Sharron Angle and other 2010 candidates are hoping that avoiding the mainstream media can help propel them into office. Is the strategy working?
In California, it won't make much difference who wins the gubernatorial race, at least not right away. Sweep aside each candidate's vision for running California—either as a shipshape business (Whitman) or by returning to the basics of its heyday (Brown)—and what's left is a state severely crippled by institutional ailments that neither candidate will be able to fix in the immediate future.
Realizing the battle for votes might well be over, President Obama spends most of his time in the sprint toward Election Day in friendly states, desperate to make sure his supporters vote.
On Nov. 2, Republicans are likely to regain control of the House and come close to winning back the Senate. But while conservatives are already trumpeting the 2010 midterms as a historic validation of their agenda, the truth, as in 2008, is considerably more nuanced.
Washington may look very different after the midterms. The GOP is favored to win control of the House, which would put John Boehner in the speaker's chair and allow Republicans to head every committee. We offer a look at the would-be power structure.
Smart-grid technology can help homeowners cut up to 20 percent of the energy they consume. So what's the delay? Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says the industry isn't moving as fast as the government.
The trans-Alaska Pipeline is the largest conduit of domestic oil, a funnel for crude from the North Slope's Prudhoe Bay to the Port of Valdez. But the Prudhoe wells are drying up—and the prospect of replacing them appears ever more grim.
Democrats are saying that it took Republicans eight years to dig the current economic hole. And they say that the least they deserve is two more years to get the country out of it.
Essentially, yes. Diplomatic immunity exists to theoretically prevent local legal disputes from interfering with the high-minded work of statecraft. Embassy and consular staff who violate laws may in rare cases face consequences back home, but while in their host countries, they can walk away from a range of crimes. Here's a list.
The endangered-species list is supposed to offer temporary refuge. In its 37-year history, however, more than a thousand animals have been added and only a few dozen removed (most often because of extinction or miscounts). Part of the problem is the federal government, which admits that it's slow to remove recovered species. That chafes governors, who curb industry to protect the creatures. Now Alaska is pushing for a faster review.
Jimmy Carter had a series of solar panels installed on the White House. Sometime during the next eight years, they came down and never went back up. Environmental activist Bill McKibben wants them put back up, and has scheduled a West Wing meeting to ask nicely.
Environmentalists don't usually get excited when the planet gets hurt. But the oil and gas platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico may have given new hope to a struggling environmental movement.