|US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states
The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples.
|Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot
After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community.
|GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue
Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.
|Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts isn't saying much about his long record of advocating for the farmers that drive Kansas' economy.
|Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities
Control of the Senate may turn on the ability of Democrats to regain some of the ground they've lost among rural and small town voters.
|Voters weigh expansion of bottle deposit law
Both sides in the debate over Question 2 say much has changed in the more than three decades since Massachusetts first passed a bottle deposit law.
|GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change
Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season.
|Nurse who overcame Ebola visits White House
She began the day in a hospital room in suburban Washington -- but now, Nina Pham has been released, in time for an afternoon meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama.
|Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control
Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado.
|Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds
It's the sign of the season. Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public rights of way.