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Democrats push for Constitutional amendment

Democrats push for Constitutional amendment

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at pushing a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors’ influence. With plenty of politics but very…

Runoff likely in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

Runoff likely in Mississippi Senate GOP primary

Locked in a race that won’t end, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday…

Primay derby day in eight states

Primay derby day in eight states

A nursing home scandal and a vow to “make ‘em squeal” in Washington are at the center of Senate Republican primaries in Mississippi and Iowa Tuesday, as voters in eight…

Trouble ahead for Republican Senate candidates?

Trouble ahead for Republican Senate candidates?

Concerned murmurs are rippling through Iowa’s Republican circles, worried that the ways U.S. Senate primary candidates are appealing to the base now could haunt the party come November, despite chipper…

Judge puts Rep Conyers back on Michigan ballot

Judge puts Rep Conyers back on Michigan ballot

A judge on Friday ordered U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ name placed on the August primary ballot, trumping Michigan election officials who said the Democrat was ineligible because of problems with…

Obama to Democrats: Vote in mid-term elections

Obama to Democrats: Vote in mid-term elections

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses of…

Lots of political scrambling on primary day

Lots of political scrambling on primary day

Heading into a busy primary day, Republicans around the country are pleading with voters to turn out in high-profile races that will help determine which party controls the Senate for…

Scaled back goals on gun control

Scaled back goals on gun control

Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled…

Boehner buys ad time to fight primary challenges

Boehner buys ad time to fight primary challenges

Facing a primary challenge from three fellow Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday began spending money on television ads in his Ohio congressional district. Boehner, the top Republican in…

GOP likes, Dems dislike, elimination of donation limits

GOP likes, Dems dislike, elimination of donation limits

Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to…

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