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Democratic Poll: Ted Strickland Leads Rob Portman in Ohio Senate Race

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, trailed his likely Democratic opponent, former Gov. Ted Strickland, by 3 points in a poll conducted for a Democratic super PAC and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

David Letterman, Al Franken to Headline Duckworth Fundraiser

Two retired comedians will take the stage in New York later this month at a fundraiser to benefit Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, the leading Democrat running to challenge Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk next fall.

Kirk to Illinois Democrats: I Already Took Care of That

Sen. Mark S. Kirk is in a dispute with Illinois Democrats — one of whom is running to replace him — over who has done more to prevent incidents such as the September 2014 fire at an air traffic control facility near Chicago.

Team Hurt Blanks on Planned Parenthood Response

Aides to Virginia Republican Robert Hurt recently pulled out the official stationary and added the boss’s autopen-crafted signature to a form letter meant to outline the three-term lawmaker’s stance on Planned Parenthood.

House Democrats Brace for Round Two of Trade Fight

Democrats who fought unsuccessfully earlier this year to withhold Trade Promotion Authority from the White House are gearing up for round two: an effort to undo the sweeping 12-nation Pacific trade deal announced Monday that TPA authorized the administration to negotiate.

Early Iowa Presidential Polls a Better Predictor Than National Ones

Last month, national polls by CNN/ORC, Fox News and NBC News/Wall Street Journal got plenty of attention, and they certainly helped readers and viewers understand what is going on in the Republican and Democratic presidential contests.

Reid: 'I Feel Bad' About the Matt Williams Firing

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was measured Monday in lamenting the tough season for the Washington Nationals that led to the firing of the entire coaching staff.

White House: Guantánamo Closure Remains Obama Priority (Updated) (Video)

Updated 5:51 p.m. | President Barack Obama’s veto threat over the National Defense Authorization Act isn’t just about the money.

Pentagon Warning on Consolidating Corporate Power May be Too Late

A Pentagon warning last week about excessive consolidation in the defense industry comes ahead of a multibillion-dollar contract award for a new bomber that, depending on who wins, could make the problem worse, some analysts say.

Boehner Throws Leadership Races a Curveball

In the latest plot twist to House Republicans’ leadership drama, Speaker John A. Boehner announced Monday that potential majority leader and majority whip contests would only take place if Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is confirmed as speaker on the floor at the end of October.

New York Delegation to Appear at Fundraiser for John Faso

As he seeks his party’s nod in New York’s open 19th District, Republican John Faso is getting a little help from his friends in Washington.

Ben Cardin, Mike Castle Merge Into One

Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin marked his 72nd birthday Monday by incorporating himself into where the rubber officially meets the recreational road along the Easter Shore.

White House's TPP Hurdles: Tobacco, Hillary, Time (Video)

President Barack Obama faces a gauntlet with little room for error as he tries to get Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, dodging potshots from his would-be successors, parochial concerns from tobacco-state lawmakers and a shrinking window before he leaves office.

State Senator Prepares GOP Primary Challenge to Shimkus

State Sen. Kyle McCarter is poised to launch a primary challenge to GOP Sen. John Shimkus in Illinois’ 15th District later this week, according to GOP sources.

Flashback: Jason Chaffetz Eats a Burger (Video)

With the speaker race heating up on Capitol Hill, Heard on the Hill is reminded this week of one candidate’s lesser-known skill: taste-tester extraordinaire.

Boehner Postpones Elections for Majority Leader, Whip

Speaker John A. Boehner said he wanted to “clean the barn” before his resignation at the end of October, but he’s leaving his successor with at least one key bit of housekeeping business: Setting the date and parameters for down-ballot leadership elections, should they occur.

Senate Democrats Nearly Run Table in Recruitment

With New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s entrance into the Granite State Senate contest, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has secured nearly every top-tier recruit it sought for 2016 — when Democrats will attempt to net the five seats necessary to regain control of the Senate.

John McCain to Match Wits With the Real Stephen Colbert

Arizona Republican John McCain is scheduled Monday to swing by the new Late Show to have some laughs with former faux-conservative firebrand Stephen Colbert.

Defense Bill Far From a Sure Thing in the Senate

With opposition on the left gaining momentum, the Senate will consider this week the conference report for the annual defense authorization measure.

Chaffetz: McCarthy Support 'Dwindling, Not Growing'

It’s not that Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz thinks he’s going to be elected speaker on Thursday — though he said he’s not giving up on that idea — it’s just that the Utah Republican doesn’t think Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy can be elected on the floor.




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