| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:01 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:50 PM
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 --...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:25 PM
On a recent sunny Sunday in South Los Angeles, worshipers gathered in a wood-beam Pentecostal church to sing and offer testimonials of faith. In the middle of the African American congregation, swaying during the hymns and dropping money into the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:16 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:14 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:55 PM
For most of the year, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would win the six additional U.S. Senate seats they need to oust the Democrats from their majority and take control of Congress.
But the outlook has turned murkier in recent weeks. While...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers took to the airwaves Sunday to argue about extending long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans who were cut off last month, a politically sensitive issue in an election year.
Democrats urged their...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:38 PM
A former congressional aide facing federal child pornography charges was found dead at his Sykesville family's home in an apparent suicide, Carroll County sheriff's officials said Friday.
Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, former chief of staff to Republican Sen....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...