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  • NC Sen. Hagan runs 1st ad, goes after Tillis 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:07 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - In a foretaste of a potential general election matchup, Democratic U.S. Senate Kay Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis released dueling ads Thursday about the health care law and a messy personnel matter in the office of Tillis, the state House speaker.

  • Rand Paul: US 'can't invite the whole world' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."

  • US Chamber of Commerce backs Tillis in NC race 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:15 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Establishment-minded Republicans and social conservatives alike seem to have settled on a favorite candidate to face Sen. Kay Hagan, the North Carolina Democrat who is among the most vulnerable incumbents seeking re-election.

  • Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process.

  • Bevin, conservatives rally in McConnell's backyard 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 6:35 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Conservative activists from across the country came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's hometown on Saturday to insist that their fight against established Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections isn't over.

  • Poll: Three-fourths of US says pot will be legal 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:11 pm
  • DENVER - Three-fourths of Americans say it's inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting attitudes following the drug war era and tough-on-crime legislation.

  • He could be a contender: Ted Cruz has book deal 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:39 pm
  • NEW YORK - Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, is working on a project considered standard for national contenders: a book.

  • Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for tax strategy 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:36 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award.

  • Kentucky legislature finishing work for 2014 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:47 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky General Assembly on Monday banned electronic cigarette sales to minors and approved the state's first use of a medicinal marijuana product, among other measures, on the legislature's last day before the upcoming veto session.

  • Brannon again sets goal, this time for US Senate 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 5:24 pm
  • BURLINGTON, North Carolina - Greg Brannon is approaching his goal of becoming a U.S. senator much the way he did his goal of becoming a doctor - he reads and reads.

  • Santorum in Iowa: GOP still divided after RNC plan 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:24 pm
  • JOHNSTON, Iowa - Elements of the Republican Party remain divided and distrustful of one another despite the yearlong effort by the Republican National Committee to unify competing factions, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said in Iowa Wednesday.

  • Former Clinton critic: Reject 'political smut' 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:08 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A former critic of the Clintons who now heads an effort to defend Hillary Clinton and other potential Democratic 2016 contenders said Tuesday both parties should disavow the "political smut-mongers" that he said he was a part of in the 1990s.

  • Bills bottleneck in legislature's final week 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:20 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The federal government is holding an estimated $200 million of Kentuckians' money, and state treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants it back.

  • Common Core spawns widespread political fights 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 2:17 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

  • Texas city pays to end negotiations with Nugent 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 6:18 pm
  • LONGVIEW, Texas - An East Texas city paid $16,250 to end contract negotiations with controversial rocker Ted Nugent, who was under consideration as the headliner for Longview's Fourth of July celebration.

  • Ryan's poverty remarks distract from policy push 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:08 am
  • WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Ryan is making poverty a signature issue as he tries to broaden his appeal ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016. But in being more vocal about the issue, he's had to defend himself and his message against allegations of racism.

  • Rand Paul criticizes Obama, others over spying 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 8:50 pm
  • BERKELEY, California - Sen. Rand Paul assailed President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures and called for a congressional investigation of possible spying abuses during a brief speech before cheering students at the University of California, Berkeley.