Washington (CNN) - With six weeks to go until Election Day and one day until a crucial debate showdown, two new polls indicate Democrat Terry McAuliffe on top of Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the much watched battle for Virginia governor.
And according to both surveys, released Monday night from NBC4/NBC News/Marist and Washington Post/Abt SRBI, McAuliffe's advantage seems to be fueled by his lead among female voters.
(CNN) – "Better, Brighter Future."
That's the English translation of "Un Mejor Futuro, Mas Brillante," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's first Spanish language television commercial of his general election campaign. The Republican governor is bidding this November for a second term in office.
Updated 9/12/2013 at 7:34am
(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie's re-election team released its first television ad of the general campaign Thursday, highlighting the New Jersey Republican's record as a bipartisan leader.
"They said it couldn't be done. New Jersey was too broken, too partisan. But they never met Chris Christie," the narrators says, also pointing to some of his budgetary and legislative accomplishments. New Jersey has a Democratic-controlled legislature.
(CNN) - A Pittsburgh judge on Friday barred enforcement of Pennsylvania's voter-identification law for the Nov. 5 general election, as well as any election that may come before.
State Judge Bernard McGinley's preliminary injunction means Pennsylvania will again go the polls with no enforcement of the law - a different judge made similar ruling a month before the 2012 presidential election.
Washington (CNN) – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, on their nationwide gun control tour, met former President George H.W. Bush this weekend.
Giffords and Kelly met Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush for lunch on Saturday at the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.
(CNN) – Any country that offers asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden pits itself against the United States, lawmakers from both parties agreed on Sunday.
Venezuela and Bolivia have extended asylum to Snowden, and Nicaragua has said it would consider it.
(CNN) - As Congress prepared to return to immigration reform next week, the debate over the issue continued Sunday, with the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee saying the Senate bill just throws "a bunch of candy" at the border "to gain votes."
"What the Senate just passed was, again, a bunch of candy thrown down there - a bunch of assets thrown down there to gain votes, but without a methodical, smart border approach. We want a smart border; we also want a smart immigration plan - something that makes sense," Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
(CNN) – When the dust settles from the protests in Egypt and other Arab nations, the resulting political balance will be favorable to the United States, former President George W. Bush predicts.
"I think (it's) a good thing," he said in an interview with ABC News broadcast Sunday, speaking broadly about the Arab Spring, the string of protests in the Middle East and North Africa stretching back more than two years.
(CNN) - The conservative group Americans for Prosperity will launch a major ad campaign this week hitting Obamacare, a spokesman has confirmed to CNN.
The campaign is expected to eventually total $1 million and run nationally, with an initial rollout of $700,000 worth of television and online ads that will air in Virginia and Ohio beginning Tuesday.