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  • Violence against women emerges as key campaign issue in Alaska

    The woman was terrified her boyfriend would find her. He had beaten her up, torn her phone from the wall. He was after her. He had a gun. So she pounded on her apartment manager's door. The 17-year-old who answered let her in and dialed 911. "I...
  • Dana Milbank: You can be 100 percent sure not all data is correct

    Dana Milbank: You can be 100 percent sure not all data is correct
    WASHINGTON — In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: the need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won. But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision. We...
  • Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races

    Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races
    It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections. If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
  • Obama Coming To Greenwich Fundraiser Tuesday

    Obama Coming To Greenwich Fundraiser Tuesday
    With only one month left before crucial elections, President Barack Obama will be coming to Greenwich on Tuesday for a big-ticket fundraiser at a 20-acre estate in one of the town's most upscale neighborhoods. Ticket prices can go as high as $32,400 per...
  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide. Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
  • Midterm madness: The politics of snowmobiles and chickens

    With the U.S. battling militants in the Middle East and muddling through a less-than-spectacular economic recovery at home, let us pause for a moment to consider the issues of snowmobiling, errant chickens and a disputed 12-year-old paint job. Voters in...
  • Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy. Senators...
  • Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels

    Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels
    What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
  • Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama

    Usually it's Republicans who are assailing President Obama. But some Democrats vying for U.S. Senate in states that traditionally vote Republican have followed suit, making Obama the subject of negative advertising less than two months before election...
  • Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress

    Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress
    As President Obama laid out a strategy Wednesday night to fight Islamic State militants, Congress is facing a tough decision over whether to approve a key part of his plan – arming the Syrian opposition.  Top congressional leaders from both...
  • Obama says U.S. will destroy Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama declared Wednesday that he would go on the offense and pursue Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, outlining a detailed, long-term strategy to counter the militants who have captured large swaths of the region and pulled the U.S. into...