Alyssa Eilers

The Senate Judiciary B Committee said ‘no’ to Representative Mike Johnson’s Pastor Protection Act, a bill that would extend the rights of pastors or priests to not perform marriages against their sincerely held religious beliefs. 

It's official: Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is the latest GOP incumbent to get a primary challenge from the right.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel announced Thursday he'll try to unseat the six-term veteran in 2014, the day after Cochran voted for the compromise to end the government shutdown and avert a debt default.