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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa, on Sept. 14, 2014.

Hillary Clinton hints at earlier presidential timeline

10/06/14 05:35PM

Hillary Clinton on Monday hinted at a possibly expedited timeline for her potential presidential plans, saying she would make a decision after the midterm elections, instead of the first of the year as she has previous said.“I’ve been dodging this question now for a year and half or more. I’m going to keep dodging it, certainly until the midterm elections are over. read more

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (ID-VT) takes an elevator as he leaves after a vote on the Senate floor June 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Bernie Sanders giving pro-Clinton Democrat 'nightmares'

10/04/14 09:25AM

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is pressing ahead with his potential White House bid, returning to Iowa and New Hampshire this week for more events in the early presidential states. He’ll be in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday for a meeting with local activists on the economy, before heading to Iowa City on Sunday to headline the Johnson County Democratic Party barbecue. read more

Candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue speaks with attendees at a Law Enforcement Cookout in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

David Perdue: 'I spent most of my career' working on outsourcing

10/03/14 03:06PM

Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue told a court in 2005 that he “spent most of my career” working on outsourcing, according to a transcript.The 2005 deposition, unearthed up by Politico, contained a lengthy exchange in which Perdue, now running against Democrat Michelle Nunn, was asked about “experience with outsourcing. read more

Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus addresses an audience on July 31, 2014, in Boston.

GOP debuts new 'principles' to demonstrate positive agenda

10/02/14 01:30PM

WASHINGTON, DC -- Pushing back against criticism that the GOP had become defined entirely by opposition to President Obama, Republican party chairman Reince Priebus released a list of 11 “Principles for American Renewal” that he said would guide the GOP agenda should it gain control of government. read more

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Co.) talks with people after a meeting in Greeley, Colo., June 7, 2014.

Could Colorado lose Democrats the Senate?

10/02/14 12:03PM

ELDORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- When Colorado Sen. Mark Udall tried to climb Mt. Everest in 1996, 60 mile-per-hour winds on the mountain's north face forced him to turn back from the summit."The point," Udall said last week, as he walked down the road to the Mesa Trailhead near his home here, "is to come home alive. read more

Mitt Romney, left, and his wife Ann, center, are introduced by Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich. during a campaign stop at Bavarian Inn Lodge on June 19, 2012 in Frankenmuth, Mich.

Romney’s auto position haunts Michigan Senate race ahead of visit

10/01/14 07:25PM

Echoes of Romney’s auto bailout position haunt Michigan Senate race Mitt Romney, who has boosted speculation that he might run for president in 2016, will visit his childhood state of Michigan on Wednesday to boost Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land in her race against Democratic Congressman Gary Peters. read more

Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, left, and Republican challenger Mike McFadden enjoy a laugh before their debate, on Oct. 1, 2014, in Duluth, Minn (Photo by Jim Mone/AP)

Mike McFadden tries to break Al Franken's cool in first debate

10/01/14 12:25PM

Democratic Senator Al Franken and Republican businessman Mike McFadden met for their first debate on Wednesday morning, tangling over the war on ISIS, a proposed mining project, and health care.McFadden said Franken had been “Washingtonized” and accused him of hewing closely to President Obama’s agenda. read more

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn in Columbus, Ga., on April 16, 2014.

Michelle Nunn fights back against terror-baiting ad

09/26/14 03:43PM

Democrats fight back on GOP terror ads  Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn is out with a new ad in which she directly rebuts an ad by Republican rival David Perdue featuring footage of ISIS fighters and declaring that "Michelle Nunn’s own plan says she funded organizations linked to terrorists” while running former President George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light Foundation. read more