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  • Liberals champion freedom of speech --- except in politics

    I'm old enough to remember when American liberals cherished the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. They celebrated especially the freedom accorded those with unpopular beliefs and protested attempts to squelch the expression of differing opinions.

  • Thad Cochran's win doesn't mean GOP incumbents can rest easy: Examiner Editorial

    There's no question that the Republican professional campaign establishment pulled off a political coup in Mississippi on Tuesday that would make even the most jaded consultant proud.

  • One lesson from Mississippi: Every vote counts

    Thad Cochran must feel very grateful to Thomas L. Carey. He's the candidate whose 1.52 percent of the vote in the June 3 primary prevented the six-term Mississippi senator from losing the Republican nomination to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who received 1,418 more votes.

  • Hillary Clinton: 'You have to be a little bit crazy to run for president'

    Running for president is nuts. And Hillary Clinton agrees, telling PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill, "You have to be a little bit crazy to run for president."

  • A quick observation on the June 24 primary results

    The headline result is summarized by the headline on Jennifer Rubin's blog post at the Washington Post this morning: "the Tea Party comes up dry."

  • Dave Brat: I'm not 'Tea Partier Dave'

    Almost exactly two weeks ago, Dave Brat gained national attention by pulling off a primary win over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor that he called "an unbelievable miracle." Brat spoke with the Washington Examiner this morning about his efforts to reintroduce himself to the public and his...

  • Thad Cochran upsets Chris McDaniel in Mississippi runoff stunner

    Sen. Thad Cochran won an unlikely come-from-behind victory Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi, holding off challenger Chris McDaniel in what was thought to be the Tea Party's best opportunity to knock off a GOP incumbent.

  • Charlie Rangel leads in re-election nail-biter, but race isn't over

    Rep. Charlie Rangel, a Democrat who has represented Harlem in Congress for more than four decades, celebrated victory over state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in a primary Tuesday -- but, after midnight, the race still had not been called, nor had Espaillat conceded.

  • Rangel NY congressional primary too close to call

    NEW YORK (AP) — The bitterly fought Democratic primary race between U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and his challenger state Sen. Adriano Espaillat was too close to call early Wednesday despite a late-night declaration of victory by the 22-term congressman. With 99 percent of the vote counted in...

  • Brown to face Hogan in Md. governor's race

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November, and state Sen. Brian Frosh won the Democratic nomination to face Republican Jeffrey Pritzker in the state's attorney general race. Brown's victory puts Gov. Martin...

  • Cochran holds off tea party challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in six states, plus a runoff in Mississippi. Highlights: ___ TOP OF THE TICKET In Mississippi's often-bitter Republican contest, veteran Sen. Thad Cochran defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The tea party-backed insurgent...

  • US Rep. Hanna foils tea party challenge in primary

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two-term U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna defeated a tea party-backed challenger in the Republican primary in central New York on Tuesday, effectively settling the race this year in the 22nd District because Democrats didn't put up a candidate. The unofficial tally showed Hanna...

  • Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor

    DENVER (AP) — Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans. "She's not out of touch,"...

  • Red-meat Millennial: This 27-year-old state rep wants to become the youngest member of Congress

    Oklahoma State Rep. Mike Turner, R-Edmond, is conservative, involved in his community and well-educated in electrical engineering. He's also just 27 years old.

  • Incumbents win in Maryland congressional races

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's eight members of Congress were nominated to serve new terms after facing mostly little-known and poorly funded challengers in Tuesday's primary. Seven of the state's representatives and both of its U.S. senators are Democrats, who outnumber Republicans 2-to-1 in...

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