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Rove: National Tea Party Groups ‘Come Up Losers’

National groups aligned with the Tea Party have had little success in the 2014 election, compared with local groups linked to the limited-government movement that have had “an enormous impact,” according to Republican strategist Karl Rove. National Tea Party groups...

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 318,902

There were 318,902 votes cast in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate Republican primary earlier this month, according to an official count of votes. State Sen. Chris McDaniel won 157,733 votes, or 49.46 percent, in the first-round June 3 election compared with 156,315...

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Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, in Washington, D.C.

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Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, in Washington, D.C.

Eric Cantor’s Historic Loss, By the Numbers

It was one of those nights you’ll remember years later where you were and what you were doing. For this political junkie, the first indelible image of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s unprecedented defeat — or at least the real...

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

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Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Mississippi Senate, speaks with an employee of Truhitt Service Center in Union, Miss., on May 29, 2014.

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Every Vote Counts, at $40 Per

Updated at 4:05 pm EDT Down in Mississippi, Sen. Thad Cochran’s hopes of winning a seventh term are shifting to a June 24 runoff race featuring an emboldened challenger. The Tea Party-backed challenger in the Republican Party’s primary election, Chris...

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New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and his wife Lorraine Rossi Lonegan attends U.S Senate special-election in a polling center as they cast their vote on Oct. 16, 2013 in Bogota, New Jersey.

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New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and his wife Lorraine Rossi Lonegan attends U.S Senate special-election in a polling center as they cast their vote on Oct. 16, 2013 in Bogota, New Jersey.

New Jersey Primary: What to Watch

“It’s ugly as hell.” That’s how retiring Republican Rep. Jon Runyan described the Republican campaign to succeed him in New Jersey’s south-central 3rd District, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Today’s primary in the politically competitive 3rd is the culmination of...

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Seasonal worker Steven Flagg, in a Statue of Liberty costume, three days before the April 15 tax deadline.

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Seasonal worker Steven Flagg, in a Statue of Liberty costume, three days before the April 15 tax deadline.

IRS Spent $14 Million Complying with Congressional Inquiry

Congress spent a lot of time investigating the Internal Revenue Service  last year. And now there’s statistical proof. Congressional committees received 10.6 billion disclosures of taxpayer information last year, up from 2.4 billion the year before, according to the Joint Committee on...

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