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Murkowski-Begich tension looms over Senate race

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is a valuable member of his “team”.

Ted Cruz’s next fight: Immigration

Ted Cruz plans to take a hard-line stand.

GOP moderates revolt in Kansas

Moderate Republicans have been kicked around by the tea party.

Obama cousin, tea party take toll on Pat Roberts

Eric Cantor had just lost his job.

Alison Lundergan Grimes mum on coal at private fundraiser

Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign insisted last week that she’d use a high-dollar fundraiser.

GOP war revived in Georgia

The once-peaceful Georgia GOP Senate primary has devolved into an all-out brawl.

Harry Reid plots to block potential 2016 foe

Harry Reid isn’t on Nevada’s ballot this year, but he may as well be.

Ted Cruz faces 2016 skeptics in South Carolina

It didn’t take much for Ted Cruz to bring a crowd of conservatives to its feet here.

Bad blood between Obama and McConnell looms over fiscal talks

An examination of the frosty relationship between two of the most important men in Washington.

Judd exploring Senate run

The Hollywood actress is seriously considering a bid against the most powerful Republican in Washington, sources say.