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Republican Senator Rand Paul leaves the stage after speaking during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' conference in Washington, June 20, 2014.

Rand Paul's pitch to the middle in 2016

07/09/14 02:04PM

While all eyes are on Hillary Clinton’s book tour lately, Senator Rand Paul has been giving a clearer picture what his own potential presidential run might look like.Polls show the GOP primaries as wide open as the Democratic primary is dominated by Clinton’s frontrunner status. read more

A person stands in balloons during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

GOP picks Cleveland to host 2016 convention

07/08/14 12:01PM

The Republican National Committee has selected Cleveland as the site for its 2016 convention. Cleveland, located in the crucial swing state of Ohio, beat out Dallas as the host city for the GOP’s presidential nominating event. read more

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Hobby Lobby In ACA Contraception Case

By motivating women, Hobby Lobby ruling could be a boon for Dems

06/30/14 07:55PM

Women’s access to birth control took a big hit Monday morning when the Supreme Court decided that certain companies don’t have to provide contraceptive coverage under Obamacare if they have religious objections to doing so. But in ruling for Hobby Lobby, the court’s conservative justices may have just handed Democrats a big weapon for November. read more

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014.

Obama rips GOP 'obstruction'

06/28/14 11:29AM

President Barack Obama pointedly criticized Republicans on Saturday over what he called "obstruction" that "keeps the system rigged for those at the top, and rigged against the middle class." read more

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran addresses supporters during an election night celebration in Jackson, Mississippi

Thad Cochran defeats tea partier Chris McDaniel in Mississippi runoff

06/24/14 11:11PM

Cochran's win is a stunning blow for national tea party activists, who poured millions of dollars into McDaniel's candidacy and believed they were on the cusp of victory after McDaniel narrowly won the first round of voting on June 3. Conservative organizations saw the race as their best opportunity in 2014 to prove their influence and force the Senate GOP to the right by taking out an establishment incumbent. read more