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Put a Billion on It? Buffett’s Bet on 2016

Warren Buffett said he’d be willing to bet money that Hillary Clinton would run for and win the presidency in 2016.

A Diplomat With a Finger in His Collar

How would you like to take over as the United States ambassador to a close ally that your vice president just accused of effectively helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State? Just ask John Bass, the career Foreign Service officer who will be ceremonially sworn in Tuesday as the envoy to Turkey.

Small Group of Voters Will Determine Control of Senate

A relatively small subset of the United States is responsible for determining who will gain control of the Senate next month.

Turn Out for What? Exactly, Says Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote launches a new get out the vote campaign, #turnoutforwhat, featuring Lil John and Lena Dunham.

From the Magazine: School Lunch Politics

Our colleague Nicholas Confessore has perhaps our favorite lunchtime read of the year on the latest political battleground: school cafeterias.

Pick Your Favorite PACronym

The Federal Election Commission just published a 62-page document on "PACronyms," featuring an alphabet soup of federal PACs whose names range from straightforward to silly.

Politics Helpline: The N.F.L.’s Tax-Exempt Status

The National Football League does not pay taxes because the Internal Revenue Code lists it as a "trade association."

The Upshot: G.O.P. Remains Slight Favorite to Take Senate

With four weeks until Election Day, the race for the Senate remains up for grabs, according to the Upshot Senate model, with the Republican Party listed as slight 61 percent favorites to take control of the chamber in November. Recent polling suggests that Democrats are solidifying their standing in Michigan, New Hampshire and North Carolina, […]

Today in Politics

Have Republicans given up the fight over same-sex marriage?

Headlines From a Senate Poll Require a Dose of Skepticism

A new Kentucky Senate poll received a lot of attention online, but there are reasons to be skeptical of the headlines.

Who Runs the Fed? Good Question.

Just 24 percent of respondents to a Pew Research Center poll correctly picked Janet L. Yellen as the Fed’s chairwoman from a list of four names.

The Caucus Ends Its Campaign

The Caucus on Monday suspended its campaign. Follow First Draft, a fast-paced political briefing on all things Washington and elections.

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 21

Congress approved funding for equipping Syrian rebels against Islamic States and lawmakers will discuss their votes on several of the Sunday shows.

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 14

President Obama vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in a speech he gave on Wednesday. Lawmakers and analysts will discuss his strategy on the Sunday shows.

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 7

Lawmakers will weigh in on President Obama's international coalition to fight Islamist militants.

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 31

President Obama drew criticism on Thursday when he said, "we don't have a strategy yet," for military action against ISIS in Syria. Lawmakers will weigh in on Mr. Obama's comments on the Sunday shows.

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 24

James Foley's execution at the hands of Islamic militants set off a firestorm in the United States. The American response to I.S.I.S. will dominate the Sunday conversations.

10 Questions for the Iowa Senate Candidates

The Times's John Harwood interviewed the two candidates, Bruce Braley, a Democrat, and Joni Ernst, a Republican, vying to succeed Tom Harkin in the Senate.

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 16

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri will make the rounds on the Sunday network shows to discuss the unrest in Ferguson after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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