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  • Cochran wins, tea party loses in Mississippi

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran won the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination Tuesday, edging upstart challenger Chris McDaniel and the tea party movement. The runoff election victory by the savvy Washington insider was a rebuff to the tea party and...
  • 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....
  • Republicans demand answers from IRS on missing Lerner email

    Republicans demand answers from IRS on missing Lerner email
    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are demanding answers from the Internal Revenue Service after the agency lost more than two years of emails requested by lawmakers. The emails belonged to Lois Lerner, who was director of exempt organizations...
  • Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

    Revive the Free Flow of Information Act
    Last year the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that is already provided by the vast majority of states, including California. But the bill — known...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • A message to the Cheneys: No, Iraq isn't a political opportunity

    Iraq may well be sliding into civil war, but now, it seems, the strife over there is also sparking an uncivil war here at home. Naturally, the American fight is a war of words, pitting several Republican bigwigs (read: Dick and Liz Cheney, Sens. John...
  • 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...
  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
  • Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday

    Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -  President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...
  • Politicos rush for gain in court ruling on contraceptive coverage

    WASHINGTON Democrats and Republicans eagerly seized on Monday's Supreme Court birth control ruling as an important electoral momentum-builder, but it's doubtful the decision will have a big impact on November's congressional races. People are far more...
  • Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's tax return stonewall

    Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's tax return stonewall
    For the past four years, we’ve witnessed the transformation of “Chain Gang Charlie” from hard-core, lifelong Republican to Independent to touchy-feely Democrat. As many of us recall, we have Marco Rubio to thank for this spectacle. If...
  • Election year a drag on productivity in Senate

    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...