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UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to …


‘Time to move on’ from health care, Senate GOP leader says

The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law has led to finger-pointing but also has left the party with wounded leaders and …


Idaho GOP elects former executive director Jonathan Parker as chairman

COEUR D’ALENE – Jonathan Parker will be the next Idaho Republican Party chairman after a vote Saturday. Elected by secret ballot where voters scribbled down a candidate’s first name, Parker …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017

Coeur d’Alene forum elicits GOP candidates’ views

With 10 months to go until the Idaho gubernatorial election, the race’s three Republican candidates answered a series of business-centric questions Friday during a forum held at the state GOP’s …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote; it’s an uphill climb

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain’s …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017

Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid U.S. of Obamacare

Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him …


House GOP to stick with partisan strategy on taxes

Republicans’ partisan push to overhaul the health care system failed in the Senate, but House GOP lawmakers say they plan to stick to that approach in rewriting the tax code.


Article called for John McCain to ‘just die already.’ A GOP official responded: ‘Amen.’

A member of the Republican National Committee in Nevada apologized after retweeting an article that begged for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to die.


Texas ‘bathroom bill’ may shape 2018 GOP primary campaigns

AUSTIN, Texas – Though “bathroom bills” targeting transgender people fizzled in deep-red states across the U.S., the issue is still white hot in Texas, where the Legislature is heading into …


GOP opponents to Senate health-care bill see vote delay as an advantage

An unexpected delay in plans to hold a vote on the Senate health-care bill will strengthen the position of conservative critics by giving them more time to mobilize, according to …


Major insurance groups call part of health bill ‘unworkable’

Two of the insurance industry’s most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is “unworkable in any form,” …


Winners and losers complicate GOP’s path on health care bill

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., steers toward debate and votes next week, here is a look at some of the latest changes and major issues.


Analysis: Trump will claim health care win – or shift blame

If congressional Republicans succeed in repealing and replacing “Obamacare,” expect a big Rose Garden celebration with President Donald Trump taking credit.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

Health care bill has money for Alaska, home of a GOP holdout

A provision in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rewritten health care bill appears to benefit only one state. That’s Alaska, home of one Republican holdout McConnell badly needs to keep …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

What to know about the Senate’s latest health care bill

Senate Republicans have released a revised health care bill that keeps some taxes on high-income earners and includes more funding to make insurance more affordable in hopes of winning over …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

New Senate GOP health care bill teeters on the brink

Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” They immediately lost two …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

2 GOP senators suggest bill to repeal health care law ‘dead’

The initial GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation’s health law is probably “dead” and President Donald Trump’s proposal to just repeal it appears to be a “non-starter,” two …


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017

Congress comes up short on major action so far this year

Republicans are stuck on health care, can’t pass a budget, and hopes for a big, bipartisan infrastructure package are fizzling. Overhauling the tax code looks more and more like a …


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Trump urges GOP to repeal Obama law now, replace later

President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law by “immediately” repealing it and replacing it later, a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils ‘Obamacare’ repeal

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion …


Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP

The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Despite secrecy, McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they’ve yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they’ll need to …


New ad campaign to pressure five GOP senators to vote against health care overhaul

An organization that opposes the Republican effort to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act is pressuring five GOP senators not to vote for the emerging legislation …


UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017

Trump Cabinet officers urge on Republicans in Georgia race

Trying to stave off a major upset ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet officers returned to Atlanta’s traditionally conservative suburbs and urged Republican voters …


GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion

Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed.


Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation’s capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans …


Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care.


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017

Romney: Clinton told me to take Trump secretary of state job

Democrat Hillary Clinton encouraged Mitt Romney to take a job as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, the former Republican presidential candidate said Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

Two decades ago, Washington state GOP repealed and replaced health care and it didn’t end well

Republicans in the state of Washington didn’t wait long in the spring of 1995 to fulfill their pledge to roll back a sweeping law expanding health coverage in the state.


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017

Labrador talks education, lowering taxes at Post Falls campaign stop

Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador promised to lower taxes, expand school choice and eliminate Common Core if elected the next governor of Idaho at a Post Falls campaign stop Wednesday.