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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., smiles as he leaves the floor of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. The GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term,  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP offers smaller budget cuts on debt measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government’s bills than they were during a budget battle two […]

09/23/2013

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., walks to a Republican strategy session at the Capitol, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP leaders confounded on stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP leaders eager to avoid blame for a possible government shutdown next month appear confounded by conservatives’ passion for using fast-approaching deadlines to derail the implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care […]

09/12/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Perry to headline California GOP convention

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The California Republican Party says Texas Gov. Rick Perry will headline its fall convention in Anaheim. The GOP made the announcement Monday. Perry’s office did not immediately confirm his attendance at […]

08/19/2013

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Congressman Tom Cotton, left, speaks with state Rep. Alan Clark at an early morning gathering of supporters at the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs, Ark., Thursday, August 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Sentinel-Record, Richard Rasmussen)

Senate control hinges on fate of Southern Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are counting on some Southern comfort to win Senate control next year. The fate of Democratic incumbents in GOP-trending Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, the ability of the 71-year-old GOP leader […]

08/08/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Post-Romney, some in GOP reject advice to moderate

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, many senior Republicans concluded the party must moderate its image on issues such as immigration and reproductive rights. But some GOP lawmakers have done the opposite. They […]

08/06/2013

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House GOP, Democrats clash over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans took a tentative step toward offering citizenship to some unauthorized immigrants Tuesday, but hit an immediate wall of resistance from the White House on down as Democrats said it wasn’t […]

07/23/2013

In this July 17, 2013, file photo, Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., center, and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., right, chairman of the House Education Committee, walk to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote to delay the individual and employer mandates of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Voters shifting right force House GOP to keep pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans feel growing pressure to steer firmly right on key issues, thanks to changes in primary-election politics that are complicating Congress’ ability to solve big problems. Independent research supports the belief […]

07/22/2013

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GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act has caught Republicans between new state autonomy that conservatives covet and the law’s popularity among voters even GOP leaders say the […]

07/04/2013

Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas. (Photo credit: marchant.house.gov)

Immigration splits GOP’s national, House interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party’s hope of running stronger presidential races by revamping immigration is about to hit a big hurdle: House Republicans. Many House Republicans are chilly or openly hostile to the bipartisan […]

06/17/2013

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifying at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya (AP Photo)

GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond

WASHINGTON (AP) – Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats’ early favorite for president in […]

05/11/2013

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