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December 22nd, 2014
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Archive: News / Page Two / Politics (20 Stories)

Analysis: GOP Senate picks delight party leaders

06/04/2014 1:50am
The Republican Party continues its disciplined march toward an impressive lineup of candidates this fall, when it hopes to wrest the Senate majority from Democrats and control both chambers of Congress during President Barack Obama's final two years.

2 of 3 California secession measures defeated

06/04/2014 2:30am
Voters in a Northern California county have defeated a measure calling for the creation of a 51st state named Jefferson, in a test of whether a secessionist movement has sails in a region long accustomed to feeling overlooked by the rest of the state.

Mississippi race could include a runoff

06/04/2014 8:41am
It looks like yesterday's primary in Mississippi may not have determined who the state's Republican candidate for the Senate will be in November.

Miss. GOP Senate candidates face likely runoff

06/04/2014 10:01am
Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

Nephew of President Kennedy clears primary hurdle

06/04/2014 11:02am
Attorney Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, will face a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.

South Dakota candidate cited for election charges

06/04/2014 12:51pm
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has filed charges accusing defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws.

Some black Miss. Dems supported GOP's Cochran

06/04/2014 1:01pm
Black Mississippians who may usually vote Democratic are trying to swing a primary victory toward six-term incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran by casting ballots in their state's GOP primary.

Battle for Nevada Senate sets up in primary

06/04/2014 1:21pm
Battle for control of the Nevada Senate comes into clearer focus in Tuesday's primary when voters head to the polls to narrow the field of candidates in an election that will also test the influence of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.

More Clinton White House records to be released

06/04/2014 1:41pm
The National Archives plans to release more documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on Friday just days ahead of the release of Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book.

Clinton talks 2016 aspirations, Monica Lewinsky in People Magazine interview

06/04/2014 1:46pm
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told People Magazine in an interview published Wednesday that she believes the United States "certainly" needs "to break down that highest, hardest glass ceiling" of electing a woman president.

AP NewsAlert

06/04/2014 2:41pm
US Sen. Cochran, challenger McDaniel to meet in runoff June 24 to decide GOP Senate nominee.

Miss. Republican Senate primary going to runoff

06/04/2014 3:02pm
Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel are headed to a June 24 runoff in the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi.

South Dakota candidate charged in election case

06/04/2014 4:20pm
South Dakota authorities on Wednesday arrested defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth and charged her with multiple counts of perjury and filing false election documents, saying she fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines.

Texas GOP taking aim at parts of Perry's legacy

06/04/2014 4:22pm
As he gears up for a possible second presidential run, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is crisscrossing the country extolling a business-first philosophy he says made his state's economy white-hot — and can work for the rest of America too.

Iowa's Ernst wins primary by emphasizing her life

06/04/2014 4:31pm
Joni Ernst, a mother from farm country and Iraq war veteran who was little known only months ago, surprisingly won Iowa's Republican Senate primary going away and now appears well positioned to compete for a seat that could help determine whether the GOP wins control of Congress.

Runoff in Mississippi for GOP Senate nomination

06/04/2014 4:31pm
Forced into a Mississippi runoff, challenger Chris McDaniel and veteran Sen. Thad Cochran plunged into a three-week campaign Wednesday to pick a Republican candidate for the fall and settle the tea party's last, best attempt of the year to topple a pillar of the establishment.

South Dakota candidate charged in election case

06/04/2014 4:51pm
South Dakota authorities on Wednesday arrested defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth and charged her with multiple counts of perjury and filing false election documents, saying she fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines.

Clinton: US needs to break 'glass ceiling' at top

06/04/2014 8:41pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she knows she has a decision to make about running to become the first female president, and believes "we need to break down that highest, hardest glass ceiling in American politics."

Tea party leader, 2 others, trapped in courthouse

06/04/2014 10:50pm
A tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes, authorities said.

Utah to appeal decision requiring recognition of same-sex marriages

06/04/2014 11:07pm
Utah intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling that forces the state to recognize the same-sex marriages performed during the brief time it was legal in late December and early January.
 
   
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