The well-greased vote machine bequeathed by Venezuela's Chavez
GOP faithful deeply divided on compromising as potential deals emerge in Congress
Ryan urges anti-abortion activists to work with those who support abortion rights
Reagan son urges NYC GOP to OK ex-Democratic official Carrion's bid to run in mayoral primary
Iran presidential candidate vows 'constructive' outreach to West if elected
An agency-by-agency guide to Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2014
Republican presidential delegate rule quarrel could sour wary conservatives on outreach plan
Ex-Rep. Weiner says he may run for New York mayor; will voters forgive sexting scandal?
Texas bill criminalizing excessive airport pat-downs is back, may raise security concerns
9 years after presidential election loss, Nader keeps fighting campaign tactics in Maine
Opponents of Maryland gun-control bill seek review of legal sufficiency of petition language
Paul: Republicans face a 'daunting task' in connecting with black voters
Analysis: Hamas chief seeks wider regional role in new term, but no concessions to Israel
Former Illinois lawmaker Kelly wins special election to replace ex-US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Republicans fault problematic messages more than policy as big GOP hurdle
In Venezuelan election, food security _ or lack thereof _ can turn votes
FBI probes recording of McConnell aides attacking Ashley Judd; his campaign alleges 'bugging'
Texas lawmakers consider expanding 'Romeo and Juliet' law to give gay teens legal protection
Russia to file case against respected elections-monitoring group
Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate why voters in Virginia and Florida had to wait hours in line to cast their ballots on Election Day 2012.