(CNN)- Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Bill Keating knows what it's like to be tough on criminals. Before becoming a freshman Congressman, he served as Norfolk District Attorney for over ten years.
But at 3 a.m. ET Tuesday, he experienced what it's like to awake to the sound of your car's engine starting and then stolen from your driveway. A first-hand experience with crime that was provided by a pair of brothers with a criminal past, according to local police.
(CNN) – Joe Miller wants more time for Alaska election officials to tabulate the results of the hotly contested three-way Senate race in Alaska.
The republican nominee for Alaska's senate seat is urging caution and due diligence as all votes are counted in the race where he appears to be trailing incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.
Today's featured district is: Texas 17th District
Primary: March 2nd
Where: East Texas
Days until election: 5
Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) knows a bit about close calls when it comes to elections. He edged out Republican opponent Rob Curnock by 53 % to 45% in 2008, but 2010 might be an even tougher fight.
Today's featured district is:
New Mexico's Second Congressional District. Rep. Harry Teague is seeking a second term.
Primary: June 1st, 2010
Where: Southern New Mexico
Days Until Election: 6
Today's featured district is:
Mississippi's 1st Congressional District-Rep. Travis Childers is seeking a second term
Primary: June 1st, 2010
Where: The First Congressional District is located in the Rolling hills of North Mississippi and includes 24 counties with a total population of 760,000.
Days Until Election Day: 7
(CNN) –Rep. Travis Childers, D-Mississippi, is locked in a dead heat with Republican opponent Alan Nunnelee in a race that has pitted a self-described incumbent with an "independent voice" against a state senator who is taking him to task for not being fiscally conservative.
(CNN) - In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Christine O'Donnell listed both God and Gloria Steinem as sources of inspiration and influence when times get tough on the campaign trail.
The interview was conducted by CBN's The Brody File on Friday at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware and is posted on CBN's website.
(CNN) – Rev. Jesse Jackson, president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, condemned the charged political atmosphere of the moment in harsh terms Friday, comparing some conservative and Republican opponents of heath care reform to enemies of the civil rights movement.
"These days will live in infamy, as the scenes of our elected representatives shouting, 'you lie' and 'baby killer' echo inside the halls of Congress," Jackson said in a statement released by his office. "We've stooped too low when protestors begin hurling the 'n' word at African American congressman, and start making direct and indirect threats at representatives who supported the historic health care legislation."
"These and other radical statements from members of Congress, conservative talk show hosts and "protestors" are drawing ideological lines – states' rights versus federalism, harkening back to the cultural lines drawn over the civil war and modern civil rights movement," he said. "They revive our worse fears and divisions."
Read Jackson's full statement after the jump:
CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice Tuesday threw her support behind Carly Fiorina's U.S Senate bid.
In endorsing Fiorina Rice said in a statement, "California needs a representative in the U.S. Senate who is prepared to make the tough decisions necessary to address our most pressing challenges, including job creation and national security. Based on my personal experience, I know Carly is the best person to send to Washington to advocate for the people of our great state in the Senate."
(CNN) - Sitting in the stands above a rain-soaked field at Yankee Stadium Monday, Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the president is not making good on his promise to make jobs the number one priority of his administration.
While guest-hosting CNBC's "Closing Bell," Giuliani said of the president that "jobs is not his No. 1 priority. He wouldn't have passed this bill if jobs was his No. 1 priority. He would've spent the last year working on jobs. My No. 1 priority when I was mayor of New York City was bringing down crime. I know what a No. 1 priority is – so he can't fool me that jobs is his No. 1 priority."
Giuliani went on to criticize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congress saying, "This was an ideological act by the Congress yesterday, not a sensible health care decision."
Washington (CNN) - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who became a household name for protesting outside of former President Bush's Texas ranch, is now camping out on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument in an effort to draw attention to her cause.
Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she and her fellow anti-war protestors are demanding that a representative from the peace movement have a seat at the table when war is being considered.
"We are committed to doing this until we see activity from the government," said Sheehan, referring to the anti-war protestors resolve to remain on the National Mall.
Sheehan said that each day this week there will be "teach-ins and training for non-violent civil resistance until Monday when the action starts."
The "action" will be blocking intersections in the nation's Capital as well as protesting at offices, she said. But Sheehan noted "we don't want to divulge what we are doing because we don't want law enforcement to be able to organize against us beforehand for our actions."
After a trip to Target to load up on necessary camping supplies as well as tables and chairs it would appear that Sheehan has no plans on leaving.