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  • 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...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit

    WASHINGTON--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...
  • Howard Baker's death a reminder of the pygmy politicians we have now

    When someone dies, folks often say: “They don’t make them like that anymore.” In the case of former Republican Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, who passed away Thursday, that’s certainly true. Baker is most famous, of course,...
  • Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88

    Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88
    Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Senate Watergate inquiry that pushed U.S. President Richard Nixon toward resignation and who later helped salvage Ronald Reagan's presidency amid the Iran-Contra scandal, has died. He was 88....
  • 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...
  • GOP still faces war with tea party

    WASHINGTON The Republican Party establishment once again won a big battle, this time in Mississippi. But it's still facing a prolonged, bitter war with tea party insurgents. Tea party activists and rebellious conservative groups were fuming Wednesday...
  • Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing

    Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing
    Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands. And sing. At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
  • 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...
  • Cochran clings to small lead in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran stubbornly clung to a small lead over upstart challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's fiercely fought Republican Senate runoff election Tuesday, a race that tested the tea party's waning appeal. Cochran, 76, was seeking...
  • Cochran takes early lead in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran opened up an early lead over upstart challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's fiercely fought Republican Senate runoff election Tuesday, a race that tested the tea party's waning appeal. McDaniel barely finished ahead of...
  • 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....