How does a political veteran with a $5 million warchest lose to an ill-funded neophyte? One way is to spend it poorly by, for example, airing more than 1,000 television ads without ever talking directly in them to voters - - and frequently broadcasting your opponent’s image.
Eric Cantor’s historic election loss, with voters in his Virginia district unseating the second- most powerful leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, can be read in a series of odds-defying numbers.
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s historic loss in yesterday’s Virginia primary sent shock waves through the Republican Party, creating an opening for a Tea Party-backed candidate to vie for a leadership post and likely cementing Washington gridlock for years.
The latest attack threat from an al- Qaeda offshoot creates a political challenge for President Barack Obama, as Republicans accuse him of hyping claims to have terrorists on the run and privacy advocates say the warning may be used to justify greater government surveillance.
The U.S. and European Union are seeing an increasing number of radicalized young Muslims going to Syria to fight, a development that raises the danger that they will return to conduct terrorist attacks at home.
Julian Assange , founder of the website that published more than 91,000 secret U.S. military reports from Afghanistan, says he’s revealing injustices. President Barack Obama says he’s concerned that disclosure of sensitive information may harm military operations.