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  • Surge in midterm election campaign spending a boon for TV broadcasters

    A year ago, KKTV, the CBS television affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colo., was expecting a sleepy season for midterm election political advertising. But races for a U.S. Senate seat and the governor turned out to be dogfights. Ballot questions on food...
  • Why Obama must act on LGBT rights overseas

    Why Obama must act on LGBT rights overseas
    When I was a young man, still in the closet, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, one of the most prolific authorities on Jewish law of the 20th century, described gay people as rebels against God. Grossly misinformed about the phenomenon, Rabbi Feinstein posited...
  • Just how close is that Colorado Senate race? Polls differ

    If there’s one consistent theme in this year’s midterm election, it’s that no one trusts the polls. That’s made it difficult to figure out how close some of the hottest races are this year. The prime example last week was the U....
  • U.S. Senate control could be mixed blessing for Republican 2016 hopefuls

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For Republican lawmakers with White House aspirations, control of the U.S. Senate could be a blessing and a curse. If Republicans win a Senate majority in the Nov. 4 elections, the party's new governing responsibilities may force...
  • House Democrats urge pause in migrant family deportations

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives has called on President Barack Obama to suspend deportations of Central American families until problems are resolved at the newly opened detention facilities holding women...
  • Perez endorsed for attorney general by Hispanic caucus

    Perez endorsed for attorney general by Hispanic caucus
    Thomas E. Perez, who is being considered for U.S. attorney general, was endorsed Tuesday for the top law enforcement job by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The current U.S. labor secretary, a 52-year-old Takoma Park resident and the son of immigrants...
  • Commentary: Why is Barack Obama so hated?

    Commentary: Why is Barack Obama so hated?
    Why is Barack Obama so hated? The question cropped up several times Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." CBS News political director John Dickerson looked at what will follow next week's midterms if the Republicans win the Senate. "The question is after this...
  • Spending on political ads fills coffers of TV stations

    — A year ago, KKTV, the CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colo., was expecting a sleepy season for midterm political advertising. But races for a U.S. Senate seat and governor turned out to be dogfights. Ballot questions on food labeling and...
  • Brooklyn prosecutor emerges as a top candidate to lead U.S. Justice Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Loretta Lynch, the head federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is emerging as a leading candidate to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to people familiar with the matter, after another top contender withdrew her name...
  • Christian right key to Republican performance in U.S. midterms

    SPRINGDALE Ark. (Reuters) - If Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterm elections they should say a prayer of thanks for Christian conservatives. Although they get little attention from candidates, white evangelical Christian voters are...
  • The new world of voter suppression

    A week from Tuesday, voters will choose an entirely new House of Representatives, a third of the U.S. Senate and the governors of 36 states. Lamentably, many qualified voters will stay home, some out of apathy or disillusionment but others because they...