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Guilty Plea: Iowa State Senator Paid for Ron Paul Switch

A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to concealing payments he received from former Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential campaign to switch his support from Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Former Fattah Aide Pleads Guilty in Campaign Fraud (Updated)

Updated 5:27 p.m. | A longtime former aide and political consultant for Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., has pleaded guilty to a number of federal charges in campaign finance fraud schemes.

National Democrats Slam Thom Tillis Again on Education Cuts

National Democrats are launching yet another TV ad hitting North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis on state cuts to public education.

And the Winner of the GOP’s Civil War Primary Is. . .Part II

Three and a half months ago, I wrote about the state of the fight between the Republican establishment’s pragmatic conservative candidates and tea party/libertarian/anti-establishment conservatives.

Top 4 Races to Watch in the Mountain Region

There are a lot of wide open spaces in the Rocky Mountain West — but few competitive races.

Arizona Primary Results: 1st District GOP Primary Too Close to Call

The GOP primary remained too close to call Wednesday morning in the race to challenge vulnerable Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, in Arizona’s 1st District.

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Freshman Rep. Rodney Davis entered the midterms as one of the most vulnerable Republicans on the map.

Oklahoma Runoff Results: 5th Congressional District

Former state Sen. Steve Russell easily defeated State Corporations Commissioner Patrice Douglas in Tuesday’s GOP runoff, and now he is on a clear course to join Congress this fall representing Oklahoma’s 5th District.

Florida Primary Results: Republicans Pick Nominee in Targeted House Races

Miami Dade School Board Member Carlos Curbelo won the Republican nomination and will face Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia in the fall in Florida’s 26th District,

McConnell Wants Details From Obama on Plans for ISIS

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants President Barack Obama to present Congress with a plan to fight the Islamic State, including any potential needs for a new authorization for use of military force.

Penultimate Primary Night: Live Coverage of Congressional Races

The penultimate primary night of the 2014 midterm elections season is upon us Tuesday as the Roll Call Politics Team tracks results in Arizona, Oklahoma and Florida.

Larson: Congress Should End Vacation, Get to Work on ISIS

With the White House weighing more air strikes against jihadists in northern Iraq and possibly Syria, Rep. John B. Larson said Congress needs to cancel its August recess and get back to work in Washington.

Steve Stockman Not Going Gently Into That Good Night

Short-timer Steve Stockman doesn’t see the roughly 12 legislative days standing between him and unemployment as a time to mourn. He’d rather bring in new blood to help shake up the establishment for a few more weeks.

Democrat Describes Race as Party's Best Pickup Opportunity (Video)

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar called his bid for California’s 31st District the Democrats’ best chance to pick up a Republican seat in the midterms.

Overheard: Rep. Steve Cohen on Guns

“A lot of people in America like guns.”

Scott Brown Features New Hampshire Senator in New Ad

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte stars in the latest ad from Republican Scott P. Brown, her former Senate colleague from Massachusetts who is trying to oust Granite State Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Top 5 Races to Watch in the West

The West has been difficult territory for Republicans over the last decade or so, but small GOP gains in the region could be a sign of larger gains elsewhere around the country.

In New Hampshire, Town Halls and an Arrested Chicken (Video)

LOUDON, N.H. — Will the 2014 midterms prove the death-knell for the traditional New Hampshire town hall?

House Lawsuit Against Obama Price Tag: Up to $350K

D.C. law firm BakerHostetler will handle the House Republicans’ lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

Sherrod Brown: Switch to Wendy's or White Castle if Burger King Goes to Canada (Video)

In a statement that might make the late Dave Thomas proud, Sen. Sherrod Brown said Monday that if Burger King sets up shop in Canada as part of a tax inversion, customers should switch to Wendy’s or White Castle.

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