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How Joni Ernst and Cory Gardner Point the GOP’s Way for 2016

Dan Schnur: Whatever the outcomes next week, Republicans have to figure out how to win back the White House on an increasingly hostile electoral map.

Democrats’ Edge Among Latinos Slips

Democrats maintain a significant—but shrinking--advantage with Latino voters, according to a new survey.

Poll: Young Voters Leaning Toward Republicans

In a fresh sign of trouble for Democrats, young Americans who say they definitely plan to vote in the midterm elections next week want to see Congress in Republican hands, a shift from where they stood in the last midterm cycle four years ago, a new poll shows.

Finding Their Voice: Talk Radio and The New Revolving Door

Congress is home to dozens of lawyers turned lawmakers who later become lobbyists on both sides of the aisle. But this year’s campaign has highlighted another career path among some Republicans: from talk radio to Congress -- and ba...

WSJ Readers Stick With GOP as Senate Favorites

With just days until Election Day, we checked back in with our midterm tracker to test reader predictions for Senate control. The results are in, with 73% predicting a Republican-controlled Senate. The median prediction of our 111 entrants is that the midterm elections will end with 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats in the Senate. Show More Summary

Seib Video: Closing Arguments From Democrats and Republicans

As the 2014 midterm election campaigns enter their final week, Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib examines the closing arguments of Democrats and Republicans reflected in ads placed by their respective fundraising and political-action committees.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Business PAC Dollars Move to GOP | States Offer Economic Blueprints for GOP Congress | Insider-Trading Probe Focuses on Medicare Agency

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

Time for a New U.S. Approach to Egypt

Brian Katulis: Helping Egypt address its many challenges--particularly when Washington is dealing with threats from Islamic State and nuclear talks with Iran--requires greater dexterity than the U.S. has demonstrated since the start of the Arab uprisings.

States Offer Economic Blueprints and Caution for GOP Congress

If Republicans win control of the Senate, they will have a rare opportunity to design a unified congressional economic plan, borrowing ideas that have been tested in states led by GOP governors. Here's a look at how the programs resonated with voters in several states.

Bill Clinton Encourages Early Voting in Nevada

Former President Bill Clinton continued stumping for embattled Democrats in the West on Tuesday, stopping at a Las Vegas rally to encourage early voting.

Obama Campaigns With Mary Burke in Wisconsin Governor Race

President Barack Obama on Tuesday stumped for Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful Mary Burke, a rare public appearance on the campaign trail for the leader of the Democratic party.

Misplaced Blame Over Immigration

Jim Manley: Immigration activists who think it makes no difference whether Republican Thom Tillis or Democrat Kay Hagan holds that seat are sadly mistaken.

Why Midterm Winners Won’t Have a Mandate

Peter D. Hart: Next Tuesday, one party is likely to be victorious, but neither is likely to have earned voters' respect or admiration.

5 Reasons Republicans Will Beat Expectations on Election Day

John Feehery: Democrats can’t run with President Obama because he is toxic to swing voters. They can’t run against the president because that will disappoint their base.

Gifts to Pay Down U.S. Debt Grow to (a Tiny) $5 Million

The good news: People made a noble $5 million in extra “gifts” last year to help Uncle Sam pay down the debt. The bad news: That covered the growth of the debt for less than six minutes.

Last Pitch: Republicans Go Offbeat in Final Ads

As midterm election season hits its final week, Republican candidates and their supporters are rolling out their final pitches, in an effort to capitalize on dissatisfaction with the status quo.

Last Pitch: Republicans Go Offeat in Final Ads

As midterm election season hits its final week, Republican candidates and their supporters are rolling out their final pitches, in an effort to capitalize on dissatisfaction with the status quo.

Foreign Policy Crises to Confront Lawmakers in Lame Duck

Members of Congress returning after the election will be confronted with major decisions on the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak, Iran's nuclear program, and the ongoing fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

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