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Just a few weeks ago, it looked like America might weather the remainder of the Trump presidency without taking on any more (major) legislative damage. Paul Ryan's ... And that would mean that Republicans would suddenly gain the power to kill decades of regulatory decisions through party-line votes.
Eleven House Republicans -- Ron DeSantis, Andy Biggs, Dave Brat, Jeff Duncan, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar, Andy Harris, Jody Hice, Todd Rokita, Claudia Tenney, and Ted Yoho ... But it's also an important signpost of where we stand in terms of Trump's relationship to the congressional Republican Party.

"I see the Republican Party, as near as I can tell, reflects now entirely Donald Trump's values," the former FBI director added. "It doesn't reflect values at all. It's transactional, it's ego-driven, it's in service to his ego." Comey, who served in both Republican and Democratic administrations, testified ...
The fact is that on the matters that move the hearts and minds of voters in elections, the man,President Trump, and the party, Republicans, are ... Democrats should run aggressively against the Trump Republican tax scandal in which Republicans wrote a secret tax bill behind closed doors, under ...
If the high-water mark of Republican power came on the day last December that congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump celebrated the ... "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy" is Ta-Nehisi Coates' lament over what he considers the lost opportunity of the Obama years.

That quality also helped when the first lady was hosting parties at the White House, bringing Republicans and Democrats to the table. "She's from an almost forgotten era of bipartisan politics," said Andrew Och, historian and so-called "First Ladies Man." He told Circa, "They didn't care what party you were in, they knew ...
WASHINGTON -- As chief executive of the influential conservative think tank Heritage Action for America, Michael Needham waged years of unforgiving political warfare against the Republican Party establishment, deepening the divide between party leaders and grass-roots activists that helped ... GOP
When Roy Moore became a top contender for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, it was without the help of the Republican party. "Our goal is to nominate people in the primaries next year who can actually win," Mitch McConnell famously said in a thinly veiled dig at Steve Bannon, ...
He was a US representative for Texas, UN ambassador, Republican Party chairman, ambassador to China and CIA director. He then became Ronald Reagan's vice president for two terms and won election to the White House in 1988. He left office in 1993 after losing a re-election bid to Bill Clinton.
Colorado's major party assemblies on Saturday feature a surprisingly open Republican governor's contest with candidates courting delegates loyal to ... Stapleton's problems sparked infighting with Coffman and Robinson and echoed those of Jon Keyser, a top contender in the 2016 GOP U.S. Senate race ...
Despite Mr. Trump's considerable flaws as a presidential candidate, he effectively diagnosed the reasons the Republican Party is widely disliked, even by its own voters. It has become the party of the white working class — six out of ten Republicans are now whites without a college degree — but it has ...
DONALD TRUMP is not a traditional Republican. His breaks with the party's orthodoxy on several issues, and above all on free trade, have caused many Republican officials and conservative intellectuals to denounce his leadership. But although most party officials have embraced the president only ...
Coffman attempted to challenge Stapleton's place on the assembly ballot, but the complaint was quickly dismissed by Republican Party attorneys. ... help with endorsements from immigration firebrand Tom Tancredo, a former congressman and onetime candidate for governor, and conservative U.S. Rep.
"We will be the nation's Republican response to the Comey investigation," party Chairman Larry Kobrovsky said. CNN has been here before for other local GOP events and watch parties. Kobrovsky said he plans to pick about 20 party members to take part. CNN focus group reporter Gary Tuchman said ...
Most Republicans in the governor's race, however, have not joined Mr. Jones in chastising the right and the party overall remains committed to a small-government agenda, including in education. Among Democrats in these states, there is rising hope that a debate over funding schools and paying teachers ...
HANNIBAL, Mo. — Josh Hawley, Missouri's attorney general, took the stage in this historic Mississippi River town one evening last week, the picture of what the Republican Party wanted for the coming fight to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill this November: young, telegenic and smart. Six years ago, Ms.

