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Seib Video: GOP Polling and the Election

With three weeks until the midterm elections, Republicans are polling better than Democrats in key areas. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains what this may mean for both parties in the month ahead.

Ann Romney on 2016 Presidential Bid: The Family Is ‘Done, Done, Done’

Ann Romney says the Romney family is "done, done, done" with Mitt Romney running for president.

Hillary Clinton: Putin Must Be Kept Contained

Hillary Clinton, in a speech in Las Vegas, called for a sustained commitment to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin contained.

Senior House Financial Services Members Propose Ex-Im Bill

The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee has teamed up with the panel's No. 2 Republican to propose a five-year extension of the Export-Import Bank.

Nunn Ad Hits Perdue Again on Job Outsourcing

The only surprise in Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn’s latest advertising salvo is that it took her a week to get it on the air.

David Perdue Steps Up Fundraising in Tight Georgia Race

David Perdue raised a whopping $4.8 million in the third quarter, a sharp improvement for the Republican as he vies with Democrat Michelle Nunn for an open Georgia Senate seat.

Pentagon Releases Climate Plan, Citing Security Threat of Global Warming

The Pentagon released a wide-ranging plan on Monday to ensure the U.S. military can adapt to and operate in a warmer world caused by climate change, which top defense officials say exacerbates conflicts around the world and is an immediate threat to U.S. national security.

Top General Worries U.S. Army Getting Too Small

The Army’s top general said Monday that an increase in threats around the world requires that the U.S. rethink plans to cut the size of the American military’s ground force.

Politics Counts: Where Turnout Matters Most in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finds himself locked in a tough re-election fight this year against Democrat Mary Burke. Turnout in the southwestern corner of the state offers some of the best clues of Walker's chances.

House Democrats Cancel Ads in Colorado’s 6th District

House Democrats’ campaign arm canceled $1.4 million in ad reservations in Colorado’s sixth congressional district.

Biden Motorcade Van Collided With San Francisco Police Motorcycle

A van accompanying a motorcade here last week for Vice President Joe Biden collided with a police motorcycle last week, causing moderate damage to the motorcycle but no injuries to the officer, who was part of an official escort det...

Democrats Attack Republican Rounds in Triangulated South Dakota Senate Race

Political ads tend to go one of two ways: pump up your candidate or knock down the opponent. As Democrats wade into the Senate race in South Dakota, they’ve chosen to try to knock down Republican Mike Rounds -- but the calculation is complicated. Show More Summary

GOP Arm Puts $6 Million Into North Carolina to Unseat Hagan

Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is planning to spend an additional $6 million to unseat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina, following a series of polls showed the Democrat leading Republican challenger Thom Tillis by a few points.

Elizabeth Warren Highlights Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Problem

When some liberals look at Hillary Clinton, they see a mainstream figure who is too cozy with Wall Street firms. That's why many will be sorely disappointed if Sen. Elizabeth Warren sits out the 2016 presidential election.

Politicians Court the Millennials, But Will They Vote?

The millennials represent a highly educated and digitally fluent generation, likely to vote Democratic -- if they vote. Republicans are trying to engage them, too, though.

New Ad Blames GOP for Limiting Ebola Research

The Agenda Project Action Fund, a progressive group not affiliated with a political party, posted a new ad Sunday that places sound bites of Republican Senators, such as, and, calling for budget cuts next to health officials blaming the cuts for lack of Ebola treatments.

Lousy Economic Growth Is a Choice, Not an Inevitability

David Wessel: The notion that gloom is inevitable and that economic policy has done all that it can do is defeatist and wrong.

Romney Calls Cuomo ‘Typical Corrupt New York Politician’

Mitt Romney is trying to lend New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino a helping hand by calling Gov. Andrew Cuomo “a typical corrupt New York politician.”

Poll: High Voter Anger–Yet Low Voter Interest

Peter D. Hart: The irony of 2014 is that Americans are furious with the system and the country's direction--yet they have exceptionally low interest in the election.

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