For Walker, 2014 race may decide 2016 future

Gov. Scott Walker mingles with veterans after giving a speech in Milwaukee on Sept. 24.

Among the class of Republican presidential hopefuls, the Wisconsin governor is the only one who faces a critical test on Nov. 4, and he’s far more worried than he was in previous contests.

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Georgia Democrats send out mailer asking residents to vote to “prevent another Ferguson“

Georgia Democrats send out mailer asking residents to vote to “prevent another Ferguson“

“If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change,” the mailer reads.

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Campaign 2014: NRSC 'Million'

Campaign 2014: NRSC 'Million'

This NRSC ad attacks U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) for raising taxes.

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Campaign 2014: NRSC 'Matters'

Campaign 2014: NRSC 'Matters'

In this ad, the NRSC calls Democrat Michelle Nunn, running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, "Obama's Senator".

Chris Christie needs to update his stereotypes about the minimum wage

Chris Christie needs to update his stereotypes about the minimum wage

Minimum wage earners are largely women over the age of 25.

Medical marijuana licenses don’t protect you from getting a DUI, court rules

Medical marijuana licenses don’t protect you from getting a DUI, court rules

A case involving an Arizona man who had traces of marijuana in his system was decided Tuesday.

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Campaign 2014: NRSC 'Didn't Know'

Campaign 2014: NRSC 'Didn't Know'

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is slammed for voting with Obama in this ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

5 ads that tell you how much Republicans believe this election is all about Barack Obama

5 ads that tell you how much Republicans believe this election is all about Barack Obama

It’s all Obama, all the time now for GOPers.

New data offers an inside look at labor trafficking in the U.S.

New data offers an inside look at labor trafficking in the U.S.

A new study takes a deep look into the underground world of forced labor.

How much each state’s governor gets paid

How much each state’s governor gets paid

Salaries range from $70,000 to more than $185,000.

Tunisia’s economic status quo

Tunisia’s economic status quo

Tunisia’s economic problems are not the result of the insecurity after the 2011 revolution. Rather, they can be attributed to policies from the same patronage-based system present under Ben Ali.

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Campaign 2014: Joni Ernst 'Lot'

Campaign 2014: Joni Ernst 'Lot'

U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), who is running against Rep. Bruce Braley (D), compares Washington to a hog lot in this ad.

Federal retirees to get 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment

Inflation adjustment due in January would outstrip pay raise for active employees once again.

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Campaign 2014: Mark Warner 'Exactly'

Campaign 2014: Mark Warner 'Exactly'

This ad from U.S. Senate candidate for Virginia, Mark Warner (D), slams his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie, for making a "false" attack ad.

Big PAC spending fuels negative politics nationwide

Big PAC spending fuels negative politics nationwide

Candidates in tight races are overwhelmed by the record sums spent by independent groups.

Rick Scott’s debate face, in 1 GIF

Rick Scott’s debate face, in 1 GIF

A surreal moment from Tuesday’s debate.

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Campaign 2014: Bobby McKenzie 'One Story'

Campaign 2014: Bobby McKenzie 'One Story'

This ad from Bobby McKenzie, the Democratic congressional candidate in Michigan's 11th district, calls his Republican opponent, David Trott, a "foreclosure king".

Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

Frequent use of putting federal employees on paid leave to discipline those accused of breaking the rules has assumed the top spot in a new survey of “wasteful” government practices.

People don’t like Mitch McConnell. That’s why Alison Lundergan Grimes still has a shot.

People don’t like Mitch McConnell. That’s why Alison Lundergan Grimes still has a shot.

Why McConnell is still vulnerable -- in one number.

Did Gillespie dance with a dictator?

Did Gillespie dance with a dictator?

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) attacked GOP challenger Ed Gillespie for dealing with a dictator. Do the charges add up?

Nine ways the government may have squandered your money

Nine ways the government may have squandered your money

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released his 2014 “Wastebook,” detailing how the government allegedly frittered away $25 billion.

Martha Coakley struggles again on campaign trail

Martha Coakley struggles again on campaign trail

The Massachusetts Democrat hoped to soar after a failed Senate bid, but is locked in a tight gubernatorial race.

Minority representation gaps, by the numbers

Minority representation gaps, by the numbers

New study lays bare Asian and Latino representation gap in state legislatures.

When things go wrong, Obama confides in external fixers

For top policy decisions, the president turns to the few he keeps close, at times excluding Cabinet officials.

12 great Ben Bradlee moments, as told in tweets

12 great Ben Bradlee moments, as told in tweets

Ben Bradlee’s memoir, one tweet at a time

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Election 2014: Congressional hopefuls on federal workers

House candidates for two open VA seats respond to questions related to the federal workplace.

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Campaign 2014: Freedom Partners Action Fund 'Mark Begich: A Vote for President Obama'

Campaign 2014: Freedom Partners Action Fund 'Mark Begich: A Vote for President Obama'

In its latest ad, Koch-backed Freedom Partners Action Fund try to tie Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) to President Obama.

Campaigner Obama: Help or hinderance for Democrats?

Campaigner Obama: Help or hinderance for Democrats?

President Obama has raised a lot of campaign cash for Democrats, but can he help them on the trail?

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Controversy over Ebola czar has a familiar ring

Controversy over Ebola czar has a familiar ring

The flap over Ron Klain’s qualifications mirrors a dispute from the Bush years.

7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

Super PACs, super PACs and 2016.

Can you find Mitch McConnell in this picture?

Can you find Mitch McConnell in this picture?

Mitch McConnell hits the coal road.

Pennsylvania governor signs victim’s rights law following Mumia Abu-Jamal commencement address

Pennsylvania governor signs victim’s rights law following Mumia Abu-Jamal commencement address

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed a new law that which will allow prosecutors and victims of a violent crime to sue the offender for “conduct which perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the victim.“

For Walker, 2014 race may decide 2016 future

For Walker, 2014 race may decide 2016 future

Among the class of Republican presidential hopefuls, the Wisconsin governor is the only one who faces a critical test on Nov. 4, and he’s far more worried than he was in previous contests.

Fogo de Chao wins meaty case in visa fight with Homeland Security

Fogo de Chao wins meaty case in visa fight with Homeland Security

The upscale Brazilian steakhouse sued after a DHS office denied a visa to a man who had worked as a specialized gaucho chef in Brazil.

Kissinger the constructivist

Kissinger the constructivist

Henry Kissinger is among the most important realists in the history of international relations theory, but in “World Order” he has outed himself as a constructivist.

Wait, is the Kentucky Senate race over or not?

Wait, is the Kentucky Senate race over or not?

A new poll suggests Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes are in a dead heat.

A tough time to be Obama – but the best of times for Hillary Clinton

A tough time to be Obama – but the best of times for Hillary Clinton

The presumed 2016 front-runner is among Democrats’ best assets to energize voters before midterms.

Democrats have an early vote problem

Democrats have an early vote problem

Big shifts in how Republicans are doing in early voting in Iowa and North Carolina.

Congress hopefuls answer federal worker concerns

Congress hopefuls answer federal worker concerns

Today, Federal Eye interviews Barbara Comstock, a GOP candidate for Congress in Northern Virginia.

New York agrees to major reforms to better provide public defense to the poor

New York agrees to major reforms to better provide public defense to the poor

The state settled in a seven-year-old lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union.