File photo of outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, left, and Rep. Tim Scott, who will be replacing DeMint as senator. (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Tim Scott First Black Candidate To Win SC Race Since Just After Civil War

South Carolina voters have sent Republican Tim Scott back to the U.S. Senate, making him the first black candidate to win a statewide race since just after the Civil War.


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Outside Groups Making Big Ad Buys For North Carolina Senate Race

Groups backing Democrat Kay Hagen and GOP nominee Thom Tillis buying TV ads in the state.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks with the press as Senate Republicans head to a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on March 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Graham Urges GOP Unity After Primary Win

After his outright victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary, a tearful U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham thanked his supporters for believing in him despite a six-way challenge to his conservative credentials.


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin, setting up a much anticipated showdown with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Getty Images)

McConnell Holds Off Tea Party Challenger, Will Face Democrat Grimes In November

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin, setting up a much anticipated showdown with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for the Kentucky Senate seat.


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Tanning Group Backs NC Ban For Youth Salon Use

An effort in North Carolina’s legislature to prohibit anyone under age 18 from using local tanning salons got delayed in the Senate last year.


General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.


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Bill Says Teacher Layoffs Can’t Be Seniority-Based

Teachers’ seniority must be downplayed in layoff decisions during budget cuts under a bill advancing in the South Carolina Senate.


Earl Ray Tomblin, governor of West Virginia.  (credit: Jim Stem/Getty Images)

W.Va. Gun Bill Heads To Gov; Mayor Critical

West Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill letting people with concealed-carry permits bring guns to city-owned recreational facilities, including swimming pools and after-school centers.


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Democratic Incumbent Hagan Filing For Senate In NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is officially filing to run for a second six-year term. The Greensboro Democrat planned to turn in her candidacy papers Monday at the State Board of Elections […]


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Americans Speaking Out On Gov’t Shutdown: ‘I Think Obama Is Being Kind Of Crappy’

The red-blue divide has become deeper and more ominous in recent weeks as the two parties have bickered their way closer to possible economic disaster.




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