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Politics Jun 26Henry McMaster, backed by Trump, wins South Carolina governor primary
No contest mattered more to President Donald Trump than South Carolina, where McMaster had faced the possibility of losing his seat to self-made Republican millionaire John Warren.
Politics Jun 22Most Americans oppose presidential self-pardons, poll finds
Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. And if the nation's chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president.
Politics Jun 16Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration
NEW YORK — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party’s most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House…
Politics Jun 06Trump puts own spin on primaries, declaring GOP had ‘great night’
Neither party immediately appeared to suffer major setbacks. And the winners and losers in California’s most competitive races could take days to sort out given the state’s unique election laws.
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.