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GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

HOLLIS, N.H. – After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New …

For GOP, fear and anxiety in the heartland

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Sometimes this fall, it feels as if the contours of a familiar world for Republicans are under assault. They worry that immigrants here illegally are gobbling …

Q&A: Driven by protests, US minimum wage vaults onto agenda

More than six years after the Great Recession ended, weak wage gains have helped fuel movements such as the “Fight for $15,” whose supporters demonstrated outside the GOP debate in …

Furious GOP chairman suspends debate plans with NBC

WASHINGTON – As conservative and candidate complaints over Wednesday’s CNBC debate refused to ebb, the Republican Party chairman said Friday the event was “conducted in bad faith” and suspended the …

GOP approves budget deal

House Republicans embraced a new leader Wednesday and swiftly consented to a major budget-and-debt deal to avert a federal financial crisis, highlights of a day of dramatic fresh starts at …

Paul Ryan prepares to ascend to speaker; pile of mess awaits

The honeymoon might be over before it even begins for House Speaker-in-waiting Paul Ryan when he is elevated to the top job this coming week.

Trump: ‘I don’t recognize’ insults of women

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he can’t recall specifics of insulting women, though news reports paint a long history of him comparing women to animals.

In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that …

New Congress convenes with GOP in charge of both houses

WASHINGTON — Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. …

UPDATED: Fri., June 13, 2014

Labrador announces candidacy for Majority Leader

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador announced Friday that he’s running for U.S. House majority leader, a big leap for the second-term tea-party favorite.

Simpson, Risch, Labrador win Idaho GOP primaries

Rep. Mike Simpson has prevailed in the Republican primary for Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District, fending off a conservative challenger who drew early support from anti-tax advocates.

GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn’t been elected to a statewide office in more than a …

Obama: GOP ’grandstanding’ in budget battle

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a failure to increase the government’s borrowing authority would effectively shutter the economy.

Washington state GOP elects Hutchison as chairwoman

Former KIRO-TV anchor Susan Hutchison has been elected new chair of the Washington State Republican Party.

McKenna says national GOP needs to rebrand

Attorney General Rob McKenna plans to join a private law firm after he leaves office in January and says it’s too early to say whether he might make another run …

Cook files response to libel suit over Huckleberries comments

Defending herself against a libel suit, Linda Cook, of Rathdrum, said an anonymous comment she made earlier this year on a Spokesman-Review blog was a question about the accounting of …

Libel defense: Blog remark question, not accusation

Defending herself against a libel suit, Linda Cook of Rathdrum says an anonymous comment she made earlier this year on a Spokesman-Review blog was a question about the accounting of …

GOP VP candidate Ryan raising funds in Seattle

SEATTLE — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in the Seattle area today as part of a fundraising swing through the Northwest.

GOP plots 2013 strategy on health care repeal

WASHINGTON — Turned away at the Supreme Court, congressional Republicans sketched a strategy today to repeal the nation’s health care law in 2013 that requires a sweeping election victory carrying …

Politics puts Etch A Sketch back in the picture

TOLEDO, Ohio — The makers of Etch A Sketch are sending a big box of their toys to the presidential campaigns to say thanks for the publicity.

Extend or end it? GOP voters torn over best route

To hear some weary rank-and-file Republicans tell it, the increasingly bitter fight for the party’s presidential nomination can’t end quickly enough.

Washington caucuses last stop before Super Tuesday

The fight to emerge as the Republican challenger to Barack Obama turns next to Washington state — a Democratic bastion known not just for majestic mountain ranges and good coffee, …

Santorum campaign hoping for help from Gingrich

Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help to remain a viable threat to front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. One strategist hopes it …

Caucuses will cover all things GOP

Eastern Washington Republicans might know the “who” for their precinct caucuses this weekend. Three of the four presidential hopefuls have stopped in Spokane over the past three weeks, and all …

GOP candidates put Northwest on campaign tours

Like many presidential election years, the Inland Northwest is becoming a stop on the campaign trail as the Washington and Idaho caucuses approach. Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will be …

In Maine, Paul vies to extend Romney losing streak

Mitt Romney hoped to avoid a fourth straight election setback today in the GOP presidential nomination race, but feisty Ron Paul could extend that losing streak with a victory in …

Rivals looking to chip away at Romney in NH

With Mitt Romney the overwhelming favorite, his five Republican opponents hoped to chip away at his dominance in today’s New Hampshire primary and finish well enough to challenge him again …

Seeking NH buzz, Romney, Santorum run at Obama

Each trying to sound every bit the nominee, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum looked past each other to run down President Barack Obama’s economic policies today as …

Bachmann drops out of GOP race; Perry stays in it

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann canceled her campaign trip to South Carolina today after a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 3, 2012

Romney, Santorum neck and neck in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, the opening round of a campaign …