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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Sen. Pat Roberts Beats Back Primary Challenge from Obama Cousin

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_6baa9d2828.jpgUnited States Senate (TOPEKA, Kan.) -- Three-term incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts has defeated his Tea Party challenger, radiologist Dr. Milton Wolf, in the Kansas GOP Senate primary. It was still quite a tight outcome in Tuesday night’s marquee race, with Roberts besting Wolf by less than eight points.

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Incumbent Congressman and Former Santa Claus Impersonator Loses GOP Primary

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_da9d797795.jpgUnited States Congress (DETROIT) -- GOP Rep. Kerry Bentivolio became the third incumbent to fall this cycle, losing his primary for Michigan’s 11th district to foreclosure attorney David Trott. Bentivolio – a former reindeer farmer and Santa Claus impersonator – was somewhat of the “accidental congressman” and far from your traditional incumbent.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein: CIA Torture Report Not Ready for Release

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_af1774699c.jpgUnited States Senate (WASHINGTON) -- A Senate investigation into CIA interrogation practices after 9/11 will not yet be released to the public due to CIA redactions, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein announced Tuesday. There are so many omitted details in the report that very little makes sense, according to the senator.

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Obama: US 'Determined To Be a Partner in Africa's Success'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-08_af9224bcb9.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama announced $14 billion in U.S. commitments to invest in Africa on Tuesday, continuing a three-day African Summit in Washington, D.C. to bring together business leaders and politicians. "As president, I've made it clear that the United States is determined to be a partner in Africa's success," Obama said.

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