Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Republican Party

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 ...
In this Spet. 19, 2015, file photo Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., is seen during a congressional panel at the 2016 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in Mackinac Island, Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — A respected moderate Republican lawmaker dealt a significant blow Tuesday to the languishing GOP health care bill, saying he opposes it even as House leaders seek support from holdouts in hopes of pushing the ...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters about President Donald Trump's first 100 days, Friday, April 28, 2017, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a ...
In this Sept. 27, 1994 file photo, then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich of Ga., pauses while speaking to Republican congressional candidates on Capitol Hill during a rally where they pledged a "Contract with America." (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)

Disputes over spending and health care in a divided Washington have triggered shutdowns of the federal government in recent years. Republicans now control the White House and Congress, and if lawmakers and President Donald Trump fail to agree on a ...
The post election dominoes of President Donald Trumps administration picks and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the U.S. House of Representatives, including in the 6th Congressional District in suburban Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

BY KATHLEEN FOODY and BILL BARROW ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district where Democrats stoked by opposition to President Donald Trump have rallied behind a candidate who has ...
In this April 12, 2017 file photo, people react as House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. speaks at a town hall meeting in The Dalles, Oregon. (Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian via AP, File)

BY ALAN FRAM HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — In the auditorium of his old middle school just blocks from where he still lives, the congressman who is a lead author of the stalled House Republican health care bill was treated ...
This March 27, 2017 photo shows Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff with supporters outside of the East Roswell Branch Library in Roswell, Ga. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

BY BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Republicans in Georgia’s conservative 6th district don’t agree which of their party’s 11 candidates should represent the area in Congress. They’re united on one thing: it won’t be the Democrat ...
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. reacts to a reporters question on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, following a Freedom Caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BY ERICA WERNER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote ...
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