By David M. Drucker | 04/24/14 01:59 PM
In an April 24 letter to President Obama, nearly two dozen Senate Republicans express concern that the purpose of the Homeland Security's “enforcement review” is to loosen the standards for deporting illegal immigrants and weaken border security.
By Steve Doty | 04/24/14 07:02 AM
Primary challengers since the end of World War II have historically failed at defeating incumbent lawmakers. Just two percent of House incumbents and five percent of Senate incumbents have lost in a primary battle.
By Michael Barone and Philip Klein | 04/24/14 05:27 AM
According to the conventional wisdom, Republican voters are too old and too white for the party to compete in an increasingly diverse American electorate. Does this mean that demographics will doom the GOP?
By Betsy Woodruff | 04/24/14 05:24 AM
When it comes to West Virginia Congressional races, geography may be on the Koch brothers' side. West Virginia has three congressional districts, created by two horizontal-ish lines trisecting the state from side to side. The first district, held by Republican David McKinley, isn’t really in...
By David Freddoso | 04/23/14 05:49 PM
Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, made quite a splash in November when he promised to raise and spend $8 million through his Defending Main Street PAC to fight off Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries. In the view of many traditional Republican interests, the rise of the Tea Party...
04/23/14 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unrelenting in his criticism of Charles and David Koch, the...
By Ashe Schow | 04/23/14 04:13 PM
Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has penned an essay for her campaign website about what she describes as “the real war on women.”
By David M. Drucker | 04/23/14 04:02 PM
As the Democratic Party implements its "War on Women" campaign against the Republicans in the hopes of mobilizing female voters and heading off a midterm elections defeat, the GOP is fighting back. In doing so, Republicans on Capitol Hill and GOP candidates running in key congressional races...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/23/14 02:04 PM
Though President Obama said the Affordable Care Act "repeal debate is and should be over," the National Republican Senatorial Committee wants to keep having that fight with red-state Democrats, in head-to-head town hall debates. "We challenge any of these vulnerable Democratic senators or...
By Michael Barone | 04/23/14 01:54 PM
On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/23/14 11:19 AM
When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/23/14 09:09 AM
Tea Party candidate Curt Clawson won the Republican primary in the special election seat to replace Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who resigned after pleading guilty for cocaine possession, a victory that the Tea Party Express is claiming as "the movement's first victory of 2014."
By Ron Arnold | 04/23/14 08:51 AM
“You know, slavery had a lot of economic benefits, but it had an ethical problem.” That was anti-fracking activist Weston Wilson on Monday pushing a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Colorado by asserting that oil and gas development is equivalent to slavery.
By Andrew DeMillo | 04/23/14 08:47 AM
Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.
By Rebecca Berg | 04/23/14 06:37 AM
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The top four Republican candidates for Senate in North Carolina diverged only moderately on policy when they met onstage for a televised debate Tuesday. But there was profound disagreement among them over who could best represent the party, and prove most electable, against...
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