Republicans poised to win House and gain in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans enter the final week of a bitter election campaign as heavy favorites to win control of the House of Representatives and score big Senate gains, dealing a severe blow to President Barack Obama two years after he entered the White House. Read the full story from Reuters

Key Pennsylvania Senate race in dead heat: Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate race in Pennsylvania that could determine whether President Barack Obama’s Democrats retain control of the chamber is deadlocked one week before the election, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday. Read the full story from Reuters

WikiLeaks has more U.S. war files, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks, which already has made public nearly 500,000 classified U.S. files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has more U.S. documents for possible release than it has stated, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Read the full story from Reuters

Fiorina catches up in California money race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After trailing Democratic rival Sen. Barbara Boxer for months in fund-raising and spending, California Republican Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina is closing the money gap, both parties said on Tuesday. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama touts job creation as midterm elections near

WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday touted his administration’s job-creation efforts just eight days before elections in which voters’ economic anxiety threatens his Democrats’ grip on Congress. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama to meet with U.S. business leaders in India

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet a delegation of top U.S. business leaders during his trip to India, the White House said on Monday, as U.S. corporations explore the Asian country’s fast-growing market. Read the full story from Reuters

Army focused on cutting costs, not troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top Army officials on Monday said they had met Pentagon cost-cutting targets that should allow them to avoid cuts in troop levels and avert a return to the short times between war deployments that have been blamed for rising suicide rates. Read the full story from Reuters

Democrats off to good start in early voting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats are off to a stronger than expected start in early voting despite months of dire predictions about their lack of enthusiasm for the November 2 midterm elections. Read the full story from Reuters

U.S. says did not under-report Iraq civilian deaths

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Monday it did not under-report the number of civilian deaths in the Iraq war or ignore prisoner abuse by Iraqi forces, rejecting allegations arising from leaked U.S. documents. Read the full story from Reuters