Poll: GOP All but Certain to Hold Georgia, Iowa Senate Seats
Race in North Carolina between Burr and Ross remains tight

Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, still faces a tough race against Democrat Deborah Ross (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows the Senate races in Georgia and Iowa all but decided, while North Carolina’s is too close to call.

A survey of early voting showed in Georgia showed challenger Jim Barksdale ahead by 1 point among voters who cast early ballots, but incumbent Sen. Johnny Isakson held a commanding 54 percent-40 percent lead.

FBI to Re-Open Clinton Email Investigation
FBI earlier decided not to pursue the case

FBI Director James Comey informed House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz the FBI would reopen the Hillary Clinton email case after discovering more documents. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will reopen its case on Hillary Clinton's emails after the discovery of emails relating to the investigation.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who serves as chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, said FBI Director James Comey informed him of the development.

Maybe Gary Johnson Can Get Married Now
Libertarian presidential candidate has been engaged since 2009

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, shown campaigning in Utah in August, is too busy traveling to get married, his fiancee has said. (George Frey/Getty Images file photo)

As his presidential campaign flounders, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson will have more time to not marry his fiancee of seven years. 

After entering the race as a popular third-party alternative to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Johnson’s campaign has been plagued by missteps. His most recent came in an interview with The Guardian when he got into a shouting match with a reporter.

Sources: White House Angling for ‘Clean‘ Renewal of Iran Sanctions
Administration has stopped short of veto threat as House vote looms

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, takes a seat across from Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in January in Vienna, before a meeting about the implementation of a deal focused on Iran’s nuclear program. (State Department Photo via Flickr)

The House is planning to vote to renew expiring sanctions on Iran without adding provisions the White House likely would find objectionable, and sources say President Barack Obama likely would let such a “clean” bill become law.

At issue is the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, which targets the nation's energy sector  and is due to expire Dec. 31. The White House says the president and Treasury Department already possess the sanctions-issuing authorities that the law grants. But Obama likely would not veto a “clean” renewal because administration officials have concluded it would not violate the terms of the nuclear deal the U.S. and other world powers brokered with Tehran, according to a source with knowledge of the White House’s deliberations.

Murphy Gets a Cash Boost in Florida Senate Race
New contributions from Republican billionaire and Democratic super PAC

National Democrats a few weeks ago appeared to be throwing in the towel on Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy's Senate race against Sen. Marco Rubio. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy is getting a cash boost from donors and a Democratic super PAC as his campaign shows signs of life in his Senate race against Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio.

Mike Fernandez, a Republican donor based in Miami, announced he would give $100,000 to a super PAC supporting Murphy, citing Murphy's support for ending the U.S. embargo against Cuba. 

Senate Democratic Super PAC Spends Big on Feingold in Wisconsin
Move emblematic of struggle to close out races party long thought it would win

Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold has long been the favorite to reclaim his Senate seat from Ron Johnson. (Courtesy Russ Feingold Facebook page)

A Democratic super PAC is making a surprise major investment in the Wisconsin Senate race in the election’s final days, a sign that a race many Democrats had long considered a sure victory has become unexpectedly tight. 

Senate Majority PAC plans to spend $2 million on behalf of Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold, who faces incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. The ads will run on broadcast and cable TV. 

Sanchez Appeals to Republicans in California Senate Race
Trailing Kamala Harris by double digits in polls, Sanchez launches new ad

California Rep. Loretta Sanchez, left, is trying to hit fellow Democrat Kamala Harris from both the left and the right in their race for Barbara Boxer‘s Senate seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez is appealing to Republicans as she tries to overcome opponent Kamala Harris’ huge lead in their race for the Senate.

Sanchez has released a new ad that highlights her record on small business and national security, and talks about living and working her whole life in Southern California. However, the ad also says that she voted against the Iraq War and the Wall Street bailout during the 2008 financial crisis.

