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Verbatim: Vote Early and Often

Gov. Chris Christie joked about voter fraud in his home state of New Jersey.

At Least One Democrat Wants Obama’s Help

President Obama is so unpopular these days that he’s being shunned by just about every Democrat running for office. Except one, it seems.

For Obama, Twitter Is Old News

President Obama has joined Medium in an effort to find new ways to communicate to young people.

Commission Raises Fund-Raising Caps for Party Conventions

The Federal Election Commission voted narrowly to allow the Republican and Democratic Parties to double the amount they may raise from individual donors in a presidential election year.

Michelle Obama’s Pride in Her Spanx: Is It Healthy?

Michelle Obama revealed one of her secrets of looking fit this week, and it was not organic kale and doing crunches.

On This Day: A Monumental Debut

It was more than 100 years in the making, but on this day in 1888 Washington officially became home to the world's tallest building.

On Canvas, Clinton as You’ve Never Seen Her Before

Sales of Sarah Sole's paintings of Hillary Rodham Clinton have picked up amid speculation about her plans to run for president in 2016.

Supreme Court Decision May Help North Carolina Republican

The Supreme Court decision to uphold North Carolina's voting law could be good news for Thom Tillis, the Republican challenger.

Voters Are Tuning Out the Midterms, Gallup Says

A new Gallup survey suggests that voters may turn out in lower numbers for the Nov. 4 midterm elections than they did for the last two midterms.

Obama and Paltrow: A Street Artist’s Conscious Coupling

A street art campaign has sprung up in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, an all-politics-is-local protest against a Democratic National Committee fundraiser featuring Mr. Obama at the home of the actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

First Draft Focus: It’s on Me, Senator

The Vice President grabbed an ice cream cone with Senator Jeff Merkley in Oregon yesterday.

GOP challenger Dan Sullivan leads Mark Begich in Alaska Senate race

Alaska's Senate race is an increasingly prime pickup opportunity for Republicans, with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailing challenger Dan Sullivan by 6 percentage points, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows. Sullivan earned 50% support compared to 44% for Begich, according to the survey of 704 likely voters that was conducted October 1-6. The margin of […]

The Latest From The Upshot

Our colleagues at The Upshot are up with two new pieces this morning that give fresh insight into next month's midterm elections.

Today in Politics

With four weeks to go, the election has taken a dark turn as conservatives use warnings about Islamic State militants, the Ebola virus and terrorist acts to send a message: The world is a scary place, and the Democrats can't protect you.

Obama Takes His Fiscal Message on the Road

The president visits the Los Angeles area on Thursday to talk up his economic plan with young voters.

Democrats Set Sights on South Dakota

South Dakota's Senate race was largely considered a lost cause for Democrats, but recent polling has made the party reconsider investing in the race.

Giffords Speaks Up for Her Successor

Former Representative Gabby Giffords makes a commercial for the man who succeeded her in Congress.

Verbatim: Spanx and the First Lady

Michelle Obama confessed on Wednesday that she, too, wears Spanx — the undergarment known for shaping with discretion — at a White House event for fashion students.

ISIS Fighters Crossing the Texas Border? No, the Feds Say

The Department of Homeland Security shot down a California congressman's claim that Islamic State fighters were apprehended in Texas, saying the statement was "categorically false" and "not supported by any credible intelligence."

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