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Trump stops holding high-dollar fundraisers that were raising big cash for the GOP

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has stopped holding events for his high-dollar fundraising operation for the rest of the campaign, an unusual move that deals another serious blow to the …


Pennsylvania Republicans sue to allow poll watchers to cross county lines

Stymied in their efforts to pass a bill allowing more freedom to Election Day poll watchers, Pennsylvania Republicans have filed a lawsuit, arguing that their activists have First and 14th …


GOP office reopens after firebombing in North Carolina

Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing …


Pence says GOP ticket will ‘absolutely’ accept vote outcome

Mike Pence said Sunday he and Donald Trump will abide by “the will of the American people” on Election Day, and suggested that Trump’s claim of a “rigged” election stems …


Trump slows GOP defections as lawmakers led by Thune backtrack

Donald Trump may have stanched the bleeding of Republican support for his embattled campaign, with several Republicans who had called on him to step down now saying they plan to …


Trump declares war on the Republican Party four weeks before Election Day

Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to …


A generation of GOP stars stands diminished: ‘Everything Trump touches dies’

Donald Trump’s turbulent campaign, on display here at Sunday night’s second presidential debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, has damaged far more than his own White House prospects. It threatens …


Republican lawmakers under fire for racially insensitive comments after Charlotte unrest

Republican lawmakers are under increasing fire for racially insensitive comments after the fatal police shootings of black men sparked unrest in two states.


Republican deal averts vote on impeaching head of IRS

A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS.


GOP-led panel to question officials on FBI probe of Clinton

Republicans angry at the FBI for not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server will question officials about the decision.


Trump praises Schlafly as ‘hero’ of conservatism

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said Saturday at the funeral for conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly that the “movement has lost its hero.”


In a first, Trump says he regrets painful comments

For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump offered an extended apology to those who may have been hurt by his caustic comments, saying that he …


GOP could be near Trump breaking point; frustration abounds

The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump.


If Trump can’t get along with GOP, how will he govern?

Beyond the immediate fallout from his rocky relationship with party elders, there’s a longer-term reality for Donald Trump: Should he win the presidency, he’ll have to work closely with the …


GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she will not vote for Trump

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine will not be voting for Donald Trump, she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Monday night.


Trump to try to steady campaign with economic speech

Donald Trump is trying to shift from a disastrous stretch of his presidential campaign to one focused on policy and party unity. But even as his allies speak of lessons …


Trump ends standoff with Ryan, strains to fix split GOP

Donald Trump faced an all-too-clear sign of GOP divisions Friday in two Midwestern battlegrounds, embraced by party leaders in one state but ignored in another as he strained to overcome …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP full of fear and loathing, but no facts or logic

Everywhere you turned there was something that made you embarrassed for them, something so disconnected from fact, logic or decency as to suggest those things no longer have much meaning …


AP explains: Why do Republicans say sky is falling? Is it?

The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. …


Facebook image of Obama in noose has lawmaker in trouble

Oregon House Republicans are calling on one of their legislative candidates to withdraw from the November election because of an image posted on his Facebook page showing President Barack Obama …


GOP platform calls for transferring federal lands

Drafters of the national 2016 Republican platform voted this week in Cleveland by a narrow margin to support a sell-off of federal lands and stepped-up logging in national forests.


Mike Pence’s unflappability could help Donald Trump stay cool

As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”


Trump won’t speak at NAACP meeting

The NAACP says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the group’s upcoming convention, flouting established precedent and highlighting anew the GOP standard-bearer’s struggle to attract …


GOP lobbyist backs ‘Free the Delegates’ after butting heads with Trump

Lobbyist Jack Burkman on Friday was opening up his Northern Virginia home to what he says is a mounting number of Republican loyalists eager to bankroll a last-minute challenge to …


GOP to Clinton: Email investigations will go on

Republicans signaled they’re not done with election-year investigations of Hillary Clinton and whether she lied to Congress, even after a House committee signed off Friday on its report into the …


With few political allies, Trump plans celebrity convention

Donald Trump’s team promises an extraordinary display of political entertainment at this month’s Republican National Convention, with the accent on entertainment.


‘Move on’ from Benghazi? Republicans say it’s unlikely

Hillary Clinton said it’s “time to move on” after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no new evidence …


Trump says U.S. should consider profiling Muslims

Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing …


Romney loyalists ponder a future with Trump

As the GOP struggles to figure out what to do with Donald Trump, several hundred top donors and strategists get conflicting messages that embody the perils posed by the party’s …


Trump faces backlash as GOP leaders say attacks on judge are racist

A day that could have been another victory lap for Donald Trump veered into more chaos for the new Republican standard-bearer, as he faced unprecedented fury from top party leaders …