Department of Public Safety employees attend to a voter identification station in Houston.
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In Case You Missed It: The ‘place for politics’ edition


Each week, collects the standout work published by our reporters in one convenient place.

As Texas votes early, voter ID sparks frustration and motivation
by Ari Melber

With early voting now underway and with one of the most pivotal legal challenges to voter ID in the nation, Texas is ground zero in the voting wars.

Mitch McConnell’s sleepy campaign event
by Irin Carmon

The event featuring Sen. Mitch McConnell was billed as a “Restore America Rally.” As rallies went, it had the rough feeling of a Quaker worship meeting. As campaign events went, the candidate’s name was hardly mentioned.

Will 2014 be an anti-incumbent wave election?
by Aliyah Frumin

Here’s a look at the most talked about incumbents who could be out of a job come next year.

Democratic hopes run high in Georgia’s tossup Senate race
by Benjy Sarlin

With days to go until Election Day and early voting already under way, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn has clawed her way into an effective tie with Republican David Perdue, leading him in some recent surveys and trailing in others, each by a small margin. It’s an unexpected turn in an otherwise difficult year where Democrats are struggling even in bluer states like New Hampshire and Colorado. 

Jeb Bush: Ignore what my son said about 2016
by Kasie Hunt

Kids, they say the darndest things – especially when their last name is Bush.

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In Case You Missed It: The 'place for politics' edition