The GOP is making a run for a Senate seat in Oregon, a state that has voted reliably for Democrats in past years.
Asia is looking to President Obama for U.S. support on territorial tensions if a conflict erupts.
Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for tougher Western sanctions against Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West.
Armed militia members are traveling to Nevada to support rancher Cliven Bundy, whose cattle have been grazing on federal land.
Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, a GOP candidate for Arizona's 3rd Congressional District, is running her campaign in the red, a new campaign finance report shows.
Susana Martinez took center stage, if only for a brief moment, in the nation's political theater this week after Mother Jones release an unflattering profile of the New Mexico governor.
President Clinton's advisers knew early in his first term that passing health-care reform would require a balance of Democratic and Republican support. The measure was doomed.
Few noticed the new library at an Islamic seminary for girls until locals saw the sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."
Ted Cruz is tops in Texas politics, but Texans also favor expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage and enacting the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Covered California attracted nearly 1.4 million state residents to sign up on its health plan exchange, including a surge in Hispanic enrollees.
Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, offering new hope to Democrats defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
A political action committee started by a member of the GOP has been sunk after its name drew criticism from the Texas Democratic Party.
Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, said: "Moses freed the Jews, Lincoln freed the slaves, and I just wanted to free all the neurotics."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling militia members "domestic terrorists" for forcing an armed confrontation with the federal Bureau of Land Management.