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  • Oregon congressional map pleases both parties

    The 2010 election gave Oregon an evenly divided House of Representatives and a power-sharing agreement between Republicans and Democrats, and the result was a redistricting process that left both parties relatively happy.

  • SC districts about party, in this case the GOP

    The decade-long Republican control of South Carolina government has resulted in congressional districts increasingly safe for the GOP and has marginalized conservative white Democrats who for decades ran the state where the Civil War began.

  • Defeated GOP sought redrawn Connecticut districts

    While Republicans nationally have maintained their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives aided by redrawn districts, the GOP in Connecticut has lost every congressional race in the past three elections and failed to win a redistricting plan in 2012 aimed at reversing its fortunes.

  • Panel conducts Nevada redistricting process

    Unlike some other states where Republicans used their gains in statewide elections to seize control of the redistricting process after the 2010 census, the re-drawing of Nevada's voting districts was done by a court-appointed panel and overseen by a judge.

  • Shane Osborn (left) has won the support of Concerned Women for America in his bid for Senate in the Nebraska Republican primary. One of his opponents, Ben Sasse (right), a former Bush administration health official, has been called "the clear cut conservative choice" by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. (Associated Press photographs)

    Freedomworks rescinds Neb. endorsement for GOP Senate primary hopeful Osborn

    FreedomWorks on Friday withdrew its endorsement of Shane Osborn in Nebraska's Republican Senate primary, saying he has turned his back on grassroots Republicans and is now tied to the GOP establishment, and announced they were instead backing Ben Sasse.

  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., and GOP leaders face reporters, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, after a weekly House Republican Conference meeting. The Republicans tied the recent stagnant employment reports to the policies of President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    PHILLIPS: Dave Brat and the conservative battle plan for 2014

    A funny thing always seems to happen to the Republican Establishment. Its track record for winning isn't all what it's cracked up to be.

  • Dairy magnate Jim Oberweis wins Illinois GOP Senate primary, will challenge Democrat Durbin

    Dairy magnate Jim Oberweis wins Illinois GOP Senate primary, will challenge Democrat Durbin .

  • Kansas Republican Party Chairman Kelly Arnold watches the state Senate's debate on a bill making it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The state GOP supports the measure, which has passed and is heading to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Kansas close to limiting pre-primary party changes

    Kansas legislators gave final approval Wednesday to a state Republican Party proposal to make it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections, a move designed to block organized efforts by Democrats or their allies to either help pick weak GOP nominees or to defeat conservative candidates.

  • Mo. GOP stresses unity as potential primary looms

    A potential Republican primary for Missouri governor was stirring concern among some party activists Saturday as hundreds of Republicans gathered for an annual conference - unity being its unofficial theme.

  • The White House is promoting "enhanced livestream" viewing of President Obama's State of the Union address and a follow-up "Big Block of Cheese Day" as a symbol of the administration's transparency. (WHITE HOUSE)

    Inside the Beltway: White House culture gets even odder

    Gravitas and serious-minded strategies at the White House appear to be giving way to entertainment as the State of the Union approaches. Though the American public is eager for straight answers on many topics, behind-the-scenes creative folk on President Obama's staff have crafted jaunty promotions for the annual primetime speech on Tuesday night.

  • SD lawmakers hope to avoid partisan fights in 2014

    When South Dakota's legislative leaders unveiled a new economic development program near the end of last year's session, Republicans and Democrats went out of their way to brag that they had cooperated to avoid the kind of partisan fighting that caused gridlock in Congress.

  • Time flies when the show's a good one: veteran newsman Chris Wallace marks his 10th year as host of "Fox News Sunday" this weekend and plans to offer a retrospective of sorts in the broadcast. (FOX NEWS)

    Inside the Beltway: 'Guns Save Lives Day'

    Timed to coincide with Bill of Rights Day, and coming a day after the first anniversary of the Newtown shootings: it's "Guns Save Lives Day," organized by one Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. He has made some major national broadcast advertising buys — "hundreds of thousands of dollars" worth, he says — to promote this newly designated day, and its very specific aim.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KEENE: An unpredictable political forecast

    All one has to do is think back over the developments of the past few months to begin to grasp the futility of making comfortable political predictions. Those in the business of doing so might as well take jobs predicting the course of the next hurricane or next month's weather.

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to attend the Enniskillen G-8 summit at the 38th Irish Brigade Flying Station Aldergrove near Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sunday, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, Pool)

    EDITORIAL: The urge to retreat

    Squishy Republicans are the first to insist the party must move leftward any time an election doesn't go their way. Squish is a hard sell in other places, too, as British Prime Minister David Cameron is learning.

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says nothing is off the table when it comes to options to increase revenue, except a tax increase on the middle-class. (The Washington Times)

    More taxes: ‘Behind us’ or ‘on the table’?

    Democrats are bubbling over with ideas for raking in additional federal revenue even as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Sunday that "the tax issue is behind us."

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