The Primary Primer: In Tennessee, the Tea Party’s Last Stand

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_bd6895d00a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Thursday, in Tennessee, the tea party has its last-best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed to topple incumbent senators in Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, and most recently earlier this week in Kansas. If Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander beats back his tea party challenger state Rep. Joe Carr, this will be the first cycle since 2008 when no incumbent GOP Senator has lost a re-nomination fight.

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Biden Calls on Legal Community to Help Young Migrants

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_4df415f574.jpgThe White House (WASHINGTON) -- As President Obama considers his next move to stem the tide of undocumented immigrant children flooding into the U.S., Vice President Joe Biden is letting it be known that the administration has compassion for those caught in a political maelstrom. Speaking to attorneys and legal groups at the White House Wednesday, Biden said that the 60,000 unaccompanied minors who came to the U.S. from Central America over the past year aren't somebody else's problem, calling them, "Our kids."

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Ex-Taliban Captive Bowe Bergdahl's Army Hearing 'Not an Interrogation'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_986ee474a8.jpgABC News (SAN ANTONIO) -- Former Taliban prisoner Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl met Wednesday with Army investigators in a session his attorney called “respectful,” saying he “could not have asked for a better meeting.” Bergdahl’s attorney, Eugene Fidell, said Bowe’s session at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio with the investigator looking into the circumstances of his captivity lasted from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will resume Thursday at 7 a.m.

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Obama: Americans 'Don't Want Me Just Standing Around Twiddling My Thumbs'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_d5623e6b11.jpgThe White House (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama vowed once again to “try to make progress” on issues like immigration reform, reducing student debt and ensuring equal pay for women by using his executive authority as long as Congress remains gridlocked, he said at a press conference Wednesday. “The American people don’t want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs, just waiting for Congress to get something done,” the president said.

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Rand Paul Courts Iowa with Statewide Tour

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_7f359d740c.jpgUS Congress (URBANDALE, Iowa) -- Take one look at Sen. Rand Paul’s tie and you’d think the Kentucky Republican is already running for president. In homage to the state of Iowa, Paul donned a maroon tie bearing ears of yellow corn Wednesday morning as he spoke at the Westside Conservative Club Breakfast in Urbandale. The breakfast was one of the final stops on his three-day, eight-city tour through Iowa, which had him crisscrossing the state, going everywhere from Okoboji to Hiawatha, spanning the entire length of the state.

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