McConnell: Obama should seek congressional authorization for action to stop Islamic State

But notes that Obama has broad congressional support for military action.


GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

(J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

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The odds of Republicans winning the Senate are growing

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House Speaker Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)?

Scott Brown makes Islamic State the issue in New Hampshire

The terrorist group as campaign issue.

Eric Holder and a brief history of Cabinet tenures

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These five races will decide control of the Senate

(Jaime Green / AP)

THE FIX | Both sides say these contests are very competitive and likely to see the heaviest spending.