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Another tea party defeat: This time in Alaska

Another tea party defeat: This time in Alaska

Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party’s candidate to take…

Rick Perry surrenders, then goes out for ice cream

Rick Perry surrenders, then goes out for ice cream

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. That’s how the possible…

Montana Democrats choose Curtis for Senate run

Montana Democrats choose Curtis for Senate run

Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time…

A growing list of Republicans in legal trouble

A growing list of Republicans in legal trouble

As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House…

Rick Perry calls indictment ‘outrageous’

Rick Perry calls indictment ‘outrageous’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the “outrageous” criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony…

Big bucks Boehner raises millions and millions

Big bucks Boehner raises millions and millions

House Speaker John Boehner’s fundraising skills are in a class of their own, helping him raise more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helping to raise…

Gov. Rick Perry indicted on two felony counts in Texas

Gov. Rick Perry indicted on two felony counts in Texas

A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat — a case the possible…

Democratic Hawaii Senator wins primary

Democratic Hawaii Senator wins primary

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat — he…

Alaska’s Miller will back winner of GOP primary

Alaska’s Miller will back winner of GOP primary

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller said he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn’t win Tuesday’s primary. For months, Miller, a tea party favorite, said he would…

Animals in political ads: It’s a jungle out there

Animals in political ads: It’s a jungle out there

It’s a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet…