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9 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Cleveland's courtside seat on GOP's out-of-touch policies: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

This week, the Republican National Committee selected Cleveland as the host city for their 2016 convention.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Cuyahoga County, OH, Ohio, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, John Kasich, Opinion

13 hrs ago | The Daily Advance

Bud Wright: Bankers boom, the border is in crisis, Akin returns

Being as we have settled deep into the dog days of summer, most of the people who create political news are making themselves scarce.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

18 hrs ago | Politico

McCASKILL: I'Ve Already Read Akin's Book - Doj won't probe...

McCASKILL: I'VE ALREADY READ TODD AKIN'S BOOK Sen. Claire McCaskill , who defeated Republican Todd Akin back in 2012, tells Huddle she's already read her opponent's forthcoming book in which he says he's really not sorry for making offensive remarks about "legitimate rape" and pregnancy during the campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Roy Blunt, US Senate, Senator Roy Blunt, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, John Boehner

Fri Jul 11, 2014

USA Today

America's richest men: Break immigration logjamAmerica's richest men: ...

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Sheldon Adelson wrote in a New York Times op-ed column that it's time for the House to pass a bill "that reflects both our country's humanity and its self-interest" for the good of U.S. economy.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Mario Diaz-Balart, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Republican

Los Angeles Times

Sarah Palin vs. President Obama: Are Republicans the losers?

For a few political cycles now, Republican leaders have strained to distance themselves from some in their midst and focus on the basics to secure and extend their power in Washington: The less-than-sweeping economic recovery and President Obama's foundering, as they see it, at home and abroad.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Missouri, Alternative

National Journal

The Todd Akin of 2014 Is ... Todd Akin

National Republicans worried anxiously this year about a handful of fringe candidates that could repeat the dreadful mistakes of Todd Akin, whose "legitimate rape" comments helped tank the GOP's Senate chances in 2012.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri, Representative Paul Broun, Jack Kingston

Free Republic

GOP to Todd Akin: Shut up

Todd Akin is back talking about rape in his new book and Republicans have a message for him: Shut up.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

Tony's Kansas City

TKC Exclusive!!! Show-Me the Missouri Gop Rebellion and Insider...

This one is only for the most HARDCORE Kansas City political junkies . . . Now, here's the mainstream ruckus against Ed Martin regarding his national foray into identity politics .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Joplin, MO

Switched

Huffpost Hill - Republican Pursuing Frivolous Lawsuit To Increase Government Regulation

Scott Brown is trailing Jeanne Shaheen, but it doesn't matter, because Rhode Island is like a second home to him.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Slate

The Democrats' Todd Akin Is a Fake Candidate Who Tweets a Lot

Former congressman/longtime punchine Todd Akin has returned to the news cycles , with a book in which he reminds everyone how he offended women and blew a sure-thing Senate race for the Republicans.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Eric Cantor

Politico

The summer sideshow

Republicans promised this campaign season would be a disciplined march to retaking the Senate, but the summer stretch is turning into a sad political circus.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

USA Today

What's up with Obama's hand gesture in Austin?

Obama was making the "hook 'em Horns" sign, in honor of the University of Texas Longhorns and its mascot, Bevo.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

The Economist

Opposition research: Digging dirt, digitally

WHEN Bruce Braley, a little-known Iowa Democrat, dismissed Senator Charles Grassley as "a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school" , he may not have expected his remarks to be posted online.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Representative Joe Garcia, Republican, Missouri, Mitt Romney

ThinkProgress

Todd Akin Doubles Down On 'Legitimate Rape' Comments Two Years Later

Former Senate candidate Todd Akin sunk his 2012 campaign with the line that went down in infamy: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

Politico

Asbestos incident shuts down most of U.S. House - Todd Akin: Sorry...

ASBESTOS INCIDENT SHUTS DOWN PARTS OF CAPITOL Parts of the House side of the Capitol have been temporarily shut down after reports of possible asbestos contamination early this morning.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Rand Paul, George Allen, Steny Hoyer

Politico

Todd Akin returns to national stage

Two years after the Missouri Republican's comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion doomed his campaign and fueled a "war on women" message that carried Democrats to victory in the Senate, one of the few regrets he mentions in a new book is the decision to air a campaign ad apologizing for his remarks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, George Allen, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Talking Points Memo

'He Single-Handedly Protects Alaska'

Save articles to read later In a hurry? Bookmarks allow you to save an article to read later at your convenience.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, Alaska, Claire McCaskill, Republican, US House of Representatives

Roll Call

Chris McDaniel Campaign Wants Runoff Redo

State Sen. Chris McDaniel's attorney confirmed Monday the campaign's plans to challenge the results of last month's Senate runoff, arguing the only solution is to hold a new election for the GOP nomination.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, US House of Representatives, Mississippi Government

Sun Jul 06, 2014

OregonLive.com

After Hobby Lobby decision, Democrats hope to energize female supporters

Their Senate majority in peril, anxious Democrats have seized the Supreme Court decision that some companies need not provide birth control to women as fresh evidence of the GOP's "war on women" - an argument they hope will energize female voters who could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill.

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Related Topix: US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Representative Cory Gardner

Fri Jul 04, 2014

ConWebBlog

WND Fails At Defending Todd Akin Through Attacking Hillary Clinton

WorldNetDaily's highly questionable campaign to promote Todd Akin's new book by trying to defend his indefensible comments about "legitimate rape" took a completely expected partisan turn in a June 26 article , in which WND and Akin try to make hay off Hillary Clinton's long-ago defense of a man accused of sexually assaulting a child: Hillary ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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