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GOP tries to push vote on bill on babies surviving abortions

Republicans started a long-shot drive Tuesday to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors for five years if they don’t try saving the lives of infants …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Dems mock ‘scaredy-cat’ GOP, demand Mueller’s full 300 pages

Democrats intensify their demands for Robert Mueller’s full report after learning the special counsel’s Trump-Russia findings run to more than 300 pages


Some in House GOP broke with party on Omar resolution

Almost two dozen Republicans stirred up a mini-tempest within their party for opposing the Democratic resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry in a Thursday vote. For them, any worries about …


GOP state lawmakers approve ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans

Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


GOP push to change Idaho’s redistricting commission stalls

A measure with strong Republican support that could change the state’s independent commission in charge of redrawing congressional and legislative maps to favor Republicans has stalled amid a protest by …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Washington, Idaho lawmakers start formulating positions on immigration deal to avert shutdown

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems – ‘Bye-bye’

President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday – “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted soon after – as efforts to end the 19-day partial government …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last ‘years’

White House officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations Saturday over the government shutdown, even after President Donald Trump declared he could keep it going for “months or even years.”


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Short on solutions, long on blame in second shutdown weekend

President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes Friday …


Defying pundits, GOP share of Latino vote steady under Trump

Though Latino voters are a key part of the Democratic coalition, there is a larger bloc of reliable Republican Latinos than many think.


Democrat Porter flips GOP House seat in Southern California

Democrat Katie Porter has seized a Republican-held U.S. House seat in the heart of Southern California’s Reagan country.


Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back …


Washington state Sen. Joe Fain concedes to Democratic challenger Mona Das

In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Despite poor showing in North Idaho, Democrats gain a few seats in the Legislature

Democrats did poorly throughout North Idaho, but managed to pickup a few seats in southern Idaho.


GOP candidate called ‘Bigfoot erotica’ devotee wins race

Despite being labeled a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.


Trump again stoking anger at Democrats, media

President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters’ anger at “Crooked Hillary,” other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of …


Incumbent Lawrence Wasden faces accidental candidate Bruce Bistline in Idaho AG race

Boise attorney and Democrat Bruce Bistline filed to run against GOP Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden four years ago just in case Wasden lost the primary, then didn’t actively campaign …


Idaho GOP takes down social media posts mocking Democrat Paulette Jordan

The Idaho Republican Party has removed social media posts that added a mocking laugh track aimed at a Democratic candidate.


Women, minorities overwhelmingly want a Democratic Congress, poll finds

A new poll shows just how important turnout among certain groups of voters will be in determining whether Democrats take control of Congress after the midterm elections or if Republicans …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House

President Donald Trump says he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November.


GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November’s election, cleverly cultivating an “Iron Stache” persona for a candidacy that was as …


Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments …


Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans’ allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can …


Montana Sen. Tester talks up Trump to defuse GOP challenge

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled a new television ad Wednesday promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump as the Montana Democrat sought to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of …


Resist In-N-Out? Democratic leader calls for boycott of fast-food restaurant, citing GOP donations

The head of the California Democratic Party this week called for a boycott of the popular West Coast fast-food chain In-N-Out after a public filing revealed that the company had …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Beto O’Rourke’s rock-star status is cemented by Texas GOP, handing Dems an icon they desperately need

In their quest for an icon, someone to lift their spirits and usher them out of the wilderness, Democrats were shown the way this week by an unlikely guide: Texas …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that …