Democrats now have a 51 percent chance of holding the Senate

Democrats now have a 51 percent chance of holding the Senate

Could an upset be brewing?

Rand Paul talks a lot -- probably too much for his own good

Rand Paul talks a lot -- probably too much for his own good

The potential 2016er says he wants to repeal all executive orders. Except kind of not really.

Attention Biden alumni! Scheduled reunion Tuesday postponed. Joe’s in. . . Iowa.

Attention Biden alumni! Scheduled reunion Tuesday postponed. Joe’s in. . . Iowa.

First Joe Biden had a conference call with former staff. Then a reunion was scheduled (but postponed) for Tuesday. Now he’s headed to Iowa. So not running?

Eric Holder’s accomplishing a major goal soon, so does that mean he’s moving on?

Eric Holder’s accomplishing a major goal soon, so does that mean he’s moving on?

As Eric Holder completes his goal of visiting every U.S. attorney in the country, is he preparing to go?

People are united on the Islamic State. Enjoy it while it lasts (because it won’t).

People are united on the Islamic State. Enjoy it while it lasts (because it won’t).

A polarized American public is just beneath the surface.

Attack ads claim education cuts

Attack ads claim education cuts

Thom Tillis (R) is being hammered for $500 million in education cuts, but that number is being taken out of context.

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In the Loop: Remember that Obamacare thing?

In the Loop: Remember that Obamacare thing?

The fight over the health-care law just isn’t what it used to be.

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Misreading Kissinger

Misreading Kissinger

A review of his latest book sees only appeasement on Israel where something deeper may actually lie.

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What is Hillary Clinton’s vision?

What is Hillary Clinton’s vision?

If she runs, she needs to tell us how and why she is proposing to lead.

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Behind the curve on Ebola

Behind the curve on Ebola

The Ebola outbreak is a stress test for future emergencies, and it has revealed weaknesses.

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D.C.’s war on motorists

D.C.’s war on motorists

The District is on the cutting edge of efforts nationwide to squeeze more revenue out of the public.

Security clearance process: work in progress

Security clearance process: work in progress

One year after Navy Yard shootings, much work remains on security clearance reform.

Debo Adegbile, whose nomination for civil rights post was blocked in Senate, joins private law firm

Debo Adegbile, whose nomination for civil rights post was blocked in Senate, joins private law firm

Obama nominee for Justice Department civil rights division was blocked because of his work on appeal for Philadelphia police killer.

The wait times to vote in Florida are horrendous

The wait times to vote in Florida are horrendous

A Brennan Center study shows these shortfalls disproportionately impact minorities.

The 12 most competitive Senate races in the country

The 12 most competitive Senate races in the country

Republicans should feel good but not great about their chances of retaking Senate control in November.

Hope fades for Obama nominees seeking Senate approval

Hope fades for Obama nominees seeking Senate approval

Time is running out for some 150 Obama nominees waiting for Senate confirmation this year.

Obama’s crisis of (foreign policy) confidence

Obama’s crisis of (foreign policy) confidence

People like what Obama is doing, but they have very little confidence that it will work.

Obama’s claim on job growth

Obama’s claim on job growth

The president says “our businesses are in the longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our history.” He’s right.

How states have gamed Medicaid for hundreds of millions of dollars

How states have gamed Medicaid for hundreds of millions of dollars

The Health and Human Services inspector general listed the problem among 25 key issues the agency needs to address.

The best photo of the Clintons from the Harkin Steak Fry

The best photo of the Clintons from the Harkin Steak Fry

All Bubba, all the time.

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Work to improve security clearance process continues

Work to improve security clearance process continues

The government is trying to improve the security-clearance process, but much work remains.

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How to debate a war

How to debate a war

Delay an Islamic State vote until after the midterm elections.

Clinton rallies Democrats against ‘guardians of gridlock’

Clinton rallies Democrats against ‘guardians of gridlock’

In Iowa visit, Hillary Clinton jumps into partisan fray and warns Democrats of the consequences of complacency.

Ark. ad distorts story involving immigration vote

Ark. ad distorts story involving immigration vote

Tom Cotton’s campaign muddles truth about Mark Pryor’s record on Social Security and immigrants.

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Harkin, Bill Clinton and the changing Democratic Party

Harkin, Bill Clinton and the changing Democratic Party

Although he is about to retire from the Senate, the progressive Iowan still has a message for the party.

Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa for first time since 2008

Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa for first time since 2008

She arrives as formidable front-runner for 2016, but is trailed by criticisms about her 2008 loss.

Bill Maher announces he’s targeting Rep. John Kline. He picked the wrong guy.

Bill Maher announces he’s targeting Rep. John Kline. He picked the wrong guy.

Kline isn’t even a top Democratic target.