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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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  • Nebraska votes to scrap ban on immigrant driver's licenses

    Nebraska's Legislature voted Thursday to end the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, agreeing to scrap the policy by a veto-proof margin even as the state's new Republican governor...
  • Huckabee is latest straw poll no-show. Is event in jeopardy?

    The people running Iowa's Republican presidential straw poll want less money and glitz involved as they try to take this summer's event back to basics. But now they are facing a different kind of downsizing — fewer candidates. Former Arkansas Gov....
  • Senate panel OKs letting VA docs give advice on medical pot

    A GOP-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a plan to permit veterans to receive information about medical marijuana from their government doctors. The proposal by freshman Sen. Steve Daines would lift a rule blocking Department of Veterans...
  • On cusp of White House bid, Santorum makes populist pitch

    Rick Santorum says he will announce his 2016 presidential intentions May 27 at a Pennsylvania factory. The former senator told a Republican gathering Thursday in Oklahoma City that the venue emphasizes his belief that the GOP must appeal to workers...
  • Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

    Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle
    In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. The 62-38 vote,...
  • Senate committee rejects $4 million for commuter rail study

    A push to extend commuter rail from Boston into New Hampshire hit a snag Thursday when a state Senate committee rejected plans to spend $4 million to study the expansion. The vote fell along party lines, with Republicans on the Senate Capital Budget...
  • Tim Boyle: Efforts to raise the minimum wage gaining momentum

    Tim Boyle: Efforts to raise the minimum wage gaining momentum
    The nation, or at least a state like Pennsylvania, is long overdue for a bump in the minimum wage to adjust for inflation. President Obama has been at work since he got into office to bring up the minimum wage above $7.25. Sure, it was an increase...
  • Senate panel keeps domestic budgets frozen for now

    Ignoring veto threats, Republicans on a key Senate panel Wednesday approved an overall freeze on the annual operating budgets for domestic agencies while padding overseas military accounts to raise Pentagon budget limits by $36 billion. The proposal by...
  • Texas House OKs letting clergy refuse to marry gay couples

    The Texas House voted Thursday to let clergy members refuse to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs — further shielding the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed....
  • 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform. "My party has let the bond...
  • GOP presidential prospect Kasich heads to Georgia, SC

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) plans to appear at a couple Republican events in Georgia next week as he continues to weigh a 2016 bid for president. The second-term governor has scheduled appearances Tuesday at the Fulton County Republican Party...