|De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship
To America's first ladies, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was more than a skilled artist whose dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits gave them added confidence whenever they slipped into them.
|In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare
Republicans and Democrats in the Louisiana Senate race have returned to an old political standby, accusing each other of cutting or threatening popular Medicare benefits for seniors.
|Bill Clinton rallies early votes for Mary Landrieu
Former President Bill Clinton described U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as one of the Senate's most bipartisan and effective lawmakers, offering a high-profile campaign boost Monday to the Democratic incumbent ahead of the start of Louisiana's early voting period.
|DCCC raises $17M in September, spends $37M
House Democrats' campaign arm raised almost $17 million last month and has $34 million saved for the final month of the election.
|Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader's daughter
An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas' top leader in the Gaza Strip weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group.
|Kennedy name carries weight in Connecticut race
Republican Bruce Wilson Jr. knew his opponent's famous name would be an obstacle, but he didn't realize many voters are hoping to be in on what he called "the ground floor" of a future Kennedy presidency.
|For Tim Scott, incumbency is best campaign tool
Tim Scott has had virtually no opposition as he marches toward winning the remaining two years in the term of former Sen. Jim DeMint.
|Obama moves into 2014 campaign mode
President Barack Obama is shifting into campaign mode for the first time this year.
|Economic malaise clouds Florida governor's race
By many measures, Republican Rick Scott has a strong case for a second-term as Florida governor.
|In Georgia Senate bid, Nunn talks economy to women
You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.