Friday, October 20, 2017

Republican Party

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 ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. answers reporters questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down prospects for major parts of President Donald Trump’s budget, rejecting proposed cuts to foreign aid and medical research. “Every president sends up a budget, and ...
In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa speaks in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Democrat on Tuesday called on Republican leaders to strip Iowa Rep. Steve King of a chairmanship after his inflammatory comments about immigration. In a statement, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Speaker Paul Ryan and ...
Vice President Mike Pence, center, smiles as he joins Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, to speak with reporters about the Republican plan to replace Obamacare, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY LISA LERER WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 60 votes and seven years of promises, Republicans offered their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the real work begins. Republicans must navigate a complicated path ...
In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican ranks in Congress are thick with hard-right lawmakers elected to thwart former President Barack Obama and light on nuts-and-bolts legislators, especially those experienced in working with a GOP president. That could prove to ...
In this Nov. 10, 1997 file photo,a U.S. flag refracted in water drops on a car windshield in Gorham, Maine. (AP Photo/Carl D. Walsh)

BY MATT SEDENSKY NEW YORK (AP) — Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can’t even agree what it means to be an American. A new survey from The Associated Press-NORC ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. First, the president will have his say, ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. First, the president will have his say, ...
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