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Topic - J.D. Hayworth
A governor and three U.S. senators emerged as probable first-tier candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination by the windup of the 40th anniversary Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday.
"I don't vilify all Republicans, I don't believe all Republicans are evil, I believe there are lots of good people who just believe differently," Tim Robbins told a packed audience last week in Santa Monica, where he was interviewed by liberal comedian Marc Maron.
Politicians who received letters from the Fiesta Bowl requesting that they return tainted campaign contributions are responding, and none appear too happy to be tarred with the same brush as the bowl's ousted CEO.
Republicans this fall are hoping that what doesn't tear them apart will only make them stronger.
Across the country, political ad spending is up, and attack ads lead the way. Those who take the high road do so at their peril.
Billionaire Rick Scott rocked Florida's political establishment, overcoming state Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican primary for governor, as another GOP insider was ousted by an insurgent challenger for a spot on the November ballot.
Tuesday marks the final major test of "tea party" power in the primaries, as challengers try to capitalize on anti-incumbent sentiment in Alaska, Arizona and Florida, and incumbents hope to avoid becoming the latest victims in what's been a rough year for officeholders.
The dirt specifically dirty diapers is flying in Florida's race for governor.
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Chris Simcox went from lone sentry on the Arizona border to the leader of thousands of armed civilian volunteers as part of the Minuteman movement to a frequent speaker before Congress to a U.S. senatorial candidate — all in five years. Now bounty hunters are looking for him.
Even as President Obama and others blast Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, Sen. John McCain defended the law Monday and blamed the federal government for foisting the problem onto the states.
With border violence flaring again, the two U.S. senators from Arizona on Monday called on President Obama to deploy 3,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in their state, saying the borders must be secured before the White House pursues a broader immigration bill.
The McCain campaign this week pronounced Mr. Hayworth "deader than Elvis," while on his Twitter feed Mr. Hayworth lamented being drastically outspent by Mr. McCain.