Is Fiorina shadowing Clinton's campaign?

Republican presidential candidate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is seen at a luncheon hosted by the Derry Republican Town Committee, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Derry,NH (AP Photo/Jim Cole)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Might Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina be shadowing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign?



The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat SheetThree years ago, in the 2012 election, Rick Santorum came out of political exile and a humiliating 2006 Senate defeat. Instead, he won the Iowa caucuses and ended up finishing second in delegate to Mitt Romney. On Tuesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders—another candidate who represents his party’s ideological true believers—held a formal kickoff for his campaign.



Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIS

Spanish soldiers prepare to participate in a training mission with an Iraqi army soldier, left, outside Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.



Republican Rick Santorum to enter 2016 White House race: ABC News

Santorum speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma CityFormer U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a Christian conservative, will announce on Wednesday that he will make another run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 after a failed attempt in 2012, according to ABC News. Santorum, a senator from 1995 to 2007, will make the announcement near his childhood home in Cabot, Pennsylvania, later in the day. A representative for Santorum was not immediately available to comment on the report.



White House Brief: Things to know about Rick Santorum

FILE - In this April 25, 2015 file photo, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Here are some key things to know:



'John Wayne Day' in Texas honors actor's 108th birthday

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor John Wayne. Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy as he presided over the Senate Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He declared it John Wayne Day in Texas to mark the Hollywood legend's 108th birthday and named the actor an honorary Texan. (AP Photo, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.



Nebraska governor blocks death-penalty repeal

Opponents of the death penalty hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2008The governor of Nebraska, citing public safety concerns, on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have ended the death penalty in the western American state. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, said repealing capital punishment "sends the wrong message" to the "overwhelming" number of Nebraskans who want to see it remain the law of the state. Nebraska was on track to become the first conservative state in four decades to abolish the death penalty when its legislature voted 32-15 on May 20 for its repeal.



Arizona House Democrat to challenge McCain for Senate

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, then-congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Arizona, waves as she enters a room full of supporters during an election night in Flagstaff, Ariz. Kirkpatrick on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, said she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat in 2016, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state. Kirkpatrick, 65, is serving her third House term in a district she has won narrowly. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.



Lawyer says Sen. Cochran's marriage helps blogger's defense
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger's defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican's now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia.

Nebraska governor vetoes death penalty repeal in face of likely override
(Reuters) - Nebraska's governor on Tuesday vetoed a bill to repeal the death penalty, although lawmakers backing the measure have enough votes to override it. Appearing with relatives of crime victims, Republican Pete Ricketts told a news conference he was taking the action in the interests of public safety. Nebraska is a heavily Republican state, both in local and national elections, and conservatives have generally supported the death penalty in the United States.

Arizona congresswoman to challenge Senator John McCain

United States Senator John McCain listens to applause after announcing he will seek re-election for his seat during a speech in Phoenix, ArizonaBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Three-term Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick said on Tuesday she will seek to oust powerful Republican John McCain from his U.S. Senate seat in 2016. Kirkpatrick, who narrowly won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014, launched her Senate campaign by stressing her deep Arizona roots and pledging to offer voters an alternative to the state’s senior senator, who is 78. "I respect John McCain's service to our nation, I just believe our state is changing," Kirkpatrick said in a video on her website revealing her decision.



McConnell: 2016 goal is to maintain, not grow, GOP majority
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the chances are "pretty slim" that Republicans will grow their majority in the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying his goal is to preserve the majority for what he hopes will be a Republican president.

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