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Obama tries to debunk GOP on the economy

President Barack Obama went on a “myth-busting” mission Wednesday aimed at undermining Republican arguments about the economy, working to give cover to Democrats to embrace his policies ahead of the …


GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over LGBT rights

Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday in a stark display of the potency of a civil rights issue …


Donald Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set …


Ted Cruz’s delegates fight on nationally

After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced …


State GOP convention wraps up Saturday

The state Republican Party convention wraps up Saturday in Pasco.


GOP hopes to flip Snohomish County to their side

Republicans believe they can win more statewide political offices in Washington if they are able to flip Snohomish County to the GOP side.


Plenty of Ted Cruz supporters remain at state GOP convention

Jennifer Fetters, of Bellevue, worked a booth promoting former presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Washington State Republican Party convention on Thursday – one of the many supporters of the …


Amid shouts of ‘shame,’ House GOP defeats gay rights measure

Democrats shouted “shame,” but seven House Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure on Thursday to protect gay rights.


Donald Trump unveils list of top Supreme Court picks

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.


Donald Trump’s financial records are outlined in filing

The government on Wednesday released Donald Trump’s personal financial documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, describing the billionaire’s assets and revenues and his roles with hundreds of corporate shell …


Washington state GOP convention opens in Pasco

With Donald Trump emerging as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a little of the drama has been removed from the state GOP convention that opened in Pasco on Wednesday.


Trump sends teams to Democratic-leaning states, bucking trends

Donald Trump is moving quickly to install political operatives in more than a dozen states, targeting Maine and Minnesota among others that traditionally favor Democrats, as the Republican White House …


Clinton aims for Kentucky win to break Sanders’ momentum

Donald Trump has picked up nine delegates in Guam. He now needs fewer than 100 delegates to clinch the Republican nomination for president.


Trump questions value of voter data, worrrying Republicans

Donald Trump says he plans to win the White House largely on the strength of his personality, not by leaning heavily on complex voter data operations that have become a …


Food stamps would be cut by $23 billion under GOP budget plan

Republican leaders have proposed more than $23 billion in food stamp cuts in a budget plan that could be brought to the House floor in the next two weeks, several …


Trump, Ryan, pledge to work together, see end to rift in GOP

The country’s two top Republicans emerged from a meeting Thursday pledging to work toward unity. But virtual GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan remain at odds …


Defiant Trump brushes off GOP critics on eve of Ryan meeting

Donald Trump declared Wednesday he doesn’t need support from House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders, brushing off his Capitol Hill critics even as he prepared to sit …


GOP presses Facebook over links to conservative stories

Senate Republicans on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Facebook after reports that former company staffers excluded links to conservative political stories.


Key Republicans swing behind Trump; he takes 2 primaries

Congressional Republicans returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee. Instead of uniting behind him, leading figures like House …


Trump concerns cut into House Republicans’ support

Anxiety over Donald Trump spread among congressional Republicans Monday, pushing several to follow House Speaker Paul Ryan’s lead and withhold their support from the divisive billionaire. Ryan himself declared there’s …


Benghazi investigation: House lawmaker fires back at Pentagon critique

The chairman of the House Benghazi panel fired back Friday at the Defense Department for criticizing the Republican-led investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.


Trump will testify after election in Trump University suit

Donald Trump will testify after the presidential election on a class-action lawsuit that accuses the billionaire businessman and his now-defunct Trump University of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 …


Jeb Bush won’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush the voter plans to sit out the presidential race in November. The ex-presidential candidate wrote on Facebook Friday that he won’t vote for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump …


Lindsey Graham won’t vote for Trump or Clinton

Sen. Lindsey Graham won’t be voting for either of the major party presidential nominees. “I think Donald Trump is going places that very few people have gone, and I’m not …


House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president.


Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who was known during his 18 years representing the conservative state as someone who could work across the aisle, has died at age …


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Ohio Gov. John Kasich drops out of presidential race

John Kasich has cancelled a press conference in Virginia and plans to make a statement from Columbus, a day after one of his last remaining rivals, Ted Cruz, ended his …


Half of GOP conservatives say climate change is real, poll shows

The percentage of conservative Republicans who consider global warming a threat shot up 19 points in two years, to 47 percent, according to public opinion researchers at Yale University and …


House GOP plan to cut wartime money troubles Defense Secretary Carter

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that he’s deeply troubled by a House Republican proposal to reduce wartime funding by $18 billion to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon …


Millennials shift toward Democrats, away from Trump, poll shows

Republicans long have worried about how to survive as conservative GOP voters die off and are replaced by more liberal younger Americans. A new national poll of millennial voters suggests …