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  • Rand Paul: US 'can't invite the whole world'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love." In an interview that aired Sunday, Paul said that those immigrants "are not bad people" but added...

  • Shelley Moore Capito raises $817k in West Virginina Senate race

    U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito brought in more than $817,000 for her U.S. Senate bid last quarter, while her likely competition, Natalie Tennant, kept pace by raising almost $800,000, campaign officials told The Associated Press.

  • 'Obamacare' under attack at conservative gathering in New Hampshire

    President Obama's health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation's leading conservatives gather in New Hampshire for a summit that some consider the unofficial kickoff for the state's 2016 presidential selection process.

  • In Kentucky senate race, brewing clash over sexual harassment

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell have spent much of the last few days in a metastasizing conflict over a contentious sexual harassment case.

  • Alaska ad proudly ties Dem senator to 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of watching Democrats get hammered over President Barack Obama's health care law, friends of an embattled senator are fighting back by proudly linking him to "Obamacare." An independent group in Alaska is airing a TV ad that praises Democratic Sen. Mark Begich...

  • GOP presidential hopefuls flock to New Hampshire for Freedom Summit

    A flock of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates will converge on New Hampshire this weekend for a number of public and private events. The possible contenders will begin to lay political foundations in the first-in-the-nation primary state or expand their pre-existing networks....

  • Marco Rubio's chief of staff moves to his PAC

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced staff changes Friday that could have implications for his 2016 plans. The Florida Republican has moved his chief of staff, Cesar Conda, over to his political action committee, Reclaim America, where he will serve as a senior adviser. Conda also will continue to...

  • Longtime Wis. GOP Rep. Tom Petri to retire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin says he will retire after more than 30 years in Congress. In a statement on Friday, the congressman says he will make a formal announcement in his district on Monday on his plans not to seek re-election. Petri is considered one...

  • Pro-Obama group raises $5.88M since January

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's agenda raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. Organizing for Action says it received more than 124,000 contributions since the start of the year, raising $5.88 million since January. The group...

  • Watch Hillary Clinton dodge a thrown shoe during Las Vegas speech

    If you throw your shoe at Hillary Clinton, you'd best not miss. During a speech Clinton was delivering in Las Vegas, a shoe was thrown in her direction. The throw was less than accurate, and Clinton emerged unharmed. For what it's worth, George W. Bush was far superior at dodging flying...

  • East St. Louis Mayor launches super PAC to support GOP candidate for Illinois governor

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., (Legal Newsline) – East St. Louis Mayor Carl Officer has announced his endorsement of businessman Bruce Rauner, a Republican, for governor and the formation of a super PAC to support him. The endorsement was announced Wednesday in a press release. The super PAC to...

  • John Cornyn spent nearly $5.5 million beating back Republican primary challenger Steve Stockman

    Few people thought Rep. Steve Stockman would pose a serious challenge to Sen. John Cornyn in a Texas Republican primary race early last month. Stockman, after all, was perhaps best known in Congress for his occasional outlandish statements, such as, "If babies had guns, they wouldn't be...

  • Jeb Bush is the GOP's legacy underdog

    Barbara Bush was right when she pooh-poohed son Jeb's interest in running for the White House in 2016. Forget political dynasties -- Bushes, Kennedys and, yes, Clintons -- the former first lady told NBC last year. "We've had enough Bushes." She also said: "There are a lot of great families, and...

  • Jeb Bush's candor on immigration and education could win the day

    Agree with him or not, you have to respect Jeb Bush's honesty. On two issues, immigration and Common Core in education, Bush recently went on record stating positions at odds with some powerful activists in his own party.

  • America Rising comes into the spotlight

    Last week, Rep. Bruce Braley was still doing damage control. More than a week after a video exploded across the Internet showing him at a private fundraiser, dismissing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as a “farmer from Iowa,” Braley, a lawyer by trade, rattled off his rural bona fides to...



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