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From the Office Wall to the TV Screen: The ‘Me Ad’

The latest campaign ad from Larry Pressler, the South Dakota independent Senate candidate, is a multimedia version of the "me wall," that Washington office tradition of hanging posed pictures with important people on a wall.

Tee It Up!

We on First Draft are wondering if Mr. Norquist is simply angling for an invitation to play at Andrews.

Today in Politics

It’s debate night in the marquee Kentucky Senate race featuring one of the country’s shrewdest political tacticians, Mitch McConnell, against a tenacious Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

A note about the Political Ticker

The Political Ticker blog died of old age on Oct. 13, 2014, after eight years of faithful service to CNN's readers. The Ticker began quietly in October 2006, fueled by a realization that a blog could capture and influence the political conversation. It hit 1 million page views during CNN’s 2006 election coverage a month […]

Obama Visit Fuels a Paltrow Neighborhood Feud

Gwyneth Paltrow's neighbors fumed Friday about the presidential fund-raiser that disrupted their lives.

On This Day: A Vice President Resigns

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned on this day in 1973.

From the Upshot: Senate Model Update

With 25 days to Election Day, Republicans hold a moderate edge in the race for the Senate, with a 66 percent chance of winning control in this year's midterm elections.

She Might as Well Just Say ‘No Comment’

A look back at an interview with Alison Lundgren Grimes from earlier this year.

Montana Senator’s Degree Is Rescinded Over Plagiarism

The Army War College rescinded the master's degree of Senator John E. Walsh on Friday, determining that the Montana Democrat plagiarized his final paper there in 2007.

Rand Paul’s Lonely Road to Ferguson

Senator Rand Paul's concern about the police tactics that left an unarmed young Ferguson man dead and incited mass demonstrations have made him an outlier in his party.

First Draft Focus: Over the Dome

A worker navigated the scaffolding atop the Capitol building on Wednesday.

The Clinton Files: What to Watch

If you want to time-travel to the 1990s, you'll get a chance at 1 p.m. today, when the William J. Clinton Library releases 10,000 more pages of previously undisclosed documents from the Clinton years.

What Makes You Vote, or Not Vote, in This Midterm?

Many voters often sit out the national elections that take place between presidential races. We want to know: Do you plan to vote in this year's midterm election? If so, what issues are important to you and why? If you don't plan to vote, why not?

Senator Displeased by N.F.L.’s Response on Domestic Violence

Senator Barbara Boxer is unhappy with Commissioner Roger Goodell of the N.F.L.

Five Days In, Virginia’s Governor Will Preside at Gay Wedding

Just four days after the same-sex marriage era began in Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is to officiate at his first same-sex wedding.

Verbatim: A Presidential Crush

Gwyneth Paltrow complimented President Obama and a fundraiser in Los Angeles.

Today in Politics

Good Friday morning from Washington, where a Supreme Court ruling on voter ID has upset election plans in Wisconsin, President Obama is enjoying a hug from Hollywood and an obsessive artist has captured a new side of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Texas Judge Recites State’s History of Discrimination

A federal judge in Texas was scathing in striking down the state's voter identification law.

Tillis Ad Calls Hagan a Party Girl

Senator Kay Hagan has been under increasing fire in North Carolina for missing Armed Services Committee hearings this year while Islamic State militants were marching across Iraq and Syria.

Senator Turns to Locals for Help

By replacing an out-of-state political operative with an aide to her brother, Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, Ms. Landrieu is hoping to bring a new focus to her bid.

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