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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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  • Obama tries to rekindle hope in Labor Day speech

    President Obama flew to Milwaukee for a fiery, populist speech on Labor Day, marking the informal kickoff of a push this fall to stave off Republican control of the Senate. Obama's brief visit to Wisconsin was ostensibly nonpolitical, and he avoided...
  • Texas lawmaker Barton backs lifting oil export ban despite peers' misgivings

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Congressman from Texas has come out in full support of the United States lifting the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports, putting him at odds with fellow House Republicans wary of weighing in on the controversial...
  • A solution to political inaction? Lighten up!

    A solution to political inaction? Lighten up!
    The modern-day politician follows these basic steps: 1) Get elected to gain power. 2) Celebrate attainment of power. 3) Consider using power to enact change. 4) Worry that enacting change might look bad politically. 5) Change nothing. 6) Get...
  • In N.C., banks are a reliable source of campaign cash for Sen. Hagan

    WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on which she served for much of her first term....
  • Obama, in Milwaukee, makes case for higher minimum wage

    MILWAUKEE President Barack Obama came to Milwaukee on Monday to talk up an improving economy and to push Congress to boost the minimum wage. "If you work full-time you shouldn't be living in poverty," Obama said as he called once again for Congress to...
  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms
    — With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections. Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and...
  • Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor' Crist

    MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion,...
  • Quinn, Rauner ad war at full throttle

    Quinn, Rauner ad war at full throttle
    Labor Day traditionally has marked the kickoff of the fall campaign season, but the heated race for governor between Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made the holiday little more than an election-year speed bump. For...
  • For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion

    For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion
    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces how he intends to use his executive powers to expand health care coverage for Virginia's poor, it looks as if he's more likely to step cautiously than confrontationally. With an overwhelming majority in the House of...
  • San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress

    San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress
    As a candidate in the 51st Congressional District, Stephen Meade's politics are a problem. He's a conservative Republican in a district where voter registration is more than 2-to-1 Democratic. The district is 70% Latino, but Meade does not speak...
  • Midterm election unlikely to end gridlock in Washington, analysts say

    After a summer of upheaval, from the Middle East to Ferguson, Mo., the country swings into a fall campaign with large stakes but little chance of ending the partisan stalemate that has ground Washington to a virtual halt. If anything, the results of...