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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

Idaho governor, GOP leaders ask to join sage grouse suit

An Idaho ranch’s attempt to block U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse has attracted the support of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top state Republicans.


Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House

Billionaire Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen this year has made his largest-ever foray into congressional politics, donating $100,000 to a group aiming to keep Republicans in control of …


Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Donald Trump has dominated – and changed – the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he seized the …


Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives

President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices” and says “we won’t let that happen.”


Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

The steady march of new “right-to-work” laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances after national and …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Conservative Jim Jordan’s speaker run boosts Trump allies

Hard-right Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday that he’s running to become House speaker next year, a long-shot bid underscoring conservatives’ frustration that party leaders haven’t aggressively pushed President Donald …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

GOP Senate candidate joins Gov. Walker in conga line

Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir.


Max Boot: I left the Republican Party, and now I want Democrats to take over

“Should I stay or should I go now?” That question, posed by the eminent political philosophers known as The Clash, is one that confronts any Republican with a glimmer of …


Republican lawmakers come to Moscow, raising hopes there of US-Russia thaw

Republican members of Congress sounded a newly conciliatory tone in meetings with Russian lawmakers and officials here Tuesday in a rare visit to Moscow and a preview of the looming …


House Republicans grill FBI, Justice leaders on Russia probe

Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that …


Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party’s most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

GOP moderate: Tentative immigration deal with conservatives

A leader of House moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives has emerged to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. But details remained unclear and …


End of an era? Tea party class of House Republicans fades

Eight years later, the House Tea Party Caucus is long gone. So, too, are almost half the 87 new House Republicans elected in the biggest GOP wave since the 1920s.


Trump to campaign in Tennessee to thwart Dems’ U.S. Senate bid

Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Money flows as Republicans jockey for Montana U.S. senate slot

Outside money is pouring into Montana’s U.S. Senate race even before Republicans settle on a nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who has become a leading target of the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers.


Paul Waldman: Democrats are finally doing politics the way Republicans do

For many years, Democrats have been convinced that the American people, and even their Republican opponents, are open to persuasion. If they could just have the opportunity to explain why …


Who are Diamond and Silk? How two small-town ex-Democrats found fame as ‘warriors’ for Trump

Lynnette Hardaway’s conversion from lifelong Democrat to Donald Trump’s “most vocal and loyal supporter” happened sometime between her concluding Democrats “didn’t give a damn about my fellow black brothers and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

GOP campaign seeks to brand ex-FBI Director Comey a liar as he touts book critical of Trump

In advance of a publicity tour by James Comey to promote his new book, the Republican National Committee is preparing a widespread campaign to undercut his credibility, including a new …


House GOP seeks stricter work requirements on food stamps

Republicans controlling the House are proposing sweeping new work mandates on the nation’s more than 40 million food stamp recipients as they kick off debate on a politically freighted election-year …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers praises Paul Ryan as House Speaker announces retirement

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and a political ally of House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, said in a statement Wednesday that the Wisconsin …


Sessions: No new special counsel yet for Republican concerns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he won’t immediately appoint a new special counsel to investigate a number of Republican grievances involving the FBI and Justice Department, despite mounting pressure …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

McConnell says he has confidence in Mueller

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and said he should be allowed to “finish his job,” the Senate leader’s first response to …


Republicans in Congress look to keep a low profile

After last year’s successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump’s allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, “Not so much.”


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Trump puts GOP in the hot seat on guns – for now

Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws on Wednesday, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Georgia Republicans upset after Delta cuts ties with NRA

Delta’s decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association has prompted some Georgia Republican lawmakers to question whether the Atlanta-based airline should get a tax cut on jet …


Republican congresswoman: ‘Many’ mass murderers are Democrats

A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says “many” people who commit mass murder are Democrats.


GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges

The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the …