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Jason Chaffetz’s Stolen Moments

Rep. Jason Chaffetz doesn’t like being away from Washington, D.C.

Mikulski Sets Senate Ebola Hearing Two Days After Elections (Updated)

Updated 2:15 p.m. | As the threat of the Ebola virus in the United States appears to be easing, Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski announced she would hold a hearing on the issue two days after voters are scheduled to go to the polls.

Clay Aiken Returns to TV (Video)

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 2nd District, went up Monday with his first ad of the general election.

NRCC Cuts TV Buy in Maine

The National Republican Congressional Committee is cutting the last two weeks of its television reservations in Maine’s 2nd District, according to a committee spokeswoman.

New DSCC Ad Hits Thom Tillis on Women's Health

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going up with a new ad in North Carolina attacking Republican Thom Tillis on women’s health issues.

DCCC Raised $16.7 Million in September

House Democrats raised $16.7 million in September, according to a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee aide.

Mark Begich Targeted on Arctic Oil Drilling in New GOP TV Ad (Video)

A Republican-aligned outside group is hitting Alaska Sen. Mark Begich for failing to persuade his party to support opening drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The Viral Campaign Season | Capitol Quip

The Ebola virus’s arrival from across the pond has fostered the typical amount of partisan bickering, scapegoating and media fear-mongering during this campaign season. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

Sometimes They Feel Like a Nut | Capitol Quip

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

Before Ending Chairmanship, Issa Sets Ebola Hearing for Oversight

California Republican Darrell Issa has a well-deserved reputation for finding ways to bring the issue of the moment into his committee’s jurisdiction.

Iowa Senate Race Becomes Headache for House Democrats

A competitive Senate contest in the Hawkeye State is creating a ripple effect down ballot, causing headaches for national Democrats as Election Day nears.

Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call Race Ratings Changes

While national polls show a stable landscape, polls in individual races continue to show some movement. That movement leads us to make a number of changes to our Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings.

GOP Lawmakers: Congress Should Pass Ebola Travel Ban

Will the House interrupt its recess to vote on a travel ban or visa suspensions to prevent the further spread of Ebola on U.S. soil?

The Sweet Taste of Victory (Biscuits): Puppy Wins 'Top Dog' Competition

A 12-week-old English bulldog burst onto the Capitol Hill scene this year, winning the second annual “Top Dog” competition.

Are These 10 Vulnerable Members Lucky or Good?

All’s fair in love and . . . House races? Not so much.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Don Young (Video)

As election season rolls on, Heard on the Hill pays tribute to Rep. Don Young, the self-described “alpha wolf” of Alaska politics who loves cranes, beanies and the Anchorage Daily News.

NRCC Throws Hail Mary in Nebraska House Race (Video)

It’s the Willie Horton ad of 2014.

NoVa Dems Bid Jim Moran Fond Farewell

Northern Virginia Democrats on Thursday rallied around retiring Rep. James P. Moran at the sold-out 21st Annual Kennedy-King Dinner, a political fundraiser focused on feting progressive leaders and civil rights champs.

White House Touts Ebola Czar Ron Klain's Ties to Congress (Updated)

Updated 12:23 p.m. | President Barack Obama has picked Ron Klain to be the Ebola czar, according to the White House, a move that appears aimed at quelling a firestorm from Congress and the public over the handling of the crisis.

Pat Roberts Finds No Place Like Home

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Dozens of cows trumpeted in the pens out back as Sen. Pat Roberts made his pitch to attendees at a livestock market.

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