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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Articles by S.A. Miller

Rep. Steve Israel, New York Democrat, is seen Sept. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

House Dems campaign chief wants outside money groups to stave off losses

The head of House Democrats' campaign operation scolded outside groups allied with the party Wednesday for sitting on their wallets in the final stretch of the campaigns when their candidates face a "one of the toughest environments" since the Republican wave election in 2010. Published October 15, 2014

A hazmat worker looks up while finishing up cleaning outside an apartment building of a hospital worker, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. The Texas health care worker, who was in full protective gear when they provided hospital care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died, has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Fear factor: Ebola, Islamic State hurt Democrats' chances of keeping Senate

As fear sweeps the nation about the prospect of Islamic State terrorists winning in Iraq and the Ebola virus spreading in the United States, President Obama's job approval rating is taking a beating and some Democrats' hopes for keeping the Senate majority are losing ground. Published October 14, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson speaks at the Canadian American Business Council in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Sean Kilpatrick)

Homeland Security chief: Terrorists not breaching U.S. border

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is contradicting a GOP lawmaker who claimed this week that members of the terrorist army known as Islamic State have already tried to sneak into the United States across the southern border. Published October 9, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Democratic Sen. Mark Begich struggling in Alaska: poll

Republican Daniel S. Sullivan holds a 6-point lead over incumbent Alaska Sen. Mark Begich in a new poll released Thursday, as the challenger solidifies support in a race that will help decide whether the GOP can wrest Senate control from Democrats. Published October 9, 2014

Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn, right, shakes hands with Republican candidate David Perdue following a debate, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Perry, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Georgia Senate race in a dead heat: poll

The race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia remains neck and neck, with Republican David Perdue holding a 1-point lead over Democrat Michelle Nunn in a new poll released Thursday. Published October 9, 2014

President Obama disembarks Marine One to switch to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 7,  2014, for a trip to New York City and Greenwich, Conn. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

White House mum on cost of Obama's campaign trips

As President Obama embarks Thursday on a three-day Democratic fundraising trip to California, the White House adamantly refuses to to disclose the cost of presidential political travel or how it calculates reimbursements to the government, CBS News said. Published October 9, 2014