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It takes at least $500K a day to run for Senate seat

It takes at least $500K a day to run for Senate seat

Candidates in U.S. Senate races this year collectively raised more than a half-million dollars a day in 2013, suggesting a spate of never-ending campaign ads, mail and phone calls to…

Lots of effort to get rid of Mitch McConnell

Lots of effort to get rid of Mitch McConnell

Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they…

Romney: Hilliary Clinton will run on her own record

Romney: Hilliary Clinton will run on her own record

Failed 2012 U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Sunday he expects Hillary Clinton to win or lose the White House on her record, not that of her husband,…

Pro gay-marriage decisions send homophobes reeling

Pro gay-marriage decisions send homophobes reeling

Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America’s most conservative states…

Can Democrats turn stand on issues into election wins?

Can Democrats turn stand on issues into election wins?

Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party. This…

Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned. U.S. District Judge…

Donors start to have doubts about Chris Christie

Donors start to have doubts about Chris Christie

Where just months ago Republicans brimmed with pride over Chris Christie‘s landslide re-election, doubts about his prospects as a potential presidential candidate have begun creeping into the minds of some…

In Ted Cruz’s family, nasty politics is a way of life

In Ted Cruz’s family, nasty politics is a way of life

Bursts of applause had already interrupted Rafael Cruz repeatedly, but the loudest cheer of the night came when the Cuban-born pastor finally made the Barack Obama-Fidel Castro comparison the crowd…

Democrats try positive spin on Obamacare, work hours

Democrats try positive spin on Obamacare, work hours

Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a positive political message on Sunday by casting an expected decline in American work hours as a…

The data wars: Democrats still lead Republicans

The data wars: Democrats still lead Republicans

When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, many political strategists saw it as a triumph of the Obama team’s technological prowess, allowing it to identify…