Stories tagged: GOP
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Already, state Rep. Matt Shea and some of his closest supporters have made physical preparations for a holy war, one that would help them establish their long-envisioned 51st state, their …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4:51 p.m.
Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin found themselves in the unusual position Wednesday of advocating for a bill that broadens birth control access, an area where Democrats typically lead.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 2:41 p.m.
The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, noon
Another Texas Republican congressman announced his retirement Monday as the party’s mounting departures made it increasingly unlikely it will be able to regain the House majority in next year’s elections.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
In a laundry list of reasons why the United States is grappling with mass killings, an Ohio state lawmaker has settled on immigrants, same-sex marriage, transgender rights, disrespect toward veterans …
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald …
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:12 p.m.
President Donald Trump urged reluctant GOP lawmakers on Thursday to swing behind a split-the-differences bipartisan budget and debt deal between his administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump …
Mon., July 22, 2019
Is the GOP a hate group? It’s sobering that the question can even be asked. But the inevitable answer is downright chilling.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
Democrats who’ve visited the southern border are accusing President Donald Trump of cruelty, while Republicans say Democrats are doing little to help migrants whose numbers have overwhelmed US authorities detaining …
Mon., July 8, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
A special committee of the Oregon state Senate is holding a hearing over a lawmaker’s comments made during a Republican revolt over climate legislation.
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:49 p.m.
Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become …
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
A federal judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law Wednesday that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, allowing clinics to continue to provide the procedure as a …
Wed., July 3, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other liberal …
UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:15 a.m.
SALEM – Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in …
UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Republican lawmakers have returned to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 7:26 p.m.
Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol to block a vote on a landmark economy-wide climate plan …
Mon., May 13, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Top Republicans are searching district-by-district for just the right candidates – women and political newcomers in many cases – to help them recapture the House, six months after a political …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed” …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as President Donald Trump’s GOP allies increasingly lose patience with a weekslong standoff over a …
Wed., May 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
Kootenai County GOP embraces promoters of far-right ‘Pizzagate’ and ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theories
Kootenai County Republicans claim they voted last week to promote freedom of speech. In doing so, they embraced a couple who have promoted the far-right hoax known as “Pizzagate” and …
UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 2:06 p.m.
Kootenai County GOP urges feds to let Austrian nationalist into U.S. to marry alt-right YouTube pundit
The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee unanimously passed a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to reinstate travel privileges for the leader of an Austrian nationalist movement who planned to …
Mon., April 22, 2019
The Republican Party keeps poking at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and it keeps ending poorly for them.
Tue., April 2, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
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.
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
Fri., March 8, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
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 …