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  • **FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks Nov. 1, 2012, to the Albanian Parliament in Tirana, Albania. (Associated Press)

    Obama win doesn't change Hillary Clinton's plans to step down

    The State Department on Wednesday said Tuesday's election results don't change Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's plans to step down.

  • Ind. GOP Senate hopeful Mourdock criticized over rape, pregnancy comments

    Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea-party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he beat longtime GOP Sen. Richard G. Lugar in the May primary. Though Mr. Mourdock eventually won their support — and money — he could see both fade after telling a live television audience that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."

  • Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock makes a point in Indianapolis on Wednesday, at a news conference at which he sought to clarify what he meant by remarks on rape he made in a debate the night before. (Associated Press)

    Indiana Senate candidate apologizes, explains rape comment

    U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock apologized Wednesday to anyone who misinterpreted his statement during a Tuesday night debate that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen," but the move did little to quell the drumbeat of Democrats quickly trying to tie the comments to Mitt Romney, who recently taped an ad endorsing Mr. Mourdock.

  • U.S. Sen. Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, says he is trying to keep taxes low to help businesses grow, while portraying Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren as a "jobs destroyer" who favors a heavier tax burden. But he has sided with Democrats, too, while in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Mass. Sen. Brown tries 
to straddle 

    Persuading Massachusetts voters to elect a Republican to a full U.S. Senate term isn't easy, and it has left Sen. Scott P. Brown blazing a lonely trail in Washington, where he's spent much of the year voting with Democrats — or bucking both parties altogether.

  • Embassy Row: 'Cleavages' in Iraq

    President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Iraq impressed Republican senators in a confirmation hearing this week, but his key critic, Sen. John McCain, remains skeptical of his ability to handle America's biggest and most-expensive embassy.

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch.  (Associated Press)

    After Lugar's loss, Hatch not taking Senate race for granted

    Orrin G. Hatch appeared to be coasting to victory in Utah's Republican Senate primary, and then Richard G. Lugar happened.

  • Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana exits after delivering his GOP primary concession speech in Indianapolis on Tuesday night. The 80-year-old Republican was defeated in his bid for a seventh six-year term, to the delight of many tea party activists. (Associated Press)

    Senators stunned by defeat of Lugar in Indiana primary

    One day after the stunning defeat of six-term Sen. Richard G. Lugar in Indiana's GOP primary by tea party favorite Richard Mourdock, Democrats in Washington publicly mourned the veteran lawmaker's loss, while Republicans, for the most part, didn't want to talk about it.

  • Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock speaks to supporters in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, after he defeated incumbent Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, in the primary. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    Tea party favorite topples Lugar, Indiana's 6-term senator

    Tea-party-backed candidate Richard Mourdock defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in Tuesday's GOP primary, ending the career of one of the chamber's two senior Republicans and giving Democrats a better chance at capturing the seat in November.

  • Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, is video-recorded by cellphone on Monday, May 7, 2012, during a visit to a waste-water treatment center in West Lafayette, Ind. (Associated Press/Journal & Courier)

    Indiana's Lugar faces tea party rival in primary

    The face of Indiana politics for nearly four decades, Republican Sen. Richard G. Lugar is battling for political survival against a tea party-backed GOP challenger who says the senator has become more interested in compromising with liberals in Washington than representing conservatives back home.

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