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What to Know as Clinton Testifies on Benghazi

It gets underway Thursday morning

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton dodged one obstacle in her quest to the Democratic nomination Wednesday when Joe Biden opted not to run . Can she remove another Thursday? She'll be testifying before a House panel investigating the Benghazi attack, an investigation that incorporates her use of a private email server as secretary... More »

DC Cops: Lawmaker's Assault Rifle Not a Problem

Gun laws don't apply to congressman's office

(Newser) - Critics of conservative GOP Rep. Ken Buck's fondness for guns appear to have shot themselves in the foot. After the congressman tweeted a photo of himself and Rep. Trey Gowdy holding an assault rifle in his office last week, police received complaints that the AR-15 might violate Washington, DC'... More »

Rep. Tim Scott Tapped for DeMint's Seat

Nikki Haley to announce choice at noon

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has chosen GOP Rep. Tim Scott to take over Jim DeMint's Senate seat, CNN reports by way of GOP sources. She's set to make the announcement today at noon. Scott will be the state's first black senator since the late 1800s, the... More »

Woman Charged With Pointing Gun at GOP Rep

'Stop following me!' she tells him

(Newser) - A woman was arrested after she allegedly brandished a gun at South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy in a church parking lot last night, police reported today. Gowdy had been waiting for his daughter when Gloria Yvonne Brackett, 52, allegedly pointed a gun at him and told him to "stop... More »

Abolish IRS, Cut Medicare, Demands Fla. Congressman

Tea Party favorite Allen West goes after taxes, Social Security

(Newser) - It's time to abolish the IRS, eliminate federal income taxes, and cut back on Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment payments. That's the word from first-time Tea Party Florida Congressman Allen West. What should the US keep? Tax cuts for billionaires so they continue funding charities, says the Republican. He's also... More »

Nikki Haley Race Heads to Runoff

She's the top vote-getter in SC governor's primary

(Newser) - Nikki Haley easily survived the whiff of scandal tonight in her first step toward becoming South Carolina's first female governor. With nearly all the votes counted, Haley held a double-digit lead over her Republican primary opponents, though she is just short of the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff,... More »

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