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Presidential Contenders Stay Away From Vulnerable Guinta

One of the most vulnerable members of the House is lurking in the shadows outside of New Hampshire’s presidential spotlight.

The Big Question in New Hampshire: Where Does Rubio Finish?

In their last two presidential primaries, Republicans left New Hampshire with a much clearer view of who would become their party’s White House pick thanks to victories from eventual nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney.

Kasich's Moment of Truth Comes on Budget Day

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary is his last stand, and the pivotal election of his career comes, coincidentally, on Budget Day, when proposed federal spending levels are released. The budget is an issue to which Kasich traces his biggest accomplishments, and he has embraced those in his run for the presidency.

Club for Growth Goes on Air Ahead Of Ohio, North Carolina Primaries

The conservative Club for Growth’s political action committee will begin running new ads Tuesday aiming to help candidates in the North Carolina and Ohio Republican primaries.

Duckworth Blames Kirk for Radicalized Muslims

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., implied that politicians like incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk may be responsible for radicalization of young Muslims. Kirk’s campaign called Duckworth’s comments “dangerously foolish.”

The Threat, and the Politics, of Homegrown Terrorism

The threat of domestic Islamic terrorism is a political issue wielded by political candidates and debated hotly in Congress. But how serious is the threat?

Former Coats Staffer Withdraws From Indiana Senate Race

Three days after Indiana’s filing deadline, Eric Holcomb, former chief of staff to Sen. Dan Coats, withdrew from the race to replace his former boss in the Senate.

Rand Paul's 'Long Haul' Cut Short

For Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, maybe the necessities of a modern presidential campaign were just a bit too much.

Bernie Sanders as GOP Tool: Their Plan to Use Him Against Democrats

Sen. Bernard Sanders’ surprisingly strong candidacy for president has laid bare a sharp division within the Democratic coalition, pitting its activist base against the moderate-minded establishment.

Pelosi, DCCC Use Tea Party to Fire Up Dem Voters

Democratic leaders are urging their voting base to fill the party’s campaign coffers as part of an election-year battle against a “tide of tea party extremism.”

Anti-Abortion Groups to GOP: Include Fiorina in Debate

The leaders of two influential anti-abortion rights groups are blasting the decision to exclude Carly Fiorina from Saturday’s presidential debate, arguing that GOP voters deserve to see the primary field’s lone female candidate — and one of the race’s sharpest critics of Planned Parenthood — on stage in New Hampshire.

Obamacare Repeal Votes Motivate Democratic Donors

If there’s a silver lining for Democrats in Republicans’ repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it’s that they’ve made good money off of it.

A Democrat Begins Senate Campaign in Louisiana

Caroline Fayard, a New Orleans lawyer, said Thursday she will run for Senate in Louisiana — the first Democrat to enter the race, which already features five Republicans.

Is an Audit on the Way for Iowa Caucuses?

Iowa Democrats are facing increased pressure to re-examine Monday’s incredibly close and uncomfortably messy vote, especially after the Des Moines Register called for “a complete audit of results.”

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