In a potentially pivotal Senate race, the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed incumbent Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., running neck-and-neck against Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Col. The poll found that 45 percent of Colorado voters would choose Udall if the election were being held today, while 44 percent said they would vote for Gardner.
While U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have called for a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the two leaders both made comments Thursday with the potential to inflame rather than tamp down the situation.
Strong support among women and an edge among independents put Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ahead of all four of his potential Republican challengers, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has admitted to not being the smoothest debater, but that didn't stop him from challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a showdown on economic policy. Perry issued the debate invitation in an interview on Albany's Talk 1300 news radio on Tuesday, suggesting that a public conversation between the two governors would be constructive to watch.
While a majority of Kentucky voters approve of the way Rand Paul is handling his job as Senator, the results of New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed that voters from the Bluegrass State have a more mixed view on Paul's potential run for president in 2016.
In a blow to supporters of affirmative action, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a voter-approved ban on using race as a factor in college admissions at Michigan's state-run universities. The court ruled 6 to 2 that the state law banning the use of racial preferences does not violate the U.S. Constitution, although the court was splintered on the reasoning for the decision.
Arkansas Senator John Boozman, R-Ark., is reportedly recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery on Tuesday. A statement from Boozman's office said the Senator was undergoing surgery and receiving excellent care but did not specify the type of surgery. Media reports later indicated that Boozman underwent heart surgery after experiencing an aortic aneurysm.
Meeting with Ukrainian officials on Tuesday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden expressed support for the interim government while also criticizing Russia for its efforts to destabilize the country. Biden told a meeting with Ukrainian legislators that the country has a second opportunity to make good on the original promise made by the Orange Revolution.
President Barack Obama announced Monday that Washington lawyer W. Neil Eggleston has been selected to succeed Kathryn Ruemmler as White House counsel. Eggleston, who is currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, previously served as an associate counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994.
Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Monday as he begins a two-day trip to the country to show support for the interim government. Biden is scheduled to meet with U.S. Embassy staff and their families followed by meetings with Ukrainian officials on Tuesday.
Democrats face an uphill battle in their efforts to retake control of the House later this year, but the fundraising numbers for the first quarter did provide them with some good news. The latest figures showed that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee by more than $2 million in the first three months of 2014.
U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry said Thursday that he and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have reached an agreement on a preliminary plan for ending the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Kerry was speaking at the end of the Ukraine contact group's first meeting, comprising the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the U.S., in the Swiss city of Geneva.
While Vice President Joe Biden has purportedly not decided whether he will run for president, his son Beau unveiled his plans for 2016 on Thursday. Beau Biden, who currently serves as Attorney General of Delaware, announced that he will not run for re-election this year and will instead run for Governor of Delaware in 2016.
After speaking with President Barack Obama by phone about stalled immigration reform legislation on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virg., claimed the president still does not understand how to work with the Republican-controlled House.
While Republicans will try to use the troubled rollout of Obamacare to their advantage in the upcoming midterm elections, the results of a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare.