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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...
  • Tea party candidates' latest strange brew: martyrdrom

    WASHINGTON — Hiroo Onoda, the last imperial Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II, hid in a jungle in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that the war was over. He finally turned himself in, wearing his sword, cap and...
  • Mississippi Republican Party declares Cochran winner in Senate primary

    Mississippi Republican Party declares Cochran winner in Senate primary
    (Reuters) - The Mississippi Republican Party has certified election results naming incumbent Thad Cochran the winner of a U.S. Senate primary runoff that his Tea Party-backed challenger contends was tainted by illegal voting by Democrats. Cochran...
  • Tea party challenger wants a redo of Republican runoff in Mississippi

    Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi returned to the Senate on Monday for the first time since last month's wild-ride election, but the Republican primary runoff he appears to have narrowly won remains far from over. Tea party challenger Chris McDaniel is...
  • Democrats' Senate majority hinges on rallying key voting blocs

    Democrats headed into the Fourth of July recess facing stiff head winds in their quest to maintain a Senate majority this fall, contending with voters' unease over the economy and a slew of Washington controversies. But analysts say that a narrow path...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Good ideas likely lost in D.C. political fray they might remedy

    In politically gridlocked Washington, both sides are frustrated. Each is basically blaming its failures on the opposition's misuse of powers. House Speaker John Boehner launched the latest round, seeking to halt President Barack Obama's repeated use of...
  • No: Two wings of the GOP share common beliefs

    As most were writing off the tea-party candidates as also-rans, recent results in Virginia, Mississippi, Texas and Nebraska show they're not gone by a long shot. The stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the inability of long-time Sen....
  • July 2 Letters: Republican primaries, team names

    Many of the pundits have blamed Eric Cantors loss on his support of immigration reform or that he simply "lost touch" with the people in his district and others blame it on Democrats voting in the Republican Primary in Virginia. Then a week later...
  • Jim Lee: Demise of a great society

    A runoff election for a Senate seat in Mississippi got a lot of attention last week as a tea party favorite came close to knocking off a long-term establishment Republican, but as pundits focused on the strategies employed by Sen. Thad Cochran to maintain...
  • 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...