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Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The national political tide isn’t looking good for Democrats, but in Illinois this November, down-ballot candidates have an even bigger problem: the drag of Gov. Pat Quinn.

Top 5 Races to Watch in the Mid-Atlantic

It’s a bad sign for Democrats when they have more Mid-Atlantic congressional opportunities in West Virginia than in Pennsylvania.

Vilsack, Shaheen Visit the Farm

LOUDON, N.H. | Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen at a hilltop farm here Tuesday to tout new federal grants.

Alaska Primary: Dan Sullivan Will Face Mark Begich

Alaska Republicans have finally picked a nominee to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, one of the most vulnerable incumbents of the cycle.

NRSC Launching Coordinated Ad Buy in North Carolina

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a coordinated TV ad buy next month with North Carolina Senate hopeful Thom Tillis.

Pope Francis Hints at U.S. Visit, Address to Congress

A papal visit to Washington next year — including a possible address to Congress — could be in the works.

Peterson's Greatest Challenge Yet, but GOP Still Looks to 2016

Minnesota Democrats think Rep. Collin C. Peterson is nearly unbeatable in the 7th District. For the first time in more than a decade, that theory is about to be put to the test.

Veteran Staffer to Head Port of Pittsburgh Commission | Hill Climber

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s deputy staff director is leaving Congress to become executive director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission.

Not Your Typical Southern Democrat in South Carolina

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Democratic opponent, state Sen. Brad Hutto, wants you to know two things: He has a path to victory against the two-term Republican, and it doesn’t require him to run from traditional Democratic positions.

Harry Reid Snips Beard Baiting in the Bud (VIDEO)

It took a week. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has finally come clean about why he’s not partaking in the hairy contest Nevada Republican Dean Heller floated via the local press.

Chuck Grassley and the Magical Honeymoon History Tour

Sen. Charles E. Grassley is spending part of the August recess revisiting many of the same natural wonders and tourist traps he and his wife, Barbara, would have swooned over during their original honeymoon.

Jeff Merkley Touts Efforts to Stop Outsourcing in New Ad

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., is going up with a new ad Tuesday focusing on his efforts to prevent companies from outsourcing jobs.

John McCain Holds Court in 'Second Favorite State'

DERRY, N.H. – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has returned to New Hampshire to campaign — but this time, it’s for former Sen. Scott P. Brown.

Obama Dispatches Holder to Ferguson, Cites Progress in Iraq (Video)

Updated 7:03 p.m. | President Barack Obama, back in Washington for a day of meetings in the midst of his August vacation, on Monday reported “progress” in the expanded campaign of U.S. airstrikes on Iraqi insurgents near Mosul, and again called for calm in the riot-torn streets of Ferguson, Mo.

Don Young Inches Closer to Remarrying

Rep. Don Young can see himself walking down the aisle again.

Jim Jeffords, Veteran of Three Decades in Congress, Dead at 80

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont, a longtime Republican who flipped control of the Senate to the Democrats after switching parties in 2001, has died.

Republicans Gain Steam in House Races

While political reporters and party strategists argue over whether there is an electoral wave ahead, district-level data demonstrates a difficult landscape for Democratic candidates in House races.

John Lewis Gets Ballsier for ‘March: Book Two’

It’s good to know Rep. John Lewis can look back on all the awfulness he experienced as a youth and laugh about it now.

DCCC Raises Millions More than NRCC in July

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raked in $11.5 million in July, bringing the committee’s total cash on hand to $56.7 million in the final stretch of the cycle, according to numbers released by the committee Monday.

Alaska Republicans Set to Choose Mark Begich Challenger

DNR Dan. Afghan Dan. The Other Dan.

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