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  • Republican senators defeat conservative challengers in primary votes

    Primary season for this year's midterm election is now nearly closed, and the results have produced an outcome not seen in years: Incumbent Republican senators have brushed back all their conservative challengers in a series of victories for the party's...
  • Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander wins Republican primary

    Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander wins Republican primary
    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee won his party's nomination for reelection Thursday in one of the last of the divisive tea party challenges to incumbent senators that have splintered the GOP. The race had been Alexander's to lose --...
  • Mississippi GOP won't hear Chris McDaniel's challenge to Cochran's win

    Mississippi GOP won't hear Chris McDaniel's challenge to Cochran's win
    Mississippi's Republican Party announced late Wednesday that it would not hear Chris McDaniel's challenge of his loss to Sen. Thad Cochran in the June runoff, and told him to go to court instead. In a letter to McDaniel's attorney, the state's GOP...
  • Republican Sen. Pat Roberts defeats tea party challenger in Kansas

    Republican Sen. Pat Roberts defeats tea party challenger in Kansas
    One of the last chances for a tea party challenger to oust an establishment Republican came to an end in Kansas on Tuesday night when Sen. Pat Roberts defeated Milton Wolf in the primary. The three-term senator had 48% of the vote to Wolf's 41% with...
  • Tea party's last stand in Kansas, Tennessee GOP primaries

    The last opportunity in this election cycle for tea party supporters to oust Republican senators arrives with primary elections in Kansas on Tuesday and Tennessee on Thursday. Democrats, meanwhile, will confront their own party infighting on Saturday in...
  • Howard Henry Baker Jr. dies at 88; key player in Watergate hearings

    Howard Henry Baker Jr., a respected Washington insider who played a pivotal role in the Watergate hearings in 1973, has died. He was 88. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the death on the Senate floor. The former Republican senator from...
  • Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned

    Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned
    A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

    Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
  • Student loan relief: Obama's order caps payments at 10% of income

    President Obama on Monday signed an executive order that lets millions of college graduates cap their student loan payments at 10% of their income, a move he says will help “open the doors of opportunity for all.” By amending student loan...
  • Graham holds off challenge from right in SC Senate primary; McConnell, Cornyn cruise

    Graham holds off challenge from right in SC Senate primary; McConnell, Cornyn cruise
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, comfortably won his Republican primary Tuesday, defeating a field of six lesser-known challengers who failed to gain any traction against the backdrop of a tea party movement unhappy with the second-term senator. Graham's victory...
  • Potential GOP presidential contender Paul pushing school choice in Chicago visit

    Potential GOP presidential contender Paul pushing school choice in Chicago visit
    As he considers a 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul acknowledges the GOP must go beyond its base and find ways to grow support or it will be unable to elect a national standard bearer. On Tuesday, Paul comes to...
  • Obama's pick to head Health and Human Services draws GOP support

    President Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of...