Election Top Stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The recurring image in the latest Republican campaign ads is a lone militant walking across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State group. Six weeks to Election Day, the once back-burner issue of national security is suddenly at the forefront...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says voters will see two different visions for America's future in the fall midterms elections, casting his party as the better choice for women. Obama says Republicans will offer an agenda that will help the wealthy, big banks and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. Sometimes, that can help candidates from his party in the next election. So far, that doesn't seem to have happened for President Barack...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public often rallies behind the president when the country faces an overseas threat. But so far, there's no evidence that the U.S-led fight against Islamic State militants in the Middle East is boosting people's satisfaction with President Barack...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The upcoming fall elections would offer a clear choice for female voters on economic issues, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday, pointing to Democratic women as the key to the party's future prospects. "These midterms really matter. I know they may not be as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016. Ready for Hillary said Wednesday it...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget. Oh, and the delivery date for the bipartisan outside group's ambitious plans? No Labels says October 2015,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — No Labels, a bipartisan group of lawmakers and strategists, is outlining a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget. The group says it intends to deliver its ambitious plan in October 2015, right as the next presidential...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The campaign will start with a radio spot reaching out...