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  • McCain says Obama weakened America, encourages donations to RNC

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Because “friends and foes” view President Barak Obama’s America as weak, people should donate to the Republican National Committee, says U.S. Sen. John McCain. McCain On Monday, the RNC sent out a mass email to supporters containing a letter from the...

  • Cochran holds 12-point lead over Democratic challenger

    JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., holds a 12-point lead over Democratic challenger Travis Childers heading into the general election, a new poll shows. Cochran secured the right to run for a seventh term on June 24, narrowly defeating the tea party-supported...

  • Democrats focus on governor's race, rebuilding

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — There are four statewide offices on November's ballot, and the Florida Democratic Party is essentially conceding two of them. Acknowledging that the party is at a low point, party officials said their main focus will be trying to win the governor's office, even if it...

  • Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year's election, right? Nope. Mostly they're not. People talk about throwing...

  • Gay advocates rally at Texas Democratic Convention

    DALLAS (AP) — About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas. Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering....

  • Wendy Davis: Talk that she can't win race 'absurd'

    DALLAS (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis said Saturday it's "absurd" to suggest her chances of becoming Texas governor are fading as some supporters grow restless with a campaign fortified with national exposure and money that still lags against Republican Greg Abbott. "We have four months left,"...

  • Rangel thanks voters on Harlem victory tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — Congressman Charles Rangel is on a daylong victory tour through his New York district after a hard-fought primary campaign. The 84-year-old incumbent rode around upper Manhattan in a car on Saturday thanking voters for his narrow win in the Democratic primary. Rangel defeated...

  • Redistricting reform campaigners acknowledge flaws

    CHICAGO (AP) — A group seeking to amend the Illinois constitution to strip politics from the process of drawing legislative boundaries is pledging to refine over the next several years what they acknowledge was a flawed proposal. Deborah Harrington, the leader of the organization Yes for...

  • Chris McDaniel blew it in Mississippi by ignoring black voters

    There are plenty of black conservatives who understand that big government politicians -- Democrats or Republicans -- hurt their communities. They just need Republican candidates to recognize they exist.

  • Could this candidate be the next Jewish Republican in Congress?

    Earlier this month, Republican Lee Zeldin, who is running for Congress this year, welcomed Eric Cantor to Quiogue, N.Y., to headline a fundraiser on Zeldin's behalf.

  • Election year a drag on productivity in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats from casting...

  • Davis bashes Abbott as Democrats push 'openness'

    DALLAS (AP) — Wendy Davis gave restless Texas Democrats craving momentum in her bid for governor a fiery pep talk Friday night, relentlessly bashing Republican rival Greg Abbott and bringing her family back in front of the public. Out to breathe new excitement into her most devoted supporters...

  • Sharpton cancels rally with Rep. Rangel, runner up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton abruptly canceled a Saturday rally where Rep. Charles Rangel and his chief rival were to pledge unity after a bitter primary campaign. Sharpton said he called the event off over worries his message would be undercut by a rapid succession of developments since...

  • Larry Sabato: Despite Mississippi loss, Tea Party 'is alive and well'

    They didn't win in Mississippi, but the Tea Party showed in their effort to unseat GOP Sen. Thad Cochran that it is alive and well, says a new analysis.

  • Medical marijuana initiative could liven up Florida governor race

    Insert your favorite marijuana-related pun here: The Florida governor's race is blazing right along, the candidates are burning up the trail, the contest is really getting in the weeds, etc.



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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