Latest U.S. Republican Party News

Republicans confront bitter divide; no clear path forward

Jan. 28, 2023 01:02 AM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Ronna McDaniel has become the longest serving leader of the Republican National Committee since the Civil War. But now, she must confront a modern-day civil war within the GOP. Frustrated Republicans from state capitals to Capitol Hill to the luxury...

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in fierce campaign

Jan. 27, 2023 17:55 PM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season. McDaniel,...

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

Michigan Democrats pass over $1 billion in spending

Jan. 27, 2023 16:11 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature will set aside $200 million out of about $1 billion in spending for a paper mill in the Upper Peninsula, while also setting aside more money for the state's economic development fund. The legislation, which was passed late Thursday...

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in leadership vote

Jan. 27, 2023 15:46 PM EST

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season. McDaniel, whom Donald Trump tapped as...

Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet

Jan. 27, 2023 15:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point ... at least not yet. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government's legal borrowing authority, a...

Ronna McDaniel, chair of Republican National Committee, defeats rival backed by Trump’s MAGA wing in GOP leadership vote

Jan. 27, 2023 15:25 PM EST
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Ronna McDaniel, chair of Republican National Committee, defeats rival backed by Trump’s MAGA wing in GOP leadership vote.

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

Jan. 27, 2023 14:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans have advanced a measure to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill approved Friday would require the...

Tax changes, reading instruction top Georgia Senate GOP aims

Jan. 26, 2023 17:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in the Georgia Senate on Thursday announced goals to further lower state income tax rates and improve reading instruction for young public school students, although tax changes are unlikely to occur before the 2024 legislative session and leaders could be find...

Ohio House speaker asserts leadership, dismisses rival group

Jan. 26, 2023 17:46 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens is asserting that he controls his caucus and its campaign coffers, despite claims to the contrary by an unyielding, rival GOP group. It's the latest chapter in a saga of infighting among the legislative chamber's...