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GOP Senator Facing Tough Tea Party Challenge

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge ...

Democrats' Toughest Battleground In Fight For Senate Control Emerges

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BY BILL BARROW, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP) — The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it's where t...

Scott Brown Seeking Staff For Potential Senate Run

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has begun seeking campaign staff while aggressively co...

Poll Shows Dead Heat In Hawaii's Fierce Democratic Primary

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Just five months before the first votes are cast in Hawaii, likely Democratic primary voters are evenly split on who to support for the U....

Dem Candidate Compares Marijuana Legalization To Marriage Equality Fight

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, who is running in the Democratic primary to succeed Martin O'Malley as the state's governor, compared efforts ...

Openly Gay Republican Richard Tisei Expected To Challenge John Tierney To A Rematch

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Republican Richard R. Tisei, a former Massachusetts Senate minority leader, is expected to officially announce his candidacy for the state's 6th Congr...

Scott Walker's Dem Opponent Brought In Huge Haul In 3 Months

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Mary Burke, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor, raised nearly $1.8 million in the first three months of her run, according to a campaign re...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Primary Heats Up In North Carolina Senate Race | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With 2014 officially underway, North Carolina will be home to one of the most competitive Senate races in the run-up to midterm election...

Puzzling Polls Signal Disconnect

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

If the recent polls, including the CNN/ORC one released the week of December 23, are any indication, then America has lost its collective mind.

Paul Blumenthal

Every Time Republicans Do Something 'Really Stupid' A New Democratic Donor Writes A Check | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sharon Caliendo of Norman, Okla., worked for home state Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe. She worked for Republican Gov. Mary ...

Sen. Schatz Fires First Shot In The Country's Fiercest Democratic Primary

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU - There have been no debates, no early voting and very few political advertisements. The Democratic primary in Hawaii won't even be held for ...

Martha Coakley To Run For Governor In Massachusetts: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is set to announce her candidacy for governor, WCVB and the Boston Globe report. According to the Glo...

Tea Party Faces Problem In Mission To Take Down GOP Senators

Alex Roarty | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

There aren't three Republican senators more vulnerable to a tea party challenge than Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell – longtime ...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Warn Of GOP Train Wreck If Tea Partiers Get Wish | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Long-serving Republicans aren't engaged in an increasingly public smackdown of their tea party colleagues because they disagree with the...

Deportations, Violence Against Women, and the GOP

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The Republican Party struggles to reform its image amongst Latinos, immigrants and women. Bills being proposed and pushed nearly exclusively by Republicans which are harmful to victims of domestic or sexual violence, racially discriminatory and increase deportations are not the way to proceed.

GOP Rep. Votes Against Student Loans He Got

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

There weren't too many members of Congress who voted against a student loan bill that will end up costing parents and students more, but one was Rep. ...

Dems 'Upset' Over Threat To Senate Control

The Hill | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

President Obama talked earlier this year of a Democratic takeover of the House, but instead his party is now in danger of losing the Senate....

Red State Women Could Transform America

Salon | Joan Walsh | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Public Policy Polling is out with a new survey showing that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has actually increased his lead over State Sen. Wendy Davis in the w...

Is India Heading Towards the Best Decade For Investors?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Sreedhar Pillai

For 1.3 billion people of India, corruption is a way of life and something they can't live without. Paying a few bucks to get a rail ticket or cooking gas or college admission for a child is taken for granted, which the most agitated anti-corruption protestor can't deny not having ever done.

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Accused Of Knife-Wielding Threats | John Celock | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Cindy Hill, Wyoming's tea party-backed schools chief, threatened people with a knife, made workers cry and ran a hostile workplace, according to a new...

Dem Senator Faces Fire From Both Sides

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The conservative Club for Growth tags Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor as President Barack Obama's "closest ally" in the state. New Yor...

An Occupier for Congress

Jim Prues | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Jim Prues

On June 21st, the Summer Solstice, I will announce my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for the First District in the state of ...

McConnell Rips Page From Obama Playbook

The Hill | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is taking a page from President Obama’s reelection playbook for his own campaign — embracing Internet memes, data min...

John Celock

Dems: Which Candidates Does Rove Think Are 'Ill-Suited?' | John Celock | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Senate Democrats are questioning Republican strategist Karl Rove about which GOP Senate candidates he considers "ill-suited" for the 2014 election. ...

GOP Has New Dilemma in Feud with Tea Party

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The dilemma for the GOP establishment is will the continuing palace revolt by various Tea Party factions help or hurt the GOP in the 2014 mid-term elections?