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WSJ Live Anchor & WSJ reporter. Politics & economics nerd. Runner. Animal print lover.

How the Kansas City Royals Could Save Roberts, Brownback — If two embattled Kansas Republicans manage to eke out victories on Election Day, they may have the Kansas City Royals to thank. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in a tight race with Democrat , while Sen. Pat Roberts is fighting to win a fourth term against independent candidate Greg Orman.

GOP Senate Candidate Puts Colorado Democrats Off-Balance — GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.-Rep. Cory Gardner isn't the Senate candidate Democrats were expecting to face-and that fact is driving this year's race here. Freshman Sen. Mark Udall and his fellow Colorado Democrats planned their campaign imagining a contest against Ken Buck, a tea-party Republican with a history of making controversial comments.

Video Report: Colorado Outcome Could Be Sneak Peek at 2016 — DENVER- A heated Senate race in Colorado might just be a sneak preview to see which party has what it takes to win the presidency in 2016. It's the only Senate race where two candidates, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Rep.

2014 Race to Watch: Can Grimes Unseat McConnell in Kentucky? — Does Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to bring down the most powerful Republican in the Senate? The hottest race of the 2014 midterms pits Ms. Grimes, a Democrat and Kentucky's secretary of state, against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the shrewdest political tacticians in Congress.

Aging Americans Boost Share of Population Who Receive Government Benefits — More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. But this time the baby boomers may be responsible for the slight uptick. Nearly half of Americans, 49.5%, lived in a household where at least one person was receiving some type of government benefit in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Census Department data.

One Canadian Employer Spends 13 Years to Close Gender Gap in Pay — Should female secretaries be paid at the same rate as male landscapers? That was one of the many questions facing McGill University in Montreal as it launched a sweeping program, required by Quebec law, to ensure gender pay equity among its roughly 12,000 full-time equivalent employees.

We Asked a Male Executive How He Balances Work and Family — Top female executives get this question all the time: How do you balance work and family? So when PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman and senior partner Bob Moritz stopped by The Wall Street Journal after a recent White House summit on working families, we turned the tables and asked him how he does it.

Matt Lauer Explains the GM Mom Question — When NBC News' Matt Lauer scored an interview with Mary Barra, chief executive of embattled General Motors , he probably didn't expect to find himself in the hot seat. But that's exactly what has happened since Lauer's Today Show interview with the GM CEO Thursday, after he asked her if she could be both a good mother and a good chief executive.

Sallie Krawcheck Looks to Ellevate With New Venture — Former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck is on to her next investment. Ms. Krawcheck's women's network, formerly 85 Broads, relaunched Tuesday evening as the Ellevate Network. Wednesday morning the group announced a new index fund comprising companies that have better-than-average gender diversity in their top ranks.

Financial Advisers Need to Improve at Serving Women, Study — Women hold the purse strings to $11.2 trillion in assets in the U.S., and financial institutions are failing to capitalize on it, according to a new report.
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Oct 30, 2014

So proud of @GarrettHaake & @LindsayShively for their moving documentary on troops leaving Afghanistan. Don't miss it

Oct 30, 2014

What do you want to know about our troop drawdown in Afghanistan? @GarrettHaake is fielding Qs. Submit yours here:…

Oct 30, 2014

The midterms are just around the corner! Have you made your predictions yet? #WSJMidterms

Oct 30, 2014

Mischief Night? Psh. As @nkl points out, the night before Halloween is Devil's Night for Michiganders

Oct 30, 2014

"they were fast & industrious & nibbled away at the opposition like a fleet of hamsters" –@jasonWSJ on the KC Royals

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WSJPolitics: Reporter @hookjan is answering your questions on the midterm elections. Post them here:

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MaryLuWSJ: Maine nurse goes for a bike ride, defying Ebola quarantine. At least she's wearing a helmet.

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