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Poll: Wide Divide Over Allowing Muslim Refugees Into the U.S.

A new poll shows six in 10 Americans don’t want the U.S. to allow Muslim refugees from Syria into the country but are more inviting to Christian refugees.

Kentucky Governor Restores Thousands of Ex-Felons' Right to Vote

As Kentucky Gov. Steven L. Beshear, a Democrat, prepares to leave office, he is attempting to leave his mark on an issue that has made his state an outlier.

Should Vitter's Loss Worry Scandal-Plagued Lawmakers?

David Vitter thought he was a survivor.

Leading Democrat Drops Campaign For Patrick Murphy's House Seat

Melissa McKinlay, the Democrat who was viewed as the party’s front-runner in the highly contested race to replace Rep. Patrick Murphy, said Monday she will end her six-month-old campaign.

Kentucky Sports Radio Host Decides Against a Campaign for Congress

In Kentucky Sports Radio Host Matt Jones, Democrats in Washington thought they might have found it all in a possible candidate to run in Kentucky’s 6th District: A moderate who was not ashamed to admit he voted for President Barack Obama; a well-educated lawyer who knows how to speak to the district’s working-class voters; and a man who has spent years building his name identification by hosting one of the top sports talk shows in a state that loves its sports.

Two Lawmakers Say Campaigns for Vitter's Seat Are Coming Soon

Updated: 5 p.m. | Two days after Republican Sen. David Vitter’s defeat in the Louisiana governor’s race and his announcement that he would not seek re-election, two Republicans said they were readying campaigns for the seat next year.

Syrian Activist Warns 'Disgusting Ideas' About Refugees Will Backfire

Kassem Eid, a Syrian opposition activist, has Washington’s ear.

After Vitter's Loss, Louisiana Republicans Eye His Senate Seat

Even before Republican Sen. David Vitter’s announcement that he would not seek re-election next fall after his loss in the Louisiana governor’s race Saturday night, a number of Pelican State Republicans were already looking at his seat.

Vitter Won't Seek Re-Election After Louisiana Governor's Loss

Republican Sen. David Vitter said he will not seek re-election next year after his stunning loss to Democrat John Bel Edwards in the Louisiana governor’s race.

GOP Hindu-American Political Arm Emerges for 2016 Elections

Indian-Americans make up one of the of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population and generally lean Democratic. But Shalabh ‘Shalli’ Kumar – a wealthy Chicago businessman who immigrated from India nearly 50 years ago – is hoping to change that.

Vitter's Future on the Line as Louisiana Votes for Governor

As Louisiana voted Saturday in the runoff election for governor, Sen. David Vitter flooded the three-parish New Orleans metro area with robocalls striking a contrite tone: “I humbly ask for your vote.”

Former Aides to Ron and Rand Paul Re-Indicted

A trio of former aides to former Rep. Rand Paul, R-Texas, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are not out of the woods yet on criminal charges related to Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.

NRCC Posts Strong October Fundraising After Boehner Steps Down

Despite initial concerns that former Speaker John A. Boehner’s departure would affect fundraising, the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $5.1 million in the first month after he announced his retirement.

Vulnerable House Democrats Side With GOP on Refugee Bill

Nearly every member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline Program for vulnerable members voted Thursday for a Republican bill that would add bureaucratic security checks for Syrians and Iraqis hoping to enter the U.S. as refugees.

Judge Tosses Artur Davis’ Suit Against Alabama Democrats

An Alabama judge has dismissed the suit former Rep. Artur Davis filed against the Yellowhammer State’s Democratic infrastructure, finding that party leaders are justified in keeping the Democrat-turned-Republican from rejoining the party.

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