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UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Trump sabotages GOP immigration plans in Congress

Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most – on their big immigration overhaul – he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

GOP-led House passes farm bill

The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions – and by President Donald Trump’s running commentary about a bill he only …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is “1,000 percent” behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Gun by her side, GOP U.S. Senate candidate talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders’ immigration bill

President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, when he said he wouldn’t sign a “moderate” package. But the White House …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

GOP leaders sell immigration bills, with Trump’s blessing

Republican leaders began the problematic task of finding support for an immigration compromise Wednesday, telling lawmakers that President Donald Trump was backing the still-evolving bill. But cracks within the party …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:08 a.m.

GOP, Democrats dodge disaster in California primaries

Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall. There was …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

GOP senators push for bill to rein in Trump on tariffs

Key Senate Republicans are pushing longshot legislation that would require Congress to sign off on President Donald Trump’s import tariffs, a rare attempt to stand up to the administration on …


Pushed by voters, GOP moderates rebel on immigration

Across the country – from California’s lush Central Valley to suburban Denver to Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s district of strip malls, farms and the laid-back Florida Keys – moderate Republicans like …


Cal Thomas: The GOP’s fear factor

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” he could not have foreseen today’s Republican Party. A bill authored by Sen. …


Republican chaos on immigration shows issue’s risks for GOP

The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for a party that badly needs unity heading into the elections …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

He is the Republican Party’s most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 2:36 p.m.

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Sen. John McCain still up for a fight, even in illness

As in so much of the senator’s extraordinary life, rebellious Republican John McCain is facing this challenging chapter – battling brain cancer – in his own rule-breaking way, stirring up …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Mailer targets Republican candidate for lieutenant governor

A campaign mailer aims to smear a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Idaho by claiming he’s a foreign agent and has other agents funneling cash into his campaign.


Democrats, GOP see tight Nevada race key to Senate control

Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year lies in battleground Nevada, where Sen. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

GOP outsiders in – and out – as primary season kicks off

Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as “Trumpier than Trump” but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters …


Two GOP Idaho candidates to stay on ballot

Two former Idaho lawmakers previously kicked off the May 15 ballot over residency concerns have been given second chances to run for legislative seats.


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out …


GOP groups take out ads to stoke Trump-Tester feud

Republican groups are taking out attack ads against Sen. Jon Tester in an attempt to make good on President Donald Trump’s pledge that the Montana Democrat will pay for scuttling …


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

6 GOP candidates spar in Idaho congressional debate

Republican candidates vying for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District on Sunday all promised to support President Donald Trump’s agenda during their latest televised debate.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

Ex-con candidate compounding GOP woes in West Virginia

Republican Don Blankenship doesn’t care if his party and his president don’t think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

GOP-led House panel officially clears Trump in Russia probe

The Republican-led House intelligence committee on Friday released a lengthy report concluding it found no evidence that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign, drawing praise …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:04 a.m.

Idaho Medical Association endorses Little in governor’s race

The Idaho Medical Association is endorsing Lt. Gov. Brad Little in the upcoming GOP gubernatorial primary election.


Bryan Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Paul Ryan’s seat

A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he is running to succeed Ryan in Congress.


Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:56 a.m.

GOP congressional candidate clarifies abortion claim

Republican Russ Fulcher, who is currently running for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District, has clarified his campaign claim that he’s passed more “pro-life” legislation than anyone in Idaho’s history.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Republican hopefuls in Idaho’s crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Thursday debate that saw some sharp …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Idaho GOP candidates report latest congressional fundraising

Republican Russ Fulcher has maintained his fundraising lead in the crowded GOP field seeking Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District seat, campaign finance reports show.