GRANTS PASS, Ore. — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
BOSTON — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.
WASHINGTON — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate.
In better times, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's name had been floated out there as a presidential candidate — but after being dragged down by a number of issues, including underfunded pensions, crime rates and underperforming schools, a profile in Politico magazine asks one question. Are those problems — and the way Emanuel is tackling them — blowing up his political future?
President Barack Obama on Thursday heads to Maine to campaign for Democratic governor candidate Mike Michaud and headline an event for top Democratic National Committee donors.
WASHINGTON — Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections.
He may not like gay marriage, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, still loves his iPhone. | AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a vocal opponent of gay marriage, was on CNBC Thursday morning and was asked about Apple CEO Tim Cook revealing he's gay in a Bloomberg Businessweek article.
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.
ormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a voting rally for state Republican candidates, in Castle Rock, Colo. on Wednesday. | AP Photo/Brennan Linsley
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday evening as he stumped for Republican candidates in the vital swing state of Colorado.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, left, and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner meet for a third debate before the Nov. 4 election last week. (AP File Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
With less than a week until Tuesday’s election, Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are in a statistical dead heat with a surprising division among deep Downstate voters, according to a new Early & Often poll.
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