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  • Grimes raised $2.7 million in first quarter 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:57 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Mitch McConnell in the past three months, but the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate still trails the Senate Republican leader by a 2-to-1 margin in available funds.

  • House approves ethics reform 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:19 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Legislative Ethics Commission on Monday in an attempt to quell the political storm that erupted last week after the panel did not punish a former lawmaker accused of sexual harassment.

  • NRA endorses McConnell in Kentucky GOP primary 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:50 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun.

  • 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.

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

  • Heritage Foundation leader to speak in Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:25 am
  • CINCINNATI - A conservative leader will be featured at an April 25 reception hosted in southwest Ohio by national and state groups.

  • 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.

  • Tillis bets on NC legislative record in Senate bid 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:20 am
  • WILSON, North Carolina - As an engineer of the 2010 Republican takeover of the North Carolina General Assembly, Thom Tillis takes credit or shoulders the blame for what he and his GOP colleagues have accomplished since.

  • Obama and top lawmakers consult on Ukraine crisis 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is thanking congressional leaders for approving aid for Ukraine, but urging them to go further by adopting changes to the International Monetary Fund.

  • Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:38 am
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.

  • Big donors may give even more under court's ruling 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:14 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday erasing a long-standing limit on campaign donations will allow a small number of very wealthy donors to give even more than is currently the case, according to students of the complex campaign finance system, and could strengthen the establishment in both parties.

  • Nebraska is new front in battle for control of GOP 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:18 pm
  • ELMWOOD, Nebraska - Compared with the acrimonious primary campaigns elsewhere, the race for the GOP Senate nomination in Nebraska sounds like two nice guys running for local Rotary Club president.

  • Tea party PAC switches endorsement in Neb. race 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 6:56 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - A tea party political action committee, FreedomWorks, has rescinded its endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Shane Osborn and is now endorsing GOP rival Ben Sasse.

  • Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.

  • 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.