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Latest Partisan Divide: Religion and Politics Should Mix

“Never discuss politics or religion in polite company” is one of those rules to live by that family elders have been passing on for generations.

NRCC Buys Airtime to Help Vulnerable Congressman

The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved $730,000 in television airtime in the Omaha, Neb., media market to help one of the party’s most vulnerable incumbents, according to two sources tracking media in the 2nd District.

DCCC Pulls Ad in New Jersey Race

Updated 5:36 p.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is removing a television ad that aired in a southern New Jersey House race — a change caused by incorrect information in the GOP nominee’s personal financial disclosure forms, according to a committee aide.

Ginsburg Won't Resign, Notes Senate Kept Filibuster for SCOTUS Despite 'Nuclear Option'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounds like she might have retired from the Supreme Court if Senate Democrats went a step further with the “nuclear option.”

Democrats Hit Chicago Airwaves for Key House Race

Freshman Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., released a new ad Tuesday, attacking his GOP opponent on the Chicago airwaves.

Congress in No Rush to Return for ISIS War Authorization

The United States has begun a bombing campaign in Syria, but don’t bet on Congress returning to Washington to vote on a new war authorization anytime soon.

National Education Association Dives Into Colorado Race (Video)

The National Education Association aired a new Spanish-language ad Tuesday targeting the Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado, Rep. Cory Gardner.

Democrats Cut Ad Time in Upstate New York Race

House Majority PAC has canceled a large television reservation in a competitive upstate New York district, the super PAC spokesman confirmed to CQ Roll Call.

Biotech Seed Giant Sued Over Lost China Sales

Cargill Inc. filed suit Friday against Syngenta Seeds Inc. over a genetically engineered variety of corn that led China to largely  shut down imports of U.S. grain. Cargill alleges in the lawsuit that it has lost more than $90 million because of the disruption. Syngenta commercialized the insect-resistant variety, known as Agrisure Viptera, despite warnings that it could disrupt trade if it wasn’t first approved by China, according to the lawsuit filed in a Louisiana state…

George Takei Votes for More Gay Babies

In a new public service announcement for Our Time, entertainer/gay rights activist George Takei urges all Americans to stand and up and be counted on Election Day.

When NOT to Air Political Ads on TV

No matter how cluttered the airwaves become this fall with political ads, there are some television shows during which campaign operatives don’t dare air their spots.

GOP Roommates Settle Chores in NRCC Fundraising Bet

Splish, splash. It sounds like Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., is stuck doing the dishes.

Obama Touts Congressional Support for Syria Strikes (Video)

Congress ducked a Syria war authorization vote, but that isn’t stopping President Barack Obama from touting support for his airstrikes against the Islamic State and other terror groups in Syria.

Congress Reacts to Syria Airstrikes

Congressional hawks are cheering the multifaceted overnight airstrikes in Syria that included attacks on Islamic State insurgents and an al Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group, while others are lamenting Congress’ decision to duck a war authorization vote.

Vote Now in the #RCReadersChoice Runoff

Readers will have one more opportunity this week to pick the House and Senate races Roll Call will cover from the ground in the final weeks of the midterms.

Democrat Hoops It Up in New TV Ad (Video)

Freshman Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., released a new television ad Tuesday revisiting a familiar theme in her media campaign: basketball.

Rock the Vote — Where 'Kimye' and Politics Collide

Keeping up with the latest Kardashian gossip and knowing the difference between the names on your ballot aren’t mutually exclusive.

Fight for Senate Control Down to Five States

With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four of them currently held by Democrats.

Republicans to Obama: Show Us How You'll Change Immigration Law

President Barack Obama has said he won’t make sweeping changes to immigration policy until after the midterm elections in order to protect vulnerable Democrats in tight races, but House Republicans don’t want to wait to see what the president has up his sleeve.

McConnell Asks Medicare to Help Detect Lung Cancer in Smokers

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants Medicare to do more for early detection of lung cancer, a particularly pronounced issue in Kentucky.

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