In a harsh crackdown on pro-Islamist sit-ins in Cairo, Egyptian security forces Wednesday killed dozens of protesters and the interim government declared a state of emergency. We get the latest on the rapidly changing situation.
The Newark mayor won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, setting up an Oct. 16 special election in New Jersey against Republican Steve Lonegan, the winner of Tuesday's primary on the GOP side.
The Justice Department's opposition to the merger of US Airways and American Airlines stunned industry analysts, but many predict the $11 billion deal will eventually win approval. Some industry watchers see the government's lawsuit as a tactic to force American Airlines to surrender routes and slots.
The man, the myth, the media machine that is Cory Booker added another entry to his heat-seeking resume Tuesday. He crushed his Democratic opponents in a special primary election for the U.S. Senate seat that was left open when Frank Lautenberg died.
In a recording of a speech to campaign volunteers, Maryland Attorney General and likely gubernatorial contender Doug Gansler said Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown—who is African American—is relying on the color of his skin to get elected.
The fallout continues from Saturday's performance, during which the clown in the "Obama" mask and others mocked the president. Politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned the act. Rush Limbaugh, meanwhile, puts part of the blame on the president.
The measure signed Monday by Gov. Pat McCrory overhauls the state's election laws. It requires government-issued photo IDs at the polls, reduces the early voting period by one week and ends same-day registration.
A new study suggests that candidates whose names were tweeted often — with good or bad comments — showed a stronger result in votes. Robert Siegel speaks with Fabio Rojas, assistant professor in Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington and a coauthor of the study.
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