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Tea party challenges against Sen. Lamar Alexander

Tea party challenges against Sen. Lamar Alexander

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch with the state’s increasingly conservative electorate. Should state Rep. Joe Carr or Memphis radio station owner George Flinn prevail against Alexander on Thursday, they would […]

Is John Walsh headed for the political scrap heap?

Is John Walsh headed for the political scrap heap?

Sen. John Walsh hasn’t made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing the steps they would need to take to replace him with another candidate if he decides to withdraw from the Senate race. Walsh’s campaign has been silent about whether he plans to keep campaigning amid allegations that he plagiarized […]

FDA says some tattoo inks cause infections

FDA says some tattoo inks cause infections

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. recalled inks in in-home tattoo kits after testing confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened bottles. […]

‘Liberty Kids’ shaking up the staid old GOP

‘Liberty Kids’ shaking up the staid old GOP

Amir Zendehnam passionately supports marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, abortion rights and the Republican Party. He is not alone. The 26-year-old aspiring restaurateur and chairman of the party’s West Los Angeles central committee, is one of a raft of ethnically diverse young libertarians who hold seats in L.A. County‚Äôs huge GOP apparatus, injecting youthful energy into […]

‘Accidental congressman’ loses seat in Michigan

‘Accidental congressman’ loses seat in Michigan

Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, considered by some to be an “accidental” congressman, was easily defeated Tuesday in a Michigan district and became the third U.S. House incumbent to lose his seat this year. Lawyer and businessman David Trott, 53, who contributed nearly $2.5 million of his own money to his campaign, will face Democrat […]

Jim Brady lived with humor and determination

Jim Brady lived with humor and determination

A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss. When Ronald Reagan was campaigning for president in 1980, Reagan drew scorn from environmentalists for saying that trees were a greater source of pollution than cars. Aboard the campaign […]

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