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  • In Kentucky, will verve upend sure-footed experience? Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Minority Leader U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) rehearse with host Bill Goodman before their debate on 'Kentucky Tonight' at the KET Network Center on October 13, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. Voters go to the polls on November 4, 2014.

    Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a surprisingly tough battle this fall against Alison Lundergan Grimes, who was 5 when he first went to D.C.

  • Sen. Pat Roberts: I'm gonna win this thing     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood talks to Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts, who's locked in a very tight race for his seat.

  • Obamacare could delay a Fed rate hike Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington.

    Obamacare and the tax hit some may face next year could delay a rate hike by the Fed, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow. Here's why.

  • Confidence in Obama on economy sinks to new low Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking in Washington, October 2, 2014.

    President Obama's economic leadership stands at the lowest level of his presidency, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic survey.

  • GOP agenda this week: Paint Obama as incompetent Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 9:44 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois.

    The GOP will attack the president on the Secret Service, intelligence on ISIS and Ebola's entrance into the U.S., Politico's Ben White says.

  • Democrats lean heavily on PACs in Senate battle Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    With the battle for the Senate tilting toward Republicans, Democrats are more reliant than ever on groups they tried to outlaw, the NY Times reports.

  • Why the Secret Service matters in the midterms Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at a House hearing on the White House security breach, Sept. 30, 2014.

    Recent government missteps could cost the midterm elections for the Democrats, NBC News reports.

  • *Republicans plan to force a vote if they win Senate. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oil sands with U.S. refineries will top the list of Republican energy priorities if they gain control of the Senate after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

  • No porn for you! Bill targets federal employees Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Rep. Mark Meadows

    Rep. Mark Meadows introduced legislation that would ban federal employees from looking at porn during work, reports the Fiscal Times.

  • *Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."

  • How Hillary could lose in 2016 Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:34 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

    Everyone's talking like Hillary Clinton is already the next president. But here's how she could lose, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow.

  • An essential guide to the midterm elections Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    America's permanent partisan war for now shifts exclusively to the campaign trail. Here's what you need to pay attention to.

  • Rand Paul's 'double-edged' sword     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the likelihood of Sen. Rand Paul running in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Ex-Im Bank extension could be its demise Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Extending the Ex-Im Bank's charter to June separates it from must-pass legislation and could mean its death, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Been there: What Obama WON'T say in terror speech Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Here's a look back at some of the key statements that Obama has made about terror groups, and Syria that you won't hear from him Wednesday night.

  • More support for US action abroad: NBC/WSJ Poll Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    The percentage of Americans who believe the United States should become more active in world affairs has increased, according to an NBC/WSJ poll.

  • This issue won't sway voters like it used to Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Obamacare ranks very low when the most enthusiastic voters are asked he main reason they're excited about voting in upcoming Congressional elections.

  • Obama to reveal ISIS battle plan this week Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    President Obama addressed the threat posed by ISIS extremists, and immigration reform in a wide-ranging interview with NBC's Meet the Press.

    President Obama will address the nation on the threat posed by ISIS extremists, telling NBC News the U.S. will "hunt down" the terrorists. Plus, immigration reform.

  • What's at stake in a NC Senate debate? Plenty Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Sen. Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis

    The race between North Carolina's Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis heats up with what will be a closely watched debate.

  • The midterm issues     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood weighs in on the fight for the Senate.