Four Illinois Republicans representing the party’s past, present and — perhaps — future sat on a panel in Bloomington on Thursday evening, sharing thoughts about state government, politics and where the party stands in relation to those.
DES MOINES — Legislative Democrats may be frozen out of end-of-session negotiations between the House, Senate and Gov. Kim Reynolds, but they’re offering advice on how to make Republicans’ plans better for Iowans.
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise spearheaded the effort to remove Cheney from the House GOP committee chair position
Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has unrolled incentives including a weekly $1 million lottery prize and drawings for college scholarships to …
Detroit police Chief James Craig announced Monday that he will retire as head of the city's police force, but he did not immediately reveal hi…
Iowa House Republicans will enjoy Democratic support for their “wide-ranging” attempt at reaching a deal with Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Senate GOP on taxes — for as long as the effort lasts.
Former Scott County Republican Party Chair Dave Millage said Monday on CNN it's time for Republicans to accept the results of the 2020 election and denounce the "Big Lie" by former President Donald Trump that the election was stolen.
The Jim Crow South that Don Wooten grew up in and railed against in Tuesday's newspaper was ended by President Lyndon Johnson and the congressional Republicans in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The only real vestige of that era is President Joe Biden, who opposed the movement, claiming desegregation would create a "racial jungle."
Democratic U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos of Moline announced Friday she would not seek reelection next year after serving since 2013 in a northwest and west-central Illinois district that has trended increasingly Republican.
Kinzinger met privately with one sympathetic Republican, former President George W. Bush, on his first day in the state.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger's plan to restore the GOP is getting its first big test Saturday. A congressional district outside Dallas, Texas, w…
Illinois Senate Republicans on Wednesday harshly criticized Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, accusing him of breaking a campaign pledge to support an independent commission to redraw congressional and legislative district maps.
Unified control of state government does not necessarily equate to universal agreement on all issues.
“So, what the speaker said back in January about this place being different and running in a different manner is a bunch of BS right now,” state Rep. Tim Butler said in a speech during which he threw a paper calendar and pounded his desk.
DES MOINES — A House panel has approved a 76-page health and human services budget that would spend nearly $2.05 billion from the state’s general fund and another $425 million from other funds on Iowa’s myriad health and social programs.
Republicans are trying to portray themselves as the political party for working people. Nice try, but they aren’t fooling anybody. Not one Republican in the House or Senate voted for President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which he signed on March 11.
DES MOINES — It appears a state budget bill dealing with health and human services could become a flash point between Republicans in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate as they work to close out the legislative session.
A poll of 1,126 registered voters found that 45% of people would support Matthew McConaughey if he ran for governor. The Dallas Morning News p…
An interview with Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, the ranking Republican on the House Redistricting Committee, about the GOP's call for establishing an independent commission.
Republicans, Democrats and independents are all people I call friends, and with whom I have had lively debates. However, we all agreed on one thing: On Nov. 4, 2020, we breathed a sigh of relief that we would not have to watch any more political television ads.
Touted possible Republican presidential contender, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, stopped in Davenport Thursday for a political fundraiser and reception hosted by Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann.