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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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National Commander of the American Legion Michael Helm at their national headquarters, Washington, D.C., Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

'Substantial' VA staff will face discipline

A "substantial" number of VA employees will face punishment for the veterans treatment scandal, the new national commander of the American Legion predicted Tuesday, indicating that the slow pace of discipline has more to do with the hoops the department must jump through than it does a lack of willingness to fire people. Published September 30, 2014

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Hoyer makes a pitch for a Democratic House

Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Monday that if voters unhappy with gridlock in Washington should give Democrats the majority in the House, allowing President Obama and his party another chance to pursue their agenda. Published September 29, 2014

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

No. 2 Dem: No need to cut vacation for Syria vote

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said Monday that he doesn't believe lawmakers should cut their six-week break short to vote on authorizing military strikes in Syria. Published September 29, 2014

David Brat's upset win in a GOP primary earlier this year over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor with a much smaller budget may have caused a "minirevolution" in political spending, encouraging others to look into more grass-roots advertising on the Internet. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Online campaign ads may prove decisive in midterm elections

From YouTube to Vine, political campaigns are testing the boundaries of online messaging and advertising — but they are still far more timid than other industries in harnessing the Internet's potential to reach voters or customers. Published September 28, 2014

President Obama has been called "Deporter in Chief" by a Hispanic advocacy group critical of his immigration policy. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Hispanic approval of Obama drops, poll says

The president's approval rating among Hispanics has dropped, though it still remains above the national average, a poll released Friday said. Published September 26, 2014

Democrat Michelle Nunn, center, a U.S. Senate candidate, greets supportes after a candidates forum with Republican nominee David Perdue, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Macon, Ga. The Georgia race is one of the most closely watched this year as Republicans make a push to take control of the Senate for the last two years of Obama's term. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

Senate race in Georgia a toss-up, poll says

The Senate race in Georgia — one of the races that could decide which party controls the Senate next session — is in a virtual tie, according to a new poll. Published September 24, 2014

Scaffolding continues to go up on the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Majority of Americans want third party, poll shows

The majority of Americans think the country needs a third political party because the current party system does "such a poor job" of representing the country, a poll released Wednesday said. Published September 24, 2014

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, as he arrives at North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, N.C.  Obama was in Charlotte to address the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. At right is Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.   Republicans are asking voters to judge Hagan as too closely aligned with the president.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Kay Hagan ahead in newest poll

A new poll found that Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, has a slight edge in the upcoming midterm elections, though President Obama continues to have very low approval ratings in the swing state. Published September 23, 2014