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Alabama Republican Party Opposes Appointed School Board

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Republican Party is against a proposal to replace the state’s elected school board with one appointed by the governor. The state party’s executive committee voted Saturday to oppose the constitutional amendment before state voters in March. The decision breaks with Republican Gov. Kay Ivey and Republican Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh who have endorsed…

GOP Runoff for Attorney General

Election is on Tuesday

AP-AL–Attorney General’s Race Marshall returns to campaign in heated AG race with King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and former Attorney General Troy King are making their final pitches to voters ahead of Tuesday’s Republican runoff. Marshall returned to the campaign trail Saturday for the first time following the suicide of his wife last month. Marshall…

Split Between House, Senate on Taxes Poses a Big Challenge

The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are creating headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP satisfied. And then there’s the ambitious timetable of finishing in time to get legislation to President Donald Trump by Christmas. The most politically challenging decisions involve dealing with popular and…

Pressure on GOP to Revamp Health Law Grows, Along with Rifts

President Donald Trump says nobody knew health care could be so complicated. Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans. And they face mounting pressure to pass legislation annulling the health care law even as it becomes less and less clear what to propose instead. The GOP-controlled Congress is starting its third month of work on…

Republican Party Formally Nominates Trump for President

The Republican Party has nominated Donald Trump for president. And now the New York billionaire has completed a remarkable rise from political outsider to major party nominee for the White House. New York put him over the top in the delegate count Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. There was a disruptive fight on Monday night over the party’s…

New Cruz Ad Says Much Is At Stake on High Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – There’s a new campaign ad from Republican Ted Cruz today, warning that conservatives are “just one Supreme Court justice away” from losing on issues that are important to them. Those issues, the ad says, include “life, marriage, religious liberty, the Second Amendment.” It also suggests that Donald Trump would nominate more liberal justices. The ad comes two…