Himanta not to contest LS polls now, to focus on NE: Amit Shah
Himanta Biswa Sarma is needed for coordination between the region and the central party, and the government in New Delhi, Shah said.
After post-Babri low, Congress managed to win back city until Modi wave erased gains
After clawing back from a new low in the post-Babri peri...
AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill.
Republicans celebrate opening of US embassy in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem attracted more than a dozen Republican members of Congress, two billionaire GOP fundraisers and the president's eldest daughter, putting on a display of political muscle and Republican unity rare for the Trump era.
Trump rallying Indiana Republicans after bruising primary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the campaign trail with big-stage events targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats and mobilizing his most fervent supporters on behalf of Republicans, after primaries this week that saw GOP congressmen lose in key races.
Republicans override Dem objections to confirm federal judge
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political battle over President Donald Trump's judicial nominees escalated on Thursday when the Senate took the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one of his home-state senators.
Rightward tilt of GOP primaries worry some Republicans
As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in November.
Onetime Trump critic Roby wins Republican runoff in Alabama
MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.
As US government reopens, lawmakers say shutdowns don't work
About 800,000 federal workers were furloughed or worked without pay during the shutdown, missing at least two paychecks that officials are now working to make up for.
Calif. Republican and allies want renewed immigration fight
If a bipartisan majority of House members wants votes on a subject that gets sky-high public support, why do they seem likely to fail? And why are they pushing it regardless? Here's some help: It's the politically loaded issue of helping "Dreamer"
Republicans stand by Pruitt as ethics probes expand
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are standing by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt as he fends off a barrage of ethics troubles, a testament to their support for his agenda and reluctance to wade into a nasty confirmation fight over who might replace him.
Donald Trump offers protection to immigrants for US-Mexico border wall funding
Trump said he would give protection for young people brought to the country illegally as children and also extend it to those with temporary protected status.
Justice taps prosecutor to speed Republican document demands
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has tapped a federal prosecutor in Chicago to help speed its response to Republican document demands related to the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, after President Donald Trump accused officials of "slow walking" their release.
In Missouri, Republican Hawley walks Trump tightrope
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is one of the Republican Party's most-prized recruits to run for the Senate. But he faces a difficult balancing act because he has to win over staunch supporters of President Donald Trump and voters turned off by him.
Republicans grill FBI agent who said he would 'stop' Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent who worked on investigations into Democrat Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump's campaign testified behind closed doors to a House committee on Wednesday as GOP lawmakers stepped up efforts to highlight what they say is bias at the Justice Department.
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