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UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Trump looks elsewhere after GOP convention spat with NC gov

President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention

North Carolina’s governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump …


With Pompeo out, GOP looks to Rep. Marshall in Kansas race

The passing of Monday’s deadline to file to run for Kansas’ open Senate seat confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo won’t be a candidate, and a major anti-abortion …


Trump threatens funds for states easing voting in pandemic

President Donald Trump has threatened to hold back federal funding from two election battleground states that are making it easier to vote by mail during the pandemic


GOP fronts ‘pro-Trump’ doctors to prescribe rapid reopening

Republican political operatives are recruiting “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by …


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Trump urges Senate Republicans to ‘be tough’ on Democrats

President Donald Trump is heading to Capitol Hill for lunch Tuesday with Senate Republicans as Washington considers next steps in the coronavirus response.


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

‘A résumé for future office’: Virus tests a GOP governor

Kristi Noem had been South Dakota’s governor for less than six months when she made clear she wasn’t going to let her job in the sleepy capital of Pierre keep …


Biden assault allegation prompts GOP attacks, Dem worries

Joe Biden is facing his first real challenge as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, as an allegation of sexual assault against him is drawing renewed media focus and Republican attacks


Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package

The nation’s fiercest fiscal conservatives have largely embraced the economic rescue package approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump


House strikes deal to extend surveillance powers

House lawmakers are preparing to extend surveillance authorities that are at risk of expiring this month


Romney will support GOP effort to investigate Biden

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney will support moving ahead with an investigation tied to Joe Biden’s son


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Trump won’t extend spy powers without reforms, senator says

President Donald Trump is getting more deeply involved in the dispute among Republicans over what to do about expiring surveillance powers used by the FBI, meeting with Attorney General William …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP playing the game by different rules

Suppose your friend invites you to play Monopoly. But suppose she insists on a set of special rules applicable only to her. Like when she lands on your property, she …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Analysis: GOP sends message that Trump’s actions are OK

Senate Republicans are set to acquit President Donald Trump on charges that he abused power and obstructed Congress.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

GOP senators upset by Schiff remark, Dems claim ‘diversion’

Lead House prosecutor Adam Schiff had Republicans paying close attention to his carefully crafted remarks in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people at the urging of conservative advocacy groups


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

The previously confidential computer records of a deceased Republican strategist reveal he was concerned Democrats were developing better data that could give them an advantage in the next round of …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Trump team, House managers trade sharp views on impeachment

President Donald Trump’s legal team has issued a fiery response ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the …


Small cracks have appeared in GOP unity on impeachment trial

The Senate seems certain to keep President Donald Trump in office thanks to the overwhelming GOP support expected in his impeachment trial


GOP Sen. Collins says she’s open to impeachment witnesses

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she’s open to calling witnesses as part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but she says it is “premature” to …


Giuliani pals leveraged GOP access to seek Ukraine gas deal

In a back corner of the swank H Bar in Houston, near a huge photo of Brigitte Bardot with a dangling cigarette and a deck of cards, two Russian-speaking men …


GOP embraces Trump as never before with anti-impeachment

One day after House Republicans stood in unanimous opposition to impeachment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell positioned his GOP-controlled chamber to second the party’s unapologetic embrace of President Donald Trump, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Georgia GOP Rep Tom Graves to retire

Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Graves says he’ll retire after his current term in Congress, joining a larger-than-typical group of lawmakers taking their leave from an increasingly partisan and unproductive Washington.


NY man gets prison for messages to 2 GOP Congress members

A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday.


Gov. Bevin concedes to Beshear in Kentucky governor’s race

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. announced Thursday that he will try to reclaim his old job as Utah governor.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Mark Sanford is ending his longshot 2020 Republican presidential bid.


GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won’t seek reelection, enhancing Democrats’ chances to grab yet …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Was Trump call with Ukraine ‘perfect’? GOP has many answers

Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump in large part because they can’t agree on how to defend the president


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Democrats push impeachment rules package through House

With Inland Northwest Republicans joining their GOP colleagues to vote no, Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided …