Sean Haugh is making waves as a Libertarian candidate in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. He isn't the only one: Independent candidates are a factor in at least a dozen races.
San Diego's Carl DeMaio is expected to have a real shot at unseating the Democratic incumbent. But the LGBT community isn't embracing the historic moment.
The CIA, whose post-Sept. 11 interrogation techniques are said to be blasted in the report, has blacked out large parts of the unreleased summary.
Robert Siegel talks with Washington Post political correspondent, Karen Tumulty, about the role gay marriage is playing as an issue in the 2014 elections — especially for Republicans.
Robert Siegel talks with economist Paul Krugman about his Rolling Stone feature, "In Defense of Obama." He says Obama is one of the most consequential and successful presidents in American history.
Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.
To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.
Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.
Jason Carter has his eye on the governor's mansion. If he wants to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, he has to be careful how he uses that legacy.
The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.