McConnell Admits Iran Deal “has a Great Likelihood of Success”

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded Monday that President Obama “has a great likelihood of success” in getting his landmark Iran deal passed. Speaking to the Scott County Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Republican cautioned that Democrats could sustain a veto of a Republican¬†resolution that disapproves of the Iran deal this September. Due to a special deal negotiated between […]

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Lindsay Graham Wins Primary Race

South Carolina Republican Lindsay Graham won his primary race Tuesday night, beating out a clouded field that failed to capitalize on rising anger at his immigration reform legislation. Graham won 59-percent of the vote, going well over the 50-percent threshold and avoiding a runoff. Although heavily criticized by Tea Party groups for his writing of immigration reform legislation and other […]

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Tim Scott Wins South Carolina Primary

U.S. Senator Tim Scott could become the first elected black senator in South Carolina, after handily winning his primary challenge Tuesday night. Early returns show Scott, 48, overwhelmingly defeating his challenger, Randall Young, with more than 90-percent of the vote. Scott was picked by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley in December 2012 to replace Jim DeMint, who had suddenly retired […]

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Senate Blocks Cop Killer Lawyer Nomination

In what is being seen as a blow to President Obama’s social agenda, the U.S. Senate rejected Wednesday a controversial nominee for chief civil rights attorney who had defended a convicted cop killer. That nominee, Debo¬†Adegbile, spent much of his career at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. It was there where he took up the case of ¬†convicted […]

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