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GOP senator: Rep. King's white supremacy remarks hurt nation

Iowa Republican congressman Steve King faced intensifying criticism Friday over his remarks about white supremacy, including from a black GOP senator who said such comments are a blight on the nation and the party.

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Pritzker’s notable visit to a Republican gathering

Pritzker has an opportunity here that has been afforded few of his predecessors.

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GOP senator: Rep. King's white supremacy remarks hurt nation

WASHINGTON (AP) " Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he's not a racist, but he faced intensifying criticism Friday over his remarks about white supremacy, including from a black GOP senator who said such comments are a blight on the nation and the party.For the second time in two days, King...

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Once again, Republicans rely on Sen. Tim Scott to speak against racism

Scott, who is African American, is one of few Republican lawmakers talking about pervasive racial discrimination.

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A conversation with Joacim Hernandez, the 32-year-old president of the Hidalgo County Young Republicans, who are at Ground Zero of President Trump's border wall battle

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Sen. Tim Scott slams Steve King for his comments on racism

Sen. Tim Scott ripped into fellow Republican Rep. Steve King for questioning why the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” are racist — and slammed other GOP lawmakers for staying silent on the Iowa congressman’s comments. “When people with opinions similar to King’s open...

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Scott, who is African American, is one of few Republican lawmakers talking about pervasive racial discrimination.

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott says that he is willing to negotiate other immigration reforms as long as a wall is still included.

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WASHINGTON —Congress' most powerful Republican has intentionally taken a back seat in the negotiations over how to end the government shutdown, even as it extends to a record three weeks with no resolution on the horizon.

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Billionaire Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, who pumped more than $171 million of his own wealth into his campaign to defeat Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in November, now will use his own money to bolster his top government aides’ salaries, his transition team said Friday. Pritzker’s...

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Congress’ most powerful Republican has intentionally taken a back seat in the negotiations over how to end the government shutdown, even as it extends to a record three weeks with no resolution on the horizon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has gotten Congress out of a lot of...

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RICHLAND HILLS, Texas —Shahid Shafi, a Muslim, remains a vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party.

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One of the few experiences worse than paying taxes is reading about them. With this in mind, I will make a portion of the ensuing essay interactive. So have your pen and paper or your calculator at the ready.The area of taxation, as we are all aware, breeds confusion, if not outright contradiction....

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One of the few experiences worse than paying taxes is reading about them. With this in mind, I will make a portion of the ensuing essay interactive. So have your pen and paper or your calculator at the ready.The area of taxation, as we are all aware, breeds confusion, if not outright contradiction....

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Democrats calling border security a 'manufactured' crisis; Republican strategist Peter Lumaj debates former deputy assistant secretary of state Joel Rubin.

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Local Texas GOP rejects outing vice chair over his faith

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) " Republicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas voted Thursday to keep a Muslim doctor as their party vice chairman following infighting over some members' claims about his beliefs.The executive committee of the Tarrant County Republican Party voted 139-49 to...

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The procession of police cars worked its way through the Central Valley, escorting the body of Ronil Singh for his final watch in this small town. The silver hearse swept past ads for farm equipment, campaign signs for a Republican congressman who narrowly lost his reelection bid and cows grazing...

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