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DCCC Chief Pleads for Outside Money

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel told reporters Wednesday he is “frustrated” that his party’s outside groups have not supported House Democrats on television in the final stretch of the midterms.

3 Senate Endgame Scenarios

So much for a predictable midterm cycle. The past month has left multiple possible outcomes for control of the Senate.

Voter Engagement Gap Hints at GOP Turnout Edge

Twenty days out, and the sum of all the polling, computer modeling and intangibles says that both Senate storylines are still possible. The headline defining the midterm elections could end up being written by a few thousand people scattered west of the Mississippi and east of the Rockies — voters who may not decide until the afternoon of Nov. 4 whether to head to the local library or school cafeteria to cast the decisive ballots.

Democratic Poll: Jeanne Shaheen Leads Scott Brown

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen maintained a significant, single-digit lead in a new Democratic tracking poll.

Cornyn, Cruz Back Obamacare Lawsuit Over Origination Clause

Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are backing another Obamacare lawsuit, hoping to upend the law.

White House Names Person Coordinating Ebola Response, Just Don't Call Her a 'Czar'

The person in charge of coordinating the government’s reaction to the Ebola virus is White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton Fan Achieves Sheer Ecstasy

“Ma, hurry and pull the car around!”

Test Class Already Hooked on Line-Skirting Dining Service

The super-secret Usher app has been helping a tight-lipped clique of well-connected bon vivants sidestep the restaurant reservation process for several weeks now. Rumor has it that some of the early adopters may not be able to go back to living without it.

DC Vote to Celebrate Pro-Democracy Efforts at Annual Gala

The autonomy-seeking advocates at DC Vote — a District-minded group backed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton — plan to honor the Herb Block Foundation Wednesday for continuing to nurture the spirit of democracy.

DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

NRSC Airs First South Dakota Ad (Video)

The National Republican Senatorial Committee launched its first TV ad today in the newest hot race on the competitive Senate playing field, one day after national Democrats released an ad of their own.

The 9 Biggest Candidate Flameouts

Meet the cycle’s biggest candidate disappointments.

White House Defends ISIS War: 'This Strategy Is Succeeding'

Despite gains by ISIS in Syria and Iraq in the face of airstrikes, the White House insists President Barack Obama’s strategy to “destroy” the terrorist group remains on track.

No Attorney General Pick Until After Elections, White House Says

Eric H. Holder Jr. better not pack up his Justice Department office just yet.

Larry Pressler for D.C. Mayor?

If Larry Pressler doesn’t win a Senate seat in November, he might think about running for D.C. mayor. It wouldn’t be the first time.

Twitter's Most Popular Congressional Staffer Gets New Title

Sen. Ted Cruz has a new communications director in his Senate shop, but it’s a familiar face. Amanda Carpenter, the most-followed congressional staffer on Twitter, is getting a title that aligns more with her recent duties.

Senate Odd Couple Seeks Common Ground on Climate Change

POINT JUDITH, R.I. — A visit to the Ocean State’s eroding shoreline didn’t prompt West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III to change his mind about Environmental Protection Agency regulation of carbon emissions, but his host wasn’t expecting that sort of evolution.

Why Republicans Must Win the Senate in 2014

If next month produces a big Republican year, with the GOP gaining control of the Senate and expanding its majority in the House, it will say little or nothing about 2016, when a presidential electorate and a very different Senate class combine to create the makings of a substantially good Democratic year.

Democrats Hit Alaska Republican on 'Women's Privacy' (Video)

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a TV ad Tuesday hitting Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan on women’s rights issues.

North Carolina: The GOP's Expensive Gamble

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has plans to pour another $6 million into the North Carolina race — already the most expensive this cycle, and a contest that hasn’t shaped up the way the GOP had hoped.

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