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7 Nail-Biter House Races

Less than two weeks before Election Day, the parties don’t agree on much — except these House races will be decided by the slimmest of margins.

Florida Redistricting Case Heads to State Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court voted Thursday to hear a case challenging Florida’s congressional map, setting oral arguments for March.

Sleeper No More: Both Parties Spending on Capito Seat (Updated)

Updated 5:37 p.m. | National Democrats and Republicans will make major television buys in an off-the-radar House race in West Virginia, according to party sources tracking ad buys.

Life on Mars, or Running in Arizona’s 1st District

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — The Grand Canyon State’s 1st District is so vast and diverse that running for political office involves time travel.

Boston Terrier Intent on Conquering D.C.

Rep. David B. McKinley ought to thank his lucky stars a certain someone wasn’t feeling that ambitious Wednesday when he sauntered into the West Virginia Republican’s congressional office.

What Counts As a GOP Wave in 2014?

Most neutral observers expect Republicans to take the Senate and make at least small gains in the House, but talk about a possible GOP political wave has all but disappeared.

GOP Gavel Fights: 11 House Committee Chairmanships In Play

Almost every House member is on the stump this month, wrapping up re-election bids, with most cruising to new terms and a handful on both sides of the aisle scrambling to hang on to their jobs. But for a select few GOP lawmakers — those actively seeking committee chairmanships — the final days before Nov. 4 are as much about lining up support among colleagues as they are about connecting with voters.

5 Sleeper House Races

In the midst of wall-to-wall political coverage before Election Day, this handful of House races have managed to mostly fly under the radar.

Is Obama About to Evolve on Marijuana?

Updated 5:26 p.m. | No, President Barack Obama isn’t about to evolve his stance on marijuana. At least not today, according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest at Wednesday’s briefing.

Senate Chihuahua Digs Cannon Rover

According to the animal rescuer in the office of Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., who tended to the stray dog that popped by unannounced, its owner swooped by to scoop it up shortly thereafter.

Will Obama Leave the Democratic Party Better Than He Found It?

Barack Obama was elected on a swell of energy and enthusiasm, but he might leave the Democratic Party worse off than when he took office.

South Dakota Senate Race Returns to Form

Republican attacks on Democrat Rick Weiland and Independent Larry Pressler appear to have worked, making it more likely that the GOP will pick up the seat of retiring Democratic Senator Tim Johnson, as long expected.

Vote for Your Favorite Viral Campaign Season Capitol Quip!

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

McCarthy Offers Glimpse of GOP's 2015 Priority: 'Government Reform'

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a memo to House Republicans Wednesday providing an early sketch of how a new Republican Congress would purportedly operate.

99 Percent Loathe Congress for the Wrong Reasons

Even after occupying every headline-grabbing address around the country, anti-establishment activists remain hung up on outdated grievances against elected officials.

Internal Poll Shows Kansas Republican With 12-Point Lead

A new poll from Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ campaign shows the Republican with a 12-point lead over her Democratic opponent.

McCarthy Calls Iran Nuclear Deal Reports 'Worrisome'

Updated, 2:27 p.m.: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed Wednesday that House Republicans will not sit idly by while the Obama administration unilaterally negotiates a resolution with Iran over that country’s nuclear program.

Errant Pooch on the Loose in Cannon

Anyone missing a sweater-clad canine?

'Constructive Dialogue' Continues Over CIA Torture Report, White House Says

Don’t expect the release of a Senate report on acts of torture committed by the CIA to become an uncomfortable election year October surprise.

Bobby McKenzie Slams ‘Foreclosure King’ in New Campaign Spot

Democrat Bobby McKenzie utilizes an age-old TV favorite — the (overly) dramatic re-enactment — to shame Republican primary winner David Trott for making a buck off financially distressed Michiganders.

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