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The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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Senior U.S. senator: Saudi attack shows Iran seeks to 'sow instability'

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, slammed Iran's government on Monday after Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities, saying it underscored..
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Defying Trump, U.S. senators renew pressure on Saudis with focus on Yemen: letter

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators revived an effort to pressure Saudi Arabia over human rights, by pushing the country to fulfill its commitment to provide $750 million this year to help the..
Reuters - Published

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The president is 'lying to Americans': Hillary Clinton [Video]The president is 'lying to Americans': Hillary Clinton

One time presidential candidate and former First Lady Hillary Clinton told an audience at George Washington University Tuesday, that President Trump is " lying to Americans to delegitimize the..

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Trump Tries To Turn New Mexico Red [Video]Trump Tries To Turn New Mexico Red

President Trump wants to turn New Mexico Republican Red in 2020. The strategy centers on wooing Hispanics in the state. New Mexico has voted for a Republican presidential candidate only once since..

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Top Democrats press Trump on gun control [Video]Top Democrats press Trump on gun control

U.S. Democratic leaders told President Donald Trump on Sunday (September 15) that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job..

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2020 Candidates Likely To Drop $2 Billion Trying To Convince Dithering Voters [Video]2020 Candidates Likely To Drop $2 Billion Trying To Convince Dithering Voters

GOP pollster Frank Luntz says 2020 presidential candidates will spend $2 billion on trying to sway 1.2% of the US electorate. Luntz said that the 6% of voters that are "truly undecided" are the..

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Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks [Video]Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will..

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Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker [Video]Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker

Senator Cory Booker urged the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. to push for action on gun control because he says more Americans die in gun violence..

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People want to do the right thing on guns - O'Rourke [Video]People want to do the right thing on guns - O'Rourke

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says all Americans, regardless of party, want to do the right thing and change the law so that 40,000 do not die from gun violence each year. Rough Cut..

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These Three Democratic Senators Are Doing Their Best To Flip Trump On Gun Control [Video]These Three Democratic Senators Are Doing Their Best To Flip Trump On Gun Control

Opposition is growing against Democratic efforts towards universal background checks for guns. According to Politico, Dems are afraid they're running out of time to influence President Donald Trump. So..

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'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump [Video]'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump

President Trump took a shot at environmentally friendly light bulbs during a speech on Thursday, blaming them for making him look orange onstage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets [Video]Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets

Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as "disgusting" and "rodent-infested" in hotly debated..

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Trump says progress made on background checks and guns [Video]Trump says progress made on background checks and guns

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had a "big meeting" on guns, and progress was made on the issue of background checks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports [Video]CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports

More than 100 chief executives of some of the nation's most well-known companies on Thursday called on the U.S. Senate to take action to tackle gun violence, including expanding background checks and..

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Trump impeachment probe moves to next step [Video]Trump impeachment probe moves to next step

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler kicks off a panel hearing on a measure to authorize him to designate committee and subcommittee hearings as 'impeachment proceedings'. Ranking..

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Lindsey Graham Defends Trump Over Hurricane Dorian Criticism [Video]Lindsey Graham Defends Trump Over Hurricane Dorian Criticism

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn’t care about President Donald Trump’s comments on Hurricane Dorian. According to Business Insider, Graham refers to Trump saying the hurricane would hit Alabama...

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Dan Bishop declares victory in North Carolina [Video]Dan Bishop declares victory in North Carolina

Republican Dan Bishop won a special U.S. congressional election in North Carolina on Tuesday (September 10), turning back a vigorous Democratic challenge to save a longtime stronghold for President..

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Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws [Video]Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws

U.S. Democrats, looking to heighten their profile on gun control, moved forward on Tuesday with new measures aimed at curbing gun violence, while President Donald Trump also planned to meet with..

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Trump doesn’t want ‘very bad drug dealers’ from Bahamas in U.S. [Video]Trump doesn’t want ‘very bad drug dealers’ from Bahamas in U.S.

“I don’t want to allow people that weren’t supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very, very bad drug..

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McCarthy dismisses Trump hotel stay controversy [Video]McCarthy dismisses Trump hotel stay controversy

Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, responded to controversy surrounding U.S. officials staying at Trump properties, saying "it's just like any hotel." Rough Cut..

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Time for action on guns: AOC [Video]Time for action on guns: AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, says "kids are dying" and that Republican members of Congress must do something on guns, including taking up House-passed legislation on..

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Trump goes all out to rally for NC candidate [Video]Trump goes all out to rally for NC candidate

U.S. President Donald Trump is going all-out to try to keep a North Carolina district in the Republican column in a special congressional election on Tuesday (September 10) that may serve as a..

