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Thad Cochran

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  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]

    GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]
    The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
  • Federal bill would provide money for bike trails

    Federal bill would provide money for bike trails
    Baltimore and other Maryland localities would receive millions of dollars in federal money for bicycle trails, scenic pull-offs and street beautification projects as part of a huge, bipartisan transportation bill expected to pass in the U.S. Senate as...
  • Glendening: Cardin protects small but vital transportation projects

    Glendening: Cardin protects small but vital transportation projects
    As Maryland's governor, I was privileged to be part of some of the state's largest transportation projects including the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Big projects like these receive a lot of press, but I know from my time in office that for many Marylanders...
  • Mississippi complaints could signal trouble for Obama's global warming plans

    WASHINGTON If the response from top Mississippi politicians to President Barack Obama's central plan to combat global warming is emblematic, Republican-run states could wage a fierce fight against the administration's proposed rule to slash carbon...
  • Out of touch? Senate candidates under fire for where they live

    WASHINGTON The elections for control of the Senate could hinge as much on where some candidates live as on how they vote. Residency controversies are dogging Senate candidates in several pivotal states: Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, and New...
  • Mississippi high court to hear challenge of U.S. Senate race outcome

    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's legal challenge of his Republican primary defeat in a race he claims was stolen, a justice ordered Tuesday. In an election once seen as a...
  • Judge dismisses Mississippi Senate election challenge

    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed an election challenge brought by Tea Party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, who claims incumbent Thad Cochran stole the Republican primary by encouraging voter fraud. Ruling on...
  • Contested Mississippi U.S. Senate election heads to court

    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - The Tea Party-backed U.S. Senate candidate defeated in the June Mississippi Republican primary filed a legal challenge contesting his loss on Thursday, days after his own party declined to look into his allegations of electoral...
  • Palin goes 0-for-2 in Alaska as clout disappears nationally

    WASHINGTON Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of Alaska capped a primary season in which her favored candidates across the nation have stumbled. A referendum to restore Palin'...
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
  • Republicans see Senate chances bolstered by primary results

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to help them win control of the U.S. Senate could have another asset this year - stronger candidates who are less likely to say embarrassing things....
  • Establishment Republican defeats tea party foe in Alaska Senate race

    The tea party’s victory drought against establishment Republicans persisted in the hard-fought battle for the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, as former state Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller....