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  • The surprising reason a House Republican rejected a Chamber of Commerce award

    It's not every day that a House Republican charges that the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce is "in the pocket of Communist China."

  • Here's who activists are literally praying to get in the 2016 contest

    On Wednesday, the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee announced the formation of a prayer team that will have weekly conference calls to ask for God’s blessing on their efforts to get the retired neurosurgeon and Fox News contributor to run in 2016.

  • These costly government regulations could hit right after the election

    A Republican group is suggesting that President Obama's administration is purposely delaying the implementation of controversial government regulations until after the midterm elections.

  • Poll: Brown leads by 19 points in re-election bid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown with a 19-point lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in his bid for a fourth term. The Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday comes a month after the candidates advanced from the primary. The survey...

  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of...

  • VIDEO: Mitch McConnell slams Disclose Act

    The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing Wednedsay to examine the Disclose Act of 2014. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took the opportunity to lay out his opposition to the bill.

  • Poll: Florida voters not happy with Crist or Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voters don't trust Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist in what's turning out to be close race for governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. And that means Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie could be a...

  • The Left's dark money managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche

    Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why?

  • Businessman David Perdue bests Rep. Jack Kingston in Georgia runoff surprise

    Public dissatisfaction with Washington and its elected officials was likely one factor that propelled Republican David Perdue to a narrow victory in Georgia on Tuesday over his runoff rival, Rep. Jack Kingston.

  • How Obama is saving the DNC money on his fundraising trips --- at your expense

    If President Obama delivers a public speech during a fundraising swing, he can decrease the Democratic Party committee's bill for his Air Force One travel, but there's a mystery surrounding how much the law requires him to reimburse the U.S. Treasury.

  • McAuliffe heads West to fundraise

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning a trip to Los Angeles and Aspen, Colorado, to fundraise for his political action committee. McAuliffe is scheduled to be in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a fundraiser hosted by billionaire grocery store magnate Ron Burkle,...

  • EXography: Some senators, including Harry Reid, rarely go home; other senators do it constantly

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rarely makes time to travel back to Nevada and listen to the voters who sent him to Washington, according to a Washington Examiner review of Senate disbursement records.

  • Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race. Major speeches...

  • Personal injury lawyer spends another million on Davis’ campaign for Texas governor

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Over the past few months, personal injury trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn continued to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign coffers of state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. Davis, who will face Attorney General Greg...

  • Bruce Braley missed 79 percent of full Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings as scandal heated up

    Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, missed 79 percent of full Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings between 2011 and 2012 -- when the Veterans Affairs scandal was starting to heat up.



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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