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  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." Scott Walker, who is considering a 2016 White House bid, said alongside nodding colleagues at the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Florida. Having claimed the Senate majority in...

  • Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on fiscal policy, vowed on Wednesday to start overhauling the U.S. tax code despite Washington gridlock that he says will worsen with President Barack Obama's planned immigration order. The candidate for vice president in Mitt Romney's 2012 White House bid, Ryan was confirmed by Republicans on...

  • House, Senate to vote on Keystone Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    It was unclear what impact the votes would have on the Senate race, but Senate passage of the bill as early as next Tuesday would force President Barack Obama to either sign it into law or veto the measure just weeks after a Democratic drubbing in midterm elections. Republicans and several moderate Democrats insist that construction of the Canada- to- Texas...

  • APNewsBreak: GOP promises Cassidy a committee seat Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:26 AM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.— Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election. While she will no longer serve as the committee's chair in the GOP- led Senate in the next Congress, Landrieu has...

  • Republican wins Senate race in Alaska Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. The Alaska seat was initially considered key to the Republicans' hopes of taking control of the U.S. Senate, but that goal was accomplished before the Alaska race was decided. Begich was in Washington, D.C., as Congress geared up to finish out...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 4- After the votes are counted for the midterm U.S. elections, cable operators will be among the big winners, nearly doubling ad sales to about $800 million, while the nation's TV station operators will see far more modest increases. In 2010, TV stations benefited from competitive gubernatorial contests in California and New York, the two largest...

  • Obama to delay action on immigration reform Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections.

  • Paul Ryan: I'd love to see Mitt Romney run again Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) smile while greeting workers at a GOP Victory Center on November 6, 2012 in Richmond Heights, Ohio.

    Rep. Paul Ryan also tells CNBC that Obamacare must be repealed before it implodes "under it's own weight."

  • Romney and Ryan together again?     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discusses his meeting on Thursday with former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the possibility of running in the 2016 election.

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • How Paul Ryan plans to tackle poverty Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan's new strategy for federal anti-poverty efforts does not aim to cut spending. Instead, it seeks to consolidate an array of programs.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a new front in the battle over corporate rights by ruling that family-owned and other closely held corporations can mount religious objections to government action.

  • Morning Six-Pack: What we're reading Monday Monday, 12 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Happy Monday and welcome to another wild and woolly week on Wall Street.

  • Breaking with GOP, Romney backs minimum wage hike Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Romney is the third high-profile Republican in the past two weeks to say that resistance to a minimum wage hike is hurting the GOP's brand—NBC News.

  • The basher is back: Mitt Romney nemesis writes book Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Randy Johnson, a longtime critic of Mitt Romney and Bain.

    Randy Johnson, who lost his job in the 1990s because of Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, has written a book about Romney. What it means.

  • Hubbard: 'We still have a health-care problem'     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    The slowdown in health spending does not indicate that "we're out of the woods," said Glenn Hubbard, one-time advisor to Mitt Romney and George W. Bush.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • A surprising group stands in way of income equality Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.

  • Gov. Walker calls Obamacare an 'abysmal failure' Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said the president made a promise that he could not keep.