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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

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