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Primary elections Tuesday in 6 states – Results

TOP OF THE TICKET The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, fended off a tea party challenger on Tuesday to set up an expensive November contest against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Grimes and McConnell won their parties’ nominations as Kentucky and five other states held primary contests ahead of November’s mid-term elections. Also picking

Sen. McConnell, Grimes to face off in November

 Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes ran victory laps Tuesday in Kentucky as they rallied their party faithful to nominate them for a colossal showdown in November that will help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Grimes, Kentucky’s Democratic Secretary of State, rolled to victory over nominal primary opposition. And McConnell easily defeated tea

New report links longer congressional tenures to increased govt. spending

Teresa Mull,  A new study reports a direct correlation between the length of congressional terms and the size and growth of government. Our Generation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization, released the report, titled Congressional Tenure and its Impact on Government Spending. It concludes that: “the longer a Member of Congress remains in office, on average the

Rand Paul: We Need Term Limits for Congress¦ Immediately

Ben Marquis,  During the time of the founding of our country, there was a general dislike of career politicians, much like today. The framers of our Constitution envisioned citizens serving the country temporarily as politicians, and then returning to their normal lives as businessmen, doctors, lawyers, military men, farmers, bankers, etc.  Although it was discussed

Capito and Tennant win party nods in West Virginia

 Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat Natalie Tennant captured primary wins on Tuesday, setting the stage for a historic U.S. Senate showdown in November that will give West Virginia its first female senator. Capito, a seven-term congresswoman and daughter of former Gov. Arch Moore, and Tennant, the state’s secretary of state, each cruised to

Tea Party Alive And Well And Influencing Blacks

Star Parker  What’s all the crowing about regarding North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the North Carolina Republican Senate primary this week? I’m talking about the crowing that this is some kind of defeat for the Tea Party. Sure, Greg Brannon was the Tea Party candidate and endorsed by Rand Paul. And, yes,

Obama Blows off Deals With GOP, Creating Era of Bad Feelings

Michael Barone, Second-term presidencies are an opportunity for bipartisan compromise. The institutional stars are in alignment to address long-range problems not amenable in other circumstances. The president is barred from running for a third term and thus does not have to worry about his next campaign. In Congress, members of the president’s party, with some