Five things to watch in U.S. Senate races

Nov 3, 2014

Five things to watch in U.S. Senate races

All along, the biggest question in Tuesday’s election was whether Republicans could take over the Senate and add it to their solid majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans need to gain six net seats to do so. Three, in states where Democrats are ...

Obama, in low demand, suits up for governor races

Oct 30, 2014

Obama, in low demand, suits up for governor races

President Barack Obama is picking some temperate spots in an otherwise chilly political landscape to campaign in the final days before midterm elections, avoiding hostile Senate terrain in favor of tight governor races where his liabilities are less likely to stick to Democratic candidates. ...

Senators demand larger air bag recall of 30 million

Oct 25, 2014

Senators demand larger air bag recall of 30 million

More than 30 million vehicles in the United States could be affected by the defective air bags made by auto parts maker Takata Corp. and safety regulators in the U.S. should act quicker to replace the faulty parts, two prominent senators said. “We believe ...

Oct 24, 2014

U.S. lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. government pension benefits will be introduced soon, members of Congress announced Thursday, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced ...

Oct 17, 2014

Democratic hopes dim as chance of winning House fade

Democrats’ high hopes of mitigating losses in the House of Representatives in a rough election year have been dashed by reality. The question now is not whether Republicans hold the House of Representatives, how many seats they could add to their majority on Election ...