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GOP leaders reject change in presidential nominating rules

Republican Party leaders turned aside an effort Thursday to change the rules at their national convention to make it harder for the GOP to choose a fresh presidential candidate, a …


Eagles’ Joe Walsh: I’m dropping out of GOP convention show

Eagles keyboardist and guitarist Joe Walsh says he’s pulling out of a Cleveland summer concert he thought would be a nonpartisan event for veterans’ families because it’s actually a launch …


Presidential campaign rolls into Pennsylvania

With New York behind them, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton brought their campaigns to Pennsylvania Wednesday for what promises to be the state’s most raucous presidential primary races …


Fox, CNN spent more time on GOP candidates than Dems, study shows

Anyone who used Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup as their main source of campaign news over the past month may be forgiven for thinking there was only one presidential nomination …


Senate leader McConnell ‘optimistic’ GOP convention goes to a second ballot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is “increasingly optimistic” that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does …


GOP convention rule changes unlikely before July event, officials say

Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday that they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national …


Trump’s inexperienced supporters hamstring delegate hunt

Donald Trump’s national campaign is largely staffed by an insular circle with little experience in the complexities of presidential politics.


Electability fears stymie Ted Cruz’s rise as Republican savior

Despite Ted Cruz’s rallying cry that his double-digit victory in Wisconsin last week would be a “turning point” in the Republican presidential race, scant signs exist that the Texas conservative …


State Republican Party to drop out of closed primary lawsuit

The Montana Republican Party will drop out of a lawsuit that seeks to allow only GOP-registered voters to participate in its primary elections, but Republican committees in 10 counties plan …


GOP stalwart Phyllis Schlafly faces strife following Trump endorsement

Longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly’s endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has led to internal strife – and what she claims was an attempt to oust her – at …


Kasich denounces political paths trod by Trump, Cruz

Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered a withering denunciation Tuesday of his fellow Republican presidential candidates, casting them as purveyors of political darkness who have distorted reality in pursuit of their …


GOP convention’s rules controlled by small group of delegates

With the Republican Party seemingly headed for a contested convention in July, an obscure committee of 112 delegates could effectively determine the outcome before House Speaker Paul Ryan even gavels …


House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid

An aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Wisconsin Republican will address reporters Tuesday to formally rule out a run for president this year.


Maine Senate holds off on votes until snubbed senator seated

A spat over a snubbed state senator in Maine has escalated into a tit-for-tat standoff after the Republican-controlled Senate said Monday it will refuse to hold roll call votes until …


Girl at Trump rally who was pepper-sprayed may face charges

JANESVILLE, Wis. – Investigators said Thursday that they’re recommending a disorderly conduct charge be filed against a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed after she punched a man at a rally …


Idaho GOP committee members accuse party of secret society

Members of Idaho’s Republican Party central committee say a secret society has been formed to oust them from their leadership positions.


Vulnerable GOP freshman doesn’t rule out voting for Clinton

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a freshman from Florida’s 26th District, has already said he wouldn’t vote for GOP front-runner Donald Trump in the general election. When asked if that meant he …


First GOP senator calls for vote on Garland court nomination

Sen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to break with party leaders and call for a vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court selection, saying Friday, “It’s just man …


Romney to vote for Cruz in Utah caucuses

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he will vote for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming caucuses in his home state of Utah.


Wild, wacky GOP presidential campaign even too crazy for Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer, a man who knows something about out-of-control television, says the raucous Republican campaign is too much even for him.


Conservatives block budget; Ryan cites anxiety among voters

The same band of conservatives that toppled former Speaker John Boehner is blocking Speaker Paul Ryan’s efforts to pass the GOP’s annual budget draft.


Trump wins Northern Mariana Islands GOP caucus

Donald Trump has posted a big win in the GOP caucus on the Northern Mariana Islands.


Trump rallies highlight divisions

CLEVELAND – In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all. Opponents of Donald Trump were so committed to …


GOP rivals question whether they’d back Trump as nominee

VANDALIA, Ohio – Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich suggested Saturday they may not support Donald Trump if he becomes the GOP nominee, as violence at the front-runner’s …


Nancy and Ronald Reagan, inseparable in life, together again

Nancy Reagan called her husband’s presidential library “the shining city on the hill,” using a phrase that President Reagan had borrowed from history to describe his aspirations for the nation.


Supreme Court fight pits conservatives vs. liberals

Conservative and liberal groups are only beginning their battle over the Supreme Court vacancy, with a smattering of television ads and behind-the-scenes research serving as warning shots in what’s sure …


GOP sues State Department over access to Clinton emails

The Republican Party is suing over access to electronic messages sent or received by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top aides during her tenure as secretary of state.


Democrats denounce GOP ‘pinata’ comment on Supreme Court

Democrats accused Republicans on Tuesday of taking their cues from Donald Trump after the Senate’s No. 2 Republican said President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court should expect to …


Senate GOP delays action on budget

A Senate panel has delayed action on an annual budget blueprint, as Republicans disagree among themselves on spending levels and trillions of dollars in longer-term budget cuts.


Cleveland seeks 2,000 riot-control suits for GOP convention

Cleveland plans to buy 2,000 riot-control suits with collapsible batons as it prepares for hosting the Republican National Convention in July.