06/04/2014 1:50amThe Republican Party continues its disciplined march toward an impressive lineup of candidates this fall, when it hopes to wrest the Senate majority from Democrats and control both chambers of Congress during President Barack Obama's final two years.
06/04/2014 2:30amVoters in a Northern California county have defeated a measure calling for the creation of a 51st state named Jefferson, in a test of whether a secessionist movement has sails in a region long accustomed to feeling overlooked by the rest of the state.
06/04/2014 8:41amIt looks like yesterday's primary in Mississippi may not have determined who the state's Republican candidate for the Senate will be in November.
06/04/2014 10:01amLocked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.
06/04/2014 11:02amAttorney Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, will face a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.
06/04/2014 12:51pmSouth Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has filed charges accusing defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws.
06/04/2014 1:01pmBlack Mississippians who may usually vote Democratic are trying to swing a primary victory toward six-term incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran by casting ballots in their state's GOP primary.
06/04/2014 1:21pmBattle for control of the Nevada Senate comes into clearer focus in Tuesday's primary when voters head to the polls to narrow the field of candidates in an election that will also test the influence of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
06/04/2014 1:41pmThe National Archives plans to release more documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on Friday just days ahead of the release of Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book.
06/04/2014 1:46pmFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told People Magazine in an interview published Wednesday that she believes the United States "certainly" needs "to break down that highest, hardest glass ceiling" of electing a woman president.
06/04/2014 2:41pmUS Sen. Cochran, challenger McDaniel to meet in runoff June 24 to decide GOP Senate nominee.
06/04/2014 3:02pmSix-term incumbent Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel are headed to a June 24 runoff in the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi.
06/04/2014 4:20pmSouth Dakota authorities on Wednesday arrested defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth and charged her with multiple counts of perjury and filing false election documents, saying she fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines.
06/04/2014 4:22pmAs he gears up for a possible second presidential run, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is crisscrossing the country extolling a business-first philosophy he says made his state's economy white-hot — and can work for the rest of America too.
06/04/2014 4:31pmJoni Ernst, a mother from farm country and Iraq war veteran who was little known only months ago, surprisingly won Iowa's Republican Senate primary going away and now appears well positioned to compete for a seat that could help determine whether the GOP wins control of Congress.
06/04/2014 4:31pmForced into a Mississippi runoff, challenger Chris McDaniel and veteran Sen. Thad Cochran plunged into a three-week campaign Wednesday to pick a Republican candidate for the fall and settle the tea party's last, best attempt of the year to topple a pillar of the establishment.
06/04/2014 4:51pmSouth Dakota authorities on Wednesday arrested defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth and charged her with multiple counts of perjury and filing false election documents, saying she fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines.
06/04/2014 8:41pmHillary Rodham Clinton says she knows she has a decision to make about running to become the first female president, and believes "we need to break down that highest, hardest glass ceiling in American politics."
06/04/2014 10:50pmA tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes, authorities said.
06/04/2014 11:07pmUtah intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling that forces the state to recognize the same-sex marriages performed during the brief time it was legal in late December and early January.