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Republican lawmakers see U.S. Ex-Im extension despite pressure

By Emily Stephenson and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative groups kept up the pressure on Thursday to shut down the U.S. Export-Import Bank, but the agency’s supporters and many lawmakers expect Congress to approve a deal next week to extend its charter for nine more months. Leaders in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives said […]

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Scott Brown, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, answers a question from the audience during a town hall campaign stop at a VFW post in Hudson

Republican Scott Brown wins New Hampshire U.S. Senate primary

Senator Scott Brown won the nod from New Hampshire Republican voters on Tuesday to take on Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November, in a race his party sees as a chance to gain control of the Senate. Throughout his six-month campaign, Brown had largely ignored his party rivals to focus on Shaheen, trying to tie […]

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Scott Brown, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, answers a question from the audience during a town hall campaign stop at a VFW post in Hudson

New Hampshire voters to pick Republican challenger for U.S. Senate race

Senator Scott Brown aims to complete his rebranding as a native son of New Hampshire on Tuesday by winning the Republican nomination to run against incumbent U.S. Brown faces a three-way primary with former state Senator Jim Rubens, whose campaign has won the backing of a new super-PAC aimed at reducing the role of money […]

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The Path of Least Resistance to Republican Majority

Nate Silver, 538 Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Scott Brown, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, speaks during a town hall campaign stop at a VFW post in Hudson

In New Hampshire, Republican Brown angles for second Senate upset

Senate primary, Scott Brown listened politely to his two Republican challengers, even as his campaign has for months focused on defeating the Democratic incumbent, Jeanne Shaheen, in November. Brown is not alone in his confidence. Senator John McCain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are among the big-name Republicans who […]

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Is Rand Paul Becoming Just Another Republican?

For several years Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky and the son of presidential candidate Ron Paul, has been one of the most interesting politicians in his party and in congress as a whole. More. Full News here – Politics – The Huffington Post

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A Republican Senate Majority Will Have Its Limits

Ed Rogers, Wash PostMy able colleague and Democratic friend Carter Eskew made a valid point this morning in his post, “Why moderates will matter in 2016.” Inside the Beltway, having the majority in the Senate means a lot. The majority party has a bigger footprint, committee chairmanships, better offices, etc. — but a simple majority […]

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Republican Extremism in Action

Jonathan Cohn, The New RepublicTwo different senators were in the news on Wednesday, for statements on two different issues. Together they painted one very depressing picture about the extremism of the Republican Party. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Ducey smiles after voting in Paradise Valley, Phoenix

Arizona’s state treasurer claims victory in Republican primary

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration. With border security issues high on the political agenda, Ducey held a convincing […]

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer makes a statement saying she vetoed the controversial SB1062 bill at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix

Arizona voters go to polls in Republican primary to succeed governor Brewer

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Voters in Arizona go to the polls on Tuesday to select a Republican candidate to vie for the seat of outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration. With border security issues high on the political agenda, voters will choose from six […]

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