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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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  • New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy

    How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? In Sen. Lamar Alexander's case, he sits down at a borrowed piano in his Capitol Hill office and, with a grin, bangs out "The Memphis Blues." He's been blending music...
  • Madigan is face of Democrats in battle with Rauner

    Madigan is face of Democrats in battle with Rauner
    Long content to wield his power largely behind the scenes, House Speaker Michael Madigan has in recent weeks become the very public face of the Democratic majority at the statehouse in a budget standoff with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner that's engulfed...
  • Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform

    Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform
    Linda Joyner, at 64, just got health coverage. Uninsured for years, the former waitress signed up for Medicaid after Indiana expanded its program through the Affordable Care Act. But unlike millions of low-income Americans who've enrolled in the...
  • Trust a big issue in race to replace scandal-plagued Schock

     Trust a big issue in race to replace scandal-plagued Schock
    The latest fallout of Aaron Schock's inglorious descent from up-and-coming politician to the subject of a federal grand jury investigation takes place Tuesday, when central Illinois primary voters will decide the nominees who will vie to replace the...
  • A few words about Sheila, Blaze and Buck

    A few words about Sheila, Blaze and Buck
    Missing an adjective: I left on my cluttered desk a four-letter word I meant to use in Thursday's column about Sheila Dixon wanting to be mayor again: weak. That best describes the half-hearted, five-years-too-late apology Dixon offered on WJZ-TV in May...
  • Scott's vetoes make anger level rise

    Scott's vetoes make anger level rise
    Think of the line-item veto as a process of moving things from one list to another. With a stroke of his red pen, Gov. Rick Scott moves items from "The List of Things That Make People Happy" to "The List of Things that Make People Angry." With his recent...
  • Assembly to consider 20-week abortion ban in special session

    The Wisconsin Assembly has voted to take up bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage for construction workers, as well as state budget votes, in a special legislative session. Kit Beyer,...
  • Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law

    Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff. The 24-...
  • Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage

    Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches. Over the week since...
  • Walker says he'll change government records exemptions

    A spokeswoman for Gov. Scott Walker says he will work with Republican leaders in both chambers to change budget provisions that would exempt nearly all government records from the state's open records law. Spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said in a statement...
  • An embarrassment of wretched excess

    WASHINGTON -- With customary flamboyance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, bringing the total number of combatants (either declared or still contemplating) to more than a...