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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].

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Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, has borne the brunt of attacks from challenger Thom Tillis, who accuses her of absenteeism from Senate Armed Services Committee meeting. Mrs. Hagan, in turn, has alleged Mr. Tillis is "waffling" about how he'd confront the Islamic State threat. (Associated Press)

Election attack ads unveiled on heels of Syria bombings

The rise of terrorist threats has put the U.S. on a war footing and pushed national security issues to the forefront of political campaigns, with several U.S. Senate candidates trading jabs this week over who is weak on protecting America. Published September 23, 2014

"Enough is enough, and they need to provide answers to why they think illegal immigrants should be eligible for Obamacare." Sen. David Vitter said. (Associated Press)

GOP: Obamacare 'bending over backwards' for illegals

The Obama administration has dragged its feet on revoking Obamacare coverage for people who can't prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency, allowing some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. to continue enjoying taxpayer-funded benefits, a Republican senator charged Monday. Published September 22, 2014

Rep. Raul Grijalva, Arizona Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Voters' concerns about Islamic State terrorists corner dovish Democrats

Members of Congress are back home this week and facing a barrage of questions from constituents worried about the threat from the terrorist army that calls itself the Islamic State and about President Obama's plan to fight it in part by arming a ragtag band of Syrian rebels. Published September 21, 2014

Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Immigration, terrorism issues push voters to GOP: Rep. Greg Walden

With just 45 days until the elections, the House Republicans' campaign chief said Friday that the increasing prominence of immigration and national security issues has bolstered the GOP's already-strong position for expanding its majority in Congress. Published September 19, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Associated Press) **FILE**

Go South, Chris Christie: N.J. governor hits trail in Carolinas

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making a campaign swing Tuesday through the Carolinas, boosting the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina and bolstering his own presidential ambitions with events in the early primary state of South Carolina. Published September 16, 2014

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

Dems target blacks, women, Latinos in national ad campaign

The Democratic National Committee launched a national ad campaign Tuesday to stir up voting blocs that are crucial to the party's success in November elections, with the first radio ad featuring President Obama and targeting black voters. Published September 16, 2014

Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Rep. James Clyburn caught in 'sexting' mixup

In an apparent slip of tongue, House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn recently suggested that activists use "sexting" as an organizing tool, the Daily Caller reported. Published September 12, 2014

FILE - In this undated file photo posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a militant extremist group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from extremist Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria. In staging airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the U.S. may find itself in a confounding morass teeming with jihadis, rebel rivalries and sectarian hatred. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

Islamic State now 30,000 fighters strong, CIA says

The terrorist army known as Islamic State grown to between 20,000 and 30,000 fighters, according to the CIA, making the force targeted in President Obama's new military offensive about three times the size previously estimated. Published September 12, 2014

This June 3, 2014, file photo shows Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaking in Des Moines, Iowa. The first midterm elections since both parties embraced a historic change in campaign finance, and with it a sea of campaign cash, will mean for most voters an avalanche of television ads trying to reach the few able to be swayed and willing to vote. In the nation's closest races for U.S. Senate, that translates into "price per vote" that could easily double what was spent in the 2012 presidential election.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Braley, Ernst deadlocked in Iowa Senate race: poll

Less than two month before the election, just one percentage point separates Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst in the race for U.S. Senate in Iowa, according to a new poll released Friday. Published September 12, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., greets supporters during appearance at a campaign headquarters in northwest Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge, Colo., on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Senate race is a toss-up, poll shows

With less than eight weeks until the election, the U.S. Senate race in Colorado is a statistical dead heat and "could go either way," said a new poll released Friday. Published September 12, 2014