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Perry drops out of race for Republican presidential nomination

Saint Louis - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Friday after an abbreviated campaign that failed to generate enough early support to qualify for nationally televised debates.

Behind Trump bluster a tough Republican race takes shape

Washington - Donald Trump took center stage at the first major Republican presidential debate, but a strong showing from less brash candidates revealed a strong field and a fiercely competitive race ahead.

Republican debate: The good, the bad and the Trump-y

Cleveland - Republican White House hopefuls took to the stage for a packed debate that touched on fiercely divisive issues, including abortion, immigration, gay rights and national security.

New Hampshire, Iowa voters unimpressed with all but one candidate

Iowa and New Hampshire voters apparently aren't impressed with the current crop of candidates running in the primary-election races for president in 2016, and only one candidate gained a positive favorability rating.

Op-Ed: Bush's 'people need to work longer hours' remark stirs Democrat ire

Hudson - On Wednesday, Jeb Bush sparked a kerfuffle when he said that "people should work longer hours" in order to improve economic prosperity. The Bush campaign argues this was a reference to part-time workers who are underemployed.

Jeb Bush: 'I am running for president'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) made his 2016 presidential bid official when his campaign website was published shortly before his scheduled Monday afternoon announcement.

Another Mike Huckabee associate hit with molestation scandal

A second associate of presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is facing molestation accusations from the past, BuzzFeed reports.

Op-Ed: Could military lifestyle cure Congress of its money problems?

Washington - Members of the U.S. Congress have been calling for a pay raise due to rising costs of living in D.C. Their pleas have fallen on the ears of struggling Americans, but could there be a solution to the problem without giving Congress a raise?

Independent Walker ousts Parnell and is Alaska's new governor

Anchorage - After a tense race, Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska race for governor, and that's largely due to the fact that he launched an aggressive campaign against Republican Governor Sean Parnell, The Huffington Post reports.

Republicans take Senate in US election sweep

Washington - Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday in a sweeping midterm election victory that delivered a rebuke to President Barack Obama's Democrats.

New York governor wins spirited renomination battle

New York City - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had far more name recognition and many times more money for his primary campaign against political unknown Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham Univ. law professor.

Results are in on Spain's peoples' referendum

Madrid - Following the abdication of King Juan Carlos I, a peoples' referendum was run in Spain between June 14 and 19. Over 80,000 people have made themselves heard with 96 percent wanting the right to decide whether to live in a monarchy or a republic.

Protests banned as 120 snipers line up to protect Spanish crown

Madrid - As Prince Felipe gets ready to be crowned the new King of Spain, two demonstrations and two concentrations planned for Thursday have been banned, thousands of extra police officers brought in and 120 snipers prepped to protect the ceremonial event.

Review: Can atheists be Republicans? Not if evidence matters

It is no secret that the Republican Party is the American theocratic party. They always seem to vote Bible first and ignore not only their constituents but also scientific evidence and all reason.

Republican gay rights groups barred from Texas convention

Fort Worth - According to a joint press conference Thursday, two Republican gay rights groups were barred from setting up booths at the upcoming GOP convention in Forth Worth, TX.

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

Republican edges ahead in Michigan Senate race

Detroit - Michigan Republican Terri L. Land currently has the momentum in the U.S. Senate race that will decide who replaces retiring Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat who has held the post since 1979.

Republicans propose plan to replace Affordable Care Act

Prominent Republican Senators recently proposed an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. In place of government management, their proposal would attempt to reform the private health insurance market into a flexible, customer-driven marketplace.

Op-Ed: President Obama's use of executive orders in 2014

Washington - President Obama will be leveling the threat of using executive orders to accomplish his goals in 2014 during the State of the Union address, a tactic some see as a bullying behavior. Other lawmakers welcome the idea. In truth, it doesn’t matter.

Florida Congressman resigns over cocaine possession charge

Representative Trey Radel, Republican of Florida, will resign from Congress this evening, after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. A letter he sent to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Monday states he will resign from Congress.

Op-Ed: Many 'Feds' to continue work during shutdown but without pay

Washington - The impending US Federal Government shutdown is not all bad news for government employees. Only a third of the nation's 2.1 million government workers would be told to stay home. The rest would go to work as usual. They just won't get paid.

Rep Tom Cole on Syria: Very pleased with president's decision

Speaking on NPR's 'All Things Considered,' Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) applauded President Obama's decision to take the Syrian question to congress.

Op-Ed: Gays will sexualize, destroy and ruin Boy Scouts-NOM-Brian Brown

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage came out a couple of days ago and said "It was the beginning of the end for what was once one of America's most noble organizations." I knew as a Libertarian Republican I was going to again, cringe.

Republican congressman apologises for using the term wetbacks

In yet another gaffe for the Republican party, representative Don Young of Alaska, found himself apologising for a racist remark he made during a radio interview.

Engaged to mistress, Mark Sanford asks ex-wife to run campaign

Less than four years after former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford left his wife and four sons at home to visit his mistress in South America, the Republican had a favor to ask his ex-wife, Jenny: Will you help me run for office again?

California Republican Assembly leader says 'rape pregnancy rare'

Sacramento - As if channeling controversial former Missouri U.S. Senate candidate, Todd Akin, the leader of the California Republican Assembly is claiming women rarely become pregnant due to rape because the "body is traumatized".

Op-Ed: Living the American Dream

Marco Rubio the young and aspiring Senator from Florida is the new star of the Republican Party. Is he the next ticket for the 2016 election?

Tennessee State Senator reintroduces 'Don't Say Gay' bill Special

Nashville - A Tennessee State Senator is finding himself in the middle of a yet another controversy, introducing a bill that would force school counselors and educators to "out" gay students.

Allen West will host Internet show instead of running in 2014

Instead of running for public office, former GOP Rep. Allen West of Florida is taking it to cyberspace with his new online talk series called "Next Generation."

Scott Brown could make Governor's run instead of US Senate run

While Scott Brown could have a shot at being a US Senator again, there is the possibility of him not running and waiting to run for state governor in 2014.
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