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Social Security judges face threats to safety

Judges who hear Social Security disability cases are facing a growing number of violent threats from claimants angry over being denied benefits or frustrated...

Newbies get a crash course in being a Congressman

Where to live? Whom to hire? What's a voting card — and where are the bathrooms? More than 100 members of Congress arrive in...

Election showcases Obama’s eroding base

Near the midpoint of his presidency, Barack Obama's diverse voter coalition reveals giant cracks and he faces major work repairing his standing among independents...

Voters not sold on GOP’s agenda

People back Republican tax cut plans but not the GOP campaign to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to a poll suggesting...

Public split over GOP’s agenda

People back Republican tax cut plans but not the GOP campaign to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to a poll suggesting...

Independents, seniors said ‘no’ to Democrats

Independents and people 65 and older are two pivotal voting blocs neither party can afford to lose. Right now, Democrats have alienated both. As attention...

Many rich candidates couldn’t buy an election victory

Dipping into their personal fortunes to finance a political campaign turned out to be a losing investment for several candidates trying to break into...

In Washington, it will be Obama vs. Boehner

This is a two-person, two-party town now. And President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and incoming House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, need each other —...

Tea Party scores big wins in key races

Voters embraced the tea party's conservative throw-the-bums-out anthem in key races across the country, with the movement's favored candidates taking more than a dozen...

Obama uses White House clout to try and help Democrats

Less than a week before Election Day, President Barack Obama is quietly using the power of his office in a final effort to get...