2010 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

Former President Jimmy Carter predicted that Republicans’ obstructionist ways should change and President Obama’s re-election prospects could improve after next week’s midterm elections.

African-Americans were critical to Barack Obama’s presidential victory.But will black voters turn out for the midterms? CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with African-American voters in New Jersey for the latest installment of “American Voices.”

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul wrestled a woman to the ground and one stepped on her head after she tried to confront the candidate in Kentucky. The incident happened Monday night in Lexington right before a debate between Paul and Democratic opponent Jack Conway. Lauren Valle of liberal group […]

It took President Obama 18 months to invite the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, to the White House for a one-on-one chat. Their Aug. 4 session in the Oval Office — 30 minutes of private time, interrupted only when the president’s daughter Malia called from summer camp to wish her father a happy 49th birthday […]

  Rand Paul is running for Senator for Kentucky with no political or executive experience at all. The two things he has going for him is his father’s name and his connection to the Tea Party movement. Like his father and the Tea Party movements, he has been tied to racism and white supremacist groups. […]

Arizona’s controversial immigration law has prompted denunciations, demonstrations, boycotts and a federal lawsuit. But it may not bring the protest vote many Democrats had hoped would stem a Republican onslaught in races across the country.

WASHINGTON – Grasping for the electric energy that propelled him to the White House, President Barack Obama whipped up young supporters at a rally Thursday night, where the boisterous crowd tried to shout down any talk of an “enthusiasm gap” among Democrats. “I’m back here today just in case you’ve forgotten what it feels like […]

MY homework for an hourlong interview with President Obama last week began with reviews of his earlier speeches and interviews, and conversations with economists and political operatives. It ended around a dinner table. That’s where, over salad and swordfish, former aides to another Democratic president, Bill Clinton, explored principal questions hanging over the coming midterm […]

President Obama blasted the GOP’s “Pledge to America” Saturday as nothing but a plan to continue “disastrous” policies of the George W. Bush administration.

House Republicans will head to a hardware store in Virginia tomorrow to unveil their Pledge to America, billed as a comprehensive set of reforms along the lines of Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America in 1994. Democrats already say it’s the same-old, same-old. Politico and the Wall Street Journal hit some highlights: Share this post on […]

Christine O’Donnell, the tea party darling whose Republican primary win in Delaware’s Senate race shocked the GOP, has canceled her appearances on two national news shows. O’Donnell had been set to appear on “Face the Nation” on CBS and “Fox News Sunday.”

Bronx voters sent scandal-scarred state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. back to Mamaroneck on Tuesday.