GOP convention site in limbo: Here’s where party could go

The search is on as the Republican National Committee (RNC) begins to scout out new locations to hold its August presidential convention. Hours after President Trump tweeted that the GOP is “now forced to seek another” location other than Charlotte, N.C., to host this summer’s Republican National Convention, party officials said Thursday that the event, indeed, “will be held […]

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Montana lawmaker who bodyslammed reporter wins GOP gubernatorial primary, as Biden all but secures nomination

Greg Gianforte, the Montana Republican lawmaker who bodyslammed a reporter the day before his election to the House of Representatives in 2017, won the state’s gubernatorial GOP primary on Tuesday. President Trump, who along with Joe Biden also easily won several primary contests on Tuesday, previously praised Gianforte’s pummeling of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. “I shouldn’t […]

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GOP lawmaker who made past racist remarks loses primary, CNN projects

Nine-term Congressman Steve King of Iowa will lose his Republican primary race to state Sen. Randy Feenstra, CNN projected, after King’s racist comments led to his ostracization in Washington and Feenstra mobilized conservative Republicans to his insurgent campaign. The primary fight was an undeniable referendum on King — not on his conservatism, but on his […]

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Controversial Rep. Steve King loses Iowa GOP primary battle

Rep. Steve King, the controversial nine-term Republican congressman from Iowa, lost a heavily contested primary race on Tuesday night to a well-funded state Sen. Randy Feenstra. King’s loss in Iowa’s Republican primary contest marks the beginning of the end for the provocative lawmaker who for years had been a conservative lightning rod in Washington for his […]

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Steve King, House Republican With a History of Racist Remarks, Loses Primary

Representative Steve King of Iowa, the nine-term Republican with a history of racist comments who only recently became a party pariah, lost his bid for renomination early Wednesday, one of the biggest defeats of the 2020 primary season in any state. In a five-way primary, Mr. King was defeated by Randy Feenstra, a state senator, […]

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Republicans Weigh New Convention Site as Feud With Charlotte Escalates

The Republican National Committee is actively looking at alternate sites for its August nominating convention, amid a high-stakes and public feud with Democratic officials in Charlotte, the long-planned host city for the event. Officials are planning a visit to Nashville later in the week. Other cities under consideration, according to a Republican official familiar with […]

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North Carolina governor tells RNC ‘very unlikely’ they can host full convention as planned

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday told the Republican National Committee that it is “very unlikely” they can host a full convention in Charlotte as planned amid the coronavirus crisis, while still leaving the door open to hosting the nominating event in the state. In a letter to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and convention […]

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Can Trumpism Outlast Trump? Ask Steve King

Iowa’s 4th District Republican primary takes place on Tuesday, June 2nd. Steve King faces off against four challengers, most notably State Senator Randy Feenstra, who has siphoned a sizable chunk of King’s support as the nine-term congressman’s overt racism has become a national news story. After King questioned why terms like “white nationalist” and “white […]

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Anti-Trump GOP group slams president over race relations in new TV ad

A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is running a scathing new TV commercial on Monday that targets the president over his comments and record on race relations. The spot from the Lincoln Project – which comes amid a wave of racial protests and violence – is titled “Flag of Treason” and highlights people carrying […]

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RNC sets deadline for North Carolina to allow ‘full’ convention, amid threat to change locations

The Republican National Committee on Saturday set a tight deadline for North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to provide guidance on whether the party can host a “full” presidential convention in the state in August as planned, amid threats from President Trump to find a new location if necessary. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and CEO of the 2020 […]

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What Top Conservatives Are Saying About George Floyd and Police Brutality

In her typical appearances on Fox News, Jeanine Pirro, a former Republican district attorney, reserves her highest dudgeon for castigating liberals and lamenting the demise of law and order. But on Friday’s “Fox & Friends,” Ms. Pirro’s voice nearly broke as she described the agonizing final moments of George Floyd, the black man who died […]

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GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would stop money being sent to states issuing coronavirus-related stimulus checks or other cash payments to illegal immigrants — even as efforts to do just that are being promoted by House Democrats. The “No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act” was introduced by Sen. Tom […]

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Gunshot fired into Republican field office during local Trump campaign event, RNC says

