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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 Republican Party Articles

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  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • 'Quinnocchio' character latest example of trolling in Illinois politics

     'Quinnocchio' character latest example of trolling in Illinois politics
    The moniker may be inspired by a fairy tale, but the constant presence on the campaign trail has been far from enchanting for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Dubbed "Quinnocchio," the campaign staffer for Republican challenger Bruce Rauner dons a fake nose,...
  • Nix the $100 million for Obama library

     Nix the $100 million for Obama library
    Illinois taxpayers could be on the hook for $100 million, plus interest, for a presidential library in Chicago. No sweat. Illinois is rolling in cash. Lawmakers devoted $50 million to renovating the Capitol last year, including $669,608 for copper...
  • 'Fox & Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story

    'Fox & Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story
    As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on “Fox & Friends” leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldn’t help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s...
  • Doyle McManus: Is Jeb Bush too old school for the new Republicans?

    Is Jeb Bush's moment over? Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight." But as enticing as it is for the...
  • Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the...
  • Minimum wage at the forefront, with eye on elections

    WASHINGTON A wave of efforts to raise the minimum wage at the state and local level will run through November, when voters in eight states could consider ballot measures to raise hourly rates higher than the current $7.25 federal rate. This is the second...
  • Bob Dole reflects on politics ahead of Kansas tour

    WICHITA, Kan. Bob Dole, age 90 and sometimes ailing, says he cannot think of a single Democrat he'd vote for in this year's midterm elections. Or in 2016, when Americans choose the next president. "But my main concern about those elections is that,...
  • Two Gubernatorial Candidates Owe Back Taxes

     Two Gubernatorial Candidates Owe Back Taxes
    They want to take charge of the state government and its $22 billion annual budget, but they haven't been able to pay some of their own personal bills — including state or federal taxes. That's true of two of the seven candidates for governor in...
  • Politics as Usual

    A mud ball's gaseous odor As predicted by political insiders, state Treasurer Rob McCord was the first Democrat to run a TV attack ad against one of the other Democrats running for governor in the May 20 primary. It started Thursday. In the 30-second...
  • Charlie Crist's comeback attempt to be governor depends on South Florida

    Charlie Crist's comeback attempt to be governor depends on South Florida
    Charlie Crist believes the secret to wresting the governor's office from the Republicans and placing it in Democratic hands lies in South Florida. He's pouring time and resources into the region, wagering that the strategy will win him a return...