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  • Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

    Joe Scarborough: GOP establishment's goal is to knock Harry Reid from power

    Former Florida Rep. Joe Scarborough touted Sen. Thad Cochran's win in the Mississippi primary race Wednesday as more proof that the GOP establishment is doing everything it can this primary season to avoid any surprises in the November election that could hurt its chances of knocking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from power.


  • House Financial Service Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, is a vocal opponent of the Export-Import bank, calling its reauthorization a "bad idea" and expressing doubts over the bank's self-reported operating profit. (Associated Press)

    Ex-Im Bank under fire at contentious House hearing

    With the fate of the U.S. Export-Import Bank possibly hanging in the balance, a key House Republican stepped up his attack on the bank, saying it was actually hurting small business and giving undue subsidies to large corporations during an occasionally contentious daylong hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.


  • Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters after falling behind in a heated GOP primary runoff election against incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran on Tuesday June 24, 2014, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/George Clark)

    PHILLIPS: No more Mr. Nice Guy

    When a Republican candidate has to seek Democrats so he can get the Republican nomination, he is not a Republican. He is not a conservative, and he is unworthy of conservative support.


  • Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters after falling behind in a heated GOP primary runoff election against incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran on Tuesday June 24, 2014, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/George Clark)

    Chris McDaniel defiant, blasts Sen. Cochran for leaning on 'liberal Democrats'

    Tea party-backed Chris McDaniel refused to concede his bitter Mississippi GOP runoff defeat to Sen. Thad Cochran, blaming the loss on "liberal Democrats" for hijacking the desires of Republican primary voters in the bright red Magnolia State.


  • **FILE** Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (right) introduces and congratulates Sen.-elect Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, at his Boston victory party on Jan. 19, 2010, after he won the seat vacated by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. (Associated Press)

    Mitt Rommey to endorse Scott Brown

    Mitt Romney is trying to extend his winning streak as GOP kingmaker to New Hampshire, where he is endorsing Scott Brown in that key U.S. Senate race.


  • GOP seen with an edge in November statehouse wars

    Democrats, already facing unfavorable political terrain in congressional races this midterm year, are facing an uphill fight on another front — the battle for the nation's statehouses.


  • U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss. Cochran defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville, in a primary runoff for the GOP nomination for senate. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Cochran wins Mississippi primary runoff

    Sen. Thad Cochran turned back a hard challenge from tea-party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Senate runoff race Tuesday, handing the party establishment arguably its biggest win of the 2014 primary season and boosting Republican hopes of flipping control of the Senate in the November election.


  • Incumbent: Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran was forced into a runoff election for his Senate seat after the recent Mississippi primary failed to result in a clear winner to become the GOP's nominee in November. (Associated Press)

    Tea party has momentum, optimism for another win with Mississippi runoff

    Energized by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning loss in Virginia earlier this month, tea party Republicans hope to finish the job Tuesday in Mississippi by unseating six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in a GOP primary.


  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014. Christie joined the parade of ambitious Republicans courting religious conservatives as the early jockeying for the next presidential contest intensifies.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: Time to rethink war on drugs

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a gathering of social conservatives Friday that the nation's decades-long "war on drugs" has failed and that incarceration is not the cure for drug addiction.


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