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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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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...
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Republican Party (United States)

Trump wants to close background check loopholes [Video]Trump wants to close background check loopholes

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he's dealing with all interested parties on closing loopholes for background checks on gun purchases, but he also thinks it's a mental health issue. Rough Cut..

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Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts [Video]Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering billions of dollars in foreign aid cuts and would decide on the proposal - which faces strong opposition in Congress - within days. Nathan..

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Trump talking to Dems about meaningful gun legislation [Video]Trump talking to Dems about meaningful gun legislation

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration was in discussions with Democrats to produce some sort of meaningful gun legislation following mass shootings in the United States in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Trump affirms Mike Pence will be 2020 running mate [Video]Trump affirms Mike Pence will be 2020 running mate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (August 18) he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Trump Won't Dump Pence In 2020 Run [Video]Trump Won't Dump Pence In 2020 Run

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate. I’m very happy with Mike Pence. President Donald Trump Trump is expected to easily to easily..

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Trump Thinks He Won Michigan's 'Man Of The Year' Award, But He Actually Received A Copy Of The Gettysburg Address [Video]Trump Thinks He Won Michigan's 'Man Of The Year' Award, But He Actually Received A Copy Of The Gettysburg Address

U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed he was honored with a Michigan 'man of the year' award. Business Insider reports that he most recently made the false claim at his New Hampshire..

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How Texas Has Become A Ticking Time Bomb For Trump's GOP [Video]How Texas Has Become A Ticking Time Bomb For Trump's GOP

The once-safe Republican state of Texas is shaping up to be a competitive battleground. In July, four incumbent Republican congressmen all called it it quits, and will not run for re-election in 2020...

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Why President Obama Didn’t Pass Gun Control [Video]Why President Obama Didn’t Pass Gun Control

The country has been rocked by a series of mass shootings. There is pressure for President Trump and Republicans lawmakers to make gun control a priority. The issue would be moot, however, if Trump's..

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Trump Says The US Needs More Mental Institutions To Deal With Mass Shootings [Video]Trump Says The US Needs More Mental Institutions To Deal With Mass Shootings

President Donald Trump recently said he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers.He said those responsible for mass shootings are mentally ill and that the U.S. needs more mental..

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Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill [Video]Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United..

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Republican Congressman Apologizes For The 'Unfit Conman In The White House' [Video]Republican Congressman Apologizes For The 'Unfit Conman In The White House'

Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh wrote an op-ed for The New York Times on Wednesday. In it, he apologized for his role in helping President Donald Trump reach the White House. Business Insider..

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Sanders tells Cardi B, Sanders tells Cardi B, "Trump is an overt racist"

Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders tells rapper Cardi Be that it's time to 'get rid of Donald Trump' because he's a racist. The New Yorkers also discussed immigration, wages, health care..

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"Would humanity exist without rape, incest?" King

Rep. Steve King is again facing calls to resign after he wondered aloud in Iowa on Wednesday, if humanity would exist without rape or incest. He made the comments in defense of his proposed legislation..

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Biden's In Trouble With Latinos [Video]Biden's In Trouble With Latinos

During the July 31st Democratic Debate, Joe Biden said undocumented immigrants need to “get in line.” He also said the country has been right to “cherry-pick” high-skilled immigrants, notably..

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Trump says he's 'tired' of taypayers paying for immigrants [Video]Trump says he's 'tired' of taypayers paying for immigrants

President Trump says he is 'tired' of seeing people immigrate to the United States and immediately go on welfare, in the face of the poem on the Statue of Libery, which says in part, "give me your..

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Scaramucci a 'nervous, neurotic wreck': Trump [Video]Scaramucci a 'nervous, neurotic wreck': Trump

President Donald Trump on Tuesday belittled Anthony Scaramucci, his former communications director of 11 days, branding him a "disaster" and said he would not take him back into his administration,..

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New Poll Shows 'Socialism' Is Unpopular [Video]New Poll Shows 'Socialism' Is Unpopular

Republicans are trying to make the 2020 elections about Democrats embracing socialism. The American Action Network is a center-right group that supports House GOP policies. They polled 30 House..

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Trump weakens U.S. wildlife protections law [Video]Trump weakens U.S. wildlife protections law

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled the final changes to provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act it says will streamline the decades-old wildlife protection law but which conservation..

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Scaramucci Now Against Trump Reelection [Video]Scaramucci Now Against Trump Reelection

Anthony Scaramucci is a former White House communications director. He has frequently defended President Donald Trump. On Monday, it was clear he no longer supports Trump's reelection bid. Scaramucci..

