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Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

Recent votes on “pay equity” and family leave issues were similarly aimed at women, who are increasingly crucial to Democrats’ election hopes, and therefore worrisome to Republicans.

No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show' 

No hints from Hillary Clinton on ‘The Daily Show’ 

Stewart introduced Clinton by saying, “She’s here solely for one reason: to publicly and definitively declare her candidacy for president of the United States … I think.”

Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

Republican governors’ words shift on gay marriage

“I don’t think the Republican Party is fighting it,” Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker said of gay marriage.

Tea party losses don't stop cash or curb influence

Tea party losses don’t stop cash or curb influence

“How much money did we spend in Mississippi that could have been spent picking up the majority?” asked South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who had to beat back six challengers in his own primary earlier this month.

AP sources: Christie faces another bridge probe

AP sources: Christie faces another bridge probe

The Manhattan district attorney’s office and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether $1.8 billion in funding to overhaul the decaying Pulaski Skyway and related repairs was misrepresented in bond documents by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a person familiar with the investigation but not authorized to discuss it publicly told The Associated Press.

Cochran win in Miss. a blow to tea party movement 

Cochran win in Miss. a blow to tea party movement 

“Unfortunately in Mississippi, nefarious campaign tactics seem to have won the day over ideas and a bold conservative vision,” said Taylor Budowich, executive director of Tea Party Express. “We thank Senator Chris McDaniel for courageously standing up to the political machine. In politics, the righteous are not always victorious, but Americans across the country appreciate the values that his campaign was built upon.”

Hillary Clinton to announce youth jobs push 

Hillary Clinton to announce youth jobs push 

“Many Americans are still feeling that they have not recovered from the Great Recession. They are still worried about their future, the future of their children,” Clinton said in an interview last week with Fox News, pointing to culprits like student debt, stagnant wages and income inequality. “They look and they say, ‘What happened to the American dream?’”

House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise to leadership

House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise to leadership

McCarthy, a former aide who won his seat in Congress less than eight years ago, pledged after his victory to make sure the GOP “has the courage to lead with the wisdom to listen, and we’ll turn this country around.”

Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate

Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate

“We have a scientific consensus around this issue. We also need a political consensus,” said Christine Todd Whitman, the former New Jersey Governor and first EPA administrator under President George W. Bush, who resigned her post after disagreeing with the White House’s direction on pollution rules.

Hot race for No. 3 spot in GOP leadership

Hot race for No. 3 spot in GOP leadership

“Conservatives have been very concerned that we haven’t had a voice at the leadership table. And this may be a good opportunity to have that voice,” Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana told reporters in the basement of the Capitol as Republicans met behind closed doors to hear from the candidates ahead of leadership elections Thursday afternoon.