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All seven House members and both senators are floating toward Nov. 4 free and easy, running unopposed or facing absurdly underfunded, almost completely unknown challengers.
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Former Obama staffers sign up as political consultants — one for Conservatives, the other for Labor.
Martha Bellisle and Nigel Duara
The teacher confronted the shooter in the school’s cafeteria.
Wardens at the national park on the West Coast are trying to reduce humans’ encounters with the animals.
He joined fellow Supreme Court justices and alumni Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor Saturday.
Afraid of missteps, politicians are following Al Franken and turning boredom into a campaign virtue.
The Kentucky Senate candidate makes another highly questionable assertion as well.
If Republicans can’t win the statewide races this year when national conditions favor the GOP, they could have an even more difficult time in 2016.
Party leaders see an opening to actively court black voters who have rebuffed previous efforts.
Nurses put themselves at risk by caring for Ebola patients -- now they want support from Congress for mandated protocols.
A survey of the federal workforce shows dissatisfaction with senior leadership, discontent overall.
Deadly incident occurred in a high school cafeteria in the Seattle area.
Best hair, Supreme Court haiku and the latest from the campaign trail.
A dangerous scenario looms ahead in Libya with an ongoing, multi-faceted struggle that is only partially understood.
The GOP has actually been in the ballgame for each of the last four major statewide campaigns.
Good for candidates. Bad for democracy.
An inspector general is questioning a $3.6 million contract for TV trucks to cover Afghan sports, including horseback goat-hauling matches and cricket.
Take Tom Coburn’s “Wastebook” with a grain of salt.
Forget polls. There is only one way to learn which electoral contest understands your soul.
A primer for the next 11 days.
Jesse Richman and David Earnest
New research finds that non-citizens do vote, and this may swing some midterm races.
It’s kind of his thing.
More than $1.5 million has been spent on a measure to give Sacramento’s mayor more authority.
Keith Jaasma, who created Supreme Court Haiku, picked the following poems as his favorites.
The experiment by the Susan B. Anthony List is being tried in the tight Iowa Senate race.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee released this ad, which slams U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), for his "failed record."
Shana Gadarian and Bethany Albertson
Ebola is frightening Americans. We know from past research that when Americans are worried about infectious diseases, they trust medical experts more, and are more likely to temporarily give up civil liberties.
“[W]e are dismayed to learn that senior leaders of the VA are still not being held accountable for their grievous misconduct,” wrote McCain and Flake.
Do botched executions change how people feel about executions? No, not really.
Francisco Cantú and Marco Morales
Polls in the first round systematically overestimated support for Roussef and underestimated support for Neves, but there is interesting variation across polls.
A government survey found that morale plummeted a year after the shutdown and furloughs.
A look at demographic details from a series of recent polls.
The California governor is cruising to a fourth term. He’s so far ahead he won’t be advertising on his own behalf.
Finance is a top skill in New York City, while it’s mining in Las Vegas, and SEO marketing in Provo, Utah.
Midterm turnout drops off among young people, blacks and unmarried women.
Chris Cillizza, Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
The Senate’s massive playing field.
Only about one third of judicial campaign TV ads this year came from the candidates themselves.
Nevada promotes college savings more than any other state. Studies suggest that makes kids much more likely to go to college.
Recent history shows the GOP dominates such runoffs.
Quick shifts in a volatile metric.
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