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Next installment in GOP-tea party reality show: Kansas

No place offers a perfect harbor for tea party politics. | 06/26/14 17:31:07 By - By Scott Canon

Tiger Woods off to a shaky start after surgery

BETHESDA, Md. -Tiger Woods had a feeling that his first competitive round in more than three months, after undergoing back surgery, was not going to be easy. | 06/26/14 16:36:34 By - By DON MARKUS

‘Prize-linked’ accounts offer cash prizes as incentive to save

A new type of savings account taps into the Powerball fantasies of Americans by giving customers the opportunity to win cash prizes every time they make a deposit. | 06/26/14 16:17:10 By - By Lindsay Wise

5 years after ‘Appalachian Trail’ scandal, Sanford rises from political dead

The former governor and now congressman says he’s humbled by the fall he took from the edge of national political power thanks to a confession to an extramarital affair and a claim he’d met his “soul mate.” He no longer insists on doing everything his way. | 06/26/14 12:00:00 By - By James Rosen

No action soon on immigration, voting rights act, House Judiciary Committee chair says

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Thursday not to expect action soon from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives torevamp the nation’s immigration laws or repair the Voting Rights Act, which was weakened by a Supreme Court decision last year. | 06/26/14 12:13:51 By - By William Douglas

Frustrated, hard-to-figure centrist voters could be key to ‘14 election

Unpredictable, frustrated centrist voters—not the political parties’ attention-grabbing ideological wings—make up most of the electorate and have potential to have the most impact on 2014 races, according to a new Pew Research Center study released Thursday. | 06/26/14 12:24:19 By - By David Lightman

Nine of top 10 Senate seats likeliest to flip now held by Democrats, National Journal finds

The biggest battles of the 2014 primary season are all but over, and Republicans still appear to be in good shape. | 06/26/14 10:58:46 By - By David Lightman

GOP still faces war with tea party

The Republican Party establishment once again won a big battle, this time in Mississippi. But it’s still facing a prolonged, bitter war with tea party insurgents. | 06/25/14 17:36:15 By - By David Lightman

Boehner plans to sue Obama over executive authority

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over what he perceives as presidential overreach of executive authority. | 06/25/14 15:49:15 By - By William Douglas

Hagan co-sponsors bill that calls for sunlight on political donations

Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday again became a co-sponsor of a bill that would require corporations and advocacy groups to disclose their donors for political ads. An earlier version of the bill was introduced in the Senate in 2012, but it had no Republican co-sponsors, and it went nowhere. | 06/25/14 08:59:28 By - By Renee Schoof

Veteran Rep. Rangel wins tight N.Y. House race

Rep. Charles Rangel survived another political test Tuesday. | 06/25/14 16:21:14 By - By David Lightman

Rep. Granger of Texas to head GOP group on border crisis

Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, was tapped Tuesday to chair a working group of House Republicans on the border crisis, signaling growing GOP criticism of the Obama Administration’s response to the influx of more than 52,000 unaccompanied children, primarily in the Rio Grande Valley. | 06/25/14 07:18:37 By - By Maria Recio

Cochran wins, tea party loses in Mississippi

Sen. Thad Cochran won the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination Tuesday, edging upstart challenger Chris McDaniel and the tea party movement. | 06/25/14 00:07:32 By - By David Lightman

Cochran narrowly defeats tea party hopeful in Mississippi

_Sen. Thad Cochran, campaigning as the veteran voice of reason and experience, Tuesday narrowly defeated upstart challenger Chris McDaniel and the tea party movement that so passionately rallied behind him in a fiercely fought race for the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination. | 06/24/14 23:14:22 By - By David Lightman

Homeland Security chief defends agency’s handling of youth at border

The nation’s top homeland security official on Tuesday defended his department’s handling of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border from Mexico, turning aside Republican demands for a National Guard presence there even as officials predict the surge will continue into next year. | 06/24/14 17:50:27 By - By Patrick Gillespie

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