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  • Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting on Wednesday demanded a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative...

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    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...

  • GOP senate candidate Terri Lynn Land describes the 'real war on women' in America

    Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has penned an essay for her campaign website about what she describes as “the real war on women.”

  • Recognizing danger, GOP engages with Democrats in battle for women voters

    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...

  • What Republicans need most of all for 2016: Competence

    We knew very little about Barack Obama when he ran for president because he'd accomplished nothing of importance before he did. We knew he voted "present" when faced with controversy, had served as a law school professor, and had been a “community organizer” in Chicago, though, what such a...

  • Mary Landrieu shot Senate committee re-enactment in Louisiana statehouse

    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...

  • Poll: Just 18% of conservatives want Jeb Bush to run in 2016

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, considering a 2016 presidential bid, does not have the support of his party's base, with just one in four Republicans eager for him to run and an even worse 18 percent of self-identified conservatives backing his bid. With the GOP considering a slew of...

  • Tea Party claims first victory of 2014

    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."

  • Tom Cotton defends vote against farm bill

    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.

  • K Street battles Tea Party in GOP primaries

    It's big business versus the free market once again as K Street lobbyists square off against Tea Party groups in two Republican House primaries this spring. Moderate Republican Mike Simpson is fighting to hold onto his Idaho seat as the Club for Growth spends big to unseat him. Meanwhile, some...

  • In North Carolina Senate debate, Republican candidates vie to prove electability

    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...

  • Shot: Obamacare gets tangled in Hatfield-McCoy feud

    The leader of the feuding Hatfield family, who fears Obamacare will bankrupt the medical careers of his three children, is jumping into politics to help a West Virginia pharmacist win an open House seat to join the GOP effort to torpedo the president's trademark program. “They’re going to...

  • Supreme Court raises concerns over Ohio law that punishes campaign lies

    The Supreme Court appeared doubtful of the constitutionality of an Ohio law aimed at stopping false accusations made against political candidates during campaigns. During oral arguments Tuesday on a key free speech case, most justices seemed willing to allow anti-abortion group Susan B....

  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday during arguments in a...

  • Gansler: Md. should study high-speed rail options

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State Attorney General Doug Gansler wants Maryland's government to take the initiative on building high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington. The Democratic candidate for governor said that, if elected, he'll form a task force to develop recommendations on high-speed rail...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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