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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…

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…

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…

Hillary Clinton softpedals comments on rivals

Hillary Clinton softpedals comments on rivals

When it comes to potential Democratic primary rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton is displaying a light touch. Heading into Tuesday’s midterm elections, Clinton has crossed paths with two possible presidential competitors…

Independents could determine control of Senate

Independents could determine control of Senate

After millions of Americans vote next week, it’s possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who…

Giffords struggles to make guns a mid-term issue

Giffords struggles to make guns a mid-term issue

She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth. “Together, we can win elections,” the former Arizona congresswoman tells…

Jeb Bush labels Obama as ‘incompetent’ on Ebola

Jeb Bush labels Obama as ‘incompetent’ on Ebola

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public…