Progressive Ad Hits Mitch McConnell on Social Security, Medicare

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_e062d14091.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is launching a new television ad pushing embattled Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to oppose cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits. The ad features Kirk Gillenwaters, a Louisville, Ky., worker who has been employed at a Ford plant for decades.

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Rand Paul Proud to Have Sarah Palin on His Side

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_060519e3de.jpgBill Clark/CQ Roll Call (NEW YORK) -- The recent public spat between Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has pushed former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the Kentucky Republican's corner. Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, said last weekend, "I’m on Team Rand." 

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Rep. Invites ‘Obama’ Rodeo Clown to Texas

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_2524bbadae.jpgRick Hyman/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- He’s been back in Congress for less than a year, but already Rep. Steve Stockman has generated a collection of headlines that many veteran lawmakers would take an entire career to produce -- and now he’s extended an invitation to a controversial rodeo performer who came under fire for his act in an Obama mask.

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Newt Gingrich: GOP Rips Obamacare, But Has ‘Zero' Alternatives

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_07b2f54fd3.jpgDouglas Graham/CQ Roll Call(BOSTON – Suggesting the Republican Party should be a party of ideas rather than just attacks, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told a gathering of GOP operatives that lawmakers who criticize Obamacare but offer no alternatives will be left with “zero answer” for constituents who ask for a policy solution to the president’s health care reform law.

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North Carolina Gov. Says Voter ID Critics Rely on ‘Scare Tactics’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_148dca56fe.jpgFStop123 / Getty Images (RALIEGH, N.C.) -- North Carolina’s governor is defending a voter ID bill he signed into law earlier this week, saying that critics’ complaints that the new law will hurt voting are simply “scare tactics.” Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, argues that North Carolina is joining many other states that already have voter ID laws, and those from the “extreme left” who criticize the photo ID law are relying on “scare tactics” and “divisive politics.”

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