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GOP Opportunities Expand in the House

Regardless of whether you want to call it a wave, the fight for the House continues to creep into Democratic territory.

Inhofe Holds Up Ebola Funding, Seeks Details on Protecting Soldiers (Updated)

Updated 3:55 p.m.| Senate Armed Services ranking member James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., is holding up most of a $1 billion request from the White House to combat the Ebola virus outbreak in Africa until the administration proposes a plan to keep soldiers from contracting the illness.

Eric Holder Lame-Duck Fight? White House Points to McConnell Precedent

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is citing Sen. Mitch McConnell’s support for the lame-duck confirmation of then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates in 2006 as precedent for a quick confirmation of a replacement for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Internal Poll: Democrat Holds Slight Lead in Arkansas

A new campaign poll from Democrat Patrick Henry Hays showed him ahead of his Republican opponent by 3 points in one of his party’s top House targets in Arkansas.

McConnell, Grimes Split on Marijuana Legalization Debate

The national discussion about legalizing marijuana has now surfaced in Kentucky’s Senate race.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Bill Nelson (Video)

With Congress out until after the midterms, Heard on the Hill kicks off election season by saluting the members who go the extra mile to make Capitol Hill such a unique place to work.

GOP Capitalizes on #FlipaDistrict Frenzy

Rep. John Kline may not have asked to be thrust into the re-election spotlight. But he’s certainly not shying away from raking in some extra dough after being named public enemy No. 1 in comedian Bill Maher’s inaugural “Flip A District” campaign.

DSCC Ad Ties Thom Tillis to Ryan Budget

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going up with a new TV ad Friday in North Carolina that attacks Republican Thom Tillis on Medicare and continues to push the theme that he cares more about the wealthy.

Big Easy Mardi Gras Krewe Not Intimidated by ISIS

NEW ORLEANS — Dear Islamic State terrorists: You don’t intimidate the Krewe of Isis down here.

House Hopeful Dives Into Kevin Yoder’s Skinny Dipping Past

It may be old news in #ThisTown, but Kansas Democrat Kelly Kultala doesn’t want anyone back home to forget about Rep. Kevin Yoder’s embarrassing swing through Israel.

Bill Cassidy Dips Into Landrieu Territory for Votes

NEW ORLEANS — At a Saturday morning community health fair in a Vietnamese enclave in the predominantly black eastern wing of this city, Cassidy wasn’t exactly in politically friendly territory.

Eric Holder Resigns With a Wink and a Nod (Video)

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. likes to wink, apparently.

Bombarding Darrell Issa

The Internet: Where making light of deadly airstrikes . . .

Lawmakers Weigh In on Holder Resignation (Updated) (Video)

Update 5:05 p.m. | Even before Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s resignation was officially announced, House and Senate lawmakers were sending out statements reacting to the news.

Jim Langevin’s Meet and Three

Rep. Jim Langevin took to the streets Wednesday to become better acquainted with the mobile hospitality scene back home.

Earth to Hillary: Julian Castro’s Cleared for Takeoff

No need to wait for former FLOTUS/Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make up her mind about whether she wants into the Oval Office come 2017.

Democratic Super PAC Enters Maine Race (Video)

House Majority PAC will start airing advertisements Friday targeting an open seat in Maine, suggesting Democrats are concerned the race could become more competitive than initially anticipated.

The Big Issue in the North Carolina Senate Race

STATESVILLE, N.C. — The biggest issue in the North Carolina Senate race? It’s not health care, Syrian airstrikes or even the economy.

Boehner: Don't Expect War Authorization Vote in Lame-Duck Session

Speaker John A. Boehner thinks Congress should debate authorizing use of force against the Islamic State in Syria — but not until new members of the House and Senate take office in January.

Democrats Cut Ad Time in Michigan House Race (Updated)

Updated 3:49 p.m. | A Democratic super PAC has cut a television ad reservation for the party’s best offensive opportunity in Michigan, according to two sources who monitor media buys.

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