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Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota, speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Meet the Republican-turned-independent giving the GOP fits

10/10/14 09:17AM

 He's the candidate who could confound Republican hopes for a Senate seat in South Dakota--and perhaps even their dreams of taking the majority in the upper chamber.Larry Pressler, the former GOP Senator-turned-Independent, has nipped the heels of Republican frontrunner Mike Rounds in recent polling. read more

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at the Canada 2020 conference in Ottawa on on Oct. 6, 2014.

Why did young Democrats come around on Hillary?

10/09/14 01:12PM

 After scorning her in 2008 for a younger upstart, young Democrats are eager to support Hillary Clinton if she runs for president again, according to a new poll released Thursday by Fusion.Clinton is absolutely dominant in the field of Democrats who might run in 2016, capturing support from 58% of likely voters aged 18-34. read more

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., speaks with reporters during an event with volunteers and supporters at a campaign office in Statesville, N.C., September 24, 2014.

Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis spar over education, ISIS

10/07/14 09:42PM

Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis engaged in a tug of war in their meeting on Tuesday, with Tillis constantly tying Hagan to Obama and Hagan refocusing the debate on North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature. read more

Vice President Joe Biden attends an event on Feb. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty)

Why Joe Biden's gaffes matter

10/07/14 07:13AM

Vice President Joe Biden wants to be taken more seriously. He doesn’t appreciate the popular of goof-ball “Uncle Joe” who’s always putting his foot in his mouth. “The vice president thing... Isn’t that a bitch?” he said last week to a Harvard senior who introduced himself as the student government vice president.He has a point. read more