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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The invisible 2016 primary...revealed

    This early stretch of presidential campaigns used to be known as the invisible primary. The action — would-be candidates drawing up strategies, courting donors and recruiting aides — occurred beyond the sight of ordinary voters. Only it's not...
  • Boehner reelected as Speaker, but control over GOP majority precarious

    John A. Boehner secured a third term as House Speaker on Tuesday, overcoming a brazen revolt by GOP conservatives to oust him but renewing questions about his hold over the chamber’s often rambunctious majority. A total of 24 rank-and-file...
  • Conservatives better suited to Congress

    Conservatives better suited to Congress
    The conventional wisdom is that if national Republicans continue to promote policies and politics that appeal mostly to older, white, married and religious voters in a country that is becoming younger, more diverse, less married and more secular, the...
  • New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate

    New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate. A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was poised to become the new Senate majority leader. In...
  • New year brings in the 2-year presidential campaign

    New year brings in the 2-year presidential campaign
    There seems to be only one year that is not an election year, and that is the first year of a new president's first term. Note to future presidents: Get your governing done in those initial 12 months; after that, it's all politics, all the time. The...
  • Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear

    Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear
    As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling...
  • Edward Brooke dies at 95; first black senator elected by popular vote

    Edward William Brooke III, the first African American elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote and the first Republican senator to call for the resignation of President Nixon over the Watergate scandal, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. He...
  • Why political gridlock isn't always a bad thing

    To the editor: According to Jared Diamond, a "majority of decent Americans" are so distressed about political gridlock they may turn to authoritarianism to get things moving. Projection, anyone? ("America needs to study the enemy within," Op-Ed, Dec. 26)...