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Republican wins could help Obama’s trade pact

Republican wins could help Obama’s trade pact

Big Republican gains on Election Day would be a blow to much of President Barack Obama’s agenda, but one stymied item on his to-do list might get a fresh chance…

Democrats complain of drop in outside spending

Democrats complain of drop in outside spending

Environmentalists, labor and women’s groups that spent more than $29 million to help House Democrats in 2012 have put up barely a quarter of that amount this year, sparking grumbling…

Some 60,000 vets are triple dipping on benefits

Some 60,000 vets are triple dipping on benefits

Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional…

Will Tuesday’s election decide Obama’s legacy?

Will Tuesday’s election decide Obama’s legacy?

Clashing views from the White House and Republicans about the nation’s trajectory are closing out the final week before Election Day. President Barack Obama on Saturday emphasized economic growth during…

Greg Orman: A candidate without a party

Greg Orman:  A candidate without a party

Independent candidate Greg Orman, running a surprisingly competitive race for the Senate in Kansas, has based his campaign on his disdain for both major political parties. But the parties have…

Is Wendy Davis ready to accept defeat?

Is Wendy Davis ready to accept defeat?

It’s a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn’t addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top…

Ebola restrictions eased on Maine nurse

Ebola restrictions eased on Maine nurse

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat…

Another victim dies from Washington school shooting

Another victim dies from Washington school shooting

Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a…

Big money flowing into small elections this year

Big money flowing into small elections this year

Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they’re cropping up in state and local…

Obama picks few campaigns this season

Obama picks few campaigns this season

Wistful about fighting his last campaign, President Barack Obama touted a burst of U.S. economic growth on Thursday to try to limit Democratic losses in next week’s elections, in a…