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A collection of news and information related to Republican Party published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
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  • Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates

    When California voters decided to change the way the state's primary elections work, the move was cast as an effort to moderate a state Capitol gripped by polarization. If the top two vote-getters in a primary faced off against one another in November...
  • Benefit Restoration Gets Complicated

    WASHINGTON —- Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward last week, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer —- and potentially bumpier —- than previously...
  • Steve Paul: The tea leaves suggest Hillary Clinton would be a formidable candidate

    No matter what happens in the midterm election this November, a larger political scenario looms for 2016. For the Democrats right now, the presumptive though not entirely certain presidential nominee is Hillary Rodham Clinton. ("I'm thinking about it,"...
  • The GOP must compromise on jobless benefits

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, April 11: The U.S. Senate voted this week to extend for five months emergency unemployment benefits for nearly 3 million Americans who have been out of work for more than six...
  • Robert J. Fisher: Ryan budget slashes safety net programs for needy

    Robert J. Fisher: Ryan budget slashes safety net programs for needy
    On a recent visit to an area book megastore, I was surprised, to say the least, to discover "The Giver" by Lois Lowry in the children's section. After all, it has only been a decade since I had required the students in my 11th grade advanced placement...
  • Paul Ryan isn't a racist, and the Democrats know it [Commentary]

    Paul Ryan isn't a racist, and the Democrats know it [Commentary]
    Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, recently pointed out that many anti-poverty programs create disincentives to work. Appearing on Bill Bennett's national radio show, the 2012 GOP nominee for vice president proceeded to bemoan a "tailspin of...
  • Republican senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party

    PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...
  • In Rauner ad, wife says she's a Democrat

     In Rauner ad, wife says she's a Democrat
    Pivoting from a primary campaign geared to his party's conservative base, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is now seeking to expand his appeal with a TV spot featuring playful banter with his wife, who proclaims herself to be a Democrat. But...
  • States feel loss of jobless aid

    WASHINGTON Despite bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate for reinstating emergency aid for the long-term unemployed, prospects remain dim in the Republican-controlled House. Meanwhile, the toll of the expired extended benefits on states is mounting. As...
  • Gas-drilling impact fee raises record $224.5 million

    The state's 2-year-old impact fee on drilling of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells will generate $224.5 million this spring, according to Gov. Tom Corbett's administration. That money, which will be distributed to local governments and some state...
  • Unlike other spy matters, Senate's probe of CIA's harsh interrogations raises partisan hackles

    WASHINGTON The toxic partisanship that's paralyzed most Washington lawmaking for years often spared congressional consideration of intelligence matters. Not this time. Not when the topic is the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques widely...