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  • 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...

  • James Lankford beats back national Tea Party groups to win Oklahoma Senate primary

    Oklahoma Republicans boosted Rep. James Lankford to victory in a primary Tuesday by a wide margin, avoiding a run-off with state Sen. T.W. Shannon that was predicted by many.

  • Maryland voters head to polls in 1st June primary

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland residents on Tuesday voted in an unusually early primary for candidates in the Democratic and Republican races for governor. The primary was moved from September to June to comply with federal rules requiring states to send ballots to members of the military and...

  • Teachers' union complains of campaign handouts

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has decided not to grant a restraining order to stop the distribution of campaign handouts that the state's largest teachers' union says misrepresent their trademarked ballots shaped like apples. The Maryland State Education Association sought the order Tuesday, when...

  • 'It stinks': Democrats criticize White House over meeting with billionaire Tom Steyer

    Senior political officials on Wednesday are scheduled to host a mega-donor with plans of making a nine-figure investment in the 2014 midterm elections.

  • Warner, Gillespie to hold first debate in W.Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie are set to have their first debate. The Virginia Bar Association announced Tuesday both candidates will attend a debate hosted by the group July 26 at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. PBS...

  • A year past Texas filibuster, backer momentum ebbs

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One year after a filibuster attracted national attention and gave them a rare but brief Texas victory, abortion-rights supporters have struggled to recapture momentum in a conservative state where political battles usually don't go their way. The thousands of orange-clad...

  • VIDEO: Senate Dems reintroduce failed Disclose Act

    Senate Democrats on Tuesday reintroduced transparency legislation that failed to pass in 2010 and again in 2012.



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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