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1 year 2 months ago

GOP Senator says possible deal on debt limit

A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire made her comments Wednesday as she walked into a meeting of Senate Republicans in leader Mitch McConnell's office....

1 year 4 months ago

Obama: House GOP budget is 'bad bargain'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the House Republican budget is a "bad bargain" for the middle class. Obama says the House GOP wants to cut spending on education, science and clean energy when the country should be investing in those sectors. He says cutting back in those...

1 year 5 months ago

GOP redistricting skills may hurt immigration push

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House. But it may be working against them on immigration and other issues important to presidential elections. House Republicans generally represent far fewer Hispanics than do Democrats. That's largely due to a politicized redistricting process that packs...

2 years 10 months ago

Candidates ready for Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Three of four Republican candidates for president are in Colorado, trying to pin down support in Tuesday's precinct caucuses. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich all had Colorado stops on their agendas Monday. Only Ron Paul had no announced plans to hold a campaign event here....

2 years 10 months ago

Mitt Romney headed to Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Mitt Romney is making his first campaign stop of 2012 in Colorado Springs. Romney has been a frequent visitor to Colorado for fundraisers, but Saturday's campaign stop at a Colorado Springs business is Romney's first campaign stop seeking caucus support. Republicans hold precinct caucuses on...

2 years 10 months ago

Gingrich: 'We should care about the very poor'

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Newt Gingrich says he believes "we should care about the very poor," unlike GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney. Touring a Las Vegas manufacturing plant on Thursday, Gingrich tried to draw contrasts with Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Gingrich said Romney and Obama think all the...

2 years 10 months ago

Trump confirms he's endorsing Romney

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney for president -- saying Romney is "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love." The reality show host and real estate mogul appeared with Romney and his wife today at the Las...

2 years 10 months ago

Ron Paul in Colorado Springs

Half of the GOP field left the sunshine state to come here. Ron Paul spent time in Fort Collins and Denver earlier today before heading south to energize his supporters in Colorado Springs. During a brief stop at the Colorado Springs Airport, Paul told supporters that if he were...

2 years 10 months ago

Trailing in Florida, Gingrich bemoans Romney

MIAMI (AP) - With a new poll showing him trailing by 15 points, Newt Gingrich is slamming Mitt Romney for "carpet-bombing" his record. An NBC/Marist poll showed Romney with support from 42 percent of likely voters in Tuesday's Florida primary, with Gingrich slipping to 27 percent. A barrage of attacks...

2 years 10 months ago

Colo. GOP's beetle-kill timber bill questioned

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republicans want to eliminate local restrictions they say stifle the sale of beetle-killed timber. But groups representing local governments say there are no such restrictions. That's calling into question the validity of one of the centerpieces of the GOP's jobs package this year. Republican Speaker...

2 years 10 months ago

Lamborn plans to skip State of the Union address

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R) announced today he will not attend tomorrow's State of the Union address. Congressman Lamborn made the decision because he does not support the policies of President Barack Obama. News 5 is interviewing Lamborn this evening and will have more on the decision tonight.

2 years 11 months ago

Huntsman out of GOP race- to endorse Romney

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jon Huntsman staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire and his bid to become a legitimate competitor on distinguishing himself from front-runner Mitt Romney. But less than a week after a disappointing third-place finish in the GOP primary there, Huntsman decided to quit the race and...

2 years 11 months ago

Jon Huntsman drops out of GOP race

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney. Huntsman said the former Massachusetts governor gives the Republican Party its best shot at defeating President Barack Obama in the November general election. After staking his candidacy...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Cain says harassment claims have affected support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain acknowledges slipping from the top tier of candidates while addressing accusations of sexual harassment and confusion about his policy stands. The Georgia businessman insists his campaign is sound and supporters remain onboard what he calls the "Cain train." Cain has denied the...

3 years 1 month ago

Gingrich: Cain handling allegations well, so far

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says rival Herman Cain has handled the sexual harassment allegations against him well so far. But Gingrich is unsure what would happen if more accusations surface. Gingrich, a former GOP House speaker, says Cain seems to have satisfied most people so far...

3 years 1 month ago

GOP hopeful Perry heads to Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) - Republican presidential contender Rick Perry will laugh about his debate performance with David Letterman. The Texas governor is scheduled to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday to talk about his brain freeze a day earlier on stage with his GOP rivals. He...

3 years 2 months ago

Huntsman boycotts Nevada debate

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Jon Huntsman is boycotting next week's Republican presidential debate in Nevada. The former Utah governor and other candidates say Nevada has unfairly shifted the date of its presidential caucuses. But Huntsman becomes the first to announce plans to skip next Tuesday's nationally-televised GOP debate in protest....

3 years 3 months ago

Perry top dog for the GOP?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically. Coming up are several debates and events that will testing whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry has staying power and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals....

