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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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Biden Managed to Work With McConnell. Many Democrats Weren’t Pleased.

As he runs for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has trumpeted his ability to work with Republicans, including Mitch McConnell. Others in his party view that as naïve.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump Hits Back After Ally Denounces ‘Weakness’ With Iran

The president was responding on Tuesday night to a series of tweets by Senator Lindsey Graham, who has long been one of the more hawkish members of the Republican conference.
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Videos for Republican Party (United States)

"We stand as one": Hong Kong activist with Pelosi

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thanked the leaders of the Hong Kong movement for challenging the conscience of the world. Activist Joshua Wong added they stand as one. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Thunberg to Congress: ‘Listen to the scientists’ [Video]Thunberg to Congress: ‘Listen to the scientists’

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday (September 18): "I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen..

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Trump Has Battle In Wisconsin [Video]Trump Has Battle In Wisconsin

Donald Trump won Wisconsin in the 2016 Presidential General election. According to Politico, Milwaukee’s Republican suburbs have never really warmed up to the president. That could be a big problem..

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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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

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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Pennsylvania lawmaker charged with possession of child pornography

GOP state Sen. Mike Folmer of Pennsylvania was arrested Tuesday after images of child porn were found on his phone, the state’s attorney general said.
USATODAY.com - Published

In North Carolina, New Political Maps Don’t End Old Disputes

The maps, drawn under court order to replace ones that favored Republicans, were deemed an improvement but appeared to still favor the G.O.P.
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U.S. Senate confirms Trump donor Rakolta as ambassador to UAE

The U.S. Senate approved businessman John Rakolta on Tuesday as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, making the long-time Republican donor the first political appointee ever to hold the position.
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Thrust into gun debate, Scalise says being a shooting survivor doesn't mean it's his No. 1 priority

When Rep. Steve Scalise arrived at the White House with other top Republicans to talk about gun control measures last week, he brought along the unique perspective of also being a shooting survivor
USATODAY.com - Published

Climate change will be an issue for most voters in 2020 — CBS News poll

But compared to other issues, Democrats rate the climate change issue more importantly than Republicans do
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Democratic challenger criticizes Susan Collins after new Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Sara Gideon, a Democratic challenger of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has repeatedly criticized Collins for voting last year to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanuagh.
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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..
Reuters - Published

New Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegations spark calls for impeachment

At least five Democrats running for president say Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached over the latest sexual misconduct allegations from his college years. A new book on Kavanaugh..
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Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment Come Amid New Misconduct Allegations

President Trump and other Republicans defended the Supreme Court justice after a New York Times essay described a previously unreported story about him as a student at Yale.
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Republicans slam Ilhan Omar's comments about 9/11 following 'Face the Nation' interview

"It shouldn’t be this difficult for Ilhan Omar to understand why her “some people did something” comment was so offensive," wrote Ronna McDaniel.
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Kamala Harris wants Kavanaugh impeached after newly surfaced sexual misconduct accusation

Several Democratic presidential candidates called for Kavanaugh to be impeached, while Republicans called the new report a "smear" against the justice
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VP Mike Pence says Triple Crown winner American Pharoah bit him during visit to Kentucky farm

Vice President Mike Pence told Republican leadership during a retreat this week that Triple Crown winner American Pharoah bit him in 2018.
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A Debate Recap, and a Debate Preview: This Week in the 2020 Race

Also this week, Kamala Harris releases a long-awaited plan, Elizabeth Warren wants to expand Social Security, and President Trump has a new Republican challenger.
NYTimes.com - Published

John Bolton gets back into political game after leaving White House

The former national security adviser had disagreements with President Donald Trump leading up to his departure. He is throwing $50,000 at five Republican incumbents
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Impeachment Inquiry or Just Plain Oversight? It Depends on Who You Ask

Democrats say they have started a full impeachment investigation. Republicans disagree. A judge may have the final word.
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Pence goes after Biden for saying 'I'm the vice president' at the Democratic debate

So let me be clear, I am the vice president of the United States,” Pence told a group of Republicans at the GOP retreat in Baltimore.
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Liz Cheney, Tart-Tongued Fighter, Is Warring With Rand Paul Over Who’s Trumpier

Ms. Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, has supplanted her father, Dick Cheney, as the most combative Cheney in Washington. She usually attacks Democrats, but not this time.
NYTimes.com - Published

What will the GOP look like in a post-Trump world?

