Several presidential candidates have called the 2012 U.S. elections the most important ever. That seems a reach: more important than 1860 or 1932? Yet there is no doubt that the stakes are high this year, not just in the contest for the White House, but also in the most crucial congressional elections in memory.
Republicans are in a strong position to keep control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year as political analysts predict that Democrats will fall more than a dozen seats short of a majority in the Nov. 6 election.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s advertising is outpacing both political parties in close Senate races, adding volume to attack ads -- some of which have been questioned by fact-checkers -- being aired against Democrats.
Congress is leaving itself just one day tomorrow to end a budget stalemate that raises the risk of the first government shutdown in 17 years as Republicans sought to shift blame for the gridlock to Democrats.
Congress is leaving itself just one day tomorrow to end a budget stalemate, and without any signs of a breakthrough the risk has dramatically increased for the first U.S. government shutdown in 17 years.
The House of Representatives voted to ban abortions nationwide past 20 weeks of pregnancy, joining at least 10 states in seeking to expand prohibitions on the procedure further than the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed.