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Opposing camps criticize gay candidate

07/16/2014 1:31am
Carl DeMaio figures he must be doing something right if both social conservatives and members of the gay rights community oppose him.

Jack Kingston, Senate candidate from Georgia

07/16/2014 12:21pm
John Heddens "Jack" Kingston.

NJ Gov. Christie to be in Iowa and 2016 spotlight

07/16/2014 1:02pm
New Jersey's Chris Christie insists it's his role as Republican Governors Association chairman that's bringing him to Iowa this week, to raise money for other politicians, including Gov. Terry Branstad, a five-term incumbent with lots of campaign cash already.

Poll: Immigration tops list of most important issues

07/16/2014 1:34pm
The percentage of Americans who say that immigration is the nation's top problem has soared over the past month, according to a new national survey.

Liberals assessing 2016 race as Clinton weighs bid

07/16/2014 1:41pm
As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation, pitching a populist message on the U.S. economy and immigration.

McDaniel lawyers: Challenge likely in primary loss

07/16/2014 2:42pm
Lawyers for tea party candidate Chris McDaniel said Wednesday that they intend, in the next 10 days, to file a challenge of McDaniel's loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary.

Liberals assessing 2016 race as Clinton weighs bid

07/16/2014 3:31pm
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a group of young Democrats Wednesday that the political system was "rigged" by powerful lobbyists and the wealthy and made an impassioned case for reducing burdensome student loans. Vice President Joe Biden said he had been on the front lines of debates over income inequality, climate change and gay marriage.

Clinton paid $275K for 2013 speech in Buffalo

07/16/2014 3:50pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton received $275,000 for a 2013 speech to the University at Buffalo, and her contract included provisions for a teleprompter and final approval of the set and backdrop, the school said.

FEC filing: pro-Cochran PAC funded black outreach

07/16/2014 4:20pm
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's political machine paid to turn out the black vote for Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's re-election bid, according to campaign finance reports. His vanquished rival insisted that was improper and said Wednesday that a legal challenge to the loss remained likely in the next 10 days.

Climate politics group falling short of money goal

07/16/2014 6:31pm
A super PAC aiming to make climate change a key issue in this year's midterm elections is falling far short of its goal to raise $100 million, cramping the group's ability to influence major races with just four months left until Election Day.

The legal battles begin for Swallow, Shurtleff

07/16/2014 8:25pm
Investigators spent nearly two years building a criminal case against former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, and now they have to prove it.