Perdue has slim lead over Kingston in Georgia Senate race

A miniscule margin separates the two in the hotly contested GOP runoff; Kingston got Chamber support.

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For VA nominee, it’s all hearts and flowers

For VA nominee, it’s all hearts and flowers

At Robert A. McDonald’s confirmation hearing, senators appeared as not wanting to scare him off.

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House takes punitive action against all IRS executives

The House wants to spread mass punishment for senior executives from the VA to the IRS.

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In the Loop: It takes an act of Congress to work in August

There’s a law against the legislative body to be working in August — really.

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Why it’s off the record

Why it’s off the record

Anonymous sources have a place in reporting — and the White House knows it.

Tennessee man accused of threatening Obama, others

Authorities say Jimmie Randall Johnson Jr., 45, said he would kill Romney and Ryan as well.

A viewer’s guide for tonight’s Senate runoff in Georgia

A viewer’s guide for tonight’s Senate runoff in Georgia

A county-by-county breakdown.

Bob Dole turns 91 today. He’s had a remarkable life.

Bob Dole turns 91 today. He’s had a remarkable life.

Dole is one of the titanic figures in politics.

Congress on working in August: It’s against the law!

Congress on working in August: It’s against the law!

Voters may get upset when Congress shuts down in August without passing important legislation, but there’s a law against it.

Think the Obamacare subsidies rulings will change the politics of the law? Think again.

Think the Obamacare subsidies rulings will change the politics of the law? Think again.

The political debate over Obamacare is over.

The 2014 Senate map is starting to take shape

The 2014 Senate map is starting to take shape

A Democratic poll shows Republicans leading by two points across the 12 most competitive states.

IRS seeks contractor to destroy hard drives -- properly

IRS seeks contractor to destroy hard drives -- properly

Lawmakers have questioned the IRS’s handling of old storage devices since the agency reported that it destroyed the hard drive of Lois Lerner.

Newt’s nasty debt problem

Newt’s nasty debt problem

Two years after the 2012 campaign, Gingrich has barely made a dent in his $5 million in campaign debt.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

Public cynicism about politicians and Washington and low primary turnouts point to unpredictable election year.

What Russia and Israel have in common

What Russia and Israel have in common

THE FIX | A poll shows that America’s top foe and top ally are more unpopular than they have been in decades.

Where is America housing the immigrant kids?

Where is America housing the immigrant kids?

From airport hangars and big box malls to military bases and a central processing center, here is how the administration plans to shelter the kids.

Biden versus Gates: Foreign policy smackdown

Both Vice President Biden and former Defense Secretary Gates score points when they list each other’s failures.

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In the Loop: What happened to the deficit talk?

In the Loop: What happened to the deficit talk?

It was such a big issue, but now all the chatter and media coverage appear to have disappeared.

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A lack of arms control

A lack of arms control

Giving powerful weapons to rebel forces is a recipe for disaster.

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Israel’s fight continues

Israel’s fight continues

Since 1948, the Jewish state has fought for its existence.

Vermont is the best covered state in the country. California is the worst.

There just aren’t enough reporters to cover big states anymore.

IG: $2.8 million Afghanistan produce facility sitting unused

IG: $2.8 million Afghanistan produce facility sitting unused

Report said the Defense Department didn’t identify a potential owner for the facility before constructing it. Afghan officials are still searching for one.

It’s virtually impossible to be a successful modern president

It’s virtually impossible to be a successful modern president

Just ask Barack Obama. Or George W. Bush.

Americans hate Congress. They will totally teach it a lesson by not voting.

Americans hate Congress. They will totally teach it a lesson by not voting.

Another big warning sign for Democratic turnout.

No NTSB chair for Ukraine crash probe

The Senate is expected to approve Michael Lawson as ambo to U.N. aviation agency, but they might want to approve new head of U.S. safety board as well.

One chart that shows Congress can actually get things done

One chart that shows Congress can actually get things done

Yes, it does occasionally happen.

Benghazi, and Hillary Clinton’s misunderstood record as secretary of state

Benghazi, and Hillary Clinton’s misunderstood record as secretary of state

A new poll suggests Clinton’s tenure isn’t the great success it has been billed as.

Six questions about the missing IRS emails, from IT experts

Six questions about the missing IRS emails, from IT experts

A group that runs the only worldwide certification program for IT asset managers posed six questions that federal investigators should ask.

In Russia, everybody loves Putin

In Russia, everybody loves Putin

The Russian president is more popular at home than any American politician could dream to be here.