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senator-103014.jpg Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is seen as a long shot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and his chances may have gotten worse after he was recorded joking about the prospects for "white men" if he were elected president.

Cory-mark-103014.jpg Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Col., has expanded his lead over incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., in the closely watched Colorado Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.

Img2-102714.jpg Less than a week before Election Day, Democrats received another dose of bad news in the form of a CNN/ORC International survey showing a deterioration in the American public's perception of economic conditions. The poll found that 62 percent of Americans rated economic conditions as "somewhat poor" or "very poor."

Obama1-102914.jpg President Barack Obama will remain focused on the ongoing fight against Ebola in remarks at the White House on Wednesday. Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks from the East Room at about 3:40 pm ET, joined by healthcare workers that have helped to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

JoniErnst-102914.jpg Iowa Republican Joni Ernst has crept out to a slightly wider lead over Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

teacher-022310_28Oct14.jpg Parents of public school students in the U.S. are about evenly divided over the national education standards known as Common Core, according to the results of a new Gallup poll released on Tuesday.

Img2-102714.jpg A notable majority of America's millionaires are concerned about economic inequality in the U.S., according to the results of a new survey from PNC Wealth Management. The survey found that 64 percent of millionaires are concerned about economic inequality, including 28 percent that are extremely concerned.

ScottBrown-102414.jpg Looking to capitalize on news of an Ebola diagnosis in New York City, Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown issued a statement Friday criticizing his Democratic opponent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., for "waffling" on a travel ban.

Obama1-102414.jpg Following news that a patient at a New York City hospital has tested positive for Ebola, President Barack Obama called both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.

teapartyprotest-102414.jpg In another troubling sign for Democrats, the results of a Gallup poll released on Friday show that Tea Party Republicans are much more motivated to vote in the upcoming midterm elections than other Americans. The poll found that 73 percent of Tea Party Republicans are "extremely" or "very" motivated to vote in this year's elections.

DonYoung-102314.jpg Alaska Congressman Don Young, R-Ak., is once again making headlines with comments linking the state's high suicide rate to an increase in government assistance. Young told an audience at a senior center on Wednesday that the suicide problem didn't exist until there was "largesse" from the government.

AlisonLunderganGrimes-102314.jpg After a brief absence, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is once again hitting the airwaves in Kentucky in support of Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The DSCC is spending $650,000 on advertising for Grimes in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken.

Obama-102314.jpg Following news of a shooting at the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa, President Barack Obama called Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday to express the American people's solidarity with their neighbors to the north.

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.