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2020 Democrats demand action on guns [Video]2020 Democrats demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders urged Congress on Saturday to take action to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead. Colette Luke has more.

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Democrats Worry Losing To Trump [Video]Democrats Worry Losing To Trump

In a new INSIDER poll, around 30% of Democratic respondents said the party could lose the 2020 presidential race. What concerns them? They are worried the Democratic nominee will "fail to recruit..

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GOP Senator Pours Cold Water On Gun Legislation [Video]GOP Senator Pours Cold Water On Gun Legislation

Recent deadly mass shootings have revived discussions of stricter gun laws. President Trump revealed he's open to the idea of strict gun laws. But he faces firm opposition from his own party. On..

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Trump picks acting national intelligence chief [Video]Trump picks acting national intelligence chief

U.S. President Donald Trump is still mulling over who should replace spy chief Dan Coats, who is resigning. But in the meantime, he has picked Joseph Maguire as acting national intelligence director...

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Mitch McConnell Rejects Mayors' Plea For Gun Legislation [Video]Mitch McConnell Rejects Mayors' Plea For Gun Legislation

More than 200 mayors sent a plea to congress to call the Senate back early to consider new gun legislation. According to Reuters, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell rejected the plea. This comes..

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Trump 'fanned the flames' of white supremacy: Biden [Video]Trump 'fanned the flames' of white supremacy: Biden

During a speech in Burlington, Iowa, former U.S. Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday said President Donald Trump 'fanned the flames of white supremacy in this..

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A festival of freedom-loving ideas, yet Labor wants to gag it

The conservative forum from which Ronald Reagan rescued the Republican Party is coming to Sydney - and it's a good thing for our democracy.
The Age - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Mueller grilled over Alexander Downer’s wine bar meeting that sparked Russia probe

A 2016 meeting at a London bar between Alexander Downer and George Papadopoulos was a major focus of Republicans at Robert Mueller's US congressional hearings.
SBS - 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..
Reuters - 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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - 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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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,..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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...
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - 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...
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike

Alyssa Milano and Bette Midler have called on women to join in a sex strike to protest strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled US legislatures.
SBS - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Trump briefs Republican senators on emerging U.S. immigration plan

President Donald Trump and aides on Tuesday briefed a group of Republican senators on a merit-based immigration plan that would let more highly-skilled workers into the United States and fewer..
Reuters - Published

Cracks appear in U.S. bipartisan unity on Venezuela

President Donald Trump's tough approach to Venezuela has won broad support from both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress, but this rare display of bipartisan consensus is starting to show..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House Democrats blame Trump for worsening border crisis

U.S. House of Representatives Democrats are accusing Republican President Donald Trump of aggravating a crisis situation at the southern U.S. border, saying he has not used funds available to help deal..
Reuters - Published

Democratic House Votes to Restore Net Neutrality - But There’s a Long Road Ahead

democratic house votes to restore net neutrality - but there’s a long road ahead
by Adam Yardley - The US House of Representatives has voted to bring the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules back into law following months of speculation. However, with the bill set to undergo further..
One News Page Staff - Published

Trump says he will have to call up more military at U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have to mobilize more of the military at the U.S. border with Mexico after listening to stories from people attending a Republican fundraiser..
Reuters - Published

Senior U.S. House Republican questions Trump plan to cut Central American aid

The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday President Donald Trump's plan to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House Republican says it would be illegal to release full Mueller report

The top Republican on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Friday that Attorney General William Barr would "break the law" if he released Special Counsel Mueller's Russia report without..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to boost Taiwan ties, amid China tensions

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation seeking to boost Washington's relations with Taiwan and raise the island's international profile on Tuesday, which could heighten..
Reuters - Published

Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist

A fight brewed between Democrats and Republicans over the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, while President Donald Trump kept up..
Reuters - Published

Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in their investigation..
Reuters - Published

Trump: U.S. Special Counsel Mueller acted honorably

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably, President Donald Trump said on Monday, days after the fellow Republican wrapped up his Russia probe with no evidence of criminal collusion between..
Reuters - Published

Senate Judiciary panel chief wants Barr testimony on Mueller report

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he wants Attorney General William Barr to appear before the panel to discuss the special counsel's report on Russian..
Reuters - Published

Republican delight, Democrat dismay as Mueller details released

Retired Ford assembly plant worker and Donald Trump supporter Henry Thompson was giddy as he listened to a summary of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report on TV at a Dearborn, Michigan,..
Reuters - Published

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