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Security breach prompts more White House security

The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State

The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants.

US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.

GOP's Roberts heads to swing-voting east Kansas

Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas took his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east Saturday in his latest effort chip away any advantage from independent candidate Greg Orman in a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly contested in the nation.

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

News Guide: Steyer writes $15M to his super PAC

The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in August. Highlights from the filings:

House campaign committees sitting on $100M in bank

The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful of competitive districts will face an onslaught of late political advertising.

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a growing personal business empire.

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.

RNC bests DNC in August fundraising

The Republican National Committee again outraised its Democratic rival last month and is sitting on a $3 million lead, according to campaign finance reports filed Saturday.

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