In California's most competitive congressional race, the differences between incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney and contender Republican David Harmer could not be starker.
Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to announce that he was suing to overturn the Obama health care reform, has fought scientific study and has even flirted with the "birthers."
For Republicans to win a majority in the House of Representatives, they need to sweep hotly contested swing district races in several states including Illinois.
Several North Texas progressive organizations converged to increase their connections during the lead-up to October 2.
Last week the nation saw a preview of life in an America as envisioned by ultra-right tea party types - a country where everything will be "privatized," more frightening than anything the cinema has to offer.
Manchin's opponent, John Raese, a multi-millionaire (by inheritance), is an extremist Republican who would like to throw everything back to before child labor laws.
Will Latino voters, the fastest-growing segment of the electorate, make a difference come Nov. 2, despite predictions of general low turnout?
Fifty-four percent of voters say they would be more likely to back a candidate who supported health care reform. That number includes 51 percent of independents and 70 percent of Democratic voters.
A look at races across the country shows that many Republicans are attacking a concept Americans have long held sacred - the federal minimum wage.
Chicago bus riders to One Nation had job creation and racial unity on their minds, along with another challenge: apathy.