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McConnell foe lies in first negative TV ad

McConnell foe lies in first negative TV ad

In a new ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, retired coal miner Don Disney looks straight into the camera and asks Mitch McConnell why he voted to raise…

Cleveland wins over Dallas for GOP convention

Cleveland wins over Dallas for GOP convention

Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP’s 2016 presidential pick will accept the party’s nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.…

Good job numbers vex doom-and-gloom politicians

Good job numbers vex doom-and-gloom politicians

The top jobs numbers for June would have seemed to be cause for some appreciation. After all, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, the lowest in six years, and…

Tea Party sore loser challenges loss in court

Tea Party sore loser challenges loss in court

The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to challenge the results in court “any day now.” Chris McDaniel says he believes…

Latest victories could haunt GOP in 2016

Latest victories could haunt GOP in 2016

Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House’s acceptance that an immigration overhaul won’t happen this year. Today’s victories could…

Political clash erupts over court decision on birth control

Political clash erupts over court decision on birth control

Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country’s new health care law is deeply flawed. The claims…

Tea party conspirator kills himself

Tea party conspirator kills himself

A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won…

Cochran’s victory emboldens minority voters

Cochran’s victory emboldens minority voters

Sen. Thad Cochran’s GOP primary victory, thanks in part to black Mississippians who turned out to vote for him, exemplifies a new math that politicians of all persuasions may be…

A close primary win by Charlie Rangel

A close primary win by Charlie Rangel

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel avoided a prolonged fight for his 23rd term Thursday as his main opponent conceded and said he would not challenge the results of a tightly contested…

Tea party spending millions in losing efforts

Tea party spending millions in losing efforts

Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year’s Republican primaries, the nation’s tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election. Yet for all…