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Can Ted Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn’t settle it.


New Hampshire GOP bristles at Fiorina’s debate exclusion

A top New Hampshire member of the Republican National Committee and the state’s GOP U.S. senator are blasting ABC News’s decision not to include Carly Fiorina in Saturday’s debate in …


Marco Rubio is target as rivals try to block his rise

With the New Hampshire primary poised to cut down the Republican field, candidates are sharpening their knives in a desperate bid for survival that on Thursday resembled a group attack …


Rick Santorum follows Rand Paul in exit from presidential race

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who won Iowa’s 2012 caucuses, ended his presidential campaign Wednesday and endorsed Marco Rubio for president.


Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to unify and stop fighting each other as he tried steering his fractious party into an election year devoid of the collisions …


Trump wants Iowa election do-over

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over.


Trump-less GOP debate drew 12.5 million viewers

The seventh Republican presidential debate – and the first one without Donald Trump – has reached 12.5 million viewers.


Debate fact check: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate.


GOP candidates fill the void left by Trump’s boycott

A debate without Donald Trump offered his rivals a chance to escape his long shadow Thursday, resulting in sharp exchanges among Republicans hoping to survive the winnowing of the presidential …


Trump looks to grab attention as GOP rivals debate

Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Thursday night absent their front-runner, Donald Trump, who will instead seek to starve his rivals of attention at a critical juncture in the …


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, 5:15 p.m.

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.