Republican Party (United States)

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo)

Rubio says those against same-sex marriage face intolerance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social […]

07/23/2014

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif. leaves a  Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, as candidates vying for House GOP leadership posts make their pitches to the rank-and-file in the tumultuous aftermath of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s sudden loss last week in his Virginia primary race. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise to leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California capped a meteoric rise through the ranks of power on Thursday, winning election as House majority leader as Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. […]

06/19/2014

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves House Speaker John Boehner's office on the day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was defeated in the Virginia primary at the hands of a tea party challenger, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. McCarthy, the third-ranking GOP leader, informed fellow Republicans he intended to run to succeed Cantor, officials said. "I think he'd make an outstanding majority leader," Cantor said of McCarthy. "And I will be backing him with my full support."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Republicans look to leadership elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California appears likely to win election as House majority leader on Thursday when Republicans vote in the wake of Eric Cantor’s surprising primary defeat, but an unpredictable, contest […]

06/18/2014

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves House Speaker John Boehner's office on the day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was defeated in the Virginia primary at the hands of a tea party challenger, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. McCarthy, the third-ranking GOP leader, informed fellow Republicans he intended to run to succeed Cantor, officials said. "I think he'd make an outstanding majority leader," Cantor said of McCarthy. "And I will be backing him with my full support."  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In GOP upheaval, a front-runner – and discontent

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Republican Kevin McCarthy quickly amassed support to become House majority leader on Thursday, but his likely ascent shut conservatives out of the chamber’s top leadership jobs, leaving them fuming and exposing […]

06/12/2014

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 3, 2014, file photo, Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss to a tea-party backed challenger exposes anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party, caught in tug of tug-of-war between those willing to negotiate in the corridors of power and purists who demand absolute opposition to President Barack Obama. The next test could be six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who faces state lawmaker McDaniel in a primary runoff that’s well positioned to further the party’s lurch toward the right. (AP Photo/George Clark, File)

Tea party candidates try to build on Cantor loss

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party’s House majority leader, whose loss to a tea party-backed challenger put the differences dividing Republicans back at the forefront […]

06/11/2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers a concession speech in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Cantor lost in the GOP primary to tea party candidate Dave Brat. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger carried […]

06/11/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with people at a restaurant Friday, May 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Terry Wyatt)

Christie plunges back into building 2016 coalition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Christie is plunging into what amounts to a cross-country revival tour, looking to recover from a clumsy political scandal and reclaim his place as a promising Republican presidential prospect. In […]

06/09/2014

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

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