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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at jklimas@washingtontimes.com.

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Greg Orman, the Independent candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks during a campaign stop at the National Center for Aviation Training, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Wichita, Kan. Orman is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Bo Rader)

Anti-incumbent mood in Kansas could sway Senate control

Sen. Pat Roberts' efforts to link his opponent to the president haven't been enough to overcome anti-incumbent sentiment in Kansas, leaving him in a tight race with independent Greg Orman that could blunt the Republican Party's election night momentum. Published October 30, 2014

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Senators move to block U.S. benefits to ex-Nazis

Members of Congress rushed Thursday to announce legislation to close a loophole that has allowed Nazi war-crime suspects to collect millions of dollars in Social Security benefits. Published October 23, 2014

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, left, and Greg Orman walk to the stage before a Senate debate in Hutchinson, Kan. Orman, an independent candidate challenging Roberts for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, has turned a longshot independent bid into a threat to the GOP veteran. Even if Roberts survives the challenge from independent Orman, Republicans also must lock down South Dakota, a once-unthinkable concern. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Roberts, Orman clash over leadership, Ebola and Harry Reid

While Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, pointed fingers at the president's leadership style, his opponent Greg Orman, an independent, said Mr. Roberts had a "crisis of leadership" of his own to deal with while accusing him of shirking duties in D.C. Published October 15, 2014

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., addresses supporters during the Michigan Democratic election night party in Detroit. The Detroit Democrat has been disqualified from the August primary ballot because of problems with his nominating petitions. But Michigan election officials are expected to make a decision Friday, May 23, 2014, on Conyers' appeal. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Conyers most effective Dem in the House: study

Rep. John Conyers Jr. was the most effective Democrat in the House during the 112th Congress, according to a new study by two academics that tries to calculate who, despite the gridlock in Washington, has been the best at pushing legislation through Congress. Published October 14, 2014