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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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  • Ted Cruz's quantum leap

    Ted Cruz's quantum leap
    I'm glad to hear the Republicans are admitting that the entry of Sen. Ted Cruz into their usual crowd of loony presidential candidates is indeed a "quantum leap" for the GOP ("The value of competition," March 23). As anyone with a scientific...
  • The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge?

    WASHINGTON The 2016 Republican presidential candidates figure that to win the party's nomination, they have to get cozy with hard-core conservatives. But to win the general election, they have to move away from that same constituency. It's a quadrennial...
  • Md. Senate votes unanimously for $40B budget

    The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Thursday for the state's $40 billion budget. Democrats and Republicans spoke positively about the bipartisanship that went into the Senate's budget work, which hasn't resulted in a unanimous vote in years. "This...
  • Rubio seeks to strip gun-control authority from DC officials

    A likely Republican presidential candidate has introduced a bill that would ban local elected officials in the nation's capital from enacting gun-control laws. The bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida would essentially leave the...
  • Va. GOP candidates forgo primary, agree to party canvass

    Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart will seek re-election through a party canvass after a clerical error denied him the right to compete in a primary. The county Republican Committee issued a formal call for nominations...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, tragic hero

    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by...
  • A better 2016 agenda

    "In your heart you know he's right," was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced Monday he is running for president, are effectively saying of him: "In your head you know he's nuts."...
  • $7B transportation budget passes despite license provision

    The state's transportation budget headed to the governor Thursday amid criticism from Democrats who claim a piece of the bill would discourage out-of-state college students in Ohio from voting in the swing state. At issue is a provision in the two-year,...
  • McAuliffe signs state budget with raises for state workers

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a new state budget that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts cash benefits for welfare recipients and has more money for the governor to spend on economic development. The Democratic governor...
  • Ex-aide of retiring Indiana senator running to replace him

    A well-connected Republican political operative is the first candidate to formally enter the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana. Eric Holcomb, a former state Republican Party chairman, pointed during Thursday's announcement to his...
  • What are Ted Cruz's chances against other Republicans in 2016?

    What are Ted Cruz's chances against other Republicans in 2016?
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off the 2016 presidential race Monday by becoming the first major candidate to officially announce a run — no "seriously considering," no "weighing options," none of the typical gobbledygook meant to put an asterisk...