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Articles by Seth McLaughlin

Clockwise from top left: Rep. Jack Kingston, Rep. Paul Broun, Rep. Phil Gingrey and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel are all competing for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate primary. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, also a Republican, is vacating the seat. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Conservative support divided in crowded Georgia U.S. Senate primary

Conservative groups are starting to pick sides in Georgia's crowded Republican U.S. Senate primary, underscoring how split the party is — something Democrats hope their candidate, Michelle Nunn, can exploit to score an upset victory in November. Published February 11, 2014

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Scene from Game of Thrones and John Boehner.

Conservative group calls for Boehner's head

The Senate Conservatives Fund says that it is time for House Speaker John Boehner to go and they will keep track of the GOP lawmakers that support their effort to oust him from his leadership post. Published February 11, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Mark Pryor, Arkansas Democrat. (Associated Press)

Democrats crush Republicans in Senate fundraising races

Democratic senators facing tough re-election campaigns this year have a significant cash advantage over their potential challengers, according to the latest finance reports — though in some of those races, the GOP candidates are at least making up ground. Published February 10, 2014

Big Mouth Billy Bass spooks would-be burglar at Minn. store

Forget about a guard dog, it could be time for a guard fish. At least there is some new evidence that that could be a smart way to go after a would-be burglar in Minnesota bailed on robbing a store after being spooked by Big Mouth Billy Bass. Published February 6, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Conservatives to host new Freedom Summit in New Hampshire

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is among the 2016 presidential contenders that will headline an inaugural conservative summit in New Hampshire, which will also draw the likes of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and New York real estate mogul Donald Trump. Published February 5, 2014