Would a GOP Senate foretell change for consumer agency?

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

At 3 years old, the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has survived opponents’ attempts to dismantle it and is busy rolling out new regulations and doling out punishment to companies accused of bilking consumers.

GOP’s Ernst pulled ahead in tight Iowa Senate race

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Republican Joni Ernst has opened up a 6 percentage point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in US

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing.

Snyder campaign announces 10 town hall events

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is planning to have 10 town hall-style campaign events this fall during his re-election bid and says Democratic opponent Mark Schauer is welcome to attend.

Malloy releases tax returns, Foley next week

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is releasing summaries of his taxes and he's asking his Republican challenger, Tom Foley, to do the same.

Pro-Hillary Clinton group helping Senate Democrats

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016.

Republican drops Assembly bid

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A Republican candidate for the state Assembly has dropped his campaign after remarks on Twitter he acknowledged were hurtful.

Heineman: Gale was right to allow ballot switch

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Gov. Dave Heineman says Nebraska's secretary of state was right to allow Republican governor candidate Pete Ricketts to swap running mates on the November ballot.

Democrats may face 2nd fight in Kansas Senate race

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The Republican serving as Kansas' top elections official won't give up on forcing Democrats to field a U.S. Senate candidate, even if the state Supreme Court orders the current nominee's removal from the ballot.

Malloy heading to California for fundraising

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Representatives for Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy say he's traveling to California for political fundraising, but are not providing any details of the trip.