Chicago’s underfunded municipal pension system is posing a new test for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on the eve of his re-election bid.
For Democrats, the 2010 midterm election was like a bad dream, but the party has reason to sleep uneasily: Public attitudes today are remarkably similar to those just before that election disaster, Gerald F. Seib writes.
The biggest worry — and potential opportunity — for President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats this midterm election year came into full focus this past week, and it had nothing to do with the latest Obamacare numbers or newly released White House emails about Benghazi.
Longtime Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is facing tough questions from a Democratic opponent who is arguing that some of the signatures Conyers gathered to appear on the ballot for his re-election campaign are not valid. Conyers’ opponent, Rev.
Rep. Michael Grimm was indicted on fraud and other charges relating to a Manhattan fast-food restaurant he once ran.
Indicted by the Justice Department for mail, wire and health care fraud as well as perjury, among other charges, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., maintains his innocence and says he will not abandon his seat.