Not your grandparents' political parties: How the makeup of Republican, Democratic voter bases have changed over decades ... Five US Presidents pose for picture in front of the Reagan Library 04 November 1991 in Simi Valley, Ca. Never before have five American Presidents been together. From left, are ...
IN AN era of deep partisan division in America, is there anything about which Democrats and Republicans still agree? ... groups are those that tend to divide the major parties: Democrats, for instance, are not big fans of the National Rifle Association, while Republicans tend to frown upon Black Lives Matter.
The belief that all people are created in God's image is the one thing standing between us and the nihilism of white nationalist, Randian, and Koch brothers wings of the Republican Party that would strip millions of Americans of health care, rip families apart through deportation, deny entry to refugees and ...
THURMONT, Md. (Reuters) - When Maryland Democrats drew new U.S. House of Representatives district maps in 2011, long-time Republican voter Bill ... roughly 55 miles north of the U.S. capital, said he thinks he and others like him were being targeted by the Democrats because of their party affiliation.
In the last several days alone, as Republicans presided over the mammoth spending bill, Trump announced billions of dollars in trade tariffs. Such expansive spending and tariffs have both long been opposed by a party that prides itself on fiscal diligence and free trade, and the alternatives as more in the ...
Just because the parties are trending in a certain direction doesn't mean they're fully there: Republicans are not just the party of old, conservative, white ... Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a poll from the Pew Research Center found that American adults are still split on whether it was the right ...
John Kasich, left and Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) at an event to debut a new group trying to reform the California Republican Party. ... "We are engaging in this idea that you can be a Republican and you can be with us on 50% of the issues or 60% of the issues; you don't have to be with us ...
The US Senate has approved a sweeping $1.3tn spending bill just hours after the 2,232-page text was released to lawmakers, as Republican leaders ... The House vote was not divided along party lines: 145 Republicans and 111 Democrats voted yes while 90 Republicans and 77 Democrats voted no.
WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee Republicans said Thursday that opposition to Donald J. Trump by the party's national security ... Conaway, Republican of Texas, who led the inquiry, said that the committee had found “a pattern of Russian active measures in the United States, both through ...
“The party was going down and down and down. Today we are the Titanic after it hit the iceberg — but before the last bit of the ship submerged.” Mr. Schwarzenegger was speaking at a youth center in East Los Angeles marking the start of an organization of moderate California Republicans trying to move ...
The four Democrats and four Republicans on the new state elections board went 'round and 'round Wednesday, casting tie vote after tie vote, as they ... the NC Republican Party executive director, said Republicans will talk about asking the legislature to consider a constitutional amendment to allow "a fully ...
WASHINGTON — Phil Bryant, the Republican governor of Mississippi, defied a last-minute appeal from the White House and announced Wednesday .... for Ms. Hyde-Smith, though, is if additional Republicans enter the race, making it easier for Mr. McDaniel to emerge as the party's top vote-getter in the first ...
I supported and voted for Susan Collins in 2002 and 2008. Since then, both of our political parties have become vastly more partisan and have demonstrated a remarkable deterioration in regard to integrity and trustworthiness. Why this deterioration and partisanship have developed are subjects of much ...
FARGO, N.D. — Former U.S. Rep. Rick Berg is back in politics after losing the Senate race to Heidi Heitkamp in 2012. Berg has been elected chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. The one-term congressman was elected by unanimous ballot during a meeting of the party's state committee on ...
Arthur Jones, who has been disavowed by his own party, is very likely to lose the general election, since the district is considered as a safe Democratic seat. The very fact that he secured the nomination, however, has created negative headlines for the Republican Party in the state as well as on a national ...
And last week, despite a Trump visit to the Pittsburgh suburbs just three days prior to voting, Republican Rick Saccone still lost Pennsylvania's 18 ... Other Republicans argue that, Trump's unpopularity in much of the country notwithstanding, the party is stuck with him and needs his help or face doing even ...