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'We may have to go for an extra term, ok?' - Trump [Video]'We may have to go for an extra term, ok?' - Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at a rally in North Carolina on Monday (August 9), makes remarks about an 'extra term,' but says 'he's only kidding.' Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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"Tape was weaponized"; Billy Bush on Trump

Billy Bush says everyone at NBC and Access Hollywood knew there was a tape of Donald Trump saying inappropriate things about women, but that the now-president was considered one of their biggest..

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Trump's Campaign Manager Said The Trump Family Will Become 'A Dynasty' [Video]Trump's Campaign Manager Said The Trump Family Will Become 'A Dynasty'

President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign manager said the Trump family will become “a dynasty.” Brad Parscale said the dynasty would “last for decades, propelling the Republican Party..

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South Carolinian Mark Sanford To Primary Trump [Video]South Carolinian Mark Sanford To Primary Trump

Former South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford will challenge President Donald Trump in the Republican party primary. Sanford announced his intentions Sunday in an interview with Fox News. Reuters..

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Republicans Look Tp Scrap Primaries [Video]Republicans Look Tp Scrap Primaries

Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses. The move would prevent primary challengers from defeating Donald Trump. Republican parties in South Carolina,..

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U.S. senators expect Congress to reinstate aid for Ukraine even if Trump cuts it

Republican and Democratic senators said on Tuesday they expected the U.S. Congress would pass legislation restoring $250 million in military aid for Ukraine if President Donald Trump goes ahead with..
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Republican Party of India willing to ally with the Congress and NCP: Jogendra Kawade

However, leaders of this 'Republican Janshakti Aghadi' have sought a share of seats from the opposition alliance, failing which they have threatened to contest on their own
DNA - Published

Surge in young Republicans worried about the environment: survey

A growing majority of U.S. Republicans, especially younger voters, are worried that human behavior is damaging the planet, according to a survey of global attitudes to the environment conducted by an..
Reuters - Published

Russia denies visas to two U.S. senators, amid G7 tensions

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said Russia refused to grant them visas for a visit to Moscow next week, amid disagreement within Washington and among U.S. allies over whether the country..
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Congress cup of legal woes spills over

Grand old party has many top-rung leaders who are facing criminal cases and out on bail
DNA - Published

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan

Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S...
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Senate leader: Any violent crackdown in Hong Kong would be 'completely unacceptable'

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would be "completely unacceptable," while Trump administration officials urged..
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Donald Trump proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform after Ohio, Texas mass shootings that left 29 people dead

US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Republicans and Democrats to agree on tighter gun control
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Northern Ireland police say Republicans failed in attack on officers

Police in Northern Ireland said on Saturday they believed that dissident Republicans tried to kill police officers in an incident overnight.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denies stalling Trump's impeachment push as Democrats seek grand jury secrets

Democrats have struggled to formulate a new battle plan against the Republican president after Robert Mueller's lackluster testimony before Congress this week failed to reveal a clear path for..
DNA - Published

Congress loses Karnataka: Grand old party now left with governments in 4 states and 1 UT

Karnataka was the only state in South India where they were in power.
DNA - Published

Imran Khan arrives in Washington for three-day official visit, to meet Donald Trump tomorrow amid hopes for reset in US-Pakistan ties

Meanwhile, hours before Imran's arrival, Pakistan hired the services of lobbying firm Holland & Knight. The memorandum of understanding on this was signed between former Republican Congressman Tom..
Firstpost - Published

House Democrats, GOP unite to repeal Obama health care tax

The so-called "Cadillac tax" never went into effect, since lawmakers kept delaying it. Wednesday's 419-6 vote increases chances that the Senate will follow the House, going for full repeal.
DNA - Published

'We will not be silenced': US Democratic congresswomen hit back at Donald Trump's 'blatant racist attack'

US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic..
Firstpost - Published

Trump says he wishes British ambassador well

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday offered good wishes to Britain's former ambassador to Washington, Kim Darroch, who resigned earlier this week amid a spat with the Republican U.S. president..
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Great news for Indian techies: US House passes bill removing country cap on Green Card

The bill, however, has to be passed by the Senate, wherein the Republicans enjoy a majority, before it can be signed into law by President Donald Trump.
DNA - Published

Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed..
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Republicans in Congress push back on Trump weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Republican members of Congress pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's plan to sell $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying it was "unfortunate" the..
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Democrats remain a divided house on impeaching President Donald Trump as Senate numbers favour Republicans

