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Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif.AP

California Republicans are bringing the heat to a fight over Sriracha's hot sauce factory, rallying behind manufacturer Huy Fong as officials in a Los Angeles suburb crack down on the company. 

Earlier this month, the city of Irwindale voted to tentatively designate the factory that produces Sriracha a public nuisance because of a series of complaints from residents.

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Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing criticism after she reenacted a Senate hearing for a campaign ad -- while also fixing a flub from her original remarks.

Landrieu’s ad, titled “Will Not Rest,” appears at first glance to feature footage of the senator passionately arguing for increased oil and gas revenue sharing during a Hill hearing.

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Rep. Vance McAllister (R., La.) waits to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in 2013.
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It’s not looking good for Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, a married congressman who was caught on video kissing one of his staffers. The Louisiana GOP on Thursday called for Mr. McAllister to resign, citing his “extreme hypocrisy” and “breach of trust.

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Washington (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline the South Carolina Republican Party’s Silver Elephant Dinner, a major GOP fundraising event in the early primary state that doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House.

Jindal will address the banquet, the finale of the state GOP’s annual convention in Columbia, on June 6.

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has said that he would make a decision on whether to run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination before the end of this year and said that some immigrants who enter the United States illegally do so as an "act of love"for their families. 

Bush made the remarks in an interview broadcast on "Fox News Sunday" while attending a celebration of the 25th anniversary of his father's inauguration at George H.W.

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Glenn Champ in a photo on his campaign website, left, and in a picture on the Megan's Law website for registered sex offenders.champforgovernor.com/california department of justice

At the California Republican Party’s convention earlier this month, chairman Jim Brulte announced 2014 would be the year of “pushing the party outside of its comfort zone,” and introduced four candidates vying to take on incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown in November. 

One of those candidates may be way outside that comfort zone -- a businessman, who also is a registered sex offender who served a decade in prison for voluntary manslaughter.

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Glenn Champ in a photo on his campaign website, left, and in a picture on the Megan's Law website for registered sex offenders.champforgovernor.com/california department of justice

At the California Republican Party’s convention earlier this month, chairman Jim Brulte announced 2014 would be the year of “pushing the party outside of its comfort zone,” and introduced four candidates vying to take on incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown in November. 

One of those candidates may be way outside that comfort zone -- a businessman, who also is a registered sex offender who served a decade in prison for voluntary manslaughter.

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ATLANTA – Howard "Bo" Callaway Sr., a former Georgia congressman, Army secretary and one of the founders of Callaway Gardens, has died. He was 86.

Rachel Crumbley, a Callaway Gardens spokeswoman, says Callaway died Saturday from complications from a brain hemorrhage he suffered about two years ago. She says he died at an assisted-living facility in Columbus.

Callaway's son says in a statement that while his father's spirit will live on in his love of and vision for Callaway Gardens.

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peterson-obamacare-racistThe Louisiana Sen. Karen Carter Peterson Obamacare controversy, in which she that the opponents to Obamacare in Louisiana are motivated by race has not only made big news statewide but nationally.

 

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Right-wing-mediaWhere does the Republican Party go from here? Are major changes in both direction and philosophy necessary?

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