Stories tagged: gop
Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Graves says he’ll retire after his current term in Congress, joining a larger-than-typical group of lawmakers taking their leave from an increasingly partisan and unproductive Washington.
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. announced Thursday that he will try to reclaim his old job as Utah governor.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Mark Sanford is ending his longshot 2020 Republican presidential bid.
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won’t seek reelection, enhancing Democrats’ chances to grab yet …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019
Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump in large part because they can’t agree on how to defend the president
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
With Inland Northwest Republicans joining their GOP colleagues to vote no, Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided …
Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon announced Monday that he is retiring from Congress and will not seek election to a 12th term.
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
One of them is a gregarious, backslapping Californian unwavering in his defense of President Donald Trump. The other is a reserved, calibrated Kentuckian who chooses his words about Trump with …
Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
After years of limiting public fights with President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans broke ranks over the president’s plans to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
They may have his back on impeachment, but some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies are suddenly revolting against his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria.
Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
Republicans played a key role in convincing President Richard Nixon that he should resign, but it’s a different political climate now as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment inquiry
Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump’s public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a few voiced concern that the …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
A Texas congressman is the latest House Republican to announce he won’t run for reelection.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
Rep. Chris Collins of New York is resigning from Congress ahead of his expected guilty plea in an insider trading case
Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from western New York, submitted his resignation from Congress on Monday ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
Former California Rep. Darrell Issa plans to run against indicted fellow GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter, The Associated Press has learned.
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
A Republican congressman in California said Tuesday he won’t run for re-election next year, making him the 18th GOP incumbent to bow out of the U.S. House of Representatives now …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved a Pentagon funding bill on Thursday, rejecting Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump’s border wall request and his moves to pay for the project …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Facing health challenges, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year’s end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was on the cast of MTV’s “The Real World” before he went into politics, announced Monday that he …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, has announced a challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
Already, state Rep. Matt Shea and some of his closest supporters have made physical preparations for a holy war, one that would help them establish their long-envisioned 51st state, their …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin found themselves in the unusual position Wednesday of advocating for a bill that broadens birth control access, an area where Democrats typically lead.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
Another Texas Republican congressman announced his retirement Monday as the party’s mounting departures made it increasingly unlikely it will be able to regain the House majority in next year’s elections.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
In a laundry list of reasons why the United States is grappling with mass killings, an Ohio state lawmaker has settled on immigrants, same-sex marriage, transgender rights, disrespect toward veterans …
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald …