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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...

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...

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn't be...

Campaign committees has $100 million on hand

The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful...

Will Afghanistan really get a new president?

Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August. The...

Kentucky politics with a side order of barbeque

The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year...

In the end, voters seldom fire incumbents

Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents...

Cochran’s victory emboldens minority voters

Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary victory, thanks in part to black Mississippians who turned out to vote for him, exemplifies a new math that...

A close primary win by Charlie Rangel

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel avoided a prolonged fight for his 23rd term Thursday as his main opponent conceded and said he would not challenge...

Tea party spending millions in losing efforts

Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in...