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A revamped political landscape with more division

A revamped political landscape with more division

America awoke Wednesday to sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check…

A big GOP sweep in governor’s races

A big GOP sweep in governor’s races

Republicans swept governor’s races across the country Tuesday, holding on to control of key swing states like Florida, Michigan and Ohio and scoring upsets in Democratic bastions like Maryland, Massachusetts…

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…

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…

Corporate giants fund ballot initiatives

Corporate giants fund ballot initiatives

Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. Many…

Polls favor Republicans to run Congress

Polls favor Republicans to run Congress

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.…

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families,…

Pot stays hidden in the grass in Colorado politics

Pot stays hidden in the grass in Colorado politics

Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just…

Democrats face fading hopes for House elections

Democrats face fading hopes for House elections

Democrats’ high hopes of mitigating House losses in a rough election year have been dashed by reality. The question now is not whether Republicans hold the House — that’s a…

Democrats spending a million a day on Senate races

Democrats spending a million a day on Senate races

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm spent almost $1 million a day last month to defend their at-risk majority, according to a summary of their September finances released Monday. The Democratic Senatorial…

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