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  • Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo

    Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo
    — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called in backup Tuesday as he pressed colleagues to approve his bill on school employee background checks before Congress wraps up this session. The child advocates standing behind him want it. Law enforcement wants it. The...
  • What happens if Republicans win the Senate?

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GOP puts its tea party 'civil war' behind it

    GOP puts its tea party 'civil war' behind it
    Sen. Mitch McConnell's easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky's Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back. In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 --...