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Republicans find repealing Obamacare is easier said than done

Key Republicans in Congress are cautioning that replacing Obamacare will be a difficult and lengthy process that won’t happen in the first days of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.


GOP nominates Paul Ryan for House speaker

Paul Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump.


Fact checker: Paul Ryan’s false claim that ‘because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke’

“What people don’t realize is, because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke.” — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., interview with Fox News Channel, Nov. 10


Speaker Ryan tells GOP colleagues: ‘We must deliver’

House Speaker Paul Ryan told Republican lawmakers Monday that it’s time to “hit the ground running as we join forces with the new Trump administration.”


Republicans likely to heed Trump’s call to repeal Obamacare

Congress is all but certain to seek to repeal parts of the health care overhaul, unwinding the signature achievement of the Obama administration and delivering on one of the Republican …


GOP keeps Senate control as Democrats fall short

Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their …


GOP wins 2 more years of House control, Dem gains minimal

Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had …


Will this be the election that finally kills off the Democratic and Republican parties?

Andrew Riffel pondered the looming choice of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump and asked a simple question.


Trump stops holding high-dollar fundraisers that were raising big cash for the GOP

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has stopped holding events for his high-dollar fundraising operation for the rest of the campaign, an unusual move that deals another serious blow to the …


Pennsylvania Republicans sue to allow poll watchers to cross county lines

Stymied in their efforts to pass a bill allowing more freedom to Election Day poll watchers, Pennsylvania Republicans have filed a lawsuit, arguing that their activists have First and 14th …


GOP office reopens after firebombing in North Carolina

Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing …


Pence says GOP ticket will ‘absolutely’ accept vote outcome

Mike Pence said Sunday he and Donald Trump will abide by “the will of the American people” on Election Day, and suggested that Trump’s claim of a “rigged” election stems …


Trump slows GOP defections as lawmakers led by Thune backtrack

Donald Trump may have stanched the bleeding of Republican support for his embattled campaign, with several Republicans who had called on him to step down now saying they plan to …


Trump declares war on the Republican Party four weeks before Election Day

Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to …


A generation of GOP stars stands diminished: ‘Everything Trump touches dies’

Donald Trump’s turbulent campaign, on display here at Sunday night’s second presidential debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, has damaged far more than his own White House prospects. It threatens …


Republican lawmakers under fire for racially insensitive comments after Charlotte unrest

Republican lawmakers are under increasing fire for racially insensitive comments after the fatal police shootings of black men sparked unrest in two states.


Republican deal averts vote on impeaching head of IRS

A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS.


GOP-led panel to question officials on FBI probe of Clinton

Republicans angry at the FBI for not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server will question officials about the decision.


Trump praises Schlafly as ‘hero’ of conservatism

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said Saturday at the funeral for conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly that the “movement has lost its hero.”


In a first, Trump says he regrets painful comments

For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump offered an extended apology to those who may have been hurt by his caustic comments, saying that he …


GOP could be near Trump breaking point; frustration abounds

The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump.


If Trump can’t get along with GOP, how will he govern?

Beyond the immediate fallout from his rocky relationship with party elders, there’s a longer-term reality for Donald Trump: Should he win the presidency, he’ll have to work closely with the …


GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she will not vote for Trump

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine will not be voting for Donald Trump, she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Monday night.


Trump to try to steady campaign with economic speech

Donald Trump is trying to shift from a disastrous stretch of his presidential campaign to one focused on policy and party unity. But even as his allies speak of lessons …


Trump ends standoff with Ryan, strains to fix split GOP

Donald Trump faced an all-too-clear sign of GOP divisions Friday in two Midwestern battlegrounds, embraced by party leaders in one state but ignored in another as he strained to overcome …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP full of fear and loathing, but no facts or logic

Everywhere you turned there was something that made you embarrassed for them, something so disconnected from fact, logic or decency as to suggest those things no longer have much meaning …


AP explains: Why do Republicans say sky is falling? Is it?

The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. …


Facebook image of Obama in noose has lawmaker in trouble

Oregon House Republicans are calling on one of their legislative candidates to withdraw from the November election because of an image posted on his Facebook page showing President Barack Obama …


GOP platform calls for transferring federal lands

Drafters of the national 2016 Republican platform voted this week in Cleveland by a narrow margin to support a sell-off of federal lands and stepped-up logging in national forests.


Mike Pence’s unflappability could help Donald Trump stay cool

As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”