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Ted Cruz fundraising drops post-shutdown

Ted Cruz’s fundraising dropped sharply in the early months of 2014 after peaking during the government shutdown, a signal that his central role in that fight was a boon to his campaign finances.

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More 'Ammunition' for Obama Administration

Matt Towery

Increasingly, Americans fear their government. They fear its power, its might and its ability to ruin their lives. The recent showdown in Nevada between federal agents and a cattle rancher and a group of his supporters is a symbol of the kind of abuse of power and executive sleight-of-hand that are becoming the hallmark of the Obama administration. 
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4/16/2014 — Alex Sink won’t run again in Florida district

4/16/2014 — Walter Jones: Georgia has the fastest-growing solar industry

4/15/2014 — Bossie: Boos in New Hampshire show Jeb Bush’s challenge

4/15/2014 — Georgia: Gingrey, Nunn attacked by Super-Pac

4/14/2014 — Hastings Wyman: Oklahoma GOP in major US Senate battle

4/14/2014 — Paul tweaks Bush on 'act of love'

4/11/2014 — Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’

4/11/2014 — Sarita Chourey : Road advocates urge S.C. motorists to snap photos, video

4/10/2014 — Edwin Edwards’ last stand

4/10/2014 — Sarita Chourey : South Carolina: State, county leaders press runway project at S.C. Capitol

4/9/2014 — In S.C., Bill Clinton touts diversity

4/9/2014 — Oklahoma: Palin endorses Shannon

4/8/2014 — Walter Jones: Georgia: A week that could have changed the campaigns

4/8/2014 — Ralph Hall gets boost from fellow Texans

4/7/2014 — McCaul wants soldiers to carry guns on base

4/7/2014 — Hastings Wyman: Virginia’s 10th District

4/4/2014 — Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal to join forces in ad

4/4/2014 — Sarita Chourey : South Carolina: Sun City bust may lead to looser gaming law in S.C.

4/3/2014 — Morris News Service: Georgia: Break urged for medical marijuana families

4/3/2014 — Marco Rubio: Won’t seek reelection to Senate if I run for president in 2016
Around the South
Oklahoma, Louisiana, & Kentucky

Oklahoma: Cruz endorses Shannon. Adding to the hard-right momentum developing behind US Senate candidate T. W. Shannon (R-OK), US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed the former state House Speaker yesterday. Cruz will appear at a rally in Tulsa next Thursday, April 24, for Shannon, who is running against GOP-establishment favorite US Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) for the remaining two years of retiring US Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) term. Other national conservative icons will also be on the platform, including Sarah Palin and US Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).


Louisiana: Jindal to speak at Liberty University commencement. Jerry Falwell, president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, announced yesterday that Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), frequently mentioned as a 2016 presidential candidate, will deliver the Christian school’s commencement address on May 10, reports The Liberty Champion, the student newspaper. Jindal “has lived the American dream, rising from humble beginnings to become one of the rising stars on the national political scene,” said Falwell, “and his rise has not yet waned.” Jindal, born and raised a Hindu, as an adult converted to Catholicism. His appearance at Liberty, a largely fundamentalist Protestant institution, underscores the ecumenical nature of today’s religious conservatives.


Kentucky: Beshear signs ban on e-cig sales to minors. Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY) signed a bill earlier this week that puts e-cigarettes under the same regulations that apply to cigarettes containing tobacco. Retailers who sell them to anyone under 18 now face fines and penalties. Beshear said that e-cigarettes are “essentially unregulated in how they’re made or sold,” reports WDRB-TV.

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