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Seventh District US Congressional Republican candidate, David Brat displays an immigration mailer by Congressman Eric Cantor during a press conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

Eric Cantor defeat puts talk of tea party demise to rest

06/10/14 10:31PM

Analysis: So much for this year's storyline that the Tea Party no longer packs a political punch. In the biggest upset so far of this midterm season, Tea Party challenger Dave Brat, a college professor, defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's Republican congressional primary. read more

Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham defeats six GOP challengers

06/10/14 09:44PM

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has won South Carolina's Republican party outright, defeating six challengers and avoiding a runoff.The 58-year-old Graham had about 59 percent of the vote in early returns Tuesday, far more than what was needed to avoid the runoff.Graham's challengers had argued he was not conservative enough. read more

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks at a meeting of university officials in Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 1, 2013.

Democratic Party draws blood early in key Senate races

06/05/14 07:05AM

Arkansas Senate candidate Tom Cotton is the kind of star recruit Republican strategists love. The first term congressman, now 37, left Harvard Law School to join the Army after the 9/11 terror attacks. He served tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and then returned to Arkansas to run for office. read more

Thad Cochran

Can the GOP establishment save Thad Cochran?

06/04/14 10:56AM

After months of grueling (and expensive) campaigning between Senator Thad Cochran and conservative challenger Chris McDaniel, Mississippi Republicans can look forward to another three weeks of grueling (and expensive) campaigning after the two candidates forced a runoff on Tuesday.A runoff is bad news for Cochran. read more

Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson and the GOP's outreach problem

05/29/14 10:46PM

RNC chairman Reince Priebus, invoking the legacy of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, asked a question at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans that many prominent Republicans have asked in recent years. read more