Republicans Aid Kanye West’s Bid to Get on the 2020 Ballot

By Danny Hakim and At least three people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid […]

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Kris Kobach riles establishment Republicans in Kansas Senate primary

It’s a powerful image for a candidate running in a heated Republican Senate primary. One of Kris Kobach’s TV commercials — as he bids for the GOP nomination in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas — shows President Trump giving the candidate a slap on the back as the president endorses him. […]

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Kansas Senate Primary Has Arrived, and the Anxiety Over Kobach Is High

Republican anxieties about control of the Senate are reaching new heights this week as the Kansas Senate primary hurdles to a close, amid fears in Washington that the firebrand candidate and staunch Trump supporter Kris Kobach could win the nomination but lose a longtime red seat in November. As the national political environment has worsened […]

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Rescue of Troubled Trucking Company With White House Ties Draws Scrutiny

WASHINGTON — At a virtual congressional hearing in May, Senator Jerry Moran, Republican of Kansas, asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for help. A struggling trucking company in his state was on the brink of collapse and needed government support. Eager to assist, Mr. Mnuchin assured the senator that “we will look at that specific company […]

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Texas Gov. Abbott skipping GOP convention to deal with coronavirus outbreak

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will not be attending the Republican National Convention later this month as he deals with the surge of coronavirus cases in his state. Abbott, a Republican, has instead designated Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to head to the pared-down convention in North Carolina and chair the Lone Star State’s delegation. Abbott informed Republican National […]

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In Trumpworld, the Grown-Ups in the Room All Left, and Got Book Deals

It was the summer of 2016, and the Republican Party was about to nominate Donald J. Trump for president. Until then, many party members had aggressively opposed his candidacy. “I think he’s crazy,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said earlier that year. “I think he’s unfit for office.” But faced with the inevitable […]

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Cotton stirs 2024 speculation with New Hampshire trip to help Republicans

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Republican Sen. Tom Cotton’s on a mission. The conservative lawmaker from Arkansas and strong supporter of President Trump doesn’t face a Democratic opponent as he runs for re-election this year, so he’s crisscrossing the country this summer and autumn on behalf of President Trump and down-ballot Republicans who face stiffer challenges in […]

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Trump Still Defers to Putin, Even as He Dismisses U.S. Intelligence and the Allies

WASHINGTON — On the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for president four years ago, Donald J. Trump declared that he would pull out of NATO if American allies did not pay more for their defense, waving away the thought that it would play into the hands of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who […]

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Maryland Gov. Hogan tangles with David Hogg over support for police, investment in minority communities

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, got into a tense exchange with former Parkland student and gun control activist David Hogg at a Harvard Institute of Politics event Thursday night over Hogg’s accusation that Hogan cares more about investing in police than helping minority communities. Hogan, amid rumors he is considering a 2024 presidential run, is […]

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Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19

Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. A post on Cain’s Twitter account Thursday announced the death. Cain had been ill with the virus for several […]

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‘Stain on the House’: Ohio reps oust GOP speaker amid probe

In a historic, unanimous and bipartisan vote Thursday, the Ohio House ousted its Republican speaker as the chamber’s top leader following his indictment in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme. Rep. Larry Householder is the first Ohio House speaker ever removed by the chamber, according to the Ohio History Connection. His nametag was unscrewed from […]

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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74

Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. A post on Cain’s Twitter account Thursday announced the death. Cain had been ill with the virus for several […]

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Ohio House speaker ousted from position after charged in bribery, money-laundering scheme

The Ohio House expelled its Republican speaker in a unanimous, bipartisan vote after he was charged in connection with a $60 million bribery scheme. Rep. Larry Householder and four others were arrested on July 21 and charged as part of a racketeering and bribery probe that investigators called “the largest bribery, money-laundering scheme against the […]

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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with COVID-19

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died after a battle with COVID-19, according to posts on his Twitter account and on his website.  | AP Cain was hospitalized at the beginning of July after developing coronavirus symptoms. He attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the end of June. ATLANTA — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential […]

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Tributes pour in for Herman Cain after death from coronavirus

After Herman Cain’s death on Thursday due to the coronavirus, tributes poured in for the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman, associate minister and U.S. Navy rocket scientist. “Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord,” a headline on Cain’s website read. “Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of […]

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Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies From Coronavirus at 74

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died on Thursday. Cain, who was 74, spent most of July hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus. The news of the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza death was announced on his website, where according to CNBC, the site’s editor, Dan Calabrese, wrote about Cain’s death. “We’re heartbroken, and the world […]

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Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies at 74

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and business executive who was hospitalized this month with the coronavirus, has died. He was 74. His death was announced on his website and social media accounts. Early this month, he said he had been hospitalized in the Atlanta area. Mr. Cain, the former chief executive of Godfather’s […]

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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74 from coronavirus complications

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and affable business magnate, died Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus. Cain, 74, first went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment on July 1, his staff had said. ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR TESTS NEGATIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, 1 DAY AFTER REP. GOHMERT ENCOUNTER His death was announced on Herman Cain’s website […]

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The Gulf Between Republicans and Democrats on Coronavirus Aid, in 9 Charts

Republican plan $1.1 trillion Already passed $3.2 trillion Democratic plan $3.4 trillion Small-business aid $158 billion $1,010 billion $0 billion Other measures Business tax breaks Stimulus checks Health care Unemployment benefits State and local aid Safety net and other tax cuts Republican plan $1.1 trillion Already passed $3.2 trillion Democratic plan $3.4 trillion Small-business aid […]

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Anti-Mask Louie Gohmert Tests Positive, Sending Shudders Through Congress

Representative Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican who has frequently refused to don a face covering in the Capitol, confirmed on Wednesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus before a planned trip with President Trump on Air Force One, and he blamed his diagnosis on wearing a mask. The results immediately sent a shudder […]

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Jim Jordan says Dems cut off GOP video at Barr hearing: Here’s the full version

Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning that Democrats cut off a video he showed during his opening statement at a Tuesday hearing with Attorney General William Barr before it ended. “They wouldn’t let us complete our video, they wouldn’t let him answer questions…” Jordan, R-Ohio, said. […]

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Sen. Perdue campaign takes down ad that enlarged Dem opponent’s nose

The campaign of Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue removed a digital ad attacking Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff amid allegations of anti-Semitism after a report said it included an image that had been altered to make Ossoff’s nose bigger. Ossoff, who is Jewish, claimed that the ad, which showed him and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., with […]

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Herman Cain is still hospitalized for coronavirus after being admitted weeks ago

Former Republican presidential candidate and Tea Party activist Herman Cain is still in the hospital and being treated for COVID-19, nearly a month after he was first hospitalized. Cain’s staff said in several tweets on Monday he is undergoing oxygen treatment but his organs and other systems are strong. “Re-strengthening the lungs is a long […]

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