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Photos: Halloween Trick-or-Treating at the White House

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted trick-or-treaters at the White House on Friday.

Walker, Christie Make Nice in Wisconsin, After Spat Earlier in Week

Incumbent Wisconsin governor Scott Walker bolstered his last-minute campaign blitz of the state with appearances from Chris Christie and professions of friendship from the New Jersey governor.

Obama Finds Halloween Treats on the Campaign Trail

Out on the midterm campaign trail, President Barack Obama took at Halloween-themed side trip to order chocolate cake and mingle with voters. Accompanied by Gina Raimondo, the Democratic candidate for governor in Rhode Island, the president...Show More Summary

Texas Operatives Say Not All Lost as Wendy Davis Falters

Nearing the finish line for a race Democrats thought they might win and are now sure to lose, Battleground Texas is arguing that its turnout operation still matters and all is not lost.

An Agenda for a Revamped Obama Foreign Policy Team

Stephen Sestanovich: By over-haggling, the Obama administration has kept our alliances from working well. New members of the team might start by worrying less about bearing too much of burdens—and more about solving problems.

Capital Journal Roundtable Video: White House Prepares for GOP Win

On the Capital Journal Roundtable, Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib discusses the 2014 midterm elections with reporters Carol E. Lee, Patrick O’Connor and Kristina Peterson.

For Longshot Candidates, Wheels on the Bus Keep Going Round

Despite long odds, underdog candidates appear neither discouraged nor defeated—at least not yet.

New Hampshire Law Banning Ballots on Facebook Draws a Legal Challenge

A New Hampshire legislator and two others have sued the state, arguing that a new law banning voters from displaying their marked ballots violates the First Amendment's guarantees on free speech.

For Longshot Candidates, Wheels on the Bus Keep Going Round

Charlie Hardy, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, is trailing his opponent by 40 points, according to a recent poll, seemingly putting him out of contention in the race. He is undaunted. "It is hard to tell what is going to happen on Tuesday," Mr. Show More Summary

The Broader Message in Virginia’s Negative Senate Race

Linda Killian: The Virginia Senate race illustrates how negative television advertising has come to dominate political campaigns.

A Step Toward Measuring Teacher Performance

Robert Litan: Next up on researchers' agendas must be how to routinize and standardize these evaluations so they can be used on a regular basis for assessing teacher performance.

McConnell’s Obamacare Stance Draws Attacks From Right

Mitch McConnell hasn’t been elected Senate majority leader—and is still fighting for his own re-election—but he’s already under withering attack from some conservatives worried he won’t work hard enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Obama Focuses on Economy, Equal Pay for Women in R.I. Speech

President Barack Obama tried to shift attention back to the economy in a speech in Rhode Island.

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Tightens Grip on Working-Class Families | Obama Casts Shadow on Iowa Senate Race

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Kaleidoscope Campaign: Changing Agenda Defines 2014

A kaleidoscope of issues have come and gone since campaigning began for this year's midterms, shifting from month to month and state to state. A look at a Senate race in Arkansas is a reminder of how much has changed.

Capital Journal: GOP Tightens Grip on Working-Class Families | Obama Casts Shadow on Iowa Senate Race

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

How the GOP Could Appeal to Women on Contraceptives

Juleanna Glover: These practical and empathetic contraceptive policies are likely to reframe women’s views of Republicans in ways that could be consequential next week and in 2016.

Kaleidoscope Campaign: Changing Agenda Defines 2014

A kaleidoscope of issues have come and gone since midterm campaigns began, shifting from month to month and state to state. A look at a Senate race in Arkansas is a reminder of how much has changed.

Scott Brown Tries to Put Sullivan County on the Map

Scott Brown endured an awkward exchange over the geography of New Hampshire in Thursday night’s debate, as the local knowledge of the recent state transplant was placed in the spotlight.

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