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Sen. Landrieu's First GOP Rival Sets In Motion Key 2014 Contest

The approach taken by Sen. Mary Landrieu's first official Republican rival, Rep. Bill Cassidy, in his announcement video is worth noting. Whoever eventually wins the GOP nomination to oppose the three-term Democratic senator could very well use the same playbook.

Obama Tries To Rally Support For Gun Control Laws In Colorado

President Obama is scheduled to make remarks about guns in Denver on Wednesday. Colorado has stepped up on both background checks and limits on ammunition magazines, and Democrats there fear backlash next year.

Second Chances In American Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford won the GOP nomination for the state's first district congressional seat Tuesday. Sanford's return to politics comes four years after revelations of his extramarital affair in 2009. Sanford isn't the only disgraced politician to make a comeback.
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Incumbent Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton Wins Re-Election

The first openly gay mayor in Salisbury, Md., history won re-election Tuesday night, defeating conservative blogger Joe Albero.

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Michael Brown Drops Out Of Race For D.C. At-Large Seat

The field to fill D.C.'s vacant at-large City Council seat is now down to seven, after former councilmember Michael Brown bowed out for "personal and family reasons."


Gun Control Prospects Recede As Politics Swamp Momentum

Nearly four months after the massacre of young children and educators in a Connecticut elementary school, federal efforts to enact comprehensive gun control legislation appear to be in jeopardy. And while a few blue states have passed tougher new laws, many red states are pushing in the opposite direction.