GOP Establishment flexes election muscles

It was not the best of nights for Tea Party candidates nationally, as the Republican Establishment fought off challengers in a series of races for U.S. House and Senate, with voters in six states again refusing to knock out any incumbents in the Congress.

1. Georgia goes for the Establishment

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What to watch on Primary Tuesday

As voters go to the polls in six states, there are a lot of different election angles to watch on Tuesday in Georgia, Kentucky, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Idaho and Arkansas, as the pace picks up in the battle for control of the Congress in the 2014 mid-term elections.

Let’s take a …

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Bluegrass Blues for Tea Party in Kentucky

From Covington, Kentucky

As the calendar turned to 2014, Tea Party backers put a bull’s-eye squarely on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, rallying behind his GOP primary opponent here in the Bluegrass State, hoping it would be one of a series of big Tea Party victories in primaries this mid-term …

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Going to Dayton

From Dayton, Ohio

One reason I ended up in radio news was my childhood interest in AM and shortwave radio listening, which then led me into the amateur radio hobby. And often when you get bitten by the ham radio bug, you end up going to Dayton, Ohio.

This weekend, …

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Clinton still leads GOP in new Ohio poll

From Dayton, Ohio

A new poll out from Quinnipiac University highlights the current troubles of President Obama, as his approval rating is sinking into dangerous territory in the bellwether state of Ohio. But for now, his troubles don’t seem to translate as yet into an advantage for Republicans when it …

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Clinton still leads GOP in new Ohio poll

From Dayton, Ohio

A new poll out from Quinnipiac University highlights the current troubles of President Obama, as his approval rating is sinking into dangerous territory in the bellwether state of Ohio. But for now, his troubles don’t seem to translate as yet into an advantage for Republicans when it …

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No fireworks in HHS nomination hearings

When news came that Kathleen Sebelius was going to leave as head of the Health and Human Services Department, many expected Republicans would use Senate confirmation hearings with her replacement to hammer the Obama Administration over the Obama health law.

But the two hearings with Sylvia Burwell did not light …

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No fireworks in HHS nomination hearings

When news came that Kathleen Sebelius was going to leave as head of the Health and Human Services Department, many expected Republicans would use Senate confirmation hearings with her replacement to hammer the Obama Administration over the Obama health law.

But the two hearings with Sylvia Burwell did not light …

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GOP tangles with NOAA over severe weather forecasts

The head of the federal agency that runs the National Weather Service defended the work of government forecasters on the recent outbreak of severe weather in the United States, pushing back against GOP criticism that the Obama Administration is trying to add money for climate change research at the expense …

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New US weather model supercomputer still on hold

It was thirteen months ago that the Congress approved more money to help the National Weather Service improve its forecasting computer backbone, but a top federal official on Wednesday could not give an estimate to lawmakers as to when the U.S. would finally upgrade its weather model supercomputer, which seems …

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