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  • ** FILE ** Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (Associated Press)

    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour: Sen. Thad Cochran's rivals are 'phonies'

    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Sen. Thad Cochran Wednesday, warning in an op-ed for a local newspaper that the veteran GOP lawmaker is under attack from hypocrites and "out-of-state phonies" who are distorting his record ahead of the Republican primary this summer.


  • House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., announce a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Club for Growth: Budget deal could hurt GOP incumbents on Election Day

    The Club for Growth on Wednesday came out against the budget deal that congressional negotiators unveiled Tuesday, warning that the proposal could come back to haunt Republican incumbents at the ballot box.


  • **FILE** Rep. Michael K. Simpson, Idaho Republican (Associated Press)

    New battlefront emerges in war between Republicans, tea party

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new push to get involved in Republican primaries by defending incumbents against tea party challengers could actually make it easier to unseat them, according to the head of the influential Club for Growth.


  • Chris Chocola

    LAMBRO: Bucking big-government conservatives

    Chris Chocola likes taking on his party's establishment and beating it at its own game. That's what he does for a living, and he has helped pull off some big upsets.


  • Lugar

    Club for Growth targeting 'establishment' GOP candidates

    If longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana loses his Republican primary Tuesday, several factors invariably will be blamed for his downfall: His advanced age (80); the aggressive campaign of his challenger, and the lawmaker's moderate views, which increasingly rub against a party pulling to the political right.


  •  Jimmy Carter  (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics

    Club for Growth's political arms on Tuesday launched a media attack against three moderate Republican congressional candidates in battleground states, accusing them of failing to live up to conservative fiscal principles.


  • Donald Trump says Karl Rove, who called Mr. Trump's possible presidential bid a "joke," indirectly "gave us Barack Obama" with policies he promoted in the George W. Bush administration. (Associated Press)

    KUHNER: GOP establishment targets Trump

    Donald Trump is giving the Republican establishment cardiac arrest. It is trying to destroy his credibility as a viable presidential candidate in 2012. It is easy to see why: Mr. Trump is soaring in the polls. Over the past month, the billionaire real estate mogul has catapulted to the top of the prospective GOP field, closely trailing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.


  • Donald Trump waves after addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in February 2011. (AP Photo)

    Trump takes lumps in polls

    A poll and a scathing message from an influential anti-tax group serve as a blunt reminder to Donald Trump that there's a long road ahead of him if he wants to be a serious contender for president.


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