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Black disappointment with Obama threatens Democrats

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to Democrats, who badly need a big African-American turnout to win Senate and gubernatorial races in key states.

Udall’s effort to woo women voters lagging--and so is his campaign

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall has pushed hard to woo women voters, but a new Quinnipiac poll released Friday showed he’s only up 4 among women--and behind 5 overall to Republican Cory Gardner.

Will turned-off Latinos turn out for Democrats?

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Virginia Ortega could decide who wins Colorado’s Senate election.

For Florida senators, changes in leadership roles if GOP takes U.S. Senate

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Republican Party is in a strong position to take over the U.S. Senate, a development that could have a big impact on the duties of Florida’s two senators: Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

In a Republican takeover, which Mitch McConnell would lead the Senate?

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has nearly within his grasp the job he’s dreamed for decades of achieving, that of majority leader of the U.S. Senate.

Doctor hospitalized in New York with Ebola after returning from West Africa

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A New York City physician who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has become the nation’s latest Ebola patient.

While her husband is shunned, Michelle Obama hits campaign trail

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Michelle Obama goes where her husband dare not tread in these last days before the midterm elections.

For her fans, Michelle Obama worth the five hour wait

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Sue Bland and Scott Jeffers showed up at 6:30 a.m. Thursday--more than five hours before First Lady Michelle Obama was scheduled to speak in Denver--but they were determined to get a good spot.

Four Senate races remain too close to call

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Four states’ Senate races are pure tossups, a new analysis Thursday from Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball finds.

Veterans of Vietnam, Hmong continue to push for burial rights

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The Hmong war veterans marching on congressional offices Wednesday know better than most about how legislation gets made. Or, more often, gets lost.