Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor

Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor

PHOENIX – Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP officials who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump. The censures of Sen. John McCain’s widow, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Gov. Doug Ducey are merely symbolic. But they show the party’s…
Republicans grapple with post-Trump future

Republicans grapple with post-Trump future

For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority status is always difficult, prompting debates over who…
Texas Senate changes rules so Republicans can still bring bills to floor without Democratic support

Texas Senate changes rules so Republicans can still bring bills to floor without Democratic support

The Texas Senate on Wednesday approved a fundamental alteration of its rules, ending the minority party’s ability to block legislation it unanimously opposes in the Republican-controlled upper chamber. In a 18-13 vote, lawmakers voted to lower the threshold of support that legislation needs to make it onto the…
Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump

Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s steadfast grip on Republicans in Washington is beginning to crumble, leaving him more politically isolated than at any other point in his turbulent administration. After riling up a crowd that later staged a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol, Trump appears to…
Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump

Republicans condemn ‘scheme’ to undo election for Trump

WASHINGTON – The extraordinary Republican effort to overturn the presidential election was condemned Sunday by an outpouring of current and former GOP officials warning the effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden’s win and keep President Donald Trump in office is undermining Americans’ faith in democracy. Trump has…
Turning the page? Republicans acknowledge Biden's victory

Turning the page? Republicans acknowledge Biden’s victory

WASHINGTON – More than a month after the election, top Republicans finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the next U.S. president on Tuesday, a collapse in GOP resistance to the millions of voters who decisively chose the Democrat. Foreign leaders joined the parade, too, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Speaking…