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  • Whatever happened to that 'tyrannical' president?

    Whatever happened to that 'tyrannical' president?
    WASHINGTON — In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop "tyranny" at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. "Our freedom is in peril," warned Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina, the man behind the...
  • After this election, expect more, not less, confrontation

    At some point during the last two weeks, Democrats in Washington began privately acknowledging that they will almost certainly lose their majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Rather than discussing strategies for winning, they have shifted to excuses...
  • Obama suggests Ebola 'SWAT team' for any new U.S. cases

    Obama suggests Ebola 'SWAT team' for any new U.S. cases
    President Obama pledged on Wednesday that federal officials would oversee the response to U.S. Ebola cases in a more aggressive way, and said the Centers for Disease Control would send a "SWAT team" to any hospital encountering a new case of the disease....
  • Three key questions in the GOP's quest for a presidential nominee

    Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But more than a dozen ambitious Republicans are holding serious conversations with their nearest and dearest: their families, their pollsters and their...
  • Gay marriage poses a dilemma for many Republican candidates

    Gay marriage poses a dilemma for many Republican candidates
    Gay marriage may be a settled issue in as many as 30 states after Monday’s Supreme Court decision, but it still poses an existential threat to many Republican candidates, especially as the calendar turns to the 2016 presidential contest. As public...
  • Search expands for Ebola patient's contacts; 4 ordered to stay home

    Health officials drastically broadened the scope of their search Thursday for people who might have had contact with an Ebola patient and issued a public health order requiring four people who had shared an apartment with the man to stay inside the home...
  • Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby shows gay marriage support

    Monica Wehby, the Republican U.S. Senate nominee running in deeply blue Oregon, on Tuesday did something that's a rarity for a GOP candidate: She highlighted her support of same-sex marriage.  In a TV ad released by her campaign, Wehby receives 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...
  • With five Senate contests on 'knife's edge,' GOP donors give more

    With five Senate contests on 'knife's edge,' GOP donors give more
    With less than two months left before election day, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was out in California last week hustling for dollars and briefing Republican donors about what he said was the party’s critical need for resources to compete in the tossup...
  • National GOP group won't commit to helping Oberweis

     National GOP group won't commit to helping Oberweis
    WASHINGTON -- An official with the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Thursday declined to commit to giving money to Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis in his bid to oust three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio,...
  • On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party

    OXON HILL, Md. — For an event remembered by its big statements — rabble-rousing speeches and students clad in American-flag shorts — this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was nearly silent on same-sex marriage and...