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Seeking Bipartisanship? Listen to Taylor Swift on the Jersey Shore

Facebook published a glimpse of the cultural similarities and differences between Republicans and Democrats, based on pages they "liked."

Mitch McConnell’s Next Challenge

Assuming Mitch McConnell wins a hard-fought re-election bid in Kentucky, he will soon have to deal with a new challenge: bridging a Republican divide in the Senate.

Vebatim: Christie on ‘Today’

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey appeared on the "Today Show" and discussed Ebola.

Making Friends in South Carolina

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is woking to lay the groundwork for a potential 2016 presidential run in early primary states like South Carolina.

In Georgia Senate Race, G.O.P. Candidate Faces a Familiar Attack

Emily’s List is joining with a liberal "super PAC" to spend $1.4 million in Georgia on an ad attacking David Perdue, a Republican, for bragging about outsourcing.

First Draft Video: How Outside Money Plays Big in Alaska

Outside money has been all over the political landscape since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, but its effect is magnified in states like Alaska with smaller populations.

From the Magazine: The ‘Bumpkinification’ of Politics

Mark Leibovich writes that since the 1960s, politics have glorified the amateur at the expense of the professional.

Today in Politics

Races in Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina will be the most crucial in determining which party controls the Senate.

Chickens Run Amok in Ad Against Braley

Americans for Prospertiy, the Koch-funded "super PAC," has a new ad featuring chickens fearful of taking advantage of an open gate in their coop, less they be sued by Representative Bruce Braley.

Paul Pulls Out His Checkbook for Roberts in Kansas

Senator Rand Paul is investing six figures on behalf of Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas.

State Dept.’s Former No. 2 Is Headed to Carnegie Endowment

William J. Burns, who just stepped down as deputy secretary of state, is being named president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Criticizing Corporations? Clinton Backpedals

Hillary Rodham Clinton said she misspoken when she made comments that seemed over-critical of corporations.

Civil War Soldier to Be Awarded Medal of Honor

One of President Obama's first acts after next week's midterm elections will be to honor a hero from long ago.

Why Control of the Senate May Not Be Decided Until January

It's a strong possibility that both the Georgia and Louisiana Senate elections will go to runoffs, raising the chances that control of the Senate will not be known until December at the earliest.

Verbatim: A New G.O.P.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden campaigns for Representative Bruce Braley in Iowa on Monday.

Christie on Ebola: ‘I Didn’t Reverse My Decision’

Gov. Chris Christie could not escape questions on his handling of Ebola during a campaign stop in Florida on Monday

Just Like Any Other Parents

The Obamas attend parent-teacher conferences.

An Icy Attack on the Georgia Governor’s Education Policies

Jason Carter, who is challenging Gov. Nathan Deal in Georgia, has released an ad tying the governor’s handling of a January winter storm to his education policies.

From The Upshot: Checking In on Georgia

A closer look at recent polls — the same ones showing Michelle Nunn making gains — raises the possibility that she hasn't won any new voters at all.

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