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Joe Carr

Talking Points Trump Truth in Message-Driven Washington

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians have misled voters for as long as there have been politicians. At times, though, and not so long ago, it was not a death wish to claim to be a moderate willing to work with members of the other party. That's hardly possible when message makers call the shots.

Mike Huckabee Makes Big Senate Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee endorsed Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in his re-election bid on Friday. "He's been your governor, university p...

Tea Party Candidates Try To Build On Cantor Loss

AP | BILL BARROW and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party's House majority leader, whose loss to a...

Health Care Tactics Split Republican Senate Rivals

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Most Republicans agree the unwieldy health care overhaul offers a golden opportunity for the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections. What ...

Jason Linkins

Well, So Far It Looks Like Lamar Alexander Has Little To Worry About In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

If you're looking at what established, incumbent conservative legislators might end up facing a primary challenge from some self-styled Tea Party insu...

GOP Senator Breaks Ranks From Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

Less than two weeks removed from 2013's government shutdown, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was clear about where he stands within the Republican Part...

Jason Linkins

Senator's New Opponent Makes An Embarrassing Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The whole phenomenon of Tea Party insurgent candidates seeking to knock off conservative incumbents in primaries continues unabated as we swing into t...

Longtime GOP Senator Faces Tea Party Challenge

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sen. Lamar Alexander's efforts to ward off a primary challenge from the right fell short Tuesday with Tennessee state Rep. Jo...

GOP Lawmaker Proposes 'Tyranny' Protection On Guns

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Tennessee has proposed legislation to ban the enforcement of any new federal gun bans, becoming the third state legislator in...