Sandra Fluke, who has become a national figure in the fight for women's reproductive rights, is campaigning hard now for the re-election of President Obama.
U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin stirred up a storm when he said, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Romney launched attacks on President Obama's approach to welfare, analysts say, to deflect attention from his own budget proposals to gut programs that make it possible for people to seek employment.
On Aug. 21, 1831 Nat Turner begins a bloody slave revolt in Southampton County, Va., killing about 60 whites and freeing slaves along the way. It is considered the largest revolt of enslaved people in U.S. history.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found that a section of Alabama's law interferes with children's constitutional right to education.
Ohio GOP Secretary of State Jon Husted came under national scrutiny and ridicule when he let Republican-leaning counties have extended early voting hours while restricting hours in Democratic-leaning counties.
A community environmental organization will participate directly in investigating the disastrous Aug. 6 fire at Richmnd, Calif.'s Chevron refinery.
"We are not dealing with your parents' and grandparents' Republican Party, and if we don't recognize the danger, we could lose everything."
Paul Ryan's home state, Wisconsin, could lose billions of dollars if Ryan gets into the White House and Republicans take control of Congress.
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson upheld the state's right-wing voter ID law, which prevents 750,000 voters from casting ballots next November.