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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Congress blows off ISIS debate to hit campaign trail

09/19/14 11:07AM

The U.S. is on the brink of war in the middle east, economic growth is still tepid, and we’re no closer to fixing our broken immigration system. But to Congressional leaders, it’s all good! House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office announced Thursday that lawmakers would be skipping town until after the midterms elections, allowing them to hit the campaign trail. read more

New Hampshire Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown.  Photo by Elise Amendola/AP

Is Scott Brown making a comeback in New Hampshire?

09/16/14 05:43PM

After laying dormant in the polls for months, Scott Brown is looking increasingly competitive against Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, raising hopes among national Republicans that the former Massachusetts Senator might have one more upset victory left in him.A CNN poll last week found Shaheen and Brown dead even, with 48% of likely voters saying they would support each candidate. read more

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) takes an elevator at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

More trouble for GOP in Kansas Senate race

09/16/14 03:15PM

More trouble for GOP in Kansas In a troubling development for national Republicans, justices for the Kansas supreme court hinted that they may reverse a ruling by Secretary of State Kris Kobach to keep former Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor on the ballot despite Taylor’s attempts to remove himself from the race. read more

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 24, 2014. (Photo by AP)

Bernie Sanders fires up devotees in Iowa

09/15/14 06:55AM

On the same day retiring Sen. Tom Harkin’s Democratic Steak Fry became a de facto Hillary Clinton campaign rally, another group of Iowa progressives gathered in a church basement to hear from Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. read more

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during an event on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Fla.

Hillary Clinton's long, difficult history with Iowa

09/12/14 11:56AM

When Hillary Clinton takes the stage Sunday in Iowa, it will the culmination of the former secretary of state’s long, complicated relationship with the state.She has often spoken about her experience on husband’s two successful presidential campaigns has informed her own thinking and experience, but Iowa was the one place Bill Clinton did not campaign in 1992, since Sen. read more

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders on 2016: We need 'a political revolution'

09/11/14 09:26PM

There’s a fable in Democratic circles about the time Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s self-described socialist senator, who is visiting Iowa this weekend as he considers a presidential bid, apologized to Bill Clinton. It was right after the “Hillarycare,” the health reform plan championed by Clinton’s wife, went down in flames. read more