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With Senate at stake, the focus is on Obama

With Senate at stake, the focus is on Obama

On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it’s time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate people to vote. Republicans have claimed new…

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…

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…

Democrats turn up the scare tactics in Senate races

Democrats turn up the scare tactics in Senate races

Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare. The commercials…

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.…

Competing claims of answers for Medicare

Competing claims of answers for Medicare

An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana’s bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong…

Republicans tap Ebola fears for political gain

Republicans tap Ebola fears for political gain

Republicans are tapping into Americans’ fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument…

Democrats push in big get-out-the-vote effort

Democrats push in big get-out-the-vote effort

Democrats claimed a big success after former President Bill Clinton campaigned across several college campuses in Arkansas recently, saying they signed up enough partisans to fill more than 4,000 volunteer…

Lots of interest in elections in Florida

Lots of interest in elections in Florida

Midterm elections are almost three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data…

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…