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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

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