He pointed to Paul Nehlen, whose primary bid against the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, was denounced by the Wisconsin Republican Party last month, and Joe Arpaio, the immigration hard-liner pardoned by President Trump, who said in January that he was running for United States Senate in Arizona.
(CNN) As Republicans gear up for a tough midterm election year, party leaders are pointing to their success in passing the tax overhaul last year as the key ... The Republican there, Rick Saccone, embraced the tax cuts during the campaign, saying in a debate that they're "not the 'crumbs' that Nancy Pelosi ...
And unlike the lack of gun reform action in a slow-moving US Congress, America's governors in both parties were talking about taking swift action in their individual states to try to keep guns out of the hands of violent or mentally ill people. Of the Republican governors talking about the issue of gun control at ...
But a widespread Republican embrace of gun control measures is not the only way that the U.S. gun debate could change. ... backing moves like expanding background checks and limiting the sale of some types of guns, let's look at three other (and more likely) ways that American gun policy might shift.
Michael Steele, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said on Saturday that the party has a problem with racism after a ... be the R.N.C. chair because he's a black guy,” said Mr. Walters, the communications director for the American Conservative Union, which organized the conference.
Since Edwards took office in January 2016, Democrats have lost one seat in the state House, John Kennedy, a Republican was elected to the U.S. Senate, state Rep. John Schroder, a Republican, was elected to replace Kennedy as treasurer and Republicans have gained 76,000 registered voters, while ...
On Thursday at a conference sponsored by the American Conservative Union, Ben Domenech, the publisher of The Federalist, had an illuminating .... And if Trump's numbers are any indication, the Republican Party is at risk of losing America's Marge Simpsons, many of whom would find themselves ...
“I don't think either party is answering people's deepest concerns and needs,” Kasich told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl ... John Hickenlooper of Colorado, who was interviewed along with Kasich, said, “Right now, both parties don't seem capable of having a coherent agenda.
The Texas election code requires each party to organize, hire and train election workers, although the parties typically contract with the county's Election Department to train the workers and administer the election, which has been the practice in Bastrop County since the department was created.
Federal and state Republican party officials are expected to sue to contest a Pennsylvania court's redrawing of the state's 18 congressional districts. ... With control of the U.S. House on the line in November, Trump urged Republicans to challenge the new map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts all ...
“The sad content of modern Republican character is a symptom of the corruption and hypocrisy that has afflicted half of our body politic — a sickness of the soul that manifests itself in personal behavior as well as policy,” he writes, adding, “The modern G.O.P. is … a party built around bad faith.” Krugman ...
BISMARCK, N.D. - A North Dakota Republican party spokesperson Kelly Armstrong is running for the U.S. House. Armstrong created a campaign committee for U.S. House race according to Federal Elections Commission filings. Armstrong is a state senator from Dickinson and resigned Tuesday as the ...
(From the left) Lori Sotelo, Chris Vance, Slade Gorton, Bill Bryant talk about the future of the Republican Party at Crosscut Festival. Credit: ... The panel featured a gathering of state Republicans at the Crosscut Festival at Seattle University earlier this month. ... Gorton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980.
Blame the Republican Party. ... Republicans in the White House and Congress are the ones standing in the way of helping "dreamers. ... Washington" rhetoric, but there are lots of common-sense policy changes, on supposedly unsolvable issues, that large majorities of voters from both parties support.
But their willingness to chide Trump's outlandishness—Flake compared Trump to Josef Stalin on the floor of the United States Senate—felt like a welcome ... Trump was never as popular among Republicans as in other states, Romney has to win at least a plurality of Republican voters in his Senate primary.
The deficits that Mr. Trump and the Republican-led Congress just approved, added Mr. Paul, who was an early Tea Party star, ”would make President Obama cringe.” Many Republicans do indeed prefer the more accommodating version of the president when it comes to most policies. And despite the ...
Republicans are saying nothing. On today's episode: ... Three pillars of the Republican Party's economic platform over the last decade were less government spending, a smaller deficit and policy certainty. ... And if you're interested in advertising with “The Daily,” write to us at thedaily-ads@nytimes.com.


 

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