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Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, middle, introduces actor Chuck Norris to his mother-in-law, Mary Lucy Phalen, during a campaign event at the Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Billy Calzada)

Chuck Norris endorses Greg Abbott for governor in Texas

- The Washington Times

Chuck Norris, the martial arts guru who starred in the popular television show "Walker, Texas Ranger" and movies like "The Way of the Dragon" with Bruce Lee, has thrown his support behind Republican attorney general Greg Abbott, who is running to be the next governor of the Lone Star State.

Georgia candidate Michelle Nunn's poll numbers are increasing, presenting a potential roadblock to a Republican November Senate takeover. (Associated Press)

Michelle Nunn up 2 points in new Georgia Senate poll

- The Washington Times

A new poll shows Democrat Michelle Nunn leading by 2 points in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia over Republican David Perdue in a race both sides have quickly turned their attention to as one that could ultimately determine control of the U.S. Senate.

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2013 file photo shows Democratic National Committee chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. speaking in Scottsdale, Ariz. Democrats plan to travel to six cities this summer to evaluate potential sites for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Officials with the Democratic National Committee are studying how each city might accommodate the tens of thousands of party leaders and activists who will flock to the convention, where the party will nominate its next presidential candidate. Wasserman Schultz is expected to announce the host city later this year or in early 2015.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

DNC chief deploys her dog to ask for donations

- The Washington Times

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat and head of the Democratic National Committee, deployed her dog, "Demmy," this week in an attempt to cajole some money out of supporters ahead of the midterm elections.

Fox News has won the ratings race for 150 months. Prime-time anchor Megyn Kelly is now drawing a larger audience than veteran Bill O'Reilly. (Fox News)

It's no illusion: Study finds conservatives overwhelmingly trust Fox News

- The Washington Times

Political differences are pronounced when it comes to choice of news sources. Conservatives remain fiercely loyal to Fox News, liberals cuddle up to National Public Radio and The New York Times. Ideology plays a pronounced role in the phenomenon, according to an extensive new survey and analysis of "political divisiveness" among Americans released by the Pew Research Center.