GOP Strategy to Shield Trump By Canceling Primaries Carries Risk 2020 Elections
GOP Strategy to Shield Trump By Canceling Primaries Carries Risk

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party’s gambit to kill primary elections to ensure President Donald Trump’s renomination may protect the president from short-term losses but has also put the spotlight on his challengers. Republicans in four states have canceled presidential primaries... Read More

GOP in North Carolina House Takes Advantage of 9/11 Observance to Override Budget Veto State News
GOP in North Carolina House Takes Advantage of 9/11 Observance to Override Budget Veto
2019-09-11 23:36:06
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's Republican-controlled House voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state budget in a surprise vote held while scores of the chamber's members were attending a ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Democrats... Read More

Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford Launches Long-Shot Bid to Take Down Trump 2020 Elections
Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford Launches Long-Shot Bid to Take Down Trump
2019-09-09 15:08:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford formally launched his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination Sunday, a day after the South Carolina Republican Party voted not to hold a GOP primary election in the state next year.... Read More

At Annual Summit, State Republicans Balk at New Gun Control Laws State News
At Annual Summit, State Republicans Balk at New Gun Control Laws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Many Republican state lawmakers don’t seem to have an appetite for taking up new gun control legislation despite last weekend’s mass shootings. Hundreds of legislators from across the country gathered in Nashville for the annual meeting of... Read More

Orange County, Longtime GOP Stronghold, Now Has More Registered Democrats Political News
Orange County, Longtime GOP Stronghold, Now Has More Registered Democrats

LOS ANGELES — Orange County, Calif., long a Republican stronghold, has officially turned blue. The county that nurtured Ronald Reagan’s conservatism and is the resting place of Richard Nixon is now home to 547,458 registered Democrats, compared with 547,369 Republicans,... Read More

Schumer Asks GOP to Cancel Vacation to Work On Gun Legislation Guns
Schumer Asks GOP to Cancel Vacation to Work On Gun Legislation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is willing to forego his summer vacation to work on gun control legislation if freshly injured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — injured Sunday during a fall in his Louisville, K.Y., home — will join... Read More

Oregon Climate Bill Is Dead, But Republican Lawmakers Still AWOL State News
Oregon Climate Bill Is Dead, But Republican Lawmakers Still AWOL
2019-06-28 20:58:38
by Elin Johnson

With only days left in Oregon’s legislative session, a Democrat-backed climate bill is dead, and the awol Republican state senators who helped kill it now appear to be considering what to demand before they agree to return. Last week 11... Read More

Republican State Lawmakers In Oregon Go Missing Ahead of Climate Change Vote State News
Republican State Lawmakers In Oregon Go Missing Ahead of Climate Change Vote
2019-06-24 21:23:39
by Dan McCue

Eleven Senate Republicans in Oregon high-tailed it out of the state capitol of Salem this past week, and the Democratic governor has ordered state police to go and round them up. At issue is a vote on House Bill 2020,... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power State News
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power
2019-06-21 20:09:15
by Dan McCue

Wisconsin's Supreme Court upheld lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, on Friday, a win for state Republicans, but one that might be only temporary. The victory was on procedural grounds only,... Read More

Another Conservative Republican Blocks Disaster Aid Bill in the House Political News
Another Conservative Republican Blocks Disaster Aid Bill in the House
2019-05-28 21:22:44
by Dan McCue

For the second time in five days, a conservative Republican member of the House has blocked a long overdue $19 billion disaster bill. Representative Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said that if Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders had thought the... Read More

Republican Keller Wins U.S. House Election in Pennsylvania Elections
Republican Keller Wins U.S. House Election in Pennsylvania
2019-05-22 14:54:16
by Dan McCue

Fred Keller, a Republican state representative backed by President Donald Trump, defeated Marc Friedenberg, a Democrat and professor at Penn State University, in a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. According to a vote... Read More

Judges Toss Ohio's Congressional Map, Declaring It Unconstitutional Elections
Judges Toss Ohio's Congressional Map, Declaring It Unconstitutional
2019-05-03 20:44:32
by Dan McCue

A three-judge panel of federal judges tossed Ohio's congressional map Friday, holding that it was a partisan gerrymander favoring Republicans and ordering that the districts be redrawn for the 2020 elections. The unanimous decision said that as drawn the map... Read More

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