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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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  • Senate panel passes update to No Child Left Behind law

    A Senate panel unanimously passed legislation on Thursday updating the No Child Left Behind education law, setting up a likely vote by the full Senate this spring. The legislation would continue to require annual standardized tests to measure student...
  • NC House initially OKs making judicial races partisan again

    Elections for North Carolina appellate court judgeships have been officially nonpartisan since 2004, but Republicans are trying again to shift them back to partisan races. The House tentatively agreed Thursday to legislation to require state Supreme...
  • Senate seeks deal on stalled human trafficking bill

    Key lawmakers are working to resolve a dispute over abortion that has long held up Senate approval of legislation to crack down on human trafficking. Sens. Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, the two top Senate Republicans, both expressed hope Thursday...
  • McKinley raises $154k in campaign cash, gov question looms

    While considering a bid for governor, Republican U.S. Rep. David McKinley started the year by adding almost $154,000 to his federal campaign account. On Wednesday, McKinley and West Virginia's freshman Republican congressmen each posted six-figure...
  • Kasich charms unions as Walker embodies new Republican antipathy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio Standing with a crowd of carpenters to accept their endorsement, Ohio Gov. John Kasich acknowledged that it wasn't easy for union members to back a Republican. "But we've gotten to know each other over time," Kasich said in Columbus, two...
  • Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals

    Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination. These ways are stuffed into his recent budget...
  • Hillary Clinton faces a challenge in voters' trust

    DES MOINES, Iowa Hillary Clinton might have a problem with voters such as Linda Deitz. A registered Democrat and a hypnotist with her own small business in Des Moines, Deitz supported Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. But Hillary Clinton is a different...
  • Homeland Security chief: Focus on morale hurts morale

    Homeland Security Department Secretary Jeh Johnson arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday with a message for lawmakers: Stop focusing on low morale at my agency — you're only making it worse. Johnson met with the chairman and top Democrat of a House...
  • Schumer: McConnell needs to learn to 'play ball'

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to learn to "play ball" with Democrats instead of trying to "roll" them, Charles E. Schumer, the heir apparent to Minority Leader Harry Reid, said Thursday in a hallway interview. Schumer called the...
  • Parties clash over wealth as House votes to kill estate tax

    WASHINGTON The U.S. House voted to repeal the 99-year-old U.S. estate tax amid a partisan clash over whether the government should break up concentrated wealth or make it easier to pass along assets to the next generation. The House passed the bill 240-...
  • How the Republicans must respond to Hillary Clinton

    How the Republicans must respond to Hillary Clinton
    Round one goes to Hillary. Mrs. Clinton's video announcing her candidacy hit all the buttons — jobs, fairness, education, gender and gay rights — necessary to hold together the 51 percent majority that re-elected President Obama. Republicans...