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Capital Journal: Democrats See Women Voters Slipping Away | GOP Senate Win Could Carry an Asterisk | Democrats Attack Over Outsourcing

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Even a GOP Senate Win Could Carry an Asterisk or Two

The elections will offer multiple soundings of relevance well beyond control of Congress, tidings that will say a lot about both parties' fortunes as they look toward the much bigger 2016 elections.

Democrats Attack Tillis Over North Carolina Toll Project

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm is out with two new ads slamming Republican candidate Thom Tillis in North Carolina over donors' ties to a highway toll-lane project.

U.S. Allocates $1.6 Million for Tracking Atrocities in Iraq

Stepping up efforts to hold Islamic State extremists accountable for war crimes, the Obama administration said Thursday it was allocating $1.6 million to gather evidence of atrocities committed in Iraq.

What Are Republican Motivations in Voting Laws?

Linda Killian: Gov. Christie said that Republicans must win gubernatorial races this year so they control voting procedures for 2016.

Photos: Meet the Secret Service Dogs Who Stopped the White House Fence Jumper

Two Secret Service dogs -- Hurricane and Jordan -- gained a certain measure of fame after helping to stop a man who allegedly jumped over the White House fence Wednesday evening. Thursday afternoon, the Secret Service posted pictures of the two dogs.

A Broader Problem Than UNC’s Scandal: Grade Inflation

Salim Furth: Colleges that refuse to tackle grade inflation bear some responsibility for the fact that women, on average, end up in lower-paying fields.

At $4 Billion, 2014 Is Most Expensive Midterm Ever

Nearly $4 billion will be been spent on this year's midterm election, including $2.7 billion spent by candidates and parties and almost $900 million spent by outside groups, according to a Center for Responsive Politics projection.

Will the Senate Opt for Gridlock or Governing?

Jim Manley: Anyone who thinks that House Republicans' takeaway from this election is that they must compromise more needs to get his head examined.

White House Dogs Return to Duty After Fence Scuffle

The two dogs who scuffled with a man who allegedly jumped over the White House fence Wednesday evening have been cleared to return to duty.

Democrats Bet on Climate Issue in Colorado Senate Race

Polls show climate change is not a big issue with voters, but Mark Udall is betting that's not the case in Colorado.

Grimes’s Immigration Ad Attacks McConnell on ‘Amnesty’

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, running for the Senate from Kentucky, appears to be trying to have it both ways when it comes to immigration.

Democrats Pull TV Ads in Kentucky Senate Race

Senate Democrats pulled television advertising in the Kentucky Senate race, a potential blow to their candidate, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

How Politics as Usual Is Alienating Voters But Boosting Independents

Linda Killian: Voters' disgust with politicians who will say anything to get elected is a big factor in the support for independent Senate candidates Greg Orman in Kansas, Larry Pressler in South Dakota and Jim Jenkins in Nebraska.

Caption Contest: This Fan Is Sooooooo Ready for Hillary

Give us your best caption for the photo in the comments, and we'll post some highlights below, along with top tweets.

Hillary Clinton Demurs on Voting for ‘Strong, Brilliant’ Woman President

At a tech conference in San Francisco, Hillary Clinton gave yet another cryptic answer to questions about her presidential run.

How Bank Credit Is Holding Back Europe’s Recovery

Robert Litan: In the U.S. we have seen the mutually reinforcing effect of a rising economy and banks gradually being more willing to lend. In Europe, the vicious cycle is moving in the other direction.

Kay Hagan-Thom Tillis Money Race Tightens in North Carolina

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan outraised Republican Thom Tillis by $1.5 million last quarter, according to their campaigns, but the Republican holds a slight cash advantage in the North Carolina race.

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