Jim DeMint

Rep. Paul Broun, R-Georgia, announces his plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Saxby Chambliss in 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Health care tactics split Republican Senate rivals

ATLANTA (AP) — Most Republicans agree the unwieldy health care overhaul offers a golden opportunity for the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections. What they don’t agree on is what tactics to use in opposing […]

12/26/2013

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Study sets off immigration bill squabble

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the […]

05/06/2013

Mark Sanford, Republican Congressional candidate, Charleston, South Carolina (AP Photo)

It’s official: Sanford facing Colbert Busch in SC

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — The race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat has turned into the big-name contest that political junkies were hoping for.

04/03/2013

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Face of the new Congress

(AP) – A closer look finds that Congress is undergoing some of the changes that have altered the face of America in general, with women and minorities playing increasingly more prominent roles.

01/03/2013

Tim Scott (AP Photo)

Rep. Tim Scott picked to replace DeMint in Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man who will become the South’s first black Republican senator since Reconstruction said Monday his ascension in politics showed the evolution of his state and the nation.

12/17/2012

Jim DeMint (AP Photo)

Leading conservative says Obama will win tax fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – A leading conservative who’s resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Barack Obama will win the battle over raising taxes.

12/13/2012

Jim DeMint (AP Photo)

Sen. DeMint resigning to head conservative group

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party favorite who has bucked party leaders to back challenges to centrist veterans he didn’t view as conservative enough, is resigning to lead a conservative think tank.

12/06/2012

Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin in Mo. senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has won two high-profile Republican endorsements a day after guaranteeing his candidacy would continue. On Wednesday, former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Sen. Jim […]

09/26/2012

Tea party gets its man in Ryan for vice president

(AP) – The tea party didn’t get its man in Mitt Romney. But it got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket’s No. 2 slot. Romney’s decision to make Wisconsin Rep. Paul […]

08/13/2012

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