Politics

Dems Refocus on Kentucky Senate Race

Senate Democrats on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.


California Malpractice Cap Brings Out Big Money

More than $93 million has been raised by Proposition 46 opponents, while backers have raised at least $9.1 million, as of Wednesday.


Blackwater Baghdad Shootings Yield Guilty Verdicts

Blackwater security guards claimed self-defense in the slaying of more than 30 Iraqis, but the jury found the men guilty of charges ranging from manslaughter to first-degree murder.


Pentagon Confirms ISIS Seized Arms Drop

The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday.


Women's Vote Looms Large in Fla., Conn.

Governors are locked in tight races for another term in Connecticut and Florida, with women more likely to choose the Democrat, a Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday said.


Blackwater Guards Guilty in Iraq Shootings

Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards were convicted in Washington Wednesday in the shooting deaths of 14 Iraqis in 2007.


Hispanics May Sway Kansas Elections

Hispanic influence at the ballot box won't be insignificant in tight races, the National Council of La Raza says.


Crist and Scott Get Nasty in Final Debate

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist displayed their mutual contempt to a national TV audience in the home stretch of the costliest and meanest campaign in the country.


Police Release Tapes of Palin Party Brawl

Audio clips and photographs taken by police officers at the scene of a brawl involving the family of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were released Tuesday by the Anchorage Police Department.


South Florida Pushes for Statehood Over Sea Level Concerns

South Miami Vice Mayor Harris says Tallahassee isn't concerned with the effect of sea-level rise on southern coastal communities.


US Ready to Work With Cuba to Contain Ebola Outbreak

The U.S. is ready to cooperate with Cuba in the international fight against Ebola in West Africa, the State Department confirmed.


Giffords, Guns Play Big Role in Ariz. Elections

Gabby Giffords became the face of the gun control movement after she was shot through the head as she met with constituents outside a grocery store in Tucson.


Gov't Ordering Supplies for More Immigration Documents

Homeland Security appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year.


Ebola Czar to Meet With Obama, Aides

President Obama met Wednesday with his new Ebola "czar," Ron Klain, to begin the complicated task of coordinating activity among numerous agencies.


Georgia Electorate Has Fewer New White Voters

Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.


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