Colorado race tests Hickenlooper’s leadership

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Democrats express frustrations — including that the race is a tossup — and the governor gets the message.

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Anti-abortion lobby pitches new group: Democratic women

The experiment by the Susan B. Anthony List is being tried in the tight Iowa Senate race.

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Campaign 2014: NRSC 'Extreme'

Campaign 2014: NRSC 'Extreme'

The National Republican Senatorial Committee released this ad, which slams U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), for his "failed record."

How Ebola panic could hurt civil liberties

How Ebola panic could hurt civil liberties

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.

McCain to new VA Secretary: Hurry up and fire people already

“[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.

Forecasting the Brazilian election

Forecasting the Brazilian election

Polls in the first round systematically overestimated support for Roussef and underestimated support for Neves, but there is interesting variation across polls.

In government-wide survey, feds’ faith in their senior leaders plummets

In government-wide survey, feds’ faith in their senior leaders plummets

A new survey of federal employees shows declining morale across government

How demographics can (basically) predict what will happen in November

How demographics can (basically) predict what will happen in November

A look at demographic details from a series of recent polls.

Jerry Brown spending more on initiatives than his own race

Jerry Brown spending more on initiatives than his own race

The California governor is cruising to a fourth term. He’s so far ahead he won’t be advertising on his own behalf.

The top skills people list on their LinkedIn profiles, mapped out by city

The top skills people list on their LinkedIn profiles, mapped out by city

Finance is a top skill in New York City, while it’s mining in Las Vegas, and SEO marketing in Provo, Utah.

The Democrats’ midterm turnout problem -- in 6 charts

The Democrats’ midterm turnout problem -- in 6 charts

Midterm turnout drops off among young people, blacks and unmarried women.

The top 13 Senate races of 2014

The top 13 Senate races of 2014

The Senate’s massive playing field.

Outside groups and political parties are driving judicial campaigning

Outside groups and political parties are driving judicial campaigning

Only about one third of judicial campaign TV ads this year came from the candidates themselves.

Nevada is the Best State in America

Nevada is the Best State in America

Nevada promotes college savings more than any other state. Studies suggest that makes kids much more likely to go to college.

Michelle Nunn has the momentum, but Georgia’s runoff system is not her friend

Michelle Nunn has the momentum, but Georgia’s runoff system is not her friend

Recent history shows the GOP dominates such runoffs.

Democrats rebound in early vote count

Democrats rebound in early vote count

Quick shifts in a volatile metric.

The evolution of Islamism since the Arab uprisings

The evolution of Islamism since the Arab uprisings

Islamist movements have evolved dramatically due to a several key trends that have defined and redefined their experience in the new Arab political (dis)order.

Sex Pistols, ‘Sub-Mission’: The Week in One Song

Sex Pistols, ‘Sub-Mission’: The Week in One Song

The hunt for a mystery sub in the Baltic.

Campaign signs and crime reports -- 12 times they crossed paths in 2014

Campaign signs and crime reports -- 12 times they crossed paths in 2014

You know the election is almost here when campaign signs begin to disappear.

Sen. Merkley: ‘I lean in favor of’ legalizing marijuana in Oregon

Sen. Merkley: ‘I lean in favor of’ legalizing marijuana in Oregon

While both sides make good points, the state’s junior senator said he leans toward legalization.

DHS morale problem? What DHS morale problem?

DHS morale problem? What DHS morale problem?

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson elicited loud cheers when he asked distinguished DHS employees about worker morale at the agency.

Has Wendy Davis been good for Democrats in Texas?

Her candidacy has been a disappointment, but Democrats hope she has paved a path for the future.

Can federal managers turn around employees’ mistrust? Here’s one view

Can federal managers turn around employees’ mistrust? Here’s one view

Federal workers give low marks to agency leadership in new survey, which should set off alarms at agencies

Nurses need gear to care for Ebola patients

Nurses need gear to care for Ebola patients

Nurses put themselves at risk by caring for Ebola patients -- now they want support from Congress for mandated protocols.

Four ways the 2014 election is like 2010. And four ways it’s not.

Four ways the 2014 election is like 2010. And four ways it’s not.

By some measures, we’re in for another big GOP year, ala 2010. But some indicators lag.

Grocery deliveries greenlighted for struggling Postal Service

The two-year trial run will take place in San Franciso and builds on earlier tests in the area with Amazon.com.

Want to feel better about Ebola? This (massive) chart should do the trick.

Want to feel better about Ebola? This (massive) chart should do the trick.

Can you find the three infected people out of 310 million? (No.)

Little imagination running with the PACs

Little imagination running with the PACs

Attention, PACs: Your names are lame. (Except for Tu PAC one.)

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House candidate Foust on federal workplace issues

House candidate Foust on federal workplace issues

This is the second article on Northern Virginia congressional candidates’ positions on the federal workplace.

Digest: Ex-Blackwater chiefcites trial ‘politics’

Digest: Ex-Blackwater chiefcites trial ‘politics’

Ex-Blackwater chief said that the conviction of four of his former employees for their roles in the 2007 fatal shooting of 14 unarmed Iraqis was unexpected.

In ads, GOP suddenly criticizing idea of trimming Social Security benefits

In ads, GOP suddenly criticizing idea of trimming Social Security benefits

Drawing charges of hypocrisy, GOP groups are attacking Democrats who supported conservative ideas.

What do you care about in the midterms?

What do you care about in the midterms?

Tell us at #mymidtermfix on Twitter.

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

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

Donors, sleepers and silly subject lines.

Sarah Palin endorses independent in Alaska

Sarah Palin endorses independent in Alaska

Palin has feuded with Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. Now she wants him out.

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Campaign 2014: Jeff McCormick for Governor 'Mandela'

Campaign 2014: Jeff McCormick for Governor 'Mandela'

This ad released by Jeff McCormick for Governor uses video footage of Nelson Mandela and a narrator who sounds like Morgan Freeman to promote the independent candidate for Massachusetts.

Dogs were key in stopping White House intruder

Dogs were key in stopping White House intruder

The latest suspect’s rapid capture posed a marked contrast to the Secret Service’s handling of a similar incident in Sept.

A surprise boost to Lewinsky’s side of the story in the 1998 Clinton inquiry

A surprise boost to Lewinsky’s side of the story in the 1998 Clinton inquiry

Prosecutors threatened her with criminal charges if she didn’t wear a wire against Clinton, according to a report believed to be under a court-ordered seal and recently obtained by The Post.

Are Democrats losing their edge among women?

Are Democrats losing their edge among women?

Republicans have drawn even among women in polling.

Is an old boys’ club always sexist?

Is an old boys’ club always sexist?

If there are enough boys, then probably yes. The lesson: group context - and not just leaning in or changing men’s attitudes - matters for empowering women politically.

House hopeful John Foust on federal workplace issues

House hopeful John Foust on federal workplace issues

House candidate John Foust discusses federal employee issues.