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Politics May 19Trump plans aggressive role in midterms, but is he welcome?
As the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere.
Politics May 08Indiana businessman Mike Braun to take on Dem Sen. Donnelly in the fall
A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone.
Politics Mar 16Jeff Flake says Republican Party ‘might not deserve to lead’
In a Thursday speech to the National Press Club, Republican Jeff Flake said that his party "might not deserve to lead" because of its blind loyalty to Donald Trump. By visiting New Hampshire, Flake is now declaring the possibility of…
Politics Mar 13Pa. House race tighter-than-tight; Democrat claims win
MT. LEBANON, Pa. — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in…
Politics Feb 14GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges
WASHINGTON — The Trump White House's handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party's yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the 2018 midterm elections.
Economy Feb 13Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge
The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more.
Politics Feb 07Pelosi sets record with marathon House speech pushing for vote for ‘Dreamers’
While she spoke, immigration activists joined liberals threatening political retribution against the congressional Democrats who abandoned the strategy of demanding that a budget deal be paired with an immigration deal.
Politics Jan 28Kochs to spend $20 million to promote tax overhaul
The political network backed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend $20 million to promote the tax overhaul signed into law by President Trump.
Politics Dec 02Amid accusations, Roy Moore fighting for campaign cash
The Senate candidate and his allies are almost completely cut off from the GOP's traditional donor network and struggling to raise money for the final-weeks sprint to Election Day.
Politics Nov 10How sexual allegations against Roy Moore could transform the Alabama Senate race
In the span of a tumultuous afternoon, a low-profile special election became a Republican nightmare that threatens a once-safe Senate seat — and offers a new window into ugly divisions that continue to plague the GOP in the age of…