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Losing Cummings Set Off Chain Reaction for Secret Service Director

As CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted Wednesday afternoon, when a White House appointee loses the backing of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Elijah E. Cummings, you know you’re in trouble.

Julia Pierson Resignation Steps on Schumer's Presser

Sen. Charles E. Schumer’s plans to call for Julia Pierson’s resignation were spoiled when she beat him to the punch.

What Gets You Tossed by Obama, the Julia Pierson Edition

The White House had “confidence” in Julia Pierson. Just like it had “confidence” in Eric Shinseki. And Kathleen Sebelius. The other thing they’ve got in common? They’re all history.

Bill Clinton Appears in Kentucky Senate Race Ad

Former President Bill Clinton stars in a new ad for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Vote For Your Favorite Eric Holder Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns (Updated) (Video)

Updated 3:44 p.m. | Julia Pierson has resigned as director of the Secret Service amid a firestorm over lapses in presidential security that had lawmakers lining up to call for her to go.

New Kansas Senate Race Poll Shows Roberts Trailing

Independent businessman Greg Orman led Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., by 5 points in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday.

Hi-Ya, Jim McDermott!

Glad to see Rep. Jim McDermott is all warmed up for the new Bruce Lee exhibit coming soon to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle.

Democratic Super PAC Cuts More Ad Time in House Races

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that aids House Democrats, has recently canceled around $1 million in ad reservations in races throughout the Midwest and Northeast.

Boehner Slams 'Incompetence' at Secret Service, Wants Review

Speaker John A. Boehner slammed the Secret Service Wednesday for “a culture of complacency and incompetence,” backed an independent review and implied new leadership might be needed.

Pelosi Says Debate, Vote Should Be Held on Military Authorization (Video)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated her enthusiasm at a Wednesday morning news conference for Congress to debate and ultimately vote on an Authorization for Use of Military Force to further combat the Islamic State terrorist group.

Could a Four-Second Mistake Cost a Candidate Thousands of Dollars?

A disclaimer may seem like a rote few seconds in a campaign ad, but failing to follow the specific guidelines could have costly consequences for a candidate.

How to Approve That Political Message (Video)

“I approved this message.”

Pelosi Calls for 'Independent Investigation' Into Secret Service Lapses (Video)

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short on Wednesday of demanding Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resign, but called for an “independent investigation” into the disturbing protocol breaches within the agency that she said were “inexcusable.”

Must. Stop. Ebola. Memes.

Now that the African-born Ebola outbreak has officially wormed its way onto U.S. soil, we must to band together to halt Internet pranksters from infecting our every social media stream with politicized takes on the deadly disease.

Montel Williams Urges Obama to 'Make the Call!' on Jailed Marine (Video)

President Barack Obama and Mexico each took a tongue-lashing from Republican House members at a rare mid-recess Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday on the case of a U.S. Marine imprisoned for six months in Mexico on questionable charges.

Asian Republicans Announce 2014 Endorsements

The Asian Republican Coalition announced Wednesday its support for five Republicans in the midterms, including two incumbents, two House hopefuls and a gubernatorial candidate.

Top New Jersey House Race a Dead Heat in Democratic Poll

The Democratic nominee in one of the party’s targeted House races in New Jersey is running even with her Republican opponent, according to an internal Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll obtained by CQ Roll Call.

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, at least when discussing the political future of her daughter Gwen. It’s only “when.”

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.

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