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  • Cochran takes early lead in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran opened up an early lead over upstart challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's fiercely fought Republican Senate runoff election Tuesday, a race that tested the tea party's waning appeal. McDaniel barely finished ahead of...
  • GOP still faces war with tea party

    WASHINGTON The Republican Party establishment once again won a big battle, this time in Mississippi. But it's still facing a prolonged, bitter war with tea party insurgents. Tea party activists and rebellious conservative groups were fuming Wednesday...
  • Tea party tested in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Months of combat between establishment favorite Thad Cochran and upstart challenger Chris McDaniel was to end Tuesday as Mississippi voters were picking a Republican Senate nominee in a runoff election that has tested the tea party's appeal....
  • Next installment in GOP-tea party reality show is in Kansas

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. No place offers a perfect harbor for tea party politics. Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Virginia congressional district hatched a minor revolution to bump the conservative congressman for someone more adamantly...
  • Cochran clings to small lead in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran stubbornly clung to a small lead over upstart challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's fiercely fought Republican Senate runoff election Tuesday, a race that tested the tea party's waning appeal. Cochran, 76, was seeking...
  • COLUMN: Williamsburg columnist's views on Eric Cantor

    WILLIAMSBURG The unseating of Rep. Eric Cantor in the Republican primary in Virginia's Seventh District, where only 65,000 people voted from a roster of 760,000, sent shock waves around the nation. It was the first time that a House leader has lost his...
  • 3 House members in contentious fight for majority whip post

    3 House members in contentious fight for majority whip post
    California Rep. Kevin McCarthy's apparent grip on the race to become the new House majority leader has set off a contentious battle to replace him as the third-ranking Republican, testing ideological and geographic loyalties as the party's most...
  • Cantor's loss is the GOP's too

    With all the postmortems on Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat, one thing must be made clear: The tea party shot itself in the foot. ("The Cantor defeat: A voters' revolt against, but against what?," Opinion, June 13) The outgoing House...
  • 'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue

    'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue
    Civil rights veterans plan to honor the 50th anniversary of Mississippi's Freedom Summer project by taking on an even bigger challenge: Turning the South's red states blue. Actually, they don't express it in terms quite that partisan. Whether the states...
  • Tea party hangs on to seat at the kids' table

    The tea party, joined by right-wing populists who just don't want to take it anymore, took out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week, and they didn't even get a lousy T-shirt for their trouble. Before you could say "Beltway," the third-ranking...
  • Race for House Republican whip goes down to the wire

    The job of a House whip is largely about knowing how the vote count stands. Just trying to win the job shows how difficult the road ahead might be for the three candidates working to line up support. There are 233 Republicans in the House who can...
  • A maddening game: Assigning blame

    At times of crisis, we slip reflexively into finger-pointing mode. President Barack Obama's critics blame the swift fall of major Iraqi cities to Islamist radicals on his decision to withdraw U.S. combat forces from the battered country. His supporters...