Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

Democrat Chad Taylor has withdrawn as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. The decision upends the Senate race in the state. It leaves three candidates: Sen. Pat Roberts, the incumbent Republican, independent Greg Orman, and Libertarian Randall Batson. | 09/03/14 18:20:03 By - Dave Helling and Brad Cooper

Democratic senator to introduce bill for airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON-A Democratic senator from Florida says he will introduce legislation giving President Barack Obama congressional authority for airstrikes against militants in Syria. The announcement came after the apparent beheading of another U.S. journalist. | 09/02/14 20:36:29 By - By LISA MASCARO

Legal troubles re-emerge for S.C.’s Sanford with ex-wife’s complaint

Congressman Mark Sanford is bracing for a new round of legal trouble after his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, asked a judge to order the South Carolina Republican to undergo mental evaluations and anger management classes. | 09/02/14 19:27:26 By - By Ali Watkins

Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns after Iowa bribery scandal deepens

Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, will resign his post as a bribery scandal from the 2012 presidential campaign threatens to envelop Benton and become a major distraction for McConnell's campaign. | 08/29/14 21:13:00 By - Sam Youngman

Senate hearing to examine militarization of local and state police in Ferguson

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill will lead a hearing next week to examine the militarization of state and local police following this month’s protests and riots in Ferguson, Mo. | 08/29/14 11:58:52 By - By Lindsay Wise

Tuesday primaries: Crist wins easily, Ice cream executive wins in Arizona

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist won his state’s Democratic gubernatorial primary overwhelmingly Tuesday, setting up what’s likely to be a down-to-the-wire duel with incumbent Rick Scott. | 08/27/14 11:54:53 By - By David Lightman

Survival of congresswoman's baby a celebrated case study

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is a half-hour late for her meeting with a news photographer. She strides into her cramped lobby in the Longworth House Office Building, clad in leopard heels and cradling her year-old daughter, Abigail. Her husband, Daniel Beutler, follows, slinging a diaper bag. | 08/27/14 08:10:13 By - By KYUNG M. SONG

Expect Napa quake to rattle D.C. efforts on seismic alerts

The Napa County earthquake will have political aftershocks on Capitol Hill. The big question is how long they’ll last. | 08/26/14 17:34:07 By - By Michael Doyle

Republican hopes for election much higher than Democrats

Republicans are far more optimistic about their prospects this election year than Democrats. | 08/26/14 16:47:35 By - By David Lightman

The lower Congress sinks, the more voters may vote

Could voter disdain for Congress motivate more people to turn out this November? Could be. | 08/25/14 14:44:54 By - By David Lightman

Gender gap propels Democrat into lead in Ga. Senate race

Democrat Michelle Nunn has a sizeable lead over Republican David Perdue in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race, a new poll found, thanks in large part to a huge gender gap. | 08/25/14 12:20:50 By - By David Lightman

Paul: Hillary Clinton a 'war hawk'

Hillary Clinton is a “war hawk,” Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday, as he warned that image will hurt Democrats’ chances in 2016. | 08/24/14 11:58:30 By - By David Lightman

Time running out for California water bill

Secret negotiations over a California water bill are nearing a make-or-break moment, after a long, dry summer that’s tested some political alliances. | 08/24/14 00:00:00 By - By Michael Doyle

Obama hurting Shaheen in tight N.H. Senate race

New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race is a virtual dead heat, as incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is being hurt badly by President Barack Obama’s sagging approval numbers. | 08/22/14 09:39:49 By - By David Lightman

Ryan can’t answer CQ Roll Call’s question about ‘16 White House bid

Paul Ryan, the Republicans’ 2012 vice presidential candidate, told CQ Roll Call’s Emma Dumain he’s not sure if he’s seeking the presidency in 2016. | 08/21/14 19:07:03 By - By David Lightman

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