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Trump’s plan for Syria withdrawal weakens GOP unity

After years of limiting public fights with President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans broke ranks over the president’s plans to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 11:49 a.m.

As impeachment looms, GOP revolts against Trump on Syria

They may have his back on impeachment, but some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies are suddenly revolting against his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria.


GOP unlikely to reprise role it played in Nixon’s 1974 exit

Republicans played a key role in convincing President Richard Nixon that he should resign, but it’s a different political climate now as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment inquiry


Romney, Sasse break from GOP on Trump’s China remarks

Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump’s public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a few voiced concern that the …


Thornberry of Texas is latest House Republican to retire

A Texas congressman is the latest House Republican to announce he won’t run for reelection.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 5:32 p.m.

Rep. Chris Collins of New York is resigning from Congress ahead of his expected guilty plea in an insider trading case

Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from western New York, submitted his resignation from Congress on Monday ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

AP Source: Darrell Issa to run for Duncan Hunter’s seat

Former California Rep. Darrell Issa plans to run against indicted fellow GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter, The Associated Press has learned.


California GOP congressman won’t seek re-election

A Republican congressman in California said Tuesday he won’t run for re-election next year, making him the 18th GOP incumbent to bow out of the U.S. House of Representatives now …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Trump finds backing from Senate GOP on border wall move

A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved a Pentagon funding bill on Thursday, rejecting Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump’s border wall request and his moves to pay for the project …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Citing health, Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson says he’ll retire

Facing health challenges, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year’s end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin resigning from Congress

Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was on the cast of MTV’s “The Real World” before he went into politics, announced Monday that he …


Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making long-shot GOP challenge to Trump

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, has announced a challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020.


More from the Matt Shea files: GPS trackers, a ‘provisional government’ and a hunt for moles

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.

Wisconsin bill has GOP pushing broader birth control access

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.

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

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 …


GOP freezes Twitter spending after McConnell account locked

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.

McConnell, GOP Senate unlikely to act swiftly on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, noon

Texas Republican congressman retiring as GOP departures rise

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.


Ohio Republican blames shootings on ‘drag queen advocates,’ Kaepernick and Obama

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 governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

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.

Trump encourages Republicans to back bipartisan budget bill

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 promise tough questions at Mueller hearing

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 …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Is the GOP a hate group?

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.

GOP Sen. Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

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.

Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants’ conditions

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 …


Hearing for lawmaker who made threats during GOP walkout

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.

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quitting Republican Party

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.

Judge blocks Ohio abortion law, clinics to remain open

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 …


Oregon Democrats learn limits of control after GOP walkout

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.

Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill

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 …