Kent Covington
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Does the GOP have anyone who can take Hillary in 2016?

Elections
by Kent Covington
Posted 7/17/14, 02:08 pm

Despite a couple of recent missteps, Hillary Clinton remains the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nod. Meanwhile, with no obvious leader in the GOP field, Republican voters ask, which White House hopeful is best equipped to defeat Clinton?

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Midterm elections a scary prospect for Democrats

Elections
by Kent Covington
Posted 7/15/14, 02:55 pm

Midterm elections are still three months away, and from the president’s perspective, that’s a good thing. 

Though the political party in the White House usually takes a beating in midterm elections, President Barack Obama’s low approval ratings are dragging the Democrats down farther.

Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado last week joined a growing list of vulnerable Democrats who are keeping their distance from the president. When Obama came to Denver to raise money for the senator, the senator didn’t show up.

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Expert: Boehner is out-of-bounds with suit against Obama

Politics
by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/10/14, 03:45 pm

Next week, House Republicans will start work on legislation to authorize a lawsuit against the president for overstepping his executive powers.

“In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who is leading the effort.

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