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Politics May 09Stunned Trump foes face diminished options at GOP convention
Anti-Trump forces are trying to figure out how to use this July's GOP meetings to keep Trump from reshaping the party and its guiding principles, perhaps with fights over the platform or even his vice presidential pick.
Nation Apr 27House backs bill bolstering privacy of old emails
The House has used a rare show of unanimity to approve legislation requiring the government to get a warrant if it wants people's older emails.
Nation Apr 23Why you don’t have to be nominated to become the GOP nominee
It turns out you don't have to be nominated to become the Republican presidential nominee.
Politics Apr 21GOP leaders reject change in presidential nominating rules
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- 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 prelude to what may be sharper battles…
Politics Apr 19GOP leader, House Republicans meet on convention rules
WASHINGTON -- The rules governing this summer's Republican presidential nominating convention will be made by that gathering's delegates, not a small group of GOP leaders, the chairman of the Republican National Committee told House GOP lawmakers on Tuesday.
Politics Apr 17GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules
The Republican Party's rules chairman is accusing other GOP officials of "a breach of our trust" by trying to preserve the party leadership's power to allow the nomination of a fresh candidate for president.
Nation Mar 29Capitol returning to normal day after intruder is shot
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol complex was set to return to normal Tuesday, a day after police say officers shot and wounded a man who pulled a weapon at a security checkpoint as he entered the underground Capitol Visitor Center.
Politics Mar 21Elizabeth Warren labels Trump a ‘loser,’ but also a threat
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren labeled Donald Trump a loser, a bully and a threat on Monday, continuing a fierce war of words between the liberal icon and the front-running Republican presidential candidate that has played out on social media…
Nation Mar 17Cranking up pressure, Garland begins Senate visits
President Barack Obama's choice for the Supreme Court commenced courtesy calls with senators Thursday as Democrats began the next phase of their drive to put unbearable election-year pressure on Republicans refusing to consider any Obama pick.
Politics Feb 22Senate controversies over Supreme Court picks are rare
WASHINGTON -- The history of Supreme Court nominations is dominated by tales of picks the Senate debated and approved with little angst. President Barack Obama's upcoming effort to fill the vacancy created by Antonin Scalia's death doesn't seem to be…