Josh Kraushaar from National Journal joined CBSN to discuss why he thinks "Trumpism" will last in the Republican Party long after President Trump leaves office.
CBS News - Published

Top 2020 Democrats face off over health care and immigration

The top 10 Democratic presidential candidates clashed over issues like health care, immigration and foreign policy during a debate in Houston. Divisions between moderates and progressives were on full..
CBS News - Published

Ad Targeting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Draws a Backlash

A Republican political action committee paid for the provocative advertisement, which aired during the Democratic primary debate on Thursday night.
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Trump says Democrats' 'failed and corrupt rule' destroyed Baltimore in House GOP speech

Trump delivers remarks at a House GOP retreat in Baltimore in his first visit to the city after describing it as "dangerous" and "filthy" in July.
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Republicans air ad about the dangers of 'socialism' and AOC during the Democratic debate

"This is the face of socialism," Elizabeth Heng says, as a picture of Ocasio-Cortez burns and cuts away to scenes of the Cambodian genocide.
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California businessman who Donald Trump dubbed 'my African American' leaves GOP

California businessmen Gregory Cheadle decided to change his party registration from Republican to independent about a month ago.
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Senator Ben Sasse, Vocal Trump Critic, Goes Mum After President’s Endorsement

The surprise endorsement has put Mr. Sasse, Republican of Nebraska, in an awkward spot. But it will help fend off his primary challenger.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump campaign holds event in Houston hours before Democratic debate

The Trump campaign held an event in Houston hours before the third Democratic presidential debate was being held nearby. Jeremy Wallace, political writer for the Houston Chronicle, joined CBSN's "Red..
CBS News - Published

Trump speaks at GOP retreat in Baltimore after trashing city — live updates

The president is addressing the House Republican Conference's member retreat dinner
CBS News - Published

Democrats debate in Houston as party looks to win back Texas

Ten Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Houston Thursday night for the third debate of the 2020 primary. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, Republican strategist Leslie..
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U.S. House panel votes to ramp up Trump impeachment probe

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to intensify its investigation of Republican President Donald Trump on Thursday, as lawmakers edged closer to deciding whether..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Majority of House Democrats support Trump impeachment

A majority of Democratic lawmakers in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives have now said they support starting impeachment proceedings against Republican President Donald Trump.
Reuters - Published

Dems cry 'cowardice' as GOP overrides budget veto

Rep. Deb Butler leads Democrat protest as Republicans dominating half-empty North Carolina House chamber voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state's two-year budget. (Sept...
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Impact of Republican victory in North Carolina special election

Republicans are celebrating a narrow special election victory in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Anthony Salvanto, CBS News director of elections and surveys, Leslie Sanchez, a CBS News..
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Gov. Roy Cooper slams N.C. House GOP for veto override vote

Republicans dominating a half-empty North Carolina House chamber voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state's two-year budget. (Sept. 11)  
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North Carolina GOP lawmakers voted to override governor's budget veto while Democrats were at 9/11 memorial

Gov. Roy Cooper accused Republicans of pulling "their most deceptive stunt yet" at a time when many North Carolinians were focused on honoring those killed in the 9/11 attacks
USATODAY.com - Published

Three bills in U.S. House would ban offshore, Arctic drilling

The U.S. House on Wednesday was slated to begin voting on three bills to block offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida and the Pacific coast and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, but the..
Reuters - Published

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

North Carolina GOP holds vote while many Dems were at 9/11 events

Republicans used an unexpected vote Wednesday to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of the state's budget
CBS News - Published

Bolton Ouster Underscores a G.O.P. Divided on Foreign Policy

A jarring stretch of presidential announcements has laid bare the divide among Republicans on foreign policy, pitting hawkish conservatives against an anti-interventionist flank.
NYTimes.com - Published

Inside the largest African-American gun group: "I'm not goin' down without a fight"

Democrats are working to advance gun bills in Congress in an effort to pressure Republicans and the White House in the wake of several deadly mass shootings. The country's largest and best known gun..
CBS News - Published

Iowa and New Hampshire won't cancel 2020 GOP primaries

Trump allies on the ground in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas moved to cancel the 2020 primary contests
CBS News - Published

Is Texas in play in 2020? Democrats say yes and Republicans leaving nothing to chance

It's been a dream for Democrats to flip Texas. Now, changing demographics and a motivated electorate could put the state up for grabs in 2020.
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories September 11 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday September 11th: Republican wins North Carolina special election; Bolton out as National Security Adviser; North Korea says it tested multiple rocket launcher; September..
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Take back the flag, 2020 Democrats. 'Liberty and justice for all' is a patriotic value.

Don't cede patriotism to Republicans. Democrats must rediscover the radical potential of the American flag and values like equality and social justice.
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Republicans hold North Carolina US House seat

Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election Tuesday for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six..
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Republican Dan Bishop wins special election for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District

Republican Dan Bishop won the closely-watched special election for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. CBS News director of elections and surveys Anthony Salvanto breaks down the results,..
CBS News - Published

Gun control: Alyssa Milano begs Ted Cruz 'to have the courage to lead' at meeting after Twitter spat

Fans and followers of both the actress and the Texas GOP senator were able to watch the meeting online on a video live stream. The meeting happened the same day GOP leaders on Capitol Hill met at the..
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North Carolina's special election a test for 2020

In North Carolina, Democrat Dan McCready is facing off against Republican Dan Bishop in a high-profile special election. The big question is whether the Republicans can hold on to this traditionally..
CBS News - Published

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