Republicans thought they could use this to boost their vote among "supporters of Israel." But Jewish voters continued to vote heavily for Democrats.
The GOP won control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, increased its majority in the House, and won important governors' races around the country.
You just don't feel like you've done enough to make sure that Tuesday's election doesn't turn into a nightmare scenario for workers' rights. What can you do?
Voter turnout is decisive to the outcome; labor and its allies are going all out to reach every potential supporter, including discouraged voters.
For many years, the 10th CD seat was held by Republican Congressman Frank Wolf, who easily beat off all challenges from Democrats. But Wolf is now retiring, leaving this as an open seat.
Basic democratic rights are at stake Nov. 4 if Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate and expand their domination of governorships and state houses.
Bruce Rauner has made it clear he wants to be governor for the richest 1 percent of people in Illinois. He has made millions outsourcing America's jobs and firing workers.
I will always remember what I learned from that cab ride to Capitol Hill: Millionaires get rich by arranging for other people to pay their way.
Helen Thomas proved herself a defender of freedom of the press, and a defender as well of democracy in Chile.
Holder's decision comes in the midst of a high-profile Justice Department civil rights investigation into the use of force by police in Ferguson, Missouri.