U.S. Republican Party
Mar 22, 2013 02:35 EDT
American lawmakers averted a feared government shutdown by approving a stopgap spending bill, but heated debate over future federal spending took shape as they clashed over budget plans.
Mar 21, 2013 22:00 EDT
US lawmakers approved a funding stopgap Thursday that prevents a government shutdown, but their clash over budget blueprints signaled a contentious debate over the future of federal spending.
Mar 21, 2013 16:15 EDT
Eight US senators crafting an overhaul of immigration policy are on the verge of finalizing a deal that could bring 11 million undocumented migrants out of the shadows, one of the lawmakers said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 14:48 EDT
Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor a path to citizenship -- with conditions -- for undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll out Thursday, as lawmakers debate reform plans.
Mar 21, 2013 01:58 EDT
A bill to avert a US government shutdown has won passage from a divided US Senate after lawmakers cut deals on amendments, setting the stage for the president to sign it this week.
Mar 20, 2013 22:39 EDT
A divided US Senate came together Wednesday to approve legislation that avoids a government shutdown, with the compromise stopgap likely headed to the president's desk this week.
Mar 20, 2013 17:04 EDT
Lawmakers from both sides of the US political divide expressed optimism this week about striking a deal on immigration reform in 2013, but a potential pathway to citizenship remains a hurdle.
Mar 20, 2013 05:45 EDT
A proposed ban on assault weapons like the one used in an elementary school massacre last year has been removed from a broader gun control package, with Democrats conceding it would not get through Congress.
Mar 19, 2013 20:21 EDT
FBI director Robert Mueller warned that the sharp budget cuts affecting all US agencies, including the federal police force, threaten crucial counter-terrorist operations.
Mar 19, 2013 19:47 EDT
US lawmakers dropped an effort to include a ban on assault weapons in a broader gun control package Tuesday, conceding the difficulties of passing such legislation through Congress.
Mar 18, 2013 16:43 EDT
As part of an effort to rebound from its 2012 US election defeat, the Republican Party is rebooting its digital strategy to make better use of data, social media and other technology platforms.
Mar 18, 2013 13:16 EDT
US Republicans released a scathing report Monday on their disappointment in November's presidential vote, urging their party to broaden its appeal to minority voters before the next election.
Mar 17, 2013 05:49 EDT
US conservative activists have picked Tea Party favorite Senator Rand Paul as their choice to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee as they wrapped up a major strategy gathering outside Washington.
Mar 16, 2013 17:11 EDT
Former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took center stage to speak before conservative activists Saturday, needling President Barack Obama and even fellow Republicans.
Mar 16, 2013 16:05 EDT
Two floors below CPAC's political headliners lies the more colorful corner of the conservative conference, a bustling retreat where bumper-sticker philosophy and youthful grassroots activism rule.
Mar 16, 2013 14:15 EDT
The United States is ready to abandon the final phase of its European missile defense system, a US official said Saturday, in a move that could revive arms control talks with Russia.
Mar 15, 2013 17:06 EDT
In his first major speech since his US presidential defeat, Mitt Romney urged fellow Republicans Friday to buck up and set course for the White House, as he sought to uplift conservatives.
Mar 14, 2013 18:07 EDT
US lawmakers approved a Democratic bill Thursday that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines, in a party line vote three months to the day after the Newtown school massacre.
Mar 14, 2013 18:05 EDT
Still nursing election wounds, soul-searching Republicans gathered Thursday at the first conservative casting call for the US presidential election in 2016, with the party divided over how to broaden its appeal.
Mar 13, 2013 18:41 EDT
President Barack Obama courted his Republican critics Wednesday in a bid to break a stalemate over sharp budget differences, with his main political rival calling the meeting a good start.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Chairperson||Michael Steele (MD)|
|Senate leader||Mitch McConnell (KY)|
|House leader||John Boehner (OH)|
|Headquarters||310 First Street NE, Washington, D.C., 20003|
|Political position||Fiscal: Center-right[dubious ], Right[dubious ]|
Social: Center-right[dubious ], Right[dubious ]
|International affiliation||International Democrat Union|
|Official colors||Red (Unofficial)|
|Seats in the Senate||40|
|Seats in the House||178|
|Politics of the United States|