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After Election, Tension Between Liberal and Centrist Democrats in Congress May Surface Quickly

If Hillary Clinton wins in November, congressional Republicans will have to wrestle with the intraparty fracturing that cost them the White House. But Democrats on Capitol Hill will have their own divisions to contend with between the party’s liberal and centrist wings.

GOP Group Makes $25 Million Spend in Six-State Senate Surge

In an effort to protect the Republicans’ fragile Senate majority, a major GOP super PAC will spend an additional $25 million on behalf of the party’s most vulnerable candidates.

Donald Trump Launches Facebook Show to Bypass Media

In the last two weeks of the presidential race, Donald Trump's campaign has launched his own newscast on Facebook for surrogates to talk directly to supporters.

Hillary Clinton Presses Florida Supporters to Vote Early

Hillary Clinton, speaking in front of huge letters spelling out the words “Vote Early,” encouraged her supporters to do just that.

Colin Powell Backs Hillary Clinton for President

Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell said that he would vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, setting aside a disagreement between the two arising from her use of a private email server.

Health-Coverage Confusion as Trump Attacks ‘Horrible’ Obamacare

Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested his resort employees are being harmed by President Obama's health care law -- before reversing himself later in the morning.

Fundraising by Pro-Clinton Super PAC Accelerates in Final Weeks

The super PAC backing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton accelerated its fundraising pace in the first three weeks of October, raising $18 million.

After Attack on Police Academy in Quetta, Questions About Pakistani Security Measures

Michael Kugelman: The boundary wall for the police facility was reportedly five feet tall and made of mud--a far cry from the walls around government and even private facilities across Pakistan.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Campaign 2016, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD ELECTION 2016: President Barack Obama participates in a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee round-table discussion in California. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a rally in Coconut Creek, Fla., at 2:15 p.m., while her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, attends a fundraiser in New York City. Show More Summary

Clinton Campaign Pushes to Maximize Electoral Margin

While polls consistently show the Democratic ticket in the lead, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are counseling against overconfidence. But increasingly, the Clinton campaign’s strategy – and even some of its surrogates’ rhetoric – belie a growing belief that it's not a question of if Democrats win but by how much.

In ‘Mean Tweets’ Segment, Obama Makes Trump’s Election Hopes a Punchline

President Barack Obama had a cutting punchline aimed at Republican Donald Trump when he participated in late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s segment dubbed “mean tweets."

Trump at Odds With Pentagon in Calling Mosul a ‘Total Disaster’

Donald Trump doubled down on his critique on an American-backed Iraqi military offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State, calling the effort “a total disaster” and saying that American leaders are "stupid."

Clinton’s ‘Fleas’ Star in First Pro-Trump TV Ad in Spanish

In what appears to be the first Spanish-language TV ad backing Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is shown barking like a dog while a narrator says, “If you want the dog, accept the fleas.”

Obama Says Democrats Should Aim to ‘Win Big’ for Clinton

President Obama took the confidence that's been emanating from the Clinton campaign and the White House to a new level on Monday, saying it's not enough just to win the election.

‘Nasty Woman’ Elizabeth Warren Hits the Stump for Clinton

Hillary Clinton got a lift Monday from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who delivered a robust endorsement but also made clear that she expects Mrs. Clinton to join her in pressing a progressive agenda from the White House.

Trump Criticizes Media for ‘Phony’ Polls, Says He’s Winning

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized the media on Monday for publicizing "phony polls" that show Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leading.

The Concession Speech Donald Trump Has Already Started to Give

Dan Schnur: Trump's accusatory and wounded tone in the days since his final debate against Hillary Clinton has not sounded like that of a man who expects to be elected president in a few weeks.

‘They Don’t Get Out and Vote’ and Other Republican Remarks That Could Spark Blowback

Doug Heye: More broadly, this sort of rhetoric calcifies the idea that Republicans simply are not interested in minority voters. That could spell doom for the GOP not just in 2016 but in years to come as well.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Campaign 2016, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD ELECTION 2016: President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Hillary Victory Fund reception at a private residence in San Diego, Calif., at 2:55 p.m. ET. He participates in a Democratic National Committee and Hillary Victory Fund round-table discussion in Los Angeles at  8:50 P.M. ET. Vice President Joe Biden […]

Obama Takes On California Rep. Issa in Bid to Boost Democrat Applegate in House Race

President Barack Obama took aim Sunday at one of his top adversaries in Capitol Hill, mocking Republican Rep. Darrel Issa for distributing a campaign mailer with Mr. Obama's image on it to try to broaden his appeal in a tough re-election fight.

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