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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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2016

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 …


Donald Trump 2.0: Aides promise a new look. Will he deliver?

Standing in a conference room at a swanky South Florida hotel, Donald Trump’s chief adviser assured Republican insiders his boss was ready to tone down his over-the-top persona.


Trump makes dramatic turnaround on eliminating national debt

Donald Trump has had a 14-figure change of heart in three weeks. Last month, the Republican presidential front-runner made news when he told the Washington Post that he’d push to …


Election analysis: In race between Clinton and Sanders, who will play nice first?

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s expansive win in the New York primary, both she and challenger Bernie Sanders face a freighted decision: whether, and how, to pull back on …


GOP nominee must earn delegate majority, party boss says

The head of the Republican National Committee says the GOP will not “hand the nomination” to any presidential candidate who fails to win a majority of delegates in the coming …


Florida’s GOP delegates could face historic decision

Across Florida over the past few weeks, Republican Party members have gathered at libraries, office buildings and restaurants to choose the 99 delegates representing the GOP at the national convention …


Trump presses GOP leaders to embrace him as certain nominee

Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big electoral gains this fall despite his contentious ways.


Donald Trump, Ted Cruz spar over transgender bathroom law

The issue that has roiled North Carolina erupted into the Republican presidential race Thursday, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz attacking Donald Trump over his criticism of the state’s actions over …


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 …