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LOUISVILLE, Ky | McConnell says GOP in ‘knife fight’ to hold Senate majority

LOUISVILLE, Ky — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is referencing hurricanes to describe the “challenging election” that Senate Republicans are facing. The Kentucky Republican says the “wind’s going to be in our face, we don’t know if it’s going to be Category 3, 4 or 5.” He named nine states, including Tennessee and Indiana, as … Continue reading LOUISVILLE, Ky | McConnell says GOP in ‘knife fight’ to hold Senate majority

WASHINGTON  | Trump says Koch brothers are ‘a total joke’ in GOP

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the Koch brothers, tweeting that the billionaire industrialists are a “total joke in real Republican circles” and that he is “a puppet for no one.” It’s the latest salvo between the president and Charles and David Koch, who did not endorse Trump in his 2016 … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump says Koch brothers are ‘a total joke’ in GOP

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado | Kochs won’t help top GOP Senate candidate in key state

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The conservative Koch brothers‘ network declared Monday that it will not help elect the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better than the Democratic incumbent. The decision … Continue reading COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado | Kochs won’t help top GOP Senate candidate in key state

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls China ‘vicious,’ targeting farmers

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s trade policy (all times local): 7:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling China “vicious” on trade and says it is targeting U.S. farmers specifically because “they know I love & respect” them. Trump is also pushing back against critics of his latest plan to provide $12 billion … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls China ‘vicious,’ targeting farmers

WASHINGTON  | GOP, Dems focus on messages as summer recess, elections near

WASHINGTON  — One House bill, backed mostly by Republicans, would repeal a tax imposed on some medical devices to help pay for President Barack Obama’s health care law, a statute they despise. With another, still a bare-bones outline, the GOP would make last year’s $1.5 trillion tax cut permanent and expand reductions for families, homeschooling … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | GOP, Dems focus on messages as summer recess, elections near

WASHINGTON  | Some GOP lawmakers critical of relief program for farmers

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration says it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump’s escalating trade disputes with China and other countries. However, some farm-state Republicans quickly dismissed the plan, declaring Tuesday that farmers want markets for their crops, not payoffs for lost … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Some GOP lawmakers critical of relief program for farmers

MILLBROOK, Ala.  | Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

MILLBROOK, Ala.  —U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff, 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. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who tried … Continue reading MILLBROOK, Ala.  | Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

MILLBROOK, Ala. | Onetime Trump critic Roby wins Republican runoff in Alabama

MILLBROOK, Ala.— 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. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat … Continue reading MILLBROOK, Ala. | Onetime Trump critic Roby wins Republican runoff in Alabama