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  • **FILE** Sen. Mike Johanns, Nebraska Republican, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Nebraska's Johanns won't seek re-election to Senate

    Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns won't seek a second term next year, saying he wants a "quieter time" with his wife and family after three decades in public office.

  • Possible contenders weigh succeeding Chambliss

    Potential front-runners to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss aren't ready to officially jump into the race for the Georgia Republican's seat but they're not denying interest in the job.

  • Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announces he is suspending his campaign as his wife, Gloria (left), looks on, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

    Herman Cain says Nein-Nein-Nein to Georgia GOP Senate run

    Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, reacting to the news Friday that Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss plans to retire at the end of his current term, said he won't seek the open seat — despite polls that show the Atlanta businessman the overwhelming favorite in 2014.

  • **FILE** Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, waits to speak with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Chambliss, citing frustration with Washington, to leave Senate in 2014

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced Friday he won't seek a third term in 2014, saying he was frustrated with President Obama's lack of leadership and Washington's chronic political gridlock.

  • Congress extends foreign surveillance law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final congressional approval Friday to a bill renewing the government's authority to monitor overseas phone calls and emails of suspected foreign spies and terrorists — but not Americans —without obtaining a court order for each intercept.

  • **FILE** Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican (Associated Press)

    PRUDEN: Republican retreat at ‘fiscal cliff’

    Politics is not a game that comes naturally to Republicans. Little boys in Republican families usually want a briefcase, not a baseball glove, a football or boxing gloves for their sixth birthday. President Ronald Reagan, the modern Republican icon, was a Democrat first, after all. So there’s no surprise now that President Obama, armed with a well-fitting suit, well-shined shoes, a gift of gab and a unique skill at hijacking America for extended guilt trips, is about to roll the Republicans at the lip of fiscal cliff.

  • GOP fealty to ‘no new taxes’ pledge slipping

    Trying to signal a good-faith commitment to the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debt negotiations, some prominent Republicans increasingly are indicating a willingness to walk away from Grover Norquist's influential "no new taxes" pledge, saying that even if they signed it, they no longer feel bound by it.

From left, Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and John Cornyn of Texas are among GOP senators pressing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to name an independent counsel to probe national security leaks.

    Senators seek independent leak probe

    A group of Republican senators is pressing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to immediately appoint an independent counsel to investigate an "avalanche" of national security leaks.

  • **FILE** Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican (Associated Press)

    GOP senators present cybersecurity bill

    Seven Republican senators presented an alternative cybersecurity bill Thursday, saying the proposed law backed by the Obama administration would be too intrusive, too expensive and too burdensome on businesses.

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