Democrats pull ahead in generic ballot, but GOP still favored to pick up seats

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Democrats have regained the edge in the generic congressional ballot, according to a new CNN/ORC poll--but independent analysts still see the party with a net loss in Senate and House of Representatives seats this fall.

McConnell wraps opponent in Obama, gains edge in Kentucky

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

When Jim Cauley returned to Pikeville, Ky., this month for his 30th high school reunion, he heard familiar complaints from old classmates.

Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.

In Georgia, 2 parties battle over minority votes

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.

Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.

3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun.

Hillary Clinton to raise money for NH's Shaheen

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire — an important place to maintain friends, should the former secretary of state choose to make a second bid for the White House.

GOP faults Burke for playing Chris Brown song

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Republicans on Tuesday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke of showing a "cavalier attitude" toward domestic violence in using a song by pop star Chris Brown before an appearance with first lady Michelle Obama. But Burke's campaign said the song was an unauthorized addition to its playlist and won't be used again.

Report: Ex-Gov. Pataki weighing presidential run

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Former Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide said Tuesday that talk of a campaign is premature.

Delay to Ohio's early voting felt by candidates

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A delay in Ohio's early voting schedule appears to be felt most by candidates with political futures at stake and their constituents eager to cast their ballots as soon as possible.