Suddenly starless Wisconsin GOP plots rebuild for 2020

Politics 05/12/19, 09:36

Republicans determined to deliver Wisconsin for President Donald Trump next year will be doing it with a party working to rebuild after the departure of its two biggest stars and a rough midterm election that sent it reeling. The Wisconsin GOP heads into its state convention that starts Friday with a ...

Paul Ryan just landed a brand new gig

Politics 03/19/19, 20:08

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Tuesday was named a board member of Fox Corporation, the new parent company of Fox News. Ryan will be one of seven board of directors, according to a press release from the company. He will serve alongside Rupert Murdoch, the founder of Fox, and Lachlan ...

Update: Trump slams GOP leaders over border wall money

Politics 12/20/18, 11:02

The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 10:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is attacking Republican leaders in Congress, saying they haven't kept promises that he would get money for his long-promised border wall by year's end. Trump says in a tweet that when he "begrudgingly" signed an earlier ...

In farewell, Ryan sees solutions if ‘politics will allow it’

Politics 12/19/18, 00:44

Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America's "broken politics" in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business.""Our complex problems are solvable," Ryan says in excerpts of remarks he plans to deliver Wednesday at the Library of Congress, ...

In Capitol, Bush remembered as ‘great man’ and ‘gentle soul’

Politics 12/04/18, 00:31

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the mourners paying their respects to the late President George H.W. Bush as he lay in state in the Capitol rotunda.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol after paying their respects to ...

Paul Ryan lists immigration, debt as biggest regrets

Politics 11/29/18, 09:36

Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan says his two biggest regrets as he prepares to leave office are not successfully dealing with immigration and the national debt.The Republican lawmaker sat for an interview Thursday with The Washington Post as he prepares to retire after 20 years in Congress.Ryan says if the ...

After long wait, Democrat Brindisi flips New York House seat

New York 11/28/18, 16:47

Democrat Anthony Brindisi defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, following a contentious race that was settled by absentee ballots more than three weeks after Election Day. Brindisi, an attorney and state assemblyman from Utica, was ahead by less than 2,000 votes on election night. On Wednesday, his lead had grown to ...

Democrats shun idea of Pelosi floor fight in speaker’s race

Politics 11/25/18, 09:43

Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker. Those Democrats trying to stop California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from reclaiming the job say they don't need a rival candidate just yet. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the votes to win the race. And then, they say, ...

Update: Trump says birthright citizenship will be ended

Politics 10/31/18, 10:08

The Latest on President Donald Trump's stance on immigration issues (all times local): 10:05 a.m. President Donald Trump says the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil "will be ended one way or the other." As Trump considers an executive action to curtail what he terms "so-called Birthright ...

GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

Politics 10/22/18, 02:26

Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with ...

GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

U.S. 10/14/18, 11:12

As Republicans in Wisconsin try to keep House Speaker Paul Ryan's congressional seat, they're turning to a candidate who's a bit like a younger version of Ryan.Bryan Steil (sty'-el) faces Democrat Randy Bryce for the southern Wisconsin seat the retiring Ryan has held for 20 years.Steil and Ryan both come ...

Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

Politics 10/13/18, 01:53

Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign ...

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