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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the Republican Conference chair, left, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, after a closed-door strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

No compromise: Government on brink of a shutdown?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving closer to the brink of a government shutdown, House Republicans vowed Thursday they won’t simply accept the stopgap legislation that is likely to remain after Senate Democrats strip away a plan […]

09/26/2013

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 House: Keep government open, hit ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve — and […]

09/20/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Republican leaders emerge from a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dodge default, defund Obamacare, GOP leaders say

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out Obamacare, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship […]

09/18/2013

Illinois Republican  gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner speaks to a gathering Republicans and business leaders at a stop on his Bring Back Illinois Tour in Quincy, Ill. (AP Photo/The Quincy Herald-Whig, Steve Bohnstedt)

Wealthy business executives eye political races

CHICAGO (AP) — He has never been elected to anything, not even “student council in high school,” as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being “pretty […]

09/16/2013

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

Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP)

Fox’s O’Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington […]

08/30/2013

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80 House members: Shutdown better than ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a third of House Republicans urged their leader Thursday to trigger a government shutdown rather than fund the implementation of the health care overhaul they call “Obamacare.” A letter from […]

08/22/2013

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

New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia,  second from right, speaks as, from left, Karin Agness, founder of Network of Enlightened Women, Speaker of the House in Oklahoma, T.W. Shannon, Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, and San Jose police officer Scott Erickson look on during the Republican National Committee summer meeting Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS)

GOP pushes rising stars amid internal skepticism

BOSTON (AP) — The Republican Party launched its latest effort Thursday to sell itself to a more diverse segment of the population, acknowledging a glaring weakness in the GOP’s ability to attract new voters in […]

08/15/2013

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Santorum says GOP must appeal to working class

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican Party must to do a better job reaching out to working class voters, former senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Saturday. The Iowa caucus winner said that […]

08/10/2013

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