama reversed course on Saturday and delayed taking executive action on immigration reform until after November congressional elections, bowing to concerns it could cost his fellow Democrats control of the U.S. Senate.
| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:26 PM
TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president.
The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Democrat Rep. Elizabeth Esty's campaign is rejecting a call by her Republican rival Mark Greenberg to restrict the role of Super PACs in the 5th District race.
"This is just a deceptive ploy from an ultra-rich Tea Party candidate who's been running...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When a federal appeals court ruled last month that a seemingly arcane wording flaw in the Affordable Care Act should invalidate a central part of the law, many of those who drafted the statute five years ago reacted with shock and anger.
In 2009, they...