Entering the final weeks before New York’s Sept. 14 primary, Matt Doheny , an investment manager who loaned his campaign $500,000, had a 3-to-1 cash advantage over his rival for the Republican nomination in the state’s 23rd congressional district, campaign finance reports show.
New York is a bellwether that will show whether Republicans keep majority control of the U.S. House in November’s election or if Democrats find a way to take over, said the leader of Democrats’ campaign committee.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc., Colorado’s largest oil producers, are waging a media campaign to promote the benefits of hydraulic fracturing as residents push statewide measures to restrict the drilling technique as a threat to the environment.
North Korea’s mini-submarines and Soviet-era artillery may pose a greater threat to Asia than its nuclear program as Kim Jong Un seeks to cement support among generals three times his age in the world’s fourth-largest army.
New York Democrats nominated U.S. Representative Charles Rangel , the subject of a House ethics investigation, for a 21st term while Republicans chose a former U.S. lawmaker and a businessman to run for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend tax cuts through 2013 for all income levels, defying a veto threat from President Barack Obama and setting up a partisan showdown on fiscal policy after the Nov. 6 election.