EXCLUSIVE: A gunshot was fired through a window of a Republican National Committee office in Mohave County, Arizona during a Trump Victory event Thursday night, GOP officials tell Fox News. An RNC official told Fox News that at around 7:00 p.m., a group of five GOP volunteers were gathered in the Mohave County Republican Office in BullHead City, […]

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RNC sends proposed coronavirus safety protocols for GOP convention to NC governor

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  The Republican National Committee sent a list of proposed coronavirus safety protocols to North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday, urging him to “set the rules and requirements” for them to host a “safe and secure” 2020 GOP convention […]

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PA state democrat accuses GOP of covering up positive Covid test

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims and his Democratic colleagues are accusing Republican leaders of keeping a Republican lawmaker’s positive coronavirus test from them for a week and not informing them that a handful of GOP members were quarantining as a result. In a statement, Republican state Rep. Andrew Lewis confirmed he tested positive for Covid-19 […]

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Springfield springs into action: Lawmakers pass mail voting, property tax, jobless, borrowing bills — and plan to return Saturday

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, stands with GOP senators to call for a longer session to deal with more issues during a news conference outside the Illinois State Capitol on Friday. | Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register The wheels were rolling on Friday — all day — on several key issues, including measures […]

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Spot the Difference: Two governors reopened their states, but only one was accused of ‘human sacrifice’

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, left, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, right. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The governors of Georgia and Colorado have at least one thing in common. They both took steps to reopen their states’ economies in late […]

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GOP senator calls to ‘strangle’ Huawei in wake of new sanctions

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse on Friday said the United States “needs to strangle Huawei,” as the Trump administration moved to impose new restrictions and sanctions on the Chinese tech giant. Sasse has repeatedly called on the Commerce Department to disrupt Huawei’s supply chain and applauded the Trump administration’s efforts to prevent what his office dubbed the […]

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‘Grandstanding’ by Grand Old Party? Or is Pritzker masking his decisions? 

State Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, left, in 2017; Gov. J.B. Pritzker, right, in April. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times; Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times GOP lawmakers said they will wear face coverings and follow other safety measures when they return to Springfield, but they want to put Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan under the microscope. SPRINGFIELD — After […]

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GOP senator resigns chairmanship amid stock probe

Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is stepping aside as chairman of the influential Senate Intelligence Committee while he’s under investigation for stock trades he made ahead of the market downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement that Burr "contacted me this morning to inform me […]

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Fact-check: Downstate congressman’s claim about Chicago’s share of Illinois COVID-19 cases is 100% wrong

Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., talks with Gary Leming, of Ashland, Ill., during Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair in 2019. | Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP It’s common for residents outside of the Chicago area to refer to the significantly larger and more populous northeastern region collectively as “Chicago,” according to state […]

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Jordan seeks State Department files on Burisma, after release of new emails

EXCLUSIVE: The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday requested that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo release all documents related to the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden sat on the board, after emails indicated that the former ambassador to the country may have known more about the firm than […]

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Richard Burr Steps Back From Senate Panel as Phone Seized in Stock Sales Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Senator Richard M. Burr, Republican of North Carolina, temporarily stepped down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, a day after F.B.I. agents seized his cellphone as part of an investigation into whether he sold hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stocks using nonpublic information about the coronavirus. The seizure […]

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Republicans Release Names of Obama-Era Officials in ‘Unmaskings’ That Revealed Flynn

WASHINGTON — Republican senators on Wednesday released the names of some Obama administration officials who made requests during the presidential transition to see fuller versions of classified intelligence reports, immediately prompting accusations that President Trump’s allies were wielding the information for his political benefit. The list compiles the names of officials who had inquired about […]

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Who are the Obama-era officials who sought to ‘unmask’ Michael Flynn?

Two Republican senators released a list of former senior Obama administration officials who were behind the “unmasking” of Michael Flynn — whose calls with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition were picked up in surveillance and later leaked. The information was provided to lawmakers earlier in the day by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell. […]

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Republican Wins House Seat in California Special Election

LOS ANGELES — Mike Garcia, a former military pilot and newcomer to Republican electoral politics, has defeated his Democratic opponent in a special election to fill a House seat in Southern California. The victory is the first time the G.O.P. has flipped a Democratic held seat in California since 1998 and is a significant win […]

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