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GOP candidate Brown takes first poll lead in New Hampshire Senate race

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:01pm
Brown, a former Massachusetts senator, led Shaheen by 1 point in a New England College poll released Tuesday. 
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Supreme Court blocks parts of Texas abortion law

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:44pm
The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the state's abortion facilities.
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Judge blocks Wis. law used in Walker probe

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:34pm
A federal judge Tuesday blocked enforcement of a Wisconsin election law that's at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups.
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Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:24pm
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas' tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state's latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.
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Senate Dem campaign arm stops running ads in Kentucky race

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:21pm
In a statement, the committee says it has spent more than $2 million in Kentucky and is still funding get-out-the-vote operations. 
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Libertarian candidate in Iowa Senate race killed in plane crash

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:36pm
The Libertarian candidate running in the hotly contested Iowa Senate race died Monday night in a plane crash.
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Obama expected to name AG nominee after midterms, setting up lame-duck battle

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:33pm
President Obama plans to wait on nominating a new attorney general to replace Eric Holder until shortly after the November election, setting up a likely battle in a lame-duck session despite calls from Republicans to wait even longer -- until the new Senate is seated.
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Feds warn of possible ISIS-inspired attacks on police, government officials, media

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:54am
Federal officials are warning U.S. law enforcement about the threat of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks against police officers, government workers and “media figures” in the U.S.
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Emails show ‘cozy’ ties between EPA, environmental group over power-plant rules, senator says

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:51am
Newly released emails detail what Republicans say are "cozy" ties between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a top environmental advocacy group, raising questions about the group's influence -- and participation -- in the Obama administration's so-called "War on Coal."
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Grimes escalates Obama bashing ahead of Hillary visit

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:49am
Democratic Senate candidate disses Obama in Kentucky debate.
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‘Unemployed’ man in Dem attack ad is actually employed

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:34am
The Democratic Governors Association has again run into trouble with one of the ads it is funding, this time using a picture of a man employed by a company that has praised Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage to represent one of the state’s unemployed.
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Obama acknowledges setbacks in ISIS fight

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:24am
President Obama acknowledged setbacks Tuesday in the war against the Islamic State, to the backdrop of fierce fighting for control of a Syrian border town and fresh concerns over Turkey’s cooperation.
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Detroit bankruptcy center stage in tight Michigan gubernatorial race

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:54am
The historic Detroit bankruptcy is playing a lead role in the Michigan gubernatorial race, as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder defends the decision to hand the city and its backbreaking financial problems over to an emergency manager who opened the door to controversial cuts.
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Here’s what won’t stop Ebola: More tiresome Beltway finger-pointing

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:00am
It worries me that the media debate is subtly shifting from how to stop the spread of this terrible disease to that familiar Beltway staple, the blame game.
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Oregon gov's fiancée reportedly helped buy land to grow marijuana in 1997

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:59am
Cylvia Hayes, the fiancee of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, jointly bought land intended to be used for an illegal marijuana growing operation in 1997, according to a published report. 
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Greg Abbott shrugs off Wendy Davis 'wheelchair' ad, says it's 'her prerogative'

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00am
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis dug in Monday in the face of heavy criticism for a campaign ad invoking the accident that paralyzed her Republican opponent Greg Abbott from the waist down and left him relying on the use of a wheelchair.
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McConnell, Grimes focus on jobs, coal, Obama in heated Kentucky Senate debate

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00am
The first-and-only Kentucky Senate debate this season sparked fireworks Monday, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell charging that Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes intends to further President Obama's agenda and Grimes accusing the five-term incumbent of being a selfish Washington insider.
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Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00am
Hillary Clinton called for businesses to collaborate with universities to make higher education more affordable in a $225,000 speech Monday night at the annual University of Nevada Las Vegas Foundation dinner.
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Krauthammer: US-led airstrike campaign against ISIS is 'nothing serious'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:23pm
Krauthammer said a concentrated airstrike campaign that could actually drive the militants back was "nowhere to be seen."
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New Hampshire GOP lawmaker calls Dem congresswoman 'ugly'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 7:18pm
Manchester Rep. Steve Vaillancourt called U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster "ugly as sin" in a blog post last week and compared her to a drag queen.
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