There may be little drama left in the outcome, but you wouldn't know that by watching the final days of campaigning in the battle for the U.S. House. Democratic and Republican congressional campaign committees and outside groups for both parties are ramping up spending and committing tens of millions of dollars to those races.
Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna looks to help Republicans cross an important threshold while expanding their power at the top of state government nationally. McKenna is locked in a competitive race in a state that hasn't had a Republican governor in nearly 30 years. It's just one example of how the party is leveraging trends and strengthening its hand in a number of ways in state races across the country.
President Barack Obama's second term is on the line in Tuesday's election, but so is a key component of his signature health care reform law. Four states are voting on whether to allow residents and businesses to avoid Obamacare's requirement that they purchase health insurance for themselves or their employees. The ballot initiatives in Alabama, Florida and Wyoming would amend state constitutions. Montana's initiative prohibits federal and state government from requiring people to purchase health insurance through imposing a penalty, tax, fee or fine on those who do not do so.
Political ads on the airwaves have been so pervasive this year and voters in battleground states probably see them in their sleep. But when a political spot pops up while surfing the Web, there's a good chance it's aimed right at you. The practice is called microtargeting and like a lot of marketing techniques on the Internet aimed at identifying consumer tastes and behaviors, it is an information-age approach that is helping to change how political groups identify and interact with voters.
More than two months before the chief executive takes office, the Pentagon is preparing for the next presidential term -- regardless of who wins.
The billionaire casino mogul who pumped millions into pro-Republican efforts this year -- most notably groups backing Newt Gingrich and then Mitt Romney's bids for the White House -- penned an op-ed on the eve of Election Day explaining why he is backing the GOP.
Sarah Palin skewered President Barack Obama on Monday and urged voters to turn out for Mitt Romney in a Facebook post, as close to an endorsement as she's come for the GOP presidential nominee.
U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, as investors await the outcome of an uncertain U.S. presidential election.
Netflix on Monday said it has adopted a "stockholder rights plan" designed to prevent activist shareholders from launching a hostile takeover.
The union representing pilots at American Airlines said Monday it is getting closer to hatching a deal that would help the carrier emerge from bankruptcy protection.
Photo-sharing app Instagram has attracted more than 100 million users by encouraging people to snap pictures with their smartphones, dress them up with filters and share them with friends. In the two years since Instagram launched, it's been a mobile-only network for an increasingly mobile society. Now that's about to change. Instagram announced Monday it will be adapting user photos and data into Web-based profiles for people to enjoy from laptops or desktops.
Gas stations in the New York metro area are gradually coming back online, providing hope to motorists and also those who are still without power from last week's Superstorm Sandy.