- House digs into Senate GOP bill to overhaul public pensions Updated: Jun-02-15 6:44 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A key Pennsylvania state Republican House lawmaker signaled support Tuesday for major provisions in a Senate Republican plan to end the traditional pension benefit for school and state government employees.
- House GOP moves to punish State Dept. over Benghazi delays Updated: Jun-02-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Following through on a threat, House Republicans on Tuesday proposed cutting the State Department's budget to protest its slow response in producing documents related to the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
- High stakes for Bush, Rubio in Florida presidential primary Updated: Jun-02-15 3:57 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Some of the leading Republican presidential prospects faced off at an event Tuesday in battleground Florida, a state that could prove pivotal to the Florida heavyweights seeking the nomination, not to mention any rival who manages to win here instead.
- Arkansas lawmaker who opposed primary change leaves GOP Updated: Jun-02-15 3:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An Arkansas lawmaker who split with top Republicans over the state moving its primaries next year from May to March said Tuesday he's left the GOP and is now an independent.
- House panel votes to repeal health law's medical device tax Updated: Jun-02-15 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican-run House committee voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
- GOP state Senate President Cole enters W.Va. governor's race Updated: Jun-02-15 12:35 pm
BLUEFIELD, West Virginia - Standing beside his family at his car dealership, Republican state Senate President Bill Cole touted himself as a job creator while kicking off a bid for West Virginia governor on Tuesday.
- THE LATEST: GOP presidential candidates gather in Florida Updated: Jun-02-15 9:26 am
ORLANDO, Florida - The latest from an "economic summit" hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, where several of the leading Republican candidates, and expected candidates, for president are speaking Tuesday:
- Nevada GOP governor secures unlikely win with tax increase Updated: Jun-02-15 4:12 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, secured an unlikely victory when the conservative state Legislature approved a huge tax increase at his urging as part of a plan to boost education spending.
- GOP presidential candidates in Florida for economic summit Updated: Jun-02-15 3:05 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Six Republican presidential candidates or potential candidates will speak at an economic summit organized by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
- GOP Sen. Newton running for N. Carolina attorney general Updated: Jun-01-15 10:19 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Republican state Sen. Buck Newton announced his 2016 bid for attorney general on Monday, portraying himself as one who would confront what many conservatives consider federal overreach while focusing on basics as the state's top lawyer and law enforcement officer.
- Ritz for governor sets up fight for Democratic nomination Updated: Jun-01-15 8:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Democrats could face a tough campaign to choose their 2016 nominee for governor as they sense an opening to oust Republican Gov. Mike Pence from office.
- State House Republicans push Wolf taxes to unanimous defeat Updated: Jun-01-15 7:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A measure combining all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed tax increases went down unanimously Monday in the state House, but Republicans and Democrats had much different reasons for voting against it.
- Bush lauded at Tenn. GOP event, but will state vote follow? Updated: Jun-01-15 5:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The speakers at the Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser over the weekend took turns heaping praise on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the keynote speaker at the annual Statesmen's Dinner.
- GOP in W.Va. governor's race: Cole likely in; McKinley out Updated: Jun-01-15 5:09 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The 2016 Republican field for West Virginia governor became much clearer Monday, as state Senate President Bill Cole all but jumped in and U.S. Rep. David McKinley said he won't vie for the state's top executive gig.
- Obama muses about his legacy, offers counterpoint to GOP Updated: Jun-01-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is not shy about defining his achievements and casting them in the most positive light, yet he is loath to talk about his "legacy."
- Weighing 2016 presidential bid, Ohio's Kasich to visit Iowa Updated: Jun-01-15 3:22 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) plans to travel to Iowa later this month - a signal that his decision to dive into the 2016 presidential race may be imminent.
- Maine Republicans deeply divided over potential budget deal Updated: Jun-01-15 2:30 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A potential state budget deal crafted by the leaders in Maine's Democrat-controlled House and GOP-led Senate that would lower the sales tax and make it harder for future lawmakers to raise income taxes revealed deep divisions within the Republican Party on Monday.
- Poll shows House GOP support for sales, business tax hikes Updated: Jun-01-15 2:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - An informal poll of GOP House members shows modest sales tax increases could be the most popular option for filling the state's budget shortfall.
- Walker says Paul not helped by Patriot Act position Updated: Jun-01-15 12:15 pm
DELAVAN, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he does not think Rand Paul's opposition to allowing the National Security Agency to collect Americans' phone records in bulk is not helping the Kentucky senator's presidential run.
- House GOP leader: Premature for House to investigate Hastert Updated: Jun-01-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - It would be premature for the House to probe whether former Speaker Dennis Hastert committed any wrongdoing while still in office, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday.
- GOP attack on water rule part of wider bid to 'rein in' EPA Updated: Jun-01-15 3:31 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country.
- GOP senators rethink, approve proposed court system budget Updated: May-31-15 8:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Some Republican senators have had an overnight change of heart about a proposed budget for the state's court system, allowing it to pass.
- Utah GOP leaders vote to comply with new election law Updated: May-31-15 6:35 pm
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Utah Republican Party leaders have voted to comply with a new state law changing the candidate nomination process, heeding Gov. Gary Herbert's call to end infighting over the issue.
- Senate Republican leader blames Democrats for impasse Updated: May-31-15 3:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' Senate Republican leader says the Democrats who control the Legislature are engaging in "noise and distraction" and walking away from ongoing budget negotiations.
- What's up with Nebraska? State shows independent streak Updated: May-31-15 1:37 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - What's up with Nebraska?