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Obama1-102214.jpg Ebola "czar" Ron Kain is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he begins his efforts to coordinate the government's response to the deadly disease. Klain, who previously served as chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and then-Vice President Al Gore, was named as Ebola Response Coordinator last Friday.

michelle-david-102214.jpg Potentially complicating the outlook for control of the Senate, the results of a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WXIA-TV in Atlanta suggest that the Georgia Senate race between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn could be headed for a runoff.

OSCE parliamentarians will conduct a limited election observation mission to the United States of America for the country's mid-term Congressional elections on 4 November. Isabel Santos, Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, will...

Ebolaoutbreak-102114.jpg Despite indications that the spread of Ebola inside the U.S. has been contained, the results of a new Gallup poll show the deadly disease had made its debut on a list of the top 10 most important problems facing the country.

img1-102114.jpg In another hotly contested Senate race, the results of a new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll show incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., clinging to a narrow lead over Republican challenger Scott Brown.

Greg-Roberts-102114.jpg With just two weeks left before Election Day, the Kansas Senate race between Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and independent candidate Greg Orman seems likely to come down to the wire. The results of a new Monmouth University Poll showed that the race between Roberts and Orman is tied among likely Kansas voters.

Rally_20Oct14.jpg President Barack Obama was back in his hometown of Chicago on Monday to participate in the first day of early voting in the state of Illinois. Obama indicated at an event Sunday night that he intended to vote to re-elect Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

TedCruz-102014.jpg While Republicans have largely tried to frame the upcoming midterm elections as a referendum on President Barack Obama, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., has joined the few offering guidance on what the GOP will do if it manages to retake control of the Senate.

CDC-101714.jpg While the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. has thus far been limited to just three people, the results of a new CBS News poll suggest that news of the disease has contributed to a sharp drop in public confidence in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

klain-101714.jpg While the administration initially resisted calls to appoint an Ebola "czar," President Barack Obama now reportedly plans to tap former White House official Ron Klain for the role. Klain previously served as chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and then-Vice President Al Gore and is said to be highly regarded at the White House.

Charlie-Rick-101614.jpg While the Florida Gubernatorial debate between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday showed stark policy differences between the two candidates, the headline of the night was a dispute over the use of an electric fan.

Braley-Joni-101514.jpg With independent voters shifting to Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed that the Iowa Senate race is too close to call.

CoryGardner-101514.jpg Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Col., has pulled into the lead in the Colorado Senate race against incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., according to the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll.

Obama1-101514.jpg President Barack Obama has postponed a planned campaign trip to New Jersey and Connecticut to hold a meeting about the Ebola outbreak, the White House said on Wednesday. The meeting at the White House comes on the heels of news of the third confirmed case of Ebola in the United States.

USsoldiers-101514.jpg Amid questions about the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found that an increasing number of Americans support the use of ground troops in the fight against the terrorist group.