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  • Senate hopeful Scott Brown: Health law costs liberty

    Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is using a variation of the state's "Live Free or Die" motto to argue against President Obama's health care overhaul law.

  • Bill Clinton: New voter restrictions are a step back

    Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress.

  • McCutcheon v. FEC won’t have ‘tremendous impact,’ SMU professor says

    DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A recent Supreme Court opinion abolishing aggregate political contribution limits will not have a “tremendous impact” on the Texas political landscape, says one political science professor. While critics such as Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen,...

  • Democrats wage war on women's intelligence

    If there are gender studies textbooks out there, surely they are filled with cases just like this one. A white, Southern male boss not only gropes female staffers on the job, but in fact defiantly defends his right to do so. “Oh, shut up,” he counters when confronted by a colleague. “I...

  • Poll: Rep. Lee Terry topping primary challenger

    A new poll shows Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., handily leading his Republican challenger, with a little over a month left before the GOP primary. The automated poll, which was commissioned by Terry’s opponent, Dan Frei, and conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling, shows 40 percent of respondents...

  • Sen. Warner campaign says it has nearly $9 million

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has nearly $9 million to spend on his re-election campaign, which has yet to begin in earnest, the Democratic senator and former governor's campaign announced Wednesday. Warner raised nearly $2.7 million during the first three months of this year,...

  • Mike Huckabee looking at 'trend of support' to make 2016 decision

    A poll by Suffolk University shows Huckabee at the front of the Republican pack, this time in Iowa, the state that will kick off the caucus and primary process.

  • Trust in state and local government high in small states --- and in booming Texas

    State and local government is, theoretically, closer to the ordinary citizen than the federal government — even though many citizens who vote in presidential elections do not take the trouble to vote in elections in non-presidential years when most or all of the offices at stake are in state...

  • McCutcheon decision shows Supreme Court split on individual free speech versus 'collective voice'

    In its recent ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court struck down yet another provision of federal campaign finance law as a violation of the First Amendment's free speech guarantee.

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outpaces Republicans in fundraising again

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had its best fundraising month of the midterm election cycle so far in March, bringing in $8.1 million and outpacing Republicans, who raised short of $6.4 million for Senate races during the same period.

  • Republican poll shows Scott Brown leading in New Hampshire

    Do I believe that former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is leading incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire by a 49-percent to 44-percent margin? I'm dubious.

  • Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns. In a handful of key Senate races, the biggest and loudest players so far are...

  • NRSC has best fundraising month of 2014 cycle

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee has posted its best fundraising month of the midterm election cycle so far, the committee confirmed Tuesday. Sen. Rob Portman, the NRSC vice chair for finance, announced at a weekly lunch among Republican senators that the committee raised nearly...

  • Retiring Mike Rogers endorses Mike Bishop to fill spot

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan who recently announced his retirement, endorsed Mike Bishop, the former state Senate majority leader, to fill his spot in Congress. In the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District,...

  • Potential Lindsey Graham challenger would give Edward Snowden Medal of Honor

    Thomas Ravenel, who resigned his office as state treasurer of South Carolina in 2007 after a felony cocaine charge, announced Monday that he intends to challenge Graham if the incumbent Republican wins his primary election in June.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...