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Clay Aiken, right, speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Holly Springs, N.C., on May 6, 2014.

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Clay Aiken, right, speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Holly Springs, N.C., on May 6, 2014.

Aiken: The Winner Is…

Updated at 3:10 pm EDT Clay Aiken, a runner-up on “American Idol,” already was close to winning his bid for a U.S. congressional nomination. Then his opponent died. And now, the state says, Aiken has won one. The death of Keith Crisco,...

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Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

Wasserman Schultz: Not Worried

Republican Tom Tillis’ victory in the North Carolina Senate primary election yesterday was largely seen as a victory for the Republican establishment and, therefore, a setback for Democrats. But there’s no difference anymore for Republicans, says Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a veteran...

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North Carolina Speaker of the House and GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis, R-NC, and his wife Susan campaign in Huntersville, N.C., neighborhood north of Charlotte, on May 5, 2014, the evening before the primary election.

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North Carolina Speaker of the House and GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis, R-NC, and his wife Susan campaign in Huntersville, N.C., neighborhood north of Charlotte, on May 5, 2014, the evening before the primary election.

North Carolina Primary: What to Watch

Will Thom Tillis, North Carolina’s state House speaker, win at least 40 percent of the vote in a Republican U.S. Senate primary today? That’s the big question on primary day in the Tarheel State, one of the biggest states holding...

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul on the Road Again

While some Republicans think about running for president — (Jeb Bush) — and other Republicans talk like they’re running for president — (Ted Cruz) — one is out there running like he’s running. (Rand Paul.) Sure, North Carolina is a...

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Marietta Hedges, left, helps restrain volunteer torture victim Maboub Ebrahimzdeh as human rights activists demonstrate water boarding in front of the Justice Department, on Nov. 5, 2007 in Washington, DC.

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Marietta Hedges, left, helps restrain volunteer torture victim Maboub Ebrahimzdeh as human rights activists demonstrate water boarding in front of the Justice Department, on Nov. 5, 2007 in Washington, DC.

Palin Promoting Griffin, ex-Aide, in North Carolina

Sarah Palin is intervening in a North Carolina Republican primary on behalf of Taylor Griffin, a House candidate who worked on her campaign for the vice presidency. “In Washington, we need you to stay true to your beliefs of smaller...

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