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James Foley's Parents Want to Change America's Position on Negotiating With Terrorists

Diane and John Foley are launching a new effort to start a conversation on the U.S. policy that they say led to their son's execution by the Islamic State group.

House Dems Spend Another $1.3 Million on TV to Prevent Losses

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is spending more to support five members in Illinois, Minnesota, New York, and West Virginia.

Who Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Campaign Cash Going To?

The Facebook CEO is giving to candidates that support immigration reform—or at least he was.

Rand Paul: Master of Political Message-Switching

In his speeches, Paul shows how good he is at tailoring his message to fit his audience. But that could come back to bite him as he goes national.

In a Catholic Stronghold, Evangelicals Flexing Their Political Power

As influence wanes in U.S., evangelicals are coming into their own in Brazil.

Where the Dark Money Goes

So far, most has been spent to either support a Republican or oppose a Democrat.

Hacking the Hill

Can tech entrepreneurs game Washington?

People

Andrew Bieniawski, Angela Peoples, Ed DeMarco, Abigail Slater.

Questions and Possible Answers

The mathematics of Senate control after the midterms is increasingly complex.

How to Resign From the Cabinet

(And how not to.)

Beyond Mine Craft in Coal Country

A bipartisan bill from Reps. David McKinley and Peter Welch aims to help laid-off miners and other coal-dependent workers learn new trades.

Gun Duel at the Voting Booth

What if the people of Washington approve conflicting ballot measures? 

How Not to Talk About the Economy

Are politicians driving people away by talking about economic insecurity?

Lost Dog

Why is Parker Griffith running for governor of Alabama as a born-again Democrat? 

This Ted Cruz Staffer Just Blamed Ebola on Obamacare

"Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S.," Nick Muzin tweeted.

Could the 'Perfect' Campaign Lose?

Kay Hagan is trying to prove months of good work can withstand a national climate that's threatening other Dems. Republicans are confident she can't.

Kevin McCarthy Wants Academics to Stop Reading Your Tweets

Researchers scoff at the notion that their work is part of some government surveillance plot.

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James Foley's Parents Want to Change America's Position on Negotiating With Terrorists

Diane and John Foley are launching a new effort to start a conversation on the U.S. policy that they say led to their son's execution by the Islamic State group.

House Dems Spend Another $1.3 Million on TV to Prevent Losses

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is spending more to support five members in Illinois, Minnesota, New York, and West Virginia.

Who Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Campaign Cash Going To?

The Facebook CEO is giving to candidates that support immigration reform—or at least he was.

Rand Paul: Master of Political Message-Switching

In his speeches, Paul shows how good he is at tailoring his message to fit his audience. But that could come back to bite him as he goes national.

In a Catholic Stronghold, Evangelicals Flexing Their Political Power

As influence wanes in U.S., evangelicals are coming into their own in Brazil.

Questions and Possible Answers

The mathematics of Senate control after the midterms is increasingly complex.

This Ted Cruz Staffer Just Blamed Ebola on Obamacare

"Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S.," Nick Muzin tweeted.

Could the 'Perfect' Campaign Lose?

Kay Hagan is trying to prove months of good work can withstand a national climate that's threatening other Dems. Republicans are confident she can't.

Kevin McCarthy Wants Academics to Stop Reading Your Tweets

Researchers scoff at the notion that their work is part of some government surveillance plot.

Will Obama Fire Staff After Election Day? Probably Not.

Past presidents have often responded to electoral drubbings by changing staff. Here's why this president won't.

Inside Chris LaCivita's Plan to Save Pat Roberts

The fixers don't have time to make the Kansas Republican likable. So they're going full negative on his challenger.  

Why Did House Democrats Just Move Money to a Super Safe Seat?

House Majority PAC and other super PACs' priorities are not always what they seem. Donors' concerns, not party strategy, sometimes hold sway.

Senate Races Overshadow Gubernatorial Contests

Candidates for governor are having a hard time getting airtime in some states.

Three Questions Surrounding BP's Puzzling Politico Piece

Why does BP keep entering the argument, and who's the man making it for them?

What Rand Paul Still Has to Prove on Foreign Policy

The senator plans to clarify his stance in a speech Thursday night. But will voters and political strategists buy it?

Ebola in New York City: Why Some Might Freak Out

At the height of the H1N1 (swine flu) epidemic in 2009, University of Michigan researchers sneezed on unsuspecting people. Here's what they learned about hysteriaon amid outbre...

The Economic Impact of School Discipline

African-American girls are more likely to be suspended and spend time in alternative schools, limiting their lifetime opportunities.

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