Friday, October 20, 2017

Republican Party

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 ...
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 ...
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