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  • new storyThe Latest: GOP lawmaker says Iran nuclear deal falls short 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:19 am

    WASHINGTON - The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT):

  • Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 5:22 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida's representation in Washington, including political complications for a congresswoman considered one of the state's few Democratic stars.

  • GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.

  • Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:23 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans are outraising Democrats in Louisiana's top two races on the Oct. 24 ballot, for governor and lieutenant governor - and pouring more of their own money into their competitions as well, according to the latest campaign reports.

  • NAACP criticizes NC GOP leaders for monuments bill 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:26 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The president of the state chapter of the NAACP is criticizing Republican leaders in North Carolina following passage of a historical monuments bill which opponents say protects Confederate memorials.

  • Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:43 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties' 2016 presidential nominations to the state.

  • GOP lawmakers call to arm more military members 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 2:45 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota Republican lawmakers announced a bill in the works on Monday to allow more active duty members of the military and National Guard to carry weapons, the latest of nationwide responses to a deadly shooting at military facilities in Tennessee.

  • Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP to join Walker campaign 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:32 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness is leaving his position to join Scott Walker's presidential campaign.

  • Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.

  • Ohio governor says he's not using "hot rhetoric' for support 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:28 pm

    CINCINNATI - Ohio's governor says he isn't going to use "hot rhetoric" or campaign promises that won't be kept as he tries to move up in the crowded GOP field.

  • Missouri governor's race no mirror of White House contest 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:14 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri's next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.

  • Wisconsin nonpartisan elections board targeted for overhaul story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:52 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Stung by a corruption scandal that led to the convictions of five lawmakers, a longtime Republican state senator met with the head of a government watchdog agency at a bar down the street from the Capitol to talk about how to improve ethics oversight.

  • State of the Race: The campaign for Pennsylvania's US seat 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 10:49 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats can expect to decide a primary contest in nine months to see who will challenge U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican who is seeking his second six-year term in the 2016 election. The seat is expected to be crucial to determining control of the U.S. Senate, and Democrats hope their four-to-three registration advantage in Pennsylvania and heightened voter interest in the presidential election will deliver a victory to their eventual nominee. Here is a look at the race and the candidates:

  • Florida Gov. Scott at odds again with fellow Republicans 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 10:44 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Just six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 2:55 am

    DENVER - The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry.

  • Parson dropping Missouri governor's bid to seek No. 2 post story has photos
    Updated: Jul-25-15 7:37 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's crowded Republican primary for governor shrunk by one Saturday, as state Sen. Mike Parson dropped out and announced that he instead will seek the state's No. 2 post of lieutenant governor.

  • Ted Cruz goes to Senate floor to call GOP leader a liar 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 5:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a stunning, public attack on his own party leader, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying, and said he was no better than his Democratic predecessor and couldn't be trusted.

  • Wisconsin Republicans seek to ban sale of fetal body parts 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:37 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The sale of fetal body parts would be banned in Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood could lose millions of dollars in federal funding under bills being circulated by a pair of Republican state representatives.

  • Senate GOP setting up 'Obamacare' vote on highway bill story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 10:15 am

    WASHINGTON - Senate Republican leaders announced plans Friday to use a must-pass highway bill to try to overturn President Barack Obama's health care law, in the latest GOP assault on "Obamacare."

  • GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 9:06 am

    WASHINGTON - A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.

  • GOP judge-executive to seek House seat in Bullitt County 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:04 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bullitt County's Republican judge-executive says she will run for a seat in the state House of Representatives in 2016.

  • NY state senator's felony narrows GOP majority 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 3:09 am

    ALBANY, New York - A Republican state senator's felony conviction has cut the GOP's already slender majority in the Senate to the barest minimum.

  • House passes bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities' story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 10:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto.

  • GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.

  • GOP attorney Hawley to run for Missouri attorney general 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:32 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican attorney and University of Missouri School of Law associate professor Josh Hawley announced plans Thursday to run for state attorney general.