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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

A young supporter of U.S. Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) waves American flags during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Cochran wins Mississippi GOP primary runoff

06/24/14 07:05AM

The epically bizarre primary contest between Senator Thad Cochran and tea party challenger Chris McDaniel is headed towards its thrilling conclusion on Tuesday as Mississippi voters go to the polls for a final runoff.The entered the runoff period after McDaniel narrowly won the first round of voting as the weirdest, nastiest must-watch campaign of 2014. read more

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) during his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md, March 6, 2014.

Will wealth backfire for 2016 GOP candidates?

06/24/14 07:01AM

Hillary Clinton has stumbled out of the 2016 starting blocks, tripping herself up with bungled remarks about her personal wealth. But it isn’t as if the potential Republican field is completely absolved from future financial scrutiny of its own. read more