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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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  • Rubio seizes Senate role to hike national profile

    Sen. Marco Rubio, momentarily overshadowed by his friend and fellow Floridian Jeb Bush, is settling into a leadership role in the new Republican-run Senate, aiming to regain the luster of his once-rising star. While former Gov. Bush is raising money and...
  • Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas
    There is something every man and woman holding appointive office in Texas shares, whether sitting on the Supreme Court or serving on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Each and every one of them — thousands in all — was put there...
  • Despite huge victories, Republicans face some obstacles

    WASHINGTON Republicans now dominate statehouses to an extent not seen since the 1920s. But in even the reddest states, that won't automatically mean lower taxes, spending cuts and a hard line against Medicaid expansion. In November, the GOP won control...
  • Key Republican senators will join Obama in Tennessee

    When President Obama travels to Tennessee on Friday, Air Force One will be carrying some unusual cargo: Republicans. Obama began a three-state tour this week by highlighting areas where he intends to keep going it alone despite new Republican majorities...
  • Don't despair on political prospects for 2015 -- yet!

    "As a Democrat, you must be so depressed starting off this new year with Republicans in control of both houses of Congress." With those words, legendary San Francisco talk show host Ronn Owens greeted me when I sat down for an interview this week during...
  • House Republicans target child immigrants in tea party nod

    WASHINGTON House Republicans are broadening their move to block President Barack Obama's immigration orders to also remove protection for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, a nod to tea party-aligned lawmakers that has little chance...
  • When the big news isn't news

    Last week the papers were overflowing with stories about a Senate committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture to extract information from terrorists -- known or just suspected terrorists. Those stories were shortly followed...
  • Lou Barletta deserves key role in immigration debate

    Lou Barletta deserves key role in immigration debate
    A tour of the No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum in Lansford brings forth the horror of the days before labor laws. A mule was literally worth more than a miner. When management tossed aside a dead or crippled miner, there stood an endless line of immigrants to...
  • In quotes: What they're saying about Cuba policy shift

    In quotes: What they're saying about Cuba policy shift
    President Barack Obama: "With the changes I'm announcing today, it will be easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and Americans will be able to use American credit and debit cards on the island. Nobody represents America's values better than the...
  • As China visits Chicago, good signs for free trade

    As China visits Chicago, good signs for free trade
    Top officials from the U.S. and China are in Chicago this week to work on a treaty that would greatly encourage investment in both nations by expanding financial protections for foreign investors. Let's hope Chicago's environs charm them into securing a...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...