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  • IN HOT SEAT: Reince Priebus has been the target of criticism over a 2012 election post-mortem report that has riled Republican Party conservatives. (Associated Press)

    DEACE: An open letter (plea) for RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to do something about Mississippi

    Why would a bunch of Obama voters suddenly take an interest in a Republican U.S. Senate primary? Well, there are two options.

  • Obama says public not familiar enough with issues

    President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night that most Americans don't have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare.

  • President Barack Obama smiles as he sits in the back of his limousine after arriving at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Tuesday, July. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Obama tells DNC fundraising crowd: 'I'm not overly partisan'

    For the second time in just a few weeks, President Obama has made the claim that he's not very partisan — and that, in fact, his favorite president hailed from the Republican Party.

  • Businessman David Perdue at his own election-night watch party in Atlanta. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.

    David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Republican Senate primary runoff

    Businessman David Perdue won the Georgia Senate Republican primary runoff race, advancing to the general election where he will square off against Democrat Michelle Nunn in one of the marquee races of the 2014 Midterm Elections that could tilt control of the upper chamber.

  • Businessman David Perdue at his own election-night watch party in Atlanta. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.

    Georgia Republican Senate primary runoff locked in dead heat

    Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue were locked in a tight battle in Tuesday's runoff for the Republican Senate nomination to face Democrat Michelle Nunn in one of the marquee races of the 2014 general election that could tilt control of the upper chamber.

  • Georgia businessman David Perdue (left) faces off against Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican, in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff in Georgia to see who will take on Democrat Michelle Nunn in December in a battle for retiring Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss' hotly contested seat. (Associated press)

    Georgia Senate race heats up as Kingston, Perdue ready for runoff

    The lineup for one of the most anticipated races of the 2014 election season will take form Tuesday in Georgia when Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue square off in a hotly-contested primary runoff.

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during a news conference about competing bills from the Democrats and Republicans on employee health coverage and birth control under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Michael Lawson approved as nominee to U.N. aviation body

    The Senate approved one of President Obama's fundraisers Monday to fill a vacancy on the United Nations body that investigates aviation incidents like the Malaysia Airlines crash that is roiling eastern Ukraine. But first, his nomination ruffled a political saga on U.S. soil.

  • FILE - This July 9, 2014, file photo shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he waits to meet President Barack Obama to arrive at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, in Dallas. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is heading to Iowa for a weekend of barbecues and lunch parties. After his presidential bid crashed in 2012, Iowans now have to decide whether to give him another spin. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

  • **FILE** New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Haddon Heights, N.J., on June 25, 2014. (Associated Press)

    Christie unpopular among Republicans in Iowa, New Hampshire: poll

    A new poll released Thursday shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's popularity among Republicans is low in Iowa and New Hampshire, two key states for the presidential election.

  • Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said he can't envision a U.S. response to the border crisis that doesn't involving speeding up the process of returning unaccompanied Central American children home. (Associated Press)

    Boehner: No bill on border surge

    House Speaker John A. Boehner was pessimistic Thursday that Congress will pass a bill to address the surge of illegal immigrant children before lawmakers head home for a monthlong August vacation, as the gap between Democrats and Republicans grows wider.

  • CHAREN: A party and city in search of success

    I take it as a good sign that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has chosen to hold its convention in Cleveland.

  • Illustration on GOP campaign strategies by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    KERNS: Republicans are ready for the 2014 midterms

    The top five national GOP groups have unveiled an unprecedented, coordinated strategy for the 2014 midterm elections that reads like a war telegram predicting a wide-scale Democrat trouncing in November.

  • Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, is one of the leaders of "Reboot 2014" in San Francisco this weekend, a conference aimed at younger "conservatarians," who tend to be fiscally conservative, but more socially liberal. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: 'Conservatarians' poised to make noise

    Political hybrids are beginning to emerge and assert themselves. Here come the "conservatarians," who are complicated, edgy and attracting some name-brand GOP talent. They also represent a mashup of conservative and libertarian ideas, amped up with cutting edge technology, social media and some attitude. Conservatarians will be out in force this weekend at what's billed as "Reboot 2014," led by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington — plus a large cast of activists, strategists, whiz kids and IT gurus who will assemble, they say, "where liberty and technology meet."

  • George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley has said that the framers of the Constitution would be shocked by how much power has gravitated to the president. (Associated Press)

    Taking Obama to court a long shot but lawsuit not folly, Congress is told

    House Republicans' attempt to sue President Obama for overstepping his constitutional boundaries isn't a slam dunk, but neither is it the laughable case Democrats have suggested, a prominent scholar and Obama supporter testified to Congress on Wednesday.

  • Chris Christie

    Iowa conservatives attack Christie's record

    Conservative critics are welcoming New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the early caucus state of Iowa Thursday by attacking his record of signing off on "liberal" justices to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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