Friday, July 21, 2017

Republican Party

In this July 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he greets people at the Fourth of July picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital is bracing for a long, hot summer, and that’s not even counting the weather. The White House is immersed in allegations of scandal. Congressional Republicans are ensnared in their own divisions. ...
In this June 30, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

BY STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT NEW YORK (AP) — In firm control of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure. ...
President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

BY JULIE BYKOWICZ WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far. ...
In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, file photo, Torianto Johnson, a freshman at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, holds a sign supporting immigrants during a rally outside a federal courthouse in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

BY DANIEL TRIELLI WASHINGTON (AP) — Young Republicans hold significantly more liberal views of immigrants and immigration than their older counterparts, reflecting a difference consistent with white Americans regardless of which political party they identify with, according to the latest ...
Candidates in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race Republican Karen Handel, left, and Democrat Jon Ossoff prepare to debate Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Atlanta. The two meet in a June 20 special election.

BY BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed from an afterthought in the usually conservative Atlanta suburbs into an expensive national proxy for ...
In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. ...
In this June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim ...
In this May 11, 2017 photo, protesters gather outside US Rep. Randy Hultgren's office in McHenry, Illinois. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)

BY BILL BARROW and SARA BURNETT MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — Skeleton in hand, retired biology teacher Jeannie Scown delivered a message to her Republican congressman at his office northwest of Chicago. “Killed by Trumpcare Plague, May 4, 2017,” her poster ...
In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, reporters raise their hands as White House press secretary Sean Spicer takes questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — In the opening days of the Trump administration, Democrats are far more interested than Republicans in seeing the news media assume the traditional role of watchdogs to people in power, a survey released ...
Lisa Moore of Denver holds up a sign during a protest outside the office of U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., over the health care overhaul bill up for a vote in the U.S. House Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Like boxers before a big fight, Republicans pumped themselves up with the pounding music of Survivor’s 1980s anthem “Eye of the Tiger” and Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business” before passing a bill ...
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