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Trump's campaign launches a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight ahead of convention

ump's campaign has deployed what it calls an unprecedented effort to monitor and influence local party operations. It has used endorsements, lobbying and rule changes to increase the likelihood that only loyal Trump activists make it to the Republican nominating convention in August 2020.

US 2018 midterm results: Democrats capture control of House; Republicans hold Senate

The Democrats’ extensive gains in the House, and their capture of several powerful governorships, in many cases represented a vindication of the party’s more moderate wing.

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GOP senators gush over Brett Kavanaugh after private meetings

The meetings have created growing momentum for Kavanaugh among Republicans that Democrats may be hard-pressed to stop. Even one early sceptic, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, is now a yes vote. Still, the most challenging meetings for Kavanaugh are yet to come.

Trump says ‘no problem’ shutting government, dismaying GOP

The president’s comments suggest he continues to believe that an election-season showdown over immigration would fire up his base and boost his party’s chances of holding power in Congress.

Mike Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

Democratic Governors Association spokesman Jared Leopold said that, if his party can win a lot of next year's governor's races, Democrats can at least wield veto power over districts drawn to favor the GOP.

Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

Senate Republicans are now considering two versions of similar legislation, one that would repeal and replace, and another that would simply repeal Obamacare with a two-year delay to give the Senate more time to agree on a replacement.

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Two GOP senators suggest bill to repeal health care law 'dead'

At least 10 GOP senators have expressed opposition to the initial bill drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Republicans hold a 52-48 majority and Democrats stand united against the bill, meaning that just three GOP defections will doom it.

In Iowa, Donald Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

"Congrats to Karen Handel on a HUGE win in GA! Democrats lose again (0-4). Total disarray. The MAGA Mandate is stronger than ever. BIG LEAGUE,'' Donald Trump said in an apparent reference to his slogan, "Make America Great Again.''

Gunman who shot congressman Steve Scalise had history of anti-GOP activity

In the hours after the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, a picture began to emerge of a shooter with a mostly minor arrest record who worked as a home inspector and despised the Republican Party.

Republicans slam criticism of judge as 'textbook racism'; Trump says will stop talking about it

Trump said Mexican-American district judge Gonzalo Curiel is being biased against him in an alleged fraud case

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