3 years 4 months ago

Perry to make bid for GOP nomination official

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is opening a second front in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry's trip to South Carolina to declare his candidacy for the GOP presidential nod draws attention from the Iowa Straw Poll and jolts the field of candidates already competing....

3 years 4 months ago

GOP goes on the attack over Obama economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are using their weekly address to criticize President Barack Obama on the economy, particularly government regulations. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania says the regulations are overly burdensome and therefore discouraging businesses from expanding and hiring. He says "Clearly, the policies of this administration are not...

3 years 4 months ago

Pawlenty knocks Obama, Bachmann in same swipe

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says President Barack Obama's previous job as a community organizer didn't prepare him for the job. And the Republican presidential candidate says Iowa shouldn't repeat the mistake of voting for another charismatic politician who lacks experience. That was an obvious reference...

3 years 4 months ago

9 GOP candidates on ballot for Iowa Straw Poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nine Republican presidential candidates will appear on the ballot for the Iowa Straw Poll, a party fundraiser where thousands of GOP activists weigh in on the presidential field. It's considered an early indicator of support in the state with the nation's leadoff presidential caucuses....

3 years 5 months ago

Perry may 'shake up' GOP field

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he's seriously considering a presidential run. New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon tells The Associated Press that Perry called him over the weekend to gauge his...

3 years 6 months ago

GOP straegist Karl Rove headed to Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - GOP strategist Karl Rove is headed to Colorado for Republican fundraisers in Denver and Colorado Springs. The former White House advisor is in Colorado Wednesday. He's a good choice for Republican money-raisers. Rove's American Crossroads advocacy group is among the nation's top-spending political interest...

3 years 6 months ago

Gov. Romney calls Obama ineffective

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is calling Barack Obama "one of the most ineffective presidents" he's ever seen, and says he can beat him next year. Romney tells NBC in an interview that while Obama wasn't responsible for the recession he inherited, "he made things worse....

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado GOP picks Call as new leader

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - The Republican Party in Colorado has chosen its legal counsel, Ryan Call, as its new party chairman with just one round of voting. The Denver Post reports Call needed 138 votes to win in the first round and received 166.6 votes during balloting Saturday...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado GOP vows to stick to principles

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republicans are vowing not to abandon their principles after taking control of the House after six years of Democratic rule. Today, when 100 state lawmakers take their oaths of office, Democrats will control the Senate and Republicans will control the House. With the controlling party...

3 years 11 months ago

A familiar ring as GOP welcomes 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the new Republican lawmakers arriving in Washington says her party is in a good position to "change business-as-usual in Washington." Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte (AY'-aht) of New Hampshire says Republicans will be focusing on cutting spending and helping businesses grow and hire. She delivered...

4 years 2 months ago

Dan Maes filed for bankruptcy in 1989

GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who has touted his business experience running telecommunications and credit reporting companies, says he filed personal bankruptcy 20 years ago. According to The Denver Post, Maes filed bankruptcy in 1989 when he was 29 years old and single. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes...

4 years 2 months ago

Maes releases Kansas termination letter

GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has released personnel files showing his boss knew that he was investigating a gambling ring and meeting with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Maes provided his termination letter from 1985 to The Associated Press. In it, Liberal, Kansas Police Chief Richard Kistner told Maes...

4 years 2 months ago

Complete text: GOP A Pledge to America

Want to know what Republicans would do if they win control of the House? No need to guess any longer. House Republicans were at a hardware store in suburban Virgina Wednesday to roll out a 21-page policy agenda. Their "Pledge to America" pulls together familiar proposals to slash...

4 years 3 months ago

Balink resigns from Maes campaign

DENVER (AP) - The campaign treasurer for embattled Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has resigned three weeks into the job. Maes' campaign confirmed Thursday that treasurer Bob Balink has quit as volunteer treasurer. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says that Balink resigned because of a long commute from El Paso...

4 years 3 months ago

GOP attacks Obama jobs program

GOP leaders are blasting President Barack Obama's long-term jobs proposal, saying the $50 billion plan would only raise federal spending that's already in excess. Obama unveiled the plan Monday at a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, proposing the billions be spent on roads, railways and runways. Administration officials...

4 years 3 months ago

Maes says he won't drop out

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Friday afternoon he will not drop out of the race. In a statement released before 4 p.m. Maes said he has given it thought over several days. "After speaking with, and hearing from, numerous Coloradans - from former Senators to family farmers -...

4 years 3 months ago

Hank Brown withdraws support for Maes

DENVER (AP) - The campaign of Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is facing more problems. Former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown withdrew his support for Maes Wednesday after reading about inconsistencies in Maes' police background in Kansas. Meanwhile, The Denver Post reports that former congressman Bob Beauprez says Maes...

4 years 4 months ago

Republican in-fighting in governor's race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has rejected an offer from former congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the Colorado governor's race and let the Republican Party pick a new candidate. State Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams said he delivered the offer to Maes on Wednesday...

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