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Campaign Money Goes to Governors’ Races Amid Paralysis in Congress

Much is made of this year's pivotal Senate races. But a larger target of spending has been governors’ races, reflecting a growing focus on state-level governing as a polarized Congress struggles to pass legislation.

ISIS Says the Quran Allows Enslaving Women. Will Clerical Leaders Respond?

Haleh Esfandiari: The West can help Arabs and Muslims militarily. But confronting Islamic State over its bestial treatment of women is something they must do themselves.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Ebola Becomes Campaign Fodder | Islamic State’s ‘Distinct Battle Fronts’ Alarm Washington | Senate Race Tests Appetite for Active Military

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

Islamic State’s Distinct Battle Fronts Alarm Washington

The outside world is learning a bit more every day about Islamic State, and the startling fact now becoming clear is this: The militant group's army is sophisticated enough to conduct big, separate and far-flung operations in multiple places at the same time.

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.

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