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What to Watch for in Today's 'Super Tuesday'

6 states hold primary voting

(Newser) - It's Super Tuesday—well, the 2014 midterm version, at least. Today sees voting in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, Politico reports. Among the races to watch:
  • In Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces off against Matt Bevin, and there's little doubt McConnell will win the
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Karl Rove Told Komen to Re-Fund Planned Parenthood

CEO Nancy Brinker said 'Karl' urged her to 'backtrack': ex-VP

(Newser) - Planned Parenthood, it seems, had an unlikely champion in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure controversy : Karl Rove. In a new book, former Komen VP Karen Handel , who stepped down amid the uproar, remembers a comment from CEO Nancy Brinker. "I’ve talked to a lot of people,... More »

Former Komen VP Blasts 'Bully' Planned Parenthood

Karen Handel says Planned Parenthood broke agreement not to alert media

(Newser) - Former Susan G. Komen VP Karen Handel says the foundation had a "gentle ladies' agreement" with Planned Parenthood that neither would alert the press when Komen cut off funding , and that Planned Parenthood broke it. "What happened is nothing short of a disgrace," she tells the Daily... More »

Komen's Brinker: I Made Mistakes

Breast cancer charity's founder vows to rebuild public trust after Planned Parenthood debacle

(Newser) - The embattled Komen breast cancer charity has restored Planned Parenthood's funding , seen the exit of a top executive , and now CEO Nancy Brinker is publicly eating a little crow: Responding to an open letter from longtime friend Sally Quinn, Brinker apologizes in the Washington Post, admitting, "I made... More »

Pro-Life Komen VP Quits

Karen Handel confirms that she supported the decision to cut funding

(Newser) - Karen Handel, the Susan G. Komen VP for public policy who reportedly fueled the decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding, has resigned, according to a letter obtained by the AP . In the letter, Handel confirmed that she had supported the defunding, but said that the discussion started before she joined... More »

Pro-Life Komen VP Pushed Defunding

Karen Handel painted move as non-political: insider

(Newser) - Susan G. Komen Foundation leaders have given several reasons for the charity's now-reversed cuts to Planned Parenthood funding —but here's one they didn't mention. Komen's VP for public policy, abortion-rights opponent Karen Handel, fueled the decision, an insider with the group tells the Huffington Post... More »

One Mama Grizzly Concedes in Georgia

Palin-backed Karen Handel concedes to Newt-backed Nathan Deal

(Newser) - Sarah Palin still has a formidable record of backing winning candidates, but she's lost a close one in Georgia. Karen Handel has conceded the GOP's gubernatorial primary to Nathan Deal, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . The race became a bit of a proxy fight among potential Republican presidential candidates, with Palin... More »

McMahon Wins in Conn.; Bennet Survives in Colo.

Former WWE exec will be GOP candidate for Senate

(Newser) - Linda McMahon easily won the GOP nomination tonight to run for Senate in Connecticut. The former World Wrestling Entertainment exec bested two rivals—including former congressman (and onetime favorite) Rob Simmons—and will face Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the fall to succeed the retiring Chris Dodd. McMahon will be the... More »

Palin-Backed Georgia Guv Candidate Leads Primary

Endorsement boosts Karen Handel to first place

(Newser) - An endorsement by Sarah Palin helped push candidate Karen Handel to first place in yesterday's Georgia gubernatorial GOP primary. Handel, who trailed in opinion polls before getting Palin's stamp of approval earlier this month, led with 34% of the vote, and is headed into a runoff against Nathan Deal, who... More »

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