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Trump concerns cut into House Republicans’ support

Anxiety over Donald Trump spread among congressional Republicans Monday, pushing several to follow House Speaker Paul Ryan’s lead and withhold their support from the divisive billionaire. Ryan himself declared there’s …


Charles Krauthammer: Trump’s victory a revolting paradox

If insufficient resistance to Obama’s liberalism created this sense of betrayal, why in a field of 17 did Republican voters choose the least conservative candidate?


House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president.


Kim Wyman: Easy to be heard on presidential primary

I am concerned that new voters, especially our millennials, will walk away from “the system” rather than begin a lifetime of voting and civic engagement.


Cynthia M. Allen: Getting ready to lose with Cruz

Cruz may have few attributes to recommend him, but that’s a few more than his primary opponent. And in the most bizarre election cycle in recent history, that tips the …


Half of GOP conservatives say climate change is real, poll shows

The percentage of conservative Republicans who consider global warming a threat shot up 19 points in two years, to 47 percent, according to public opinion researchers at Yale University and …


House GOP plan to cut wartime money troubles Defense Secretary Carter

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that he’s deeply troubled by a House Republican proposal to reduce wartime funding by $18 billion to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon …


Republican Idaho lawmaker bloc often votes ‘no’ on appropriations

Every year a bloc of lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature votes against billions of dollars in spending for routine functions of state government, and this year was no exception.


Millennials shift toward Democrats, away from Trump, poll shows

Republicans long have worried about how to survive as conservative GOP voters die off and are replaced by more liberal younger Americans. A new national poll of millennial voters suggests …


Donald Trump 2.0: Aides promise a new look. Will he deliver?

Standing in a conference room at a swanky South Florida hotel, Donald Trump’s chief adviser assured Republican insiders his boss was ready to tone down his over-the-top persona.


Trump makes dramatic turnaround on eliminating national debt

Donald Trump has had a 14-figure change of heart in three weeks. Last month, the Republican presidential front-runner made news when he told the Washington Post that he’d push to …


Election analysis: In race between Clinton and Sanders, who will play nice first?

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s expansive win in the New York primary, both she and challenger Bernie Sanders face a freighted decision: whether, and how, to pull back on …


GOP nominee must earn delegate majority, party boss says

The head of the Republican National Committee says the GOP will not “hand the nomination” to any presidential candidate who fails to win a majority of delegates in the coming …


Florida’s GOP delegates could face historic decision

Across Florida over the past few weeks, Republican Party members have gathered at libraries, office buildings and restaurants to choose the 99 delegates representing the GOP at the national convention …


Trump presses GOP leaders to embrace him as certain nominee

Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big electoral gains this fall despite his contentious ways.


Get registered for presidential primary

The presidential primary is different from the “Top Two” primary that has been in place for several years for local, county, state and federal races, and in which voters may …


Donald Trump, Ted Cruz spar over transgender bathroom law

The issue that has roiled North Carolina erupted into the Republican presidential race Thursday, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz attacking Donald Trump over his criticism of the state’s actions over …


GOP leaders reject change in presidential nominating rules

Republican Party leaders turned aside an effort Thursday to change the rules at their national convention to make it harder for the GOP to choose a fresh presidential candidate, a …


Eagles’ Joe Walsh: I’m dropping out of GOP convention show

Eagles keyboardist and guitarist Joe Walsh says he’s pulling out of a Cleveland summer concert he thought would be a nonpartisan event for veterans’ families because it’s actually a launch …


Presidential campaign rolls into Pennsylvania

With New York behind them, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton brought their campaigns to Pennsylvania Wednesday for what promises to be the state’s most raucous presidential primary races …


Fox, CNN spent more time on GOP candidates than Dems, study shows

Anyone who used Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup as their main source of campaign news over the past month may be forgiven for thinking there was only one presidential nomination …


Senate leader McConnell ‘optimistic’ GOP convention goes to a second ballot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is “increasingly optimistic” that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does …


GOP convention rule changes unlikely before July event, officials say

Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday that they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national …


Trump’s inexperienced supporters hamstring delegate hunt

Donald Trump’s national campaign is largely staffed by an insular circle with little experience in the complexities of presidential politics.


GOP stalwart Phyllis Schlafly faces strife following Trump endorsement

Longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly’s endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has led to internal strife – and what she claims was an attempt to oust her – at …


Kasich denounces political paths trod by Trump, Cruz

Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered a withering denunciation Tuesday of his fellow Republican presidential candidates, casting them as purveyors of political darkness who have distorted reality in pursuit of their …


House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid

An aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Wisconsin Republican will address reporters Tuesday to formally rule out a run for president this year.


Maine Senate holds off on votes until snubbed senator seated

A spat over a snubbed state senator in Maine has escalated into a tit-for-tat standoff after the Republican-controlled Senate said Monday it will refuse to hold roll call votes until …


Girl at Trump rally who was pepper-sprayed may face charges

JANESVILLE, Wis. – Investigators said Thursday that they’re recommending a disorderly conduct charge be filed against a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed after she punched a man at a rally …


Idaho GOP committee members accuse party of secret society

Members of Idaho’s Republican Party central committee say a secret society has been formed to oust them from their leadership positions.