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Frank Guinta and Carol Shea-Porter

GOP Establishment on a Roll in House Primaries

POLITICS | By Donna Cassata | Aug 18
Republicans got their man - and woman - in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party's chances of winning in competitive congressional districts and increasing its majority in Nov.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Defiant Gov. Perry Rejects 'Outrageous' Indictment

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the "outrageous" criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power.

Jonathan Saenz hates you, gay wife-stealers!

Texas Anti-Gay Activist's Wife Left Him for Another Woman

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
A virulently anti-gay pundit found himself alone when his wife left him for another woman, transforming him into the Lone Star State's loneliest loser.

Nan Rich

Fiery, Feisty, Running for Florida Governor :: Meet LGBT Ally Nan Rich

POLITICS | By Jason Parsley | Aug 13
Compassionate. Principled. Unwavering. Assessable. Determined. These are just a few of the words that supporters of Nan Rich have used to describe the democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate.

Rep. Jenifer Loon

Minn. State Rep. Turns Back Challenge Over Gay Marriage

State Rep. Jenifer Loon, the second-ranking Republican in the Minnesota House, has survived a primary challenge brought on by her vote in favor of gay marriage.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul's Same-Sex Marriage Balancing Act

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Aug 12
The Kentucky senator known for his libertarian views on a number of key Republican issues says he is in favor of the "concept" of a Constitutional ban nationally on marriage equality... and he's also a proponent of letting states decide for themselves.

ew Jersey Gov. James. E. McGreevey, middle, leaves with his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, left, and his father, Jack McGreevey.

Verbatim: McGreevey's 'I Am a Gay American' Speech

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's resignation speech in its entirety, delivered Aug. 12, 2004.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Prime Chance in Iowa for Potential 2016 Candidates

POLITICS | By Catherine Lucey | Aug 11
The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right direction.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum

See How They Run: The 2016 Presidential Checklist

POLITICS | By Calvin Woodward | Aug 11
For a year, The Associated Press has tracked the movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. The latest presidential prep checklist.

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist

Crist Opponents Question His Political Conversion

POLITICS | By Brendan Farrington | Aug 11
It sounds like something Republican Gov. Rick Scott would ask of Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist: "How can the people of Florida trust your recent conversion?"