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What Obama Could Gain From Shaking Up His Foreign Policy Team

Stephen Sestanovich: If Barack Obama has succeeded in dealing with both ISIS and Ukraine when he leaves the White House, he can still hope to be called a great president.

Michelle Obama Leads Michigan Rally for Peters and Schauer

First lady Michelle Obama campaigned in Michigan for Gary Peters, who is running for the Senate, and Mark Schauer, who is challenging GOP Gov. Rick Snyder.

Army War College Revokes Sen. John Walsh’s Degree

The U.S. Army War College revoked the master’s degree of U.S. Sen. John Walsh on Friday after an investigation into plagiarism allegations that had already forced him to withdraw from the Senate race in Montana.

Clinton Docs: PR Strategizing for Whitewater Hearings

In July 1994, just before Whitewater hearings began in Congress, Clinton speechwriter David Dreyer wrote a memo to Chief of Staff Leon Panetta outlining the White House’s public-relations strategies for dealing with the hearings.

Clinton Docs: Administration Considered Regulating Militias

After the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings, the Clinton White House considered implementing federal regulations of militia organizations, documents rel

October Lessons for Politics and Baseball

Jeff Horwitt: In October, whether the surprises come on the baseball field or the campaign trail, it is no longer about sticking to a plan that may have worked in June or July.

Clinton Docs: Health-Overhaul Postmortem Identified ‘Disloyal’ Officials

A White House memo suggests that when Hillary Clinton was first lady in the early 1990s, she was unhappy about leaks that painted her husband’s White House in an unflattering light and wanted to know who was behind the disclosures.

Clinton Documents Show White House Scramble Over Lewinsky Scandal

The Clinton documents include 229 pages related to the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and show a White House scrambling to protect the president.

Clinton Docs: Keith Olbermann Apologized for Lewinsky Coverage

Keith Olbermann, the longtime news and sports host who railed against cable coverage of the Lewinsky scandal in the late '90s, makes a cameo appearance in the Clinton library documents released Friday.

Clinton Documents: Oklahoma City Bombing and Domestic Terrorism

A Clinton speech focuses on domestic terrorism after the Oklahoma City bombing.

Live Dive: Final Round of Clinton White House Documents

The Clinton library is releasing nearly 10,000 pages of records devoted in part to the Monica Lewinsky scandal and other controversies that dogged Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1990s.

Four Reasons to Worry About the Clashes in Kashmir

Michael Kugelman: With neither side believing that the other is interested in reconciliation, each thinks it has less to lose by resorting to escalation.

The Voter ID Issue That’s Still Unresolved

Linda Killian: As more states require specific photo identification to vote, the question of whether it is too burdensome to mandate a state-issued photo ID must be settled.

The Third-Party Candidate You Haven’t Heard About

In Minnesota, a Green Party challenger could potentially tilt the race away from Democratic incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan. Ray “Skip” Sandman’s anti-mining stance could siphon votes from environmentalist Democrats.

Senator Vows Ted Cruz-Style Talkathon to Block Guantanamo Plan

Embattled Sen. Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) pledged to “shut down the Senate” if the White House closes the Guantanamo Bay prison and transports its inmates to the continental United States.

GOP’s Ernst Raises $6 Million in Iowa Senate Race

Republican Joni Ernst surged ahead in third-quarter fundraising for the Iowa Senate race, collecting $6 million—more than twice the amount raised by Democrat Bruce Braley.

Kansas Senate Race ‘Very Important’ to NRSC Chairman

The race to get Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts re-elected is very important to NRSC Chairman Jerry Moran, who on the campaign trail Thursday called the 2014 midterms "the most important election of our lifetimes."

Video: Alison Lundergan Grimes Declines to Say if She Voted for Obama

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, running against incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, has tried to keep her distance from her party's leader, President Barack Obama. How much distance? In an interview, Ms. Grimes declined to say if she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012

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