Republican Party (United States)

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, accompanied by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, about the Supreme Court¹s decision in the McCutcheon vs. FEC case, in which the Court struck down limits in federal law on the aggregate campaign contributions individual donors may make to candidates, political parties, and political action committees.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to benefit the […]

04/03/2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee laughs as he is greeted after a meeting of the Political Animals Club in Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Huckabee in Washington, hinting at 2016 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told about 70 Republican House members Wednesday that he is considering another run for the White House — but that campaign cash remains a key issue for […]

03/26/2014

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DNC narrows RNC savings lead, still laden in debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowed the savings gap with its Republican counterpart in February but is still carrying $15 million in debt. The Democratic National Committee raised $7.5 million last month and […]

03/20/2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP pushes social issues at conservative showcase

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Some of the GOP’s most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year’s midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide […]

03/07/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens during on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

GOP blocks Dem effort to chastise Issa’s conduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise California Republican Darrell Issa (EYE’-suh) for his conduct at a committee hearing. Issa abruptly adjourned a hearing of the House Oversight Committee […]

03/06/2014

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RNC raises $8 million in January, topping Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee raised almost $8 million dollars in the first month of the year, while its Democratic rival brought in $6.6 million. That’s what the parties announced Thursday. The RNC […]

02/20/2014

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Dems’ Senate committee outraises GOP in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ committee trying to keep the party’s majority in the Senate raised more money in January than its Republican counterpart. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Wednesday it raised almost $6.6 […]

02/19/2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

House Republicans back away from debt fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to spook the markets and divided among themselves, House Republicans backed away from a battle over the government’s debt limit Tuesday and permitted President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies to drive quick […]

02/11/2014

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

MSNBC apologies for tweet that drew GOP ire

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of MSNBC says a staffer has been fired after sending an offensive tweet suggesting the right wing will hate a Cheerios ad that features a biracial couple. MSNBC President […]

01/30/2014

Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House GOP leaders face challenge on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders poised to revive efforts to overhaul the immigration system with new broad policy principles are facing a direct challenge from a GOP senator who is warning against a headlong […]

01/29/2014

U.S. Senate candidates, from left: Shane Osborn, Nebraska; Matt Whitaker, Iowa, and Terri Lynn Land, Michigan. (AP Photo/File)

GOP tries to school candidates to avoid disaster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having watched several promising campaigns collapse in 2012 after candidates made catastrophic mistakes, national Republican leaders are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for this year’s midterm elections. They’re summoning contenders— […]

01/27/2014

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

GOP activists defend Christie at national meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Christie may have been nearly 200 miles away, but his struggles in New Jersey buzzed through the hallways of a Washington hotel this week as hundreds of Republican officials gathered to […]

01/24/2014

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