Senate leader Harry Reid faces possible historic loss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Harry Reid, a key ally to President Barack Obama, is in danger in Tuesday’s election of becoming the first U.S. Senate majority leader in 58 years to be booted out of office by home-state voters. Read the full story from Reuters

Brown takes big lead in California governor race

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Democrat Jerry Brown has opened a 10-point lead on Republican Meg Whitman as women, Latinos and other groups line up behind his bid to return to the state governorship, a Field Poll showed on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

Medvedev and Hu meetings on Obama Asia agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will hold bilateral meetings with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao and other leaders during his upcoming trip to Asia, White House officials said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

Carl Pope: Why No One Knows What Will Happen on Tuesday

If you’re like me, you’ve been inundated with stories, conversations, and anxious questions about how this year’s elections will turn out. A lot of them, perhaps most, are poll driven. I have believed for months (and everything I’ve seen recently confirms my belief), that the results of this election cannot be known until next Tuesday […]

Special report: Tech money flows to Whitman, bypasses Fiorina

SAN JOSE/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Valentine’s Ball thrown by venture capitalist Alan Salzman and his wife Jillian Manus every year is one of Silicon Valley’s hottest tickets. People are still talking about the Bailey’s Irish Cream flowing from the nipples of ice sculptures at the soiree last year. Read the full story from Reuters