Politics

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Remembering Phil Crane’s dependable conservative voice

By Joseph Slife
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Obituary | Phil Crane, a stalwart conservative who represented northwest Chicago in Congress for 35 years, died Saturday from cancer. He was 84. Crane, who had a Ph.D.

Strength through marriage

By Cal Thomas
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Marriage | NEW YORK—At a dinner sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation last Thursday (I am an unpaid national advisory board member), there was a…

No permanent victories

By D.C. Innes
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Campaign 2014 | The morning after Tuesday’s midterm elections, the buzz on my Long Island commute was about how the Republicans had mopped up. The GOP likely will end…

Sweeping up the confetti

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Campaign 2014 | Republicans were in a celebratory mood last week, an attitude that called up memories of the election of 1994. On that night, 20 years ago, stars were born:

Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

By Mickey McLean
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Campaign 2014 | Republican Ed Gillespie announced Friday that he has conceded the Virginia Senate race to the Democratic incumbent, Mark Warner. Gillespie said he would not…

Midday Roundup: Obama’s top pick for attorney general named

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On deck. President Barack Obama has selected federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to serve as the next attorney general but won’t make the…

Midday Roundup: Elderly Florida man fined again for feeding homeless

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Do-good fine. Police in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., again cited a 90-year-old man for feeding the homeless in a public park, in violation of a city ordinance.

Lone star, lone party: Republicans relish rule in Texas

By Caroline Leal
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Campaign 2014 | Tuesday night in Texas witnessed Republican Greg Abbott overwhelmingly elected as the first new governor in 14 years alongside tea party leaders who advanced…

Late governor’s races go to the Democrats

By Lynde Langdon, Leigh Jones & J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2014 | A Republican now occupies the governor’s mansion in 31 states

Modest gains for GOP in deep blue California

By Angela Lu
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Campaign 2014 | LOS ANGELES—Tuesday’s Republican tidal wave didn’t reach deep blue California. But a couple of key wins have jeopardized the Democrats’ chances of…

Iowa turns from purple to red

By Daniel James Devine
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Campaign 2014 | As Republicans across the United States on Wednesday celebrated an election sweep that gave the GOP control of the U.S. Senate, conservatives in Iowa were…

Decision in Alaska Senate race could drag on for days

By Sophia Lee
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Campaign 2014 | Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is leading the Alaska  race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich as of Wednesday afternoon, with…

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