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Supreme Court Decision May Help North Carolina Republican

The Supreme Court decision to uphold North Carolina's voting law could be good news for Thom Tillis, the Republican challenger.

Voters Are Tuning Out the Midterms, Gallup Says

A new Gallup survey suggests that voters may turn out in lower numbers for the Nov. 4 midterm elections than they did for the last two midterms.

Obama and Paltrow: A Street Artist’s Conscious Coupling

A street art campaign has sprung up in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, an all-politics-is-local protest against a Democratic National Committee fundraiser featuring Mr. Obama at the home of the actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

First Draft Focus: It’s on Me, Senator

The Vice President grabbed an ice cream cone with Senator Jeff Merkley in Oregon yesterday.

The Latest From The Upshot

Our colleagues at The Upshot are up with two new pieces this morning that give fresh insight into next month's midterm elections.

Today in Politics

With four weeks to go, the election has taken a dark turn as conservatives use warnings about Islamic State militants, the Ebola virus and terrorist acts to send a message: The world is a scary place, and the Democrats can't protect you.

Obama Takes His Fiscal Message on the Road

The president visits the Los Angeles area on Thursday to talk up his economic plan with young voters.

Democrats Set Sights on South Dakota

South Dakota's Senate race was largely considered a lost cause for Democrats, but recent polling has made the party reconsider investing in the race.

Giffords Speaks Up for Her Successor

Former Representative Gabby Giffords makes a commercial for the man who succeeded her in Congress.

Verbatim: Spanx and the First Lady

Michelle Obama confessed on Wednesday that she, too, wears Spanx — the undergarment known for shaping with discretion — at a White House event for fashion students.

ISIS Fighters Crossing the Texas Border? No, the Feds Say

The Department of Homeland Security shot down a California congressman's claim that Islamic State fighters were apprehended in Texas, saying the statement was "categorically false" and "not supported by any credible intelligence."

Not to Repeat Myself, but I Am Not a Liberal Democrat

Greg Orman, the independent candidate challenging Republican Senator Pat Roberts for his seat in Kansas did his best to keep his distance from Democrats and President Obama in a debate on Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia Lawmakers Must Go Back to the Drawing Board

Lawmakers in Virginia will have to scramble to come up with new Congressional districts after three federal judges ruled that the state's 3rd district was drawn in violation of the Constitution.

Looking Out for No. 1: Scathing Portrait of a Georgia Candidate

A close reading of a bankruptcy court document that surfaced last week has roiled the Georgia race and put Republican David Perdue on the defensive over his record of outsourcing jobs.

Persistent Disparities Between the Leaders and the Led

Ronald Reagan once said that "a state is nothing more than a reflection of its citizens," but new demographic research shows that these days that is hardly the case, if it ever was.

The Incredible Shrinking Budget Deficit

Four years after an exploding budget deficit helped fuel a Tea Party electoral sweep, the federal government’s tide of red ink has receded – not only as an election issue but also as an economic problem.

Lunchtime Laughs: Taiwan? Thailand? Who Knows?

The Colbert Report visits Representative Tammy Duckworth's office to "better know" her district.

From The Upshot: Roberts in Trouble

The latest from Leo, the Upshot's senate model, shows Senator Pat Roberts in trouble.

Verbatim: Running for Something

Former President Bill Clinton, speaking at a mayor's event in Little Rock, Ark., hints at a Hillary run for president.

First Draft Focus: Eclipsed

Flags on the grounds of the Washington Monument framed the moon during a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday morning.

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