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Election 2014

This image provided by NOAA taken Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 at 2 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Iselle, left and Hurricane Julio. Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific.

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This image provided by NOAA taken Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 at 2 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Iselle, left and Hurricane Julio. Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific.

Hawaiian Election: Eye of the Storm

Hurricane Iselle is supposed to hit Hawaii Thursday. Hurricane Julio is tracking for Sunday. In the middle of that: Election Day, Saturday. And, as of now, it’s still on. “There’s no Plan B,” Rex Quidilla, spokesman for the Hawaii Office...

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Congressional candidate Don Beyer greets voters next to another candidate, Bill Euille, 2nd from left, outside the Durant Arts Center as Virginia voters take to the polls in the state's 8th congressional district to choose a Democratic nominee in the race to succeed retiring Rep. James P. Moran (D) on June 10, 2014.

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Congressional candidate Don Beyer greets voters next to another candidate, Bill Euille, 2nd from left, outside the Durant Arts Center as Virginia voters take to the polls in the state's 8th congressional district to choose a Democratic nominee in the race to succeed retiring Rep. James P. Moran (D) on June 10, 2014.

Virginia’s Beyer Creates PAC To Help Democrats

Don Beyer, a Virginia Democrat likely to enter the U.S. House in January, has created a leadership political action committee to help Democratic candidates in more competitive Nov. 4 elections. “Don wanted to start a PAC right away in order...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, July 230, 2014.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, July 230, 2014.

Obama to House: ‘Stop Just Hatin”

“Come on,” President Barack said today, as the House advances a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against him alleging overreach in executive actions. “Stop being mad all the time,” Obama said in a rhetorical shout-out to Capitol Hill from a campaign-styled...

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), rear, exit the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Gotta Vote Bus in the Little Havana neighborhood on Oct. 25, 2012 in Miami.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), rear, exit the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Gotta Vote Bus in the Little Havana neighborhood on Oct. 25, 2012 in Miami.

Obama ‘Effective Messenger, Period:’ DNC Chair

For all the political bruising that President Barack Obama has taken — his job approval hovering just above 40 percent in opinion polls — his party will be calling on him to campaign for congressional candidates in the fall midterm...

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President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One on uly 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One on uly 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

2014 Midterm Offense v. Defense: ‘Disaster’ v. ‘Tough’ One

A “summer of disengagement” by President Barack Obama will lead to a “disaster” for Democrats in the Nov. 4 midterm election, according to the Republican overseeing his party’s strategy in House races. Voter disenchantment with Obama on issues including his...

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