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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

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton: 'I would consider' anti-Citizens United amendment

07/21/14 07:28PM

While eying a potential presidential run that would surely be boosted by deep-pocketed super PACs, Hillary Clinton said Monday evening that she’s open to supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which opened the door to the outside groups and the flood of money that poured into the political process with them. read more

Democratic Legislators Hold News Conference To Urge Congress To Pass The Paycheck Fairness Act

Poll: Iowa Senate race in dead heat

07/16/14 06:59AM

The closely watched Iowa Senate race between Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley is locked in a dead heat, a new NBC News/Marist poll shows, while New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has an eight point lead over likely Republican challenger Scott Brown. read more

Chris Christie

What happened to Chris Christie the moderate?

07/15/14 03:15PM

Recently, Christie vetoed gun control legislation, declared that the gay marriage debate isn’t over, and took a more hardline stance on Israel. Indeed, he looks like a candidate racing right in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election. read more