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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

Beto O’Rourke’s rock-star status is cemented by Texas GOP, handing Dems an icon they desperately need

In their quest for an icon, someone to lift their spirits and usher them out of the wilderness, Democrats were shown the way this week by an unlikely guide: Texas …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018

Senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are ‘negative, nasty’

President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio’s fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly complaining about “negative, nasty” Democrats and warning that the Democratic contender for governor would “destroy your …


Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state’s GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck …


Michael Gerson: The only way to save the GOP is to defeat it in the House

University of Chicago researchers – who clearly have a lot of time on their hands – have found that the use of certain brands and products is a good predictor …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

He’s been Gov. Otter’s longtime No. 2. But who is GOP nominee Brad Little?

The 64-year-old cattle rancher doesn’t have to prove who he is. His task, in part, is to prove who he isn’t: Gov. Butch Otter, the man who named him to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Facing indictment, GOP Rep. Chris Collins stepping down

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying his will suspend his re-election campaign and finish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he …


GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information that he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Idaho Republican candidate uses Muslim slur on social media

BOISE – A Republican candidate for the Idaho Statehouse defended the use of a Muslim slur on his public Facebook page by saying he likes to trigger debate by making …


GOP grumbles as Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

President Donald Trump’s strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he’s complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Republicans distance themselves from Allsup; Knezovich says he warned the party

Republican leaders continued to distance themselves from white nationalist James Allsup on Thursday, saying the Spokane County GOP chairwoman made an error in judgment when she introduced Allsup during a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Spokane GOP chairwoman defends alt-right provocateur James Allsup at tea party meeting

The chairwoman of the Spokane County Republican Party offered a defense of James Allsup during a meeting of local conservatives this month, claiming the 22-year-old alt-right provocateur – whose views …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Trump rallying support for Florida gubernatorial candidate

President Donald Trump is wading into Florida’s internal Republican politics, joining his endorsed candidate for governor in a competitive primary.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

President Donald Trump’s trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government …


Murray wants GOP help in blocking Supreme Court pick

Exactly one year ago, three Republican senators voted with their Democratic colleagues to block the president’s health care proposal. Now, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is asking her Republican peers to …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Trump-backed candidate Kemp wins Georgia GOP governor runoff

With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a Trump-Pence endorsement late in the race, Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Tuesday won a bruising Republican runoff in the …


Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.


In reversal, Pentagon now says it backs GOP measure on birds

In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to “clarify” his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Now I know how the Gipper felt

“I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” – Ronald Reagan Now I know how the Gipper felt.


Dana Milbank: The GOP ignores the will of the people

Eight years ago, when Congress was about to pass Obamacare, John A. Boehner, leader of a powerless Republican congressional minority, gave a passionate, prescient speech on the House floor. “This …


Idaho GOP delegates talk immigration, marriage at convention

Idaho Republicans on Saturday spiked a last-ditch effort calling for harsher punishments for employers who hire workers living in the country illegally.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Idaho GOP lawmaker criticized over social media post

An Idaho state representative is being criticized for what critics say was a threatening social media message directed at young students protesting the state GOP convention.


Ryan sets House vote on GOP immigration bill for Wednesday

House Speaker Paul Ryan scheduled a long-awaited showdown vote on a broad Republican immigration bill for Wednesday, but is showing little confidence that the package will survive.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018

Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

Mitt Romney has a second chance during a Tuesday primary election to dispatch a Utah state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for …


GOP leaders eye new bill on family separations at border

Top House Republicans are discussing legislation aimed at curbing the separation of migrant families at the border, GOP aides said Monday. The election-year response to public uproar over the Trump …


Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump’s next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders’ election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds “we have to be very strong” to keep people, including violent gang members, from …