Poll: Warren Would Crush Schilling if He Ran for Senate
Ex-Red Sox pitcher has been criticized for anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT comments

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and ex-ESPN analyst Curt Schilling started an online talk show on Breitbart News this week. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images file photo)

A new poll shows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren would comfortably beat former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling if he ran against her in 2018.

Schilling has indicated previously that he wants to challenge the freshman Democrat, but said last week that he needed to talk to his wife about it first. There have been no updates about that conversation since.

Kirk’s Latest Controversy Follows Other Questionable Comments
GOP senator made sarcastic remark about Duckworth’s ethnic heritage during Illinois debate

Critics pounced quickly on remarks Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., made Thursday about Democratic challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In just this election cycle alone, Mark S. Kirk has called Sen. Lindsey Graham a “bro with no ho,” suggested people drive faster through African-American neighborhoods, and said that Americans killed in a terrorist attack “should be laid at the feet of the Democratic caucus.”

And yet, on Thursday night, the Republican senator from Illinois made his most notorious comment yet.

Republicans Split on Supreme Court Strategy in Lame Duck
Sen. Flake vows hearings, vote for Merrick Garland if Hillary Clinton wins

Republicans have been blocking Merrick Garland’s nomination for 225 days. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said Thursday that he would work to advance the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland this year if Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House.

Flake’s comments come less than two weeks ahead of an election that is expected to shape the ideological balance of the Supreme Court, possibly for decades. And they foreshadow a growing divide among Senate Republicans about what to do with Garland’s long-languishing nomination when Congress returns Nov. 14 for the lame-duck session.

White House Blasts GOP Over Calls to Block Clinton Supreme Court Picks
Sen. Ted Cruz contends court has operated with fewer justices in past

Arizona Sen. John McCain (left) and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have spoken of the possibility of blocking Hillary Clinton's potential Supreme Court nominees if she becomes president. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The White House on Thursday slammed three Senate Republicans for saying their party should refuse to take up any Supreme Court nominees submitted by Hillary Clinton if she becomes president.

At various points during the 2016 campaign, GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and John McCain of Arizona have made such declarations.

Voting Rights Groups Brace for Election Day ‘Chaos‘
Reports of disenfranchisement already cropping up during early voting

Voting rights advocates are preparing for the first presidential election since 1964 without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Voting rights advocates are preparing for a “perfect storm of chaos” on Election Day — and not just because a hurricane has already affected registrations in some key battleground states.

Reports of voter disenfranchisement have already cropped up during early voting, the advocates say. Some Texas election officials are implementing a voter ID law that a federal appeals court struck down as discriminatory. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he fears the election will be rigged and urged voters to “go out and watch the polls,” prompting fears of voter intimidation among minorities, particularly.

Chaffetz Sixth Member to Reverse Course and Back Trump
His seat's safe, but Utah has become an unlikely White House battleground

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he won't defend or endorse Republican presidential candidate, but he will vote for him. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of unexpected-presidential-battleground Utah has become the sixth Republican member of Congress to reverse his repudiation of Donald Trump.

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Wednesday he would vote for the GOP presidential nominee because he’s slightly preferable to the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Trump Asks ‘What is going on’ with Texas Vote Flipping
Complaints over voting machines have surfaced in several states

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is concerned about the reliability of voting machines in certain Texas counties. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stirred the vote-flipping pot on Thursday, claiming on Twitter that he was getting “a lot of call-ins” about irregularities in Texas.

A handful of voters in at least three counties in Texas reported selecting the GOP ticket of Trump and running mate Mike Pence but then the Hillary Clinton-Tim Kaine Democratic ticket would show up instead, NPR reported.

Flake Gets 2018 Primary Challenge
Kelli Ward recently ran an unsuccessful campaign against John McCain

Former state Sen. Kelli Ward said she’s going to “take on the establishment once again” in Arizona. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The 2016 elections aren’t over, but Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is already facing a primary challenge in 2018 from former state Sen. Kelli Ward. 

Ward announced Wednesday on her radio show “The Kelli Ward Connection” that she will take on the Republican senator, who has been a consistent critic of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.