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Congressman’s Advice to Democrats: ‘Fix Bayonets and Charge’

Steve Israel, the New York congressman and Civil War buff who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has a battle plan for Democrats : "Don't play by the old rules. Be bold. Just fix bayonets and charge."

Our Clues to the Romney Guessing Game

Welcome to Romney Watch, in which First Draft decodes -- and debunks -- the latest, recurring speculation that Mitt Romney might make a third run for president.

Republicans’ Big Bet on North Carolina Senate Race

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pouring $6 million more into the North Carolina Senate race.

Lunchtime Laughs: Democalypse Now

Tired of fundraising emails from candidates looking for a last burst of cash before the midterm elections? Jon Stewart offers a priceless rant on what's been going in his inbox.

No Attorney General Pick Before Midterms, White House Says

President Obama has decided to wait until after next month’s midterm elections to nominate a replacement for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., White House officials said.

Just to Be Clear . . .

Ann Romney speaks about a possible third presidential run by her husband, Mitt.

Christie and Clinton Are Stealing 2016 Headlines

If attention from America's top 15 newspapers is any guide, the presidential nominees this time around would be Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

He’ll Fight Every Day for the Poetry of South Dakota

Larry Pressler, the former South Dakota Republican senator now running for his old seat as an independent, has an affinity for poetry.

Today in Politics

Democrats struggling to hang on to the Senate, who have been drowning in dreary news, have spotted a hopeful sign: Democratic voters who sat out the 2010 elections are becoming more interested in voting this time.

Grimes Again Ducks Question on Whether She Voted for Obama

Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, debate in Kentucky.

Watch Now: Virginia Senate Debate

Senator Mark Warner and his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, debate the issues.

On This Day: A White House Mystery

The White House has received bad publicity lately for lax security, but the history of scandal at the presidential mansion dates to before its construction.

G.O.P. Uses Newspaper Endorsement Against Senator Udall

A new 30-second ad highlights The Denver Post's endorsement of Representative Cory Gardner in the Colorado Senate race against the Democratic incumbent, Mark Udall.

Watch Now: Arkansas Senate Debate

Senator Mark Pryor and Representative Tom Cotton debate in their race for the Senate in Arkansas.

First Draft Focus: Columbus Day in Washington

Scenes from the annual celebration of Christopher Columbus at the Columbus Fountain in Washington.

In Rival’s Awkward Silence, Hint of McConnell’s Debate Strategy

If there was any question about Senator Mitch McConnell's strategy going into his Monday night debate against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, he has offered an answer.

The Brains Behind Boehner’s Star Turn With a Monkey

A 28-year-old digital communications director is helping to turn Speaker John A. Boehner, no one's idea of a digital-age guru, into a YouTube star.

Texas Democrat’s Much-Criticized Ad: Give Us Your Thoughts

What do you think of Wendy Davis's wheelchair ad in the Texas governor's race?

If Cuts Could Kill: Democrats Fight Back on Ebola

The public health panic spreading around Ebola has now infected both political parties, which have launched a finger-pointing policy debate just weeks before the midterm elections.

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