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South at heart of close fight to control US Senate

The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it's where the party's toughest battleground will be this year in the fight for... Read more »

March 15, 2014

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Judge: Decorated soldier won't get Medal of Honor

Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts... Read more »

March 12, 2014

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Senate investigation of CIA dogged by controversy

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he is concerned over allegations of CIA snooping into computer files used by Senate investigators delving into allegations of... Read more »

March 12, 2014

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Libertarian wave wins big at CPAC

The tea party and especially Sen. Rand Paul won big over the weekend during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but GOP establishment figures are... Read more »

March 10, 2014

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Tea party challengers struggle to continue success

Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it... Read more »

March 8, 2014

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For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill after dismal start to second term

President Barack Obama's new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations in December for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. Read more »

March 8, 2014

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