By MICHAEL HILLAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's congressional elections are testing the staying power of Republicans who rode a tea party wave to a House majority two years ago - as well as the resilience of Democrats striving to regain control.
Democrats are targeting
By BILL BARROWThe Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Never have American voters re-elected a president whose work they disapprove of as much as Barack Obama's. Not that Mitt Romney can take much comfort - they've never elected a challenger they view so negatively, either.
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
MAYVILLE, N.D. (AP) - Off a dirt road a mile-and-a-half from the nearest town, Democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp is standing in the loft of a barn, giving a campaign pitch heavy on personal appeal: She talks about her independent voice and a work
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
It could all boil down to Ohio and Florida.
The two states are the sparkling jewels in the swing-state crown. One or the other - or both - could easily end up deciding the Electoral College winner.
Until recently, both states had been leaning Republican, although
By DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTERAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A conservative fundraising group that had shied away from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is now seriously considering whether to come to the embattled Republican's aid in his challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill,
By TOM LoBIANCOAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Democrats are splitting roughly $1.2 million in new spending between tight races in Indiana and Nevada as they try to maintain control of the Senate.
Senate Democrats plan to spend $630,000 on a one-week advertising run in Nevada and $525,000
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare is the one health insurance plan that will cover virtually every American at some point in life, and Republican Mitt Romney is proposing the biggest changes since its creation nearly 50 years ago.
With important details still
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
A sea of red ink is confronting the nation and presidents to come.
The budget deficit - the shortfall created when the government spends more in a given year than it collects in taxes and fees- is on track to top $1 trillion for the fourth straight year.
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Recognizing this year's elections are just a few weeks away, a panel of three federal judges questioned on Monday whether South Carolina should wait until 2014 to put its voter identification law into effect.
The judges raised the question