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North Carolina Campaigns Prepare for Potential Recount

The competitive North Carolina Senate race will cost more than $100 million by Election Day, and that price tag could climb further as both parties prepare to spend even more if the race becomes too close to call.

McCain, Graham and Rubio: No Executive Immigration Relief

Three Republican architects of the Senate’s immigration bill are warning President Barack Obama not to give relief without Congress to immigrants here illegally, warning that would “open the floodgates” to more illegal immigration.

Obama's Midterm Loss Record Could Make History

President Barack Obama is about to do what no president has done in the past 50 years: Have two horrible, terrible, awful midterm elections in a row.

GOP: Obama's Immigration Action Will Cripple 2016 Democrats

Republicans have an immigration problem, and Democrats may have an answer.

Democrat Wants Obama to Stop the 'Chickenshit' Sideshows

The “chickenshit” continues to hit the fan in Congress. A senior Democratic senator wants President Barack Obama to hold whoever anonymously insulted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accountable.

Jared Polis Completes Jury Duty

Rep. Jared Polis has now, officially, sat in judgment of his fellow man. The verdict: Jury duty is A-OK.

Tim Bishop in Political Peril — Again

Rep. Timothy H. Bishop’s re-election has once again surged to the top of the cycle’s list of most competitive House races, and Republicans are more optimistic than ever they can defeat the battle-tested New York Democrat.

The Attack Ads Harry Reid Didn't Want You to See

Harry Reid’s strategy of blocking amendments all year was intended with one clear objective in mind — protecting his majority.

Where GOP White House Hopefuls Stumped in 2014 (Chart)

When the myriad Republican presidential contenders start campaigning for 2016, their journeys might not look much different from this cycle.

Race Ratings Changes in 24 House Contests

The Republican majority in the House has not been at risk in nearly a year, and the landscape continues to move in their direction in the party’s effort to add seats.

Race Ratings Changes in 8 Gubernatorial Contests

Uncertainty reigns in gubernatorial races where anywhere from one to a dozen incumbent governors could be defeated for re-election.

Ratings Changes in Key Senate Contests

With just days to go before Election Day, we’re changing the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rating in some key Senate contests.

Boehner, White House Spar Over 'Chickenshit' Comment

The reported description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit” by a senior administration official has set off a rhetorical exchange between Speaker John A. Boehner and the White House.

Vote for Your Favorite Trick or Treat Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

DCCC Books Airtime to Defend 2 More Incumbents (Video)

Updated 3:30 p.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is spending precious eleventh-hour funds on two more incumbents, Reps. Steven Horsford of Nevada and Lois Capps of California, in the final days of the midterms.

Reid Sends Late Gift to Begich

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is giving endangered Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, a legislative gift ahead of next week’s election.

Democrats Losing Youth Vote: Millennials Turning to the GOP

Democrats have lost ground with millennials compared to past election cycles — a development that suggests the country’s youngest voters are open to both parties, according to a new Harvard Institute of Politics poll.

Ted Cruz Endorses 'Duck Dynasty' Kin Over Vance McAllister

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed fellow Republican Zach Dasher, who is challenging embattled Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La.

Medium Rare Brings Fried Turkey Service to Barracks Row

Medium Rare founder Mark Bucher is importing a holiday tradition to Capitol Hill: staff will fry up — for free — any turkeys folks brought by his new(ish) Barracks Row location on Thanksgiving morning.

Two Randolph-Macon College Professors Walk Into a Debate ...

The two Randolph-Macon College professors running for Virginia’s 7th District did their best Tuesday night to make sure their workplace knew they didn’t want to be there anymore.

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