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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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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 45, 37

 Forty-five percent of registered voters who say they plan to vote Republican for Congress in the Nov. 4 election say they’re more enthusiastic about voting than in previous congressional elections, compared with 37 percent of Democratic backers, according to the...

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Balloons in the "Health Corner" conference room, used to host customer programs with local doctors and heathcare experts, at a Walgreen Co. store in Chicago.

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Balloons in the "Health Corner" conference room, used to host customer programs with local doctors and heathcare experts, at a Walgreen Co. store in Chicago.

Walgreen Chided For Tax-’Dodge’ Prescription: Harry Reid

Five months after Democrats in Washington, including President Barack Obama, praised CVS executives for their decision to stop selling smokes, another drugstore has fallen into the party’s cross-hairs. Illinois-based Walgreen Co. was hammered for 10 minutes on the Senate floor...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's shadow is cast as he applauds Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's shadow is cast as he applauds Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Obama: Democrats Have ‘Congenital Disease’ in Midterms

President Barack Obama may have a congenital case of using the phrase “congenital disease” to describe a persistent drop-off in Democratic voter-turnout in midterm elections. Obama dropped the phrase again at a fundraiser yesterday for Senate Democrats in Colorado, where...

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

Polarization, American-Style: Partisans See Opponents as Threats

It’s a poisonous potion: “Increasingly Ideological Uniformity.” “Partisan Animosity.” Stir it up: Political Polarization. And this toxic mix of unyielding opinions is stronger than it has been in two decades, according to the Pew Research Center, out with a phone...

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

Galloping Gillespie: Headed for Hills

Ed Gillespie, onetime chairman of the Republican National Committee and onetime communications director for President George W. Bush, has dispensed with the formalities of a primary election in embarking on his bid to unseat a popular sitting senator, Democrat Mark...

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