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Boehner Credits Economy for GOP Special Election Victory
House GOP leaders were jubilant after a Republican won a competitive special election in Florida last night, crediting a focus on the economy for candidate David Jolly's victory.
First Read Minute: Democrats' Tough 24 Hours Increase Midterm Concerns
NBC’s Mark Murray dissects the Democrats’ difficult week so far, including their loss in a Florida special election and a dim outlook from a new NBC/WSJ poll.
Peter Alexander: Obama, Brennan Bond Key Amid Charges
NBC News’ Peter Alexander explains the importance of President Barack Obama’s relationship with CIA Director John Brennan following Senate hacking claims.
Dems Will 'Put Lipstick on a Pig' After Loss, Says Boehner
Republican House Speaker John Boehner comments on Tuesday's special congressional election in Florida.
Mark Udall Stalling Vote on CIA Top Lawyer Over Probe Dispute
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has a "hold" -- a procedural tool to stall a nomination -- on the Obama administration's pick to be the Central Intelligence Agency's top lawyer, his office told NBC News Wednesday.
First Thoughts: Dismal Outlook for Dems in Florida Race Results
The environment for Democrats doesn't look bright, according to our brand-new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
GOP May Reap Rewards of Obama's Unpopularity in Midterms, Poll Finds
President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party are facing difficult political headwinds less than eight months before November's midterm elections, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Record Number See Russia as Adversary, NBC News/WSJ Poll Finds
A whopping 72 percent of Americans view Russia as an adversary rather than an ally, while more than six in 10 have a negative opinion toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Mind the Gap! Obama Shops for Daughters, Wife
While in New York City, President Obama goes to the Gap to shop for clothes for his daughters and the first lady. The president also took time to comment on the minimum wage.
GOP Keeps Fla. Congressional Seat
Republican David Jolly was declared the winner Tuesday of a closely watched Florida Congressional race both parties viewed as testing grounds to hone strategies for the 2014 midterm elections.Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a tight race to fill the Tampa Bay-area seat of the late GOP Rep.