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GOP shows little enthusiasm for new leaders at Republican Leadership Conference

Did tea party movement cost GOP the Senate?

Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaigns but losing Senate seats held by Democrats in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada that the GOP once had big hopes of capturing. Republican leaders and strategists are muttering that the same tea party activists who elevated Speaker-to-be John Boehner and…

Gays riled over Joint Chiefs’ silence on DADT repeal

WASHINGTON — Military leaders are expected to remain publicly silent about their personal political views. But it seems they aren’t afraid to show their enthusiasm for policies they like — or suggest their disapproval when they don’t. During President Obama’s State of the Union Wednesday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff…