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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Trump encourages Republicans to back bipartisan budget bill

President Donald Trump urged reluctant GOP lawmakers on Thursday to swing behind a split-the-differences bipartisan budget and debt deal between his administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

House Republicans promise tough questions at Mueller hearing

House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Is the GOP a hate group?

Is the GOP a hate group? It’s sobering that the question can even be asked. But the inevitable answer is downright chilling.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

GOP Sen. Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants’ conditions

Democrats who’ve visited the southern border are accusing President Donald Trump of cruelty, while Republicans say Democrats are doing little to help migrants whose numbers have overwhelmed US authorities detaining …


Hearing for lawmaker who made threats during GOP walkout

A special committee of the Oregon state Senate is holding a hearing over a lawmaker’s comments made during a Republican revolt over climate legislation.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quitting Republican Party

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Judge blocks Ohio abortion law, clinics to remain open

A federal judge temporarily blocked an Ohio law Wednesday that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, allowing clinics to continue to provide the procedure as a …


Oregon Democrats learn limits of control after GOP walkout

When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other liberal …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill

SALEM – Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019

GOP lawmakers return to Oregon Capitol, ending walkout over emissions bill

Republican lawmakers have returned to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Roy Moore announces bid for U.S. Senate again in 2020

Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol to block a vote on a landmark economy-wide climate plan …


House GOP seeks women, fresh faces for 2020 challengers

Top Republicans are searching district-by-district for just the right candidates – women and political newcomers in many cases – to help them recapture the House, six months after a political …


Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed” …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Trump’s GOP allies press for action on disaster aid bill

The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as President Donald Trump’s GOP allies increasingly lose patience with a weekslong standoff over a …


Kootenai County GOP embraces promoters of far-right ‘Pizzagate’ and ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theories

Kootenai County Republicans claim they voted last week to promote freedom of speech. In doing so, they embraced a couple who have promoted the far-right hoax known as “Pizzagate” and …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Kootenai County GOP urges feds to let Austrian nationalist into U.S. to marry alt-right YouTube pundit

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee unanimously passed a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to reinstate travel privileges for the leader of an Austrian nationalist movement who planned to …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP, you look dopey when you attack AOC

The Republican Party keeps poking at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and it keeps ending poorly for them.


GOP tries to push vote on bill on babies surviving abortions

Republicans started a long-shot drive Tuesday to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors for five years if they don’t try saving the lives of infants …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Dems mock ‘scaredy-cat’ GOP, demand Mueller’s full 300 pages

Democrats intensify their demands for Robert Mueller’s full report after learning the special counsel’s Trump-Russia findings run to more than 300 pages


Some in House GOP broke with party on Omar resolution

Almost two dozen Republicans stirred up a mini-tempest within their party for opposing the Democratic resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry in a Thursday vote. For them, any worries about …


GOP state lawmakers approve ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans

Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


GOP push to change Idaho’s redistricting commission stalls

A measure with strong Republican support that could change the state’s independent commission in charge of redrawing congressional and legislative maps to favor Republicans has stalled amid a protest by …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Washington, Idaho lawmakers start formulating positions on immigration deal to avert shutdown

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems – ‘Bye-bye’

President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday – “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted soon after – as efforts to end the 19-day partial government …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last ‘years’

White House officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations Saturday over the government shutdown, even after President Donald Trump declared he could keep it going for “months or even years.”


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Short on solutions, long on blame in second shutdown weekend

President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes Friday …


Defying pundits, GOP share of Latino vote steady under Trump

Though Latino voters are a key part of the Democratic coalition, there is a larger bloc of reliable Republican Latinos than many think.