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Ex-Reebok CEO Wins GOP Senate Primary

Georgia race seen as key to Senate control

(Newser) - Businessman David Perdue has won the GOP nomination for a Senate race the party cannot afford to lose. Perdue, former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, narrowly beat 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston in a runoff election in Georgia to become the party's Senate nominee, reports the New York Times... More »

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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Finally, Washington Sees a Way Out

Obama, House GOP leaders to meet today

(Newser) - Signs of hope in DC: Both parties are increasingly pushing for an end to the government shutdown and a debt-ceiling increase, with President Obama set to meet with 18 top House Republicans today, the Hill reports. Those Republicans include Paul Ryan, who's at the forefront of a short-term plan... More »

Is GOP Warming Up to Gay Marriage?

Many Republicans now prefer to focus on other issues, says Politico

(Newser) - With public acceptance of same-sex couples on the rise, Republicans have quietly turned away from the once hot-button subject and toward economic issues, reports Politico . Not that the GOP is pro-gay marriage now—but it's not vehemently pushing to ban it anymore either, with some lawmakers discreetly removing calls... More »

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