(CNN) - As soon as next week, a new market may open, where anyone can place bets on the outcome of upcoming political contests.
A small trading exchange in Chicago, the North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex), has asked federal regulators for permission to sell options tied to the results of various 2012 elections - including the U.S. presidency, control of the Senate, and control of the House of Representatives.
(CNN) - In the weeks leading up to Mississippi's vote on whether to declare a fertilized egg a person and grant it full rights, nearly everyone was saying the measure was sure to pass.
It was considered the perfect place to mount what could have been a historic challenge to abortion laws: After all, Mississippi is the most anti-abortion, religious and conservative state, according to a Gallup Poll. It was supposed to give a boost to the nationwide movement of the Colorado-based nonprofit Christian group Personhood USA, which is attempting to get the measure on the ballot in several other states.
(CNN) - Mississippi voters Tuesday rejected a controversial amendment that would have defined life as beginning at conception while Ohio voters repealed a law that limited the collective bargaining rights of public workers, CNN projects.
The two ballot measures had national implications as Americans voted in an off-year election.
Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) - Mississippi voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have defined life as starting at conception, and outlawed abortion and many forms of birth control if passed.
"I think voters rejected a measure they understood to be dangerous," said Felicia Brown-Williams with the Mississippi for Healthy Families Campaign. "They really tried to manipulate values around faith and family."
(CNN) - Mississippi voters are casting ballots Tuesday on an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception.
Initiative 26 would define personhood as "every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof."
Washington (CNN) - Some statewide and local elections on Tuesday could serve as a barometer for next year's battle for the White House.
While overshadowed Monday by the verdict that Dr. Conrad Murray was responsible for Michael Jackson's death as well as another shoe dropping in the controversy surrounding GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain over allegations of sexual harassment, Election Day 2011 does has some compelling storylines that serve as an appetizer for next year's contests.
(CNN) - For the Rev. Sam Rodriguez, who leads a Hispanic organization that represents more than 24,000 Christian congregations, the future of American Evangelicalism is clear.
"If you are an Evangelical Christian, the fastest growing demographic in the American Evangelical community is embedded in the Hispanic church," said Rodriguez, leader of the National Hispanic Leadership Conference.
(CNN ) - As of 5:00 a.m ET, seven gubernatorial have not yet been projected in the 2010 midterm elections. As votes are still being tallied, the estimates contained in this article are subject to change.
(CNN ) - As of 5:00 a.m ET, several Senate races remain unresolved in the 2010 midterm elections. As votes are still being tallied, the estimates contained in this article are subject to change.
Three contests have not yet been projected in the Senate.
(CNN) – Analysts predict Republicans will pick up a lot of seats in the midterm election on Tuesday, but the looming question is how many.
Republicans are confident they’ll get the 39 seats needed to take control of the House. In the Senate, ithe GOP would need to win 10 of the 37 of seats up for grabs to get the majority.