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Gary Peters in Detroit,  Nov. 6, 2012.

Michigan Senate race a rare bright spot for Democrats

07/28/14 01:17PM

MUSKEGON, Mich. – As President Obama’s second term has struggled, the talk all year has been of another Democratic shellacking. Will it be merely a good year for the Republicans or a historic year? How far will this anticipated GOP tidal wave extend?     The answer, so far, is short of Michigan. read more

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at the 2014 National Urban League Conference July 25, 2014  in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rand Paul makes pitch to civil rights groups

07/25/14 11:04AM

Speaking to a historic civil rights group, Sen. Rand Paul on Friday called for new sentencing reforms, expanded voting rights, school choice, and tax cuts for depressed cities. “I say we take a stand and fight for justice now,” said the Republican senator from Kentucky. read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, July 17, 2014, in Davenport, Iowa.

Chris Christie: GOP must show willingness to listen

07/25/14 10:24AM

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his party must change the way it talks about beliefs on social issues. Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was speaking at the Aspen Institute on Thursday night alongside a handful of governors. read more

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives to speak at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Marco Rubio defends gays, attacks gay marriage

07/23/14 02:56PM

Rubio defends gays, slams gay marriage  In a speech at Catholic University, Senator Marco Rubio acknowledged that gay Americans deserve rights and protections. But he drew the line sharply at marriage and accused supporters of same sex unions of “intolerance” towards their opponents. read more

Davis Perdue

David Perdue wins GOP nomination in Georgia Senate race

07/22/14 11:01PM

Businessman David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for Senate in Georgia after defeating Congressman Jack Kingston in a runoff on Tuesday.The result is a minor upset. While Perdue won the most votes in a five-way Republican primary in May, Kingston led every poll of the runoff election. read more

Jody Hice

Anti-Islam pastor Jody Hice wins Georgia primary

07/22/14 10:44PM

Establishment Republicans probably breathed a sigh of relief when Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), one of the most extreme members of Congress, gave up his seat for an unsuccessful Senate run this year. Not only would they not have to deal with him in the Senate election, but they were free of him in the House too. read more