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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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.

National digest: Oct. 22, 2014

A roundup of news from across the nation.

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.

Kerry names former senator Gary Hart as Northern Ireland envoy

Kerry names former senator Gary Hart as Northern Ireland envoy

Kerry names former Sen. Gary Hart (D-Colo.), whose 1988 presidential campaign was derailed by an extramarital affair, as representative to Northern Ireland talks

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Biden clocks his Amtrak hours

Biden clocks his Amtrak hours

During a speech on commuter issues, Vice President Biden estimates that he has made roughly 8,000 round-trips on Amtrak.

The White House pushed its first
Web site into public view 20 years ago

The White House pushed its first <br>Web site into public view 20 years ago

The National Archives saved its clip art glory. Plus, there’s a message from Al Gore.

Ranking the media from liberal to conservative, based on their audiences

Ranking the media from liberal to conservative, based on their audiences

5 takeaways from the new study of Americans’ media habits.

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Bill Clinton's welcome message to the White House's first website

Bill Clinton's welcome message to the White House's first website

The White House launched its first website 20 years ago this week in 1994.

The 6 ways Oscar de la Renta brought some style to American politics

The 6 ways Oscar de la Renta brought some style to American politics

Remembering Oscar de la Renta and the first ladies he dressed.

The most expensive Senate race ever, in 2014 dollars? Probably Hillary Clinton’s.

The most expensive Senate race ever, in 2014 dollars? Probably Hillary Clinton’s.

Thanks to outside money, the race in North Carolina could top it.

Rand Paul says the darndest things. This time about black voters and the GOP.

Rand Paul says the darndest things. This time about black voters and the GOP.

Rand Paul’s reputation as being the most interesting man in politics is wearing thin.

Is EPA’s inspector general overstepping with review of fracking regs?

Is EPA’s inspector general overstepping with review of fracking regs?

The EPA inspector general rejected claims from GOP lawmakers that he is venturing too far into policy questions.

President Obama said what? Four theories to explain his latest ‘gaffe.’

President Obama said what? Four theories to explain his latest ‘gaffe.’

Inside “these are are all folks who vote with me.“

There really are two Americas. A urban one and a rural one.

There really are two Americas. A urban one and a rural one.

A look at the county-by-county shift in political leanings.

Santa Barbara fracking ban proposal draws millions in spending

Santa Barbara fracking ban proposal draws millions in spending

Energy producers have spent more on one tiny county than most statewide ballot initiatives will attract.

The regions with the best economic prospects for 2015, according to S&P

The regions with the best economic prospects for 2015, according to S&P

A new report offers predictions for this year and next.

Coalition confusion after Bulgaria’s election

Coalition confusion after Bulgaria’s election

Highly fragmented party system, amplified by personality conflicts, make it very difficult for Bulgaria to form its next government following the Oct. 5, 2014, elections.

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Campaign 2014: Mark Warner 'Never'

Campaign 2014: Mark Warner 'Never'

This ad from Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) attacks the lobbying career of his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie.

Same-sex couples can now get married in the five most Mormon states

Same-sex couples can now get married in the five most Mormon states

In a 16-day period, same-sex marriage became legal throughout the “Book of Mormon Belt.“

Governors to watch for 2016 and beyond: What the polls tell us

Governors to watch for 2016 and beyond: What the polls tell us

The most credible candidates for national office? Governors whose polling is exceeding expectations.

Congress stinks, say members of Congress

Congress stinks, say members of Congress

90 members of Congress agree on something.

Alabama House speaker indicted

Alabama House speaker indicted

Mike Hubbard, architect of the state GOP’s return to power, faces 23 counts.

Is the Election Lab forecast too confident in a GOP Senate majority?

For the wonks, here’s a deeper dive into the Election Lab model.

Conservatives hate the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

Conservatives hate the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

Right-leaning Americans rely on Fox News and pundits like Rush Limbaugh, a study finds.

First-class travel claims earns 4 Pinocchios

First-class travel claims earns 4 Pinocchios

A GOP super PAC relaunches a false attack concerning congressional perks debunked months ago.

VA’s worker-morale numbers are in, and they’re bad

VA’s worker-satisfaction numbers dropped in 76 out of 84 measures as the agency’s record-keeping scandal was unfolding, according to a survey.