Latest U.S. Republican Party News

Trump's vulnerabilities for 2024 mount after new testimony

Jul. 01, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Stunning new revelations about former President Donald Trump’s fight to overturn the 2020 election have exposed growing political vulnerabilities just as he eyes another presidential bid. A former White House aide this week described Trump as an...

Wisconsin's conservative high court hands GOP another weapon

Jun. 30, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court handed Republicans their newest weapon to weaken any Democratic governors in the battleground state, ruling this week that political appointees don't have to leave their posts until the Senate confirms their successor. ...

Pennsylvania to begin fiscal year without a budget

Jun. 30, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new fiscal year will begin without a state budget in place, as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and top Republican lawmakers haltingly worked through Thursday's deadline to hammer out a roughly $42 billion spending plan whose details were still largely being...

McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

Jun. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives. The rejuvenation of the Democratic...

Thomas Lynch wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 20:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Lynch wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District.

NC board, citing fraud probe, rejects Green Party for ballot

Jun. 30, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections rejected the Green Party’s petition for their candidates to appear on November ballots Thursday, citing its ongoing fraud investigation that questions the validity of more than 2,000 signatures that party officials turned in to...

NC legislature advances budget agreement closer to governor

Jun. 30, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature advanced its proposed state budget adjustments in bipartisan fashion Thursday, each chamber voting separately by comfortable margins for a plan that would spend or salt away billions more without added tax cuts. ...

Regan Deering wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 19:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Regan Deering wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.

Eric Carlson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 1st Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 19:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Carlson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 1st Congressional District.

Beshear denounces near-total abortion ban as 'extremist'

Jun. 30, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday denounced a Kentucky law designed to impose a near-total ban on abortions as “extremist,” pointing to the lack of exceptions for rape and incest victims as he pushed back on an issue that Republicans have made a policymaking...