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  • Decoder Buzz Is Obama dragging Democratic Party down?

    President Obama’s sagging job approval numbers are one big reason that forecasters say the odds are good the Senate will swing the GOP’s way. But other factors are weighing on Democratic chances, too.

  • Decoder Voices What Republican wave?

    Republicans need six seats to take back control of the Senate, but there is no sign yet that the GOP is headed for a massive win like what they saw in 2010 or what Democrats saw in 2006.

  • Decoder Voices Fake Quotations

    Fake quotations from famous people, no matter how often discredited, take on new life in campaign seasons. Get ready for the best line Lincoln never said: 'You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.'

  • Decoder Voices President Griswold? The nation lampoons vacations

    Like the hapless Clark Griswold in the National Lampoon vacation film opus, US presidents can't get a break when it comes to taking a vacation. It's always the wrong time to appear to be away from affairs of state.

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August 28, 2014

Photos of the day 08/28

Besiktas' Cenk Tosun (l.) and Atiba Hutchinson react after a missed opportunity during their Champions League playoff soccer match against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in London Wednesday.

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