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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks at an event in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 25, 2014. (Photo by Ty William Wright/The New York Times/Redux)

Rand Paul makes his case on foreign policy

10/23/14 10:39PM

Threading the needle between his noninterventionist roots and the GOP’s hawkish center,  Rand Paul laid out what he called a “foreign policy that recognizes our limits and preserves our might” in a speech in New York on Thursday. read more

Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks to the media at a homeless shelter, July 28, 2014, in Lewiston, Maine. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

GOP governors miss out on 2014 conservative wave

10/23/14 03:52PM

Four years after a Republican wave swept them into office, many of the Governors who won office in the 2010 electoral backlash against Obama are in danger. With electoral upsets for Democrats in these races within reach, there could be one bright spot in a year that is threatening to be a terrible year for the party. read more

A voter casts her ballot at a polling site during early voting for Georgia's primary election in Atlanta on May, 16, 2014.

The state of voting in 2014

10/23/14 02:34PM

In 14 states, new voting restrictions are in place this year for the first time during a major election. This is the state of voting in 2014. read more

North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis pauses while participating in debate with Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. in Research Triangle Park, N.C., on Oct. 7, 2014. (Photo by Gerry Broome/Pool/AP)

Hate your candidates this year? You’re not alone

10/22/14 08:50PM

Hate your candidates this year? You’re not alone. What do you get when you combine a dysfunctional Congress, a divided American public, and several hundred million dollars worth of negative ads? The answer is a whole bunch of unpopular candidates. read more

Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican Senate candidate, attends a sheep judging at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 2014.

Quiz: Close race in corn country

10/22/14 08:59AM

With Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin retiring, the Republicans are looking to make a pickup in the Hawkeye State. Republican Joni Ernst, an Iowa State Senator and Army veteran, faces off against Democrat Bruce Braley, a Congressman and former lawyer. The race is one of the tightest in the country, and outside groups on both sides have been spending heavily. read more

Republican candidate for the United States Senate Scott Brown speaks at a campaign rally at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson, N.H. on Oct. 5, 2014.

Jeanne Shaheen accuses Scott Brown of 'fear mongering' in debate

10/21/14 10:30PM

New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown clashed over ISIS, Ebola, and health care at their debate in Concord on Tuesday. Brown, whose campaign has focused intensely on national security issues in recent months, accused President Obama of failing to protect Americans from Ebola. read more

Kay Hagan, Thom Tills

Quiz: Can North Carolina hold on to its last bit of blue?

10/21/14 08:50AM

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is trying to hold on in this conservative-leaning state. Recent polling suggests Hagan holding a small but consistent lead against her Republican rival, House Speaker Tom Tillis. A new CNN/ORC survey shows Hagan ahead by three points. read more

Elizabeth Warren

Warren Democrats: Wealthier, whiter, and often more male

10/20/14 07:30PM

Elizabeth Warren may be a populist, but her supporters include the elite.That’s the takeaway from a new ABC News/Washington Post poll of the emerging Democratic field, which suggests that supporters of the Massachusetts senator skew white, wealthy, educated, and male. read more