Thursday, September 21, 2017

Republican Party

This Aug. 8, 2017, photo, Ada Wilson, a 59-year-old Republican from Orem, holds John Curtis posters after a town hall in Salt Lake City.

BY MICHELLE L. PRICE SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three GOP candidates hoping to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress face off in a primary election Tuesday after weeks trying to burnish their conservative credentials and fend off attack ...
In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 photo, U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, speaks with a local resident during a stop at the Glenwood City Hall, in Glenwood, Iowa.

BY THOMAS BEAUMONT RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. David Young angered conservatives in Iowa when he initially opposed a House Republican health care bill then weeks later backed it. Independents were frustrated with the two-term congressman’s embrace of ...
In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide and a Fox News host lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday for saying people think Congress hasn’t done anything this year partly because President Donald ...
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 ...
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