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Alexander looks to fend off Tenn. GOP challengers

08/06/2014 3:30am
After losing his first bid for Tennessee governor 40 years ago, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander shed his blue suit and buttoned-up appearance for a plaid shirt, hiking boots and a 1,000-mile walk around the state.

GOP establishment on a roll over tea party

08/06/2014 7:50am
Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Senate Republicans this year. Next up: Tennessee, and the odds for the upstarts are no better.

Skeptics aside, Texas' Perry marching toward 2016

08/06/2014 12:43pm
Republicans along New Hampshire's seacoast once gave Rick Perry a rock star's welcome, rallying behind the longtime Texas governor as a political savior destined to reclaim the White House for the GOP.

With US aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders

08/06/2014 1:11pm
Congress has checked out, and the American people have noticed.

Montana senator mum on whether he's leaving race

08/06/2014 4:31pm
Sen. John Walsh was taking personal time at his Helena home as his campaign canceled events and avoided questions about whether the Montana Democrat plans to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he plagiarized a research paper.

Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

08/06/2014 5:40pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.

Mississippi GOP refuses to hear candidate's challenge to Sen. Cochran's primary runoff win

08/06/2014 7:00pm
Mississippi GOP refuses to hear candidate's challenge to Sen. Cochran's primary runoff win.

Bill Clinton rallies Kentucky Senate race voters

08/06/2014 7:30pm
U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes turned to Bill Clinton on Wednesday to help insulate her from an unpopular Democratic president who is dragging down her support in the traditional Democratic stronghold of eastern Kentucky.

Gov. Herbert invites 14 senators to view proposed national monument

08/06/2014 7:53pm
Gov. Gary Herbert has invited the 14 U.S. senators asking President Barack Obama to designate a Greater Canyonlands National Monument to come to Utah and see for themselves how the state can better manage its public lands.

Mississippi GOP won't hear challenge to Cochran

08/06/2014 8:31pm
Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party said McDaniel would do better taking his challenge to court.