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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

In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file image taken from video and released by WJLA TV, U.S. Postal police walk with Ryan Loskarn, center, in Washington. Loskarn, the fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, is returning to court in Washington Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, after his arrest on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.. (AP Photo/WJLA TV, File)

Tenn. Sen.’s fired chief of staff ordered freed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will live with his parents in Maryland and be electronically monitored while he awaits prosecution on charges of possession and attempted distribution […]

12/16/2013

Senator’s chief of staff home searched in investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Wednesday he has placed his chief of staff on leave after learning the staffer’s home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation. In […]

12/11/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

White House sidesteps on “Obamacare” change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under growing pressure, the administration refused repeatedly to state a position Tuesday on legislation formalizing President Barack Obama’s oft-stated promise that people who like their existing coverage should be allowed to keep […]

11/05/2013

Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tavenner says Web Site improved and improving

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior government official declined to say Tuesday if the administration will support legislation to fulfill President Barack Obama’s oft-stated promise that anyone who likes their health care plan will be able […]

11/05/2013

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

McConnell wins praise from some in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In the midst of a double-barreled re-election fight, Mitch McConnell is earning praise back home from some unlikely corners for brokering the deal that ended the partial government shutdown and averted […]

10/23/2013

The U.S. Capitol, Washington DC. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are ready to offer students a better deal on their college loans this fall, but future classes could see higher interest rates. The Senate could vote as early as Thursday on […]

07/18/2013

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