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  • Rep. Gowdy says he'll bring prosecutor's focus, fairness to Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON Rep. Trey Gowdy's got a late-night habit. "He eats a ridiculously lot of pizza," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. "Even if he goes out and has dinner, he's got to have his late-night pie. I don't know how he does it." It's...
  • 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....
  • Foley Wins Independent Party Backing, And 2nd Line On Ballot

     Foley Wins Independent Party Backing, And 2nd Line On Ballot
    WATERTOWN — Tom Foley, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, secured another line on the November ballot on Tuesday by winning the endorsement of the Independent Party over Trinity College professor and party activist John Mertens. The party has...
  • Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale

    Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale
    In an illustration of how important South Florida – in particular the Democratic bastion of Broward County – is to his hopes of becoming governor, Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary election night party in Fort Lauderdale. Crist won&...
  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
  • Visconti Qualifies For Governor's Race

    Visconti Qualifies For Governor's Race
    HARTFORD — Joe Visconti has muscled his way onto the November ballot, securing at least 7,500 signatures in his grassroots quest for the state's highest office. But the tea party Republican, critic of the Common Core and defender of gun owners'...
  • Online group to hold candidate forum Wednesday night

    Online group to hold candidate forum Wednesday night
    An online discussion group known as Orange County Political Voice is holding a forum for local candidates Wednesday night in Thornton Park. And yes, it will be in person. The event will include candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Orange...
  • Smaller banks see regulatory relief after U.S. elections

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All but the biggest U.S. banks could see relief from some financial reforms after the November elections even if control of the U.S. Congress remains divided between Democrats and Republicans.     Post-election committee leadership...
  • 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...
  • Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House

    Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House
    The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...
  • Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz fends off challenge as makeup voting ends

    Surmounting yet another voting snafu, Hawaii awarded its Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to appointed incumbent Brian Schatz late Friday, as he defeated Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in an election whose outcome was delayed nearly a week by the impact of...