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A worker is surrounded by elections signs as he uses survey equipment at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

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A worker is surrounded by elections signs as he uses survey equipment at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

Texas Primary: What to Watch Today

A comeback bid and an effort to unseat history’s oldest U.S. House member top today’s ballots in Texas, the first state to hold primaries ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. The primary often is more consequential than the general...

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Cruz, left, with his father Rafael, right, while holding his daughter Caroline during a victory speech on Nov. 6, 2012, in Houston.

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Cruz, left, with his father Rafael, right, while holding his daughter Caroline during a victory speech on Nov. 6, 2012, in Houston.

Sessions Challenger Touts Cruz (Senior) Endorsement in Texas

Katrina Pierson, the Dallas Tea Party leader trying to unseat Rep. Pete Sessions in the March Republican primary elections, knew Rafael Cruz before she met his son, Ted, so she expected to gain the elder’s support for her campaign, “We...

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Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Tex., speaks at the Republican National Committee Election Night party at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Tex., speaks at the Republican National Committee Election Night party at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

Sessions Challenged by Tea Party Activist for 2014

Updated 7:30 a.m. EDT, Sept. 16 Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican with top ratings from the American Conservative Union, isn’t conservative enough for a Tea Party organizer who is challenging his re-election in 2014. Katrina Pierson, founder of the...

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House Speaker John Boehner walks past journalists on his return to the Capitol after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Dec. 13, 2012 in Washington.

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House Speaker John Boehner walks past journalists on his return to the Capitol after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Dec. 13, 2012 in Washington.

Getting Primaried: The Dreaded Verb

No one wants to get “primaried.” Certainly not Republican members of Congress who have seen some of their colleagues run out of office in party primaries by Tea Party-backed candidates and others who have challenged them for breaking with an...

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Glenn Rehn, center, and Sandy Lleo, right, protests outside the office of Sen. Marco Rubio on Dec. 10, 2012 in Doral, Florida.

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Glenn Rehn, center, and Sandy Lleo, right, protests outside the office of Sen. Marco Rubio on Dec. 10, 2012 in Doral, Florida.

Republicans May Trade Tax Rates for Entitlement Cuts, Sessions Says

A lawmaker close to House Speaker John Boehner said congressional Republicans would be willing to accept an increase in tax rates for top earners if Democrats make significant reductions in entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. “If it’s...

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