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Hagan Attacks Tillis on Education — Again

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., is up with a new ad hitting her Republican opponent Thom Tillis on education.

Florida Family Legacies Clash in Critical House Race

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. | Former Florida First Lady Adele Graham does not entertain the word “if” in polite conversation, when discussing the political future of her daughter, Gwen. It’s only “when.”

A Senator to Replace Holder?

The latest round of Cabinet handicapping is well underway, a welter of uninformed speculation (mixed with some White House trial balloons) about who might be nominated as attorney general. And the names of three Democratic senators keep getting bandied about — although they’ve all, with varying degrees of intensity, denied interest in the appointment.

Pat Roberts Ranks Among Most Vulnerable Senators

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

Texas Congressman: More Doctors Needed in Congress

Rep. Michael C. Burgess has a new goal: Bring more doctors to Congress.

Joshua Bell Performs Do-Over Concert

Forest Service Photography Rule Faces Bipartisan Critics in the Senate

Senators don’t seem satisfied with the Forest Service’s latest assurances that a proposal to require permits for commercial filming and still photography on federal lands won’t apply to the press or to recreational photographers.

Noshtalgia: Catching Up With the Globe-Trotting Pasty

One of the most rewarding things about helping you, the loyal Noshtalgia reader, reconnect with cherished comfort foods (other than finding them or the most readily accessible analog possible, of course) is learning just how integral said memory-making-meals are to their respective communities.

Navigating the New Orleans Tummy

NEW ORLEANS — Attention political professionals, journalists and anyone else traveling beyond the Beltway this election season: When in doubt, eat where the district director suggests.

Dissidents Planning Boehner Coup Face Long Odds

Speaker John A. Boehner is on a stronger footing with the House GOP rank and file than he has been in years. But when the new Congress convenes in January, that won’t stop the party’s anti-Boehner wing from staging another revolt.

Republican Cavalry Starts Spending on House Races (Finally)

For months, Republicans feared outside groups would skip over House races this cycle, saving their cash for the battle over Senate control.

Senators Laud FCC Rollback of Sports Blackout Rule

Senators on Tuesday lauded the Federal Communications Commission’s move to do away with the rule that, in effect, keeps National Football League games that don’t sell out off the air in hometown markets.

During Recess, Congress Goes to the Dogs

With their tails wagging, Maya and Cash trotted around House office buildings Tuesday to raise awareness for a bill to protect pets of domestic-violence victims.

'Top Dog' Trends Emerge

The mirth-makers at Fireside21 have once again thrust political pooches into the spotlight, rounding up some 30-odd photogenic pups for the 2014 “Top Dog” competition.

Shuffling Cory Booker Around

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44thannual legislative conference is officially in the books. And, unfortunately for the high-profile group, so is a glaring error about the actual stomping grounds associated with Sen. Cory Booker.

Get Ready: Attorney General Confirmations Are Partisan Skirmishes

President Barack Obama hasn’t named a replacement for outgoing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., but that future nominee can count on a contentious Senate confirmation process, whether it happens in the November lame-duck session or next year.

GOP Outside Group Targets Tim Bishop on TV

A Republican-aligned outside group is airing a TV ad slamming New York Rep. Timothy H. Bishop on his support for the Affordable Care Act.

Ex-First Lady of Florida Fires Back at Congressman

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. — Former Florida First Lady Adele Graham is not happy with her daughter’s political rival, Republican Rep. Steve Southerland II.

Family Ties May Not Be Enough to Save Vulnerable Senators

It seems like everyone wrote the story: Family political dynasties were supposed to save Mark Begich, Mark Pryor and Mary L. Landrieu, the trio of vulnerable Democratic senators running for re-election in Republican-leaning states.

Shutdown as Campaign Issue? That Was So Last Year

Even before the government started shutting down, one year ago Tuesday night, it seemed a sure bet that throughout the coming campaign congressional Republicans would be made to rue the political consequences of their showdown strategy.

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