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Judge questions Justice Department’s lawsuit against Arizona immigration law

A federal appellate judge expressed deep skepticism Monday about a Justice Department lawsuit challenging Arizona’s new immigration law, leaving uncertain the Obama administration’s chances of stopping the law from taking…

Vermont election results 2010: Patrick Leahy vies for a seventh term

Gov. Jim Douglas’s decision to retire after serving four terms seemed to deal Republicans a tough hand; the popular GOP moderate won reelection in 2008 with 53 percent in a…

New Hampshire election results 2010: Ayotte, Hodes, Shea-Porter, Kuster

Popular GOP Sen. Judd Gregg is retiring, but his chosen successor, Kelly Ayotte, struggled to beat a conservative primary challenger. Yet she became one of the few establishment Republicans to…

Montana Election 2010

Montana features only one race this cycle, the reelction bid of Republican Denny Rehlberg. Read the full story from The Washington Post”…

DeLay money laundering trial gets underway

AUSTIN – Tom DeLay took part in a scheme to illegally channel corporate money into Texas legislative races to strengthen his power and influence, prosecutors said Monday in opening statements…

Rhode Island election results 2010: Caprio vs. Chafee vs. Robitaille

The governor’s race in Rhode Island got a late-breaking dose of color in October, when Democrat Frank Caprio, the state’s general treasurer, suggested President Obama could “shove it” because he…

Maine election results 2010: Mitchell vs. LePage vs. Cutler

Maine’s independent-minded spirit is alive and well in this year’s three-way race to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. John Baldacci. Waterville Mayor Paul LePage, a tea party favorite who won a…

Idaho Election 2010

Idaho features several interesting races this cycle, none more so than the reelection battle being waged by Rep. Walt Minnick against Paul Labrador. Read the full story from The Washington…

Colorado Election 2010

Colorado features several fascinating races this cycle, and after solid electoral gains by Democrats over the past three elections the tide seems to be trending back towards the GOP. Read…

Republicans could control redistricting too

Republicans could control redistricting too

The Republicans’ expected gains next week go way beyond Congress. The GOP could capture new Senate or House majorities in a dozen to 18 states — along with critical new…