Robert S Mueller III provided enough ammo to the Democrats for launching a blitzkrieg on President Donald Trump.
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Democrats begin public hearing of Mueller report; Republicans poised to defend decision to not allow president's impeachment

House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the Mueller report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe
Firstpost - Published

U.S. pushes Mexico for more in talks over tariffs and border

Mexican and U.S. officials resumed talks on trade and migration on Thursday, with the Trump administration resisting calls from U.S. businesses and some Republican lawmakers to ease up on a plan to..
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Possible Mexican retaliatory tariff list excludes U.S. corn: sources

Mexico has prepared a list of U.S. products that could be hit in retaliation for possible Trump administration tariffs, with a focus on Republican-leaning agricultural states but excluding corn, one of..
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Trump adviser, influential senator cast doubt on Mexico tariffs

A White House trade adviser and a leading Republican senator said on Wednesday that a U.S. plan to impose tariffs on Mexican goods might not go into effect, offering hope for Mexico and American..
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Republican, Democratic senators seek to block Trump Saudi arms sales

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce 22 separate joint resolutions seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to sidestep congressional review and complete..
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Ex-U.S. ambassadors to Mexico push Trump to 'delink' trade, migration

A group of former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico representing both Republican and Democratic presidents have banded together to urge President Donald Trump to treat trade and migration as separate issues,..
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U.S. lawmakers to push back against Trump on Saudi weapons sales

Members of the U.S. Congress, including some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, are preparing legislation seeking to block his plan for $8 billion in weapons sales to..
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McConnell says 'not much support' for Mexico tariffs among U.S. Republicans

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday there was "not much support" among his fellow Republicans for President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexico.
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Trump says Republicans would be 'foolish' to block Mexican tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned fellow Republicans in Congress not to block his efforts to impose tariffs on Mexico as part of his broader immigration fight amid reports that lawmakers..
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Trump dismisses possible Republican backlash over Mexican tariff threat

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned fellow Republicans in Congress not to block his efforts to impose tariffs on Mexico as part of his broader immigration fight, saying lawmakers would be..
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House Republican leader says best outcome is for Mexico to help on border crisis

U.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said on Tuesday he thinks a solution will be worked out to avoid punitive tariffs on Mexican goods as he sidestepped a question on whether Republican..
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Defying Congress, Trump sets big arms sales to Saudis, UAE

U.S. President Donald Trump, saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, is clearing the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and other countries, U.S...
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U.S. Senator Graham: attacks on ships in Middle East coordinated by Iran

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East was directed by the..
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White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

Two Democrats with U.S. military experience who are vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticizing Republican President Donald..
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U.S. Congress to get classified Iran briefings next week: sources

Officials from U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will conduct classified briefings on the situation with Iran next week, congressional sources said on Thursday, after both Democratic and..
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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy; no exceptions for rape, incest cases

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has now passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours left before a Friday deadline..
Firstpost - Published

U.S. House members criticize Turkey over Russia ties

Senior Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives called on Turkey on Wednesday to cancel its planned acquisition of a Russian S-400 missile defense system, the latest effort by U.S...
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Senators want visas for Afghans now stranded after helping U.S. forces

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday revived an effort to provide visas to move to the United States for Afghans who worked for Americans during the long war in their country and are..
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U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

A group of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving student or..
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U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline

A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a planned gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the..
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Trump to lay out immigration policy in coming days: senators

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to give a speech on immigration policy in coming days, Republican senators said after meeting with top White House advisers on Tuesday.
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U.S. Senate Republicans: Trump to give immigration speech in coming days

Republican U.S. Senators John Cornyn and John Barrasso said Tuesday that President Donald Trump will give a speech on immigration as soon as later this week.
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Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed by Senate intelligence committee for backing out of two interviews on Russia investigation

Senator Richard Burr outlined the events at a GOP caucus luncheon after weathering fierce criticism for the subpoena of Trump Jr
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Republicans, Democrats concerned about Hungary's Orban ahead of U.S. visit

Senior Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee told President Donald Trump on Friday they were concerned about Hungary's "downward democratic trajectory," ahead..
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'Don't relish doing this but have no choice': House Judiciary charges US attorney general with contempt after Trump blocks access to Mueller report

Donald Trump invokes the principle of executive privilege, intensifies the dispute between Democrats and Republicans over Mueller report.
Firstpost - Published

Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed to testify over Russian collusion in 2016 presidential election after White House refuses to release Mueller report details

Following a day of drama that included Trump asserting his executive privilege for the first time in his presidency, the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee took the surprise step of issuing a..
Firstpost - Published

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