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A nasty political tactic

A nasty political tactic

The actions of a Democratic district attorney are taking a toll on the belief in government’s legitimacy.

With Martha Coakley, deep-blue Massachusetts continues to be a headache for Democrats

With Martha Coakley, deep-blue Massachusetts continues to be a headache for Democrats

The GOP has actually been in the ballgame for each of the last four major statewide campaigns.

Joni Ernst skipped an editorial board meeting. That was probably smart.

Joni Ernst skipped an editorial board meeting. That was probably smart.

Good for candidates. Bad for democracy.

U.S. paying $3.6 million to upgrade TV sports coverage in Afghanistan

U.S. paying $3.6 million to upgrade TV sports coverage in Afghanistan

An inspector general is questioning a $3.6 million contract for TV trucks to cover Afghan sports, including horseback goat-hauling matches and cricket.

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.

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.

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A quixotic candidacy in South Dakota

A quixotic candidacy in South Dakota

Independent Larry Pressler shakes up a Senate race that was supposed to be easy for Republicans.

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.

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.

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.

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America is still in denial about Ebola

America is still in denial about Ebola

The notion that the disease is under control is dangerous. Instead, we must prepare for the worst.

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Barack Obama, bewildered bystander

Barack Obama, bewildered bystander

The president’s determined detachment conveys the feeling that nobody’s home.

What do you care about in the midterms?

What do you care about in the midterms?

Tell us at #mymidtermfix on Twitter.

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The Islamic State fight is starting to look like a ‘dumb’ war

The Islamic State fight is starting to look like a ‘dumb’ war

Americans have a right to be concerned about the whole enterprise.

House hopeful John Foust on federal workplace issues

House hopeful John Foust on federal workplace issues

House candidate John Foust discusses federal employee issues.

‘Morgan Freeman’ endorses a ‘viable candidate’ in Massachusetts (Video)

‘Morgan Freeman’ endorses a ‘viable candidate’ in Massachusetts (Video)

The most brazen -- and perhaps dumbest -- campaign ad of the year.

Kentucky now has the most interesting Senate race in the country

Kentucky now has the most interesting Senate race in the country

The two sides have a deep disagreement about where this one is headed.

In North Carolina’s Senate race, a negative ad ran on average once a minute -- for SEVEN days

In North Carolina’s Senate race, a negative ad ran on average once a minute -- for SEVEN days

That’s 10 ads for every commercial break, statewide.

Colorado governor’s race tests Hickenlooper’s leadership

Colorado governor’s race tests Hickenlooper’s leadership

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

WATCH | Jimmy Kimmel uses Coburn’s ‘Wastebook’ for ‘Expenditure or Stoner?’ quiz

WATCH | Jimmy Kimmel uses Coburn’s ‘Wastebook’ for ‘Expenditure or Stoner?’ quiz

Can you guess whether these zany-sounding projects were real government expenditures or stoner ideas?

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns is retiring. Really, he is.

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns is retiring. Really, he is.

Veteran career diplomat and deputy secretary of State Bill Burns is retiring after 32 years.

Alison Lundergan Grimes is the buzziest candidate on Facebook. But the GOP is better ‘like’-d.

Alison Lundergan Grimes is the buzziest candidate on Facebook. But the GOP is better ‘like’-d.

GOP candidates have about three times as many “likes.“

Can the nation’s oldest veterans groups attract younger veterans?

Can the nation’s oldest veterans groups attract younger veterans?

The American Legion and VFW fight back after a Washington Times article cast doubt on whether they can attract post-9/11 veterans.

9 percent of likely 2014 voters are ‘enthusiastic’ about President Obama

9 percent of likely 2014 voters are ‘enthusiastic’ about President Obama

Understanding the lack of a pro-Obama vote.

Alison Grimes doubles down
on a 4-Pinocchio claim

Alison Grimes doubles down <br> on a 4-Pinocchio claim

She puts her credibility on the line by uttering the claims herself.

‘What’s this?’

‘What’s this?’

With Ben Bradlee as your boss, you didn’t want to miss a scoop.

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IBM’s big blues

IBM’s big blues

A faulty strategy proves disastrous for the corporate icon.