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# Republican Party

This month
March 2023
Donald Trump and Nikki Haley to lock horns at major conservative political conference
The former president and his one-time ally, who is also running in 2024, will both speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Last year
# george santos
Newly-elected US Congressman admits to making up aspects of CV and biography before mid-term vote
Santos also falsely claimed he was Jewish, despite being a Catholic.
# Debate
Two US politicians veto law banning transgender athletes from girls' sports
The issue has caused major division in the Republican party as a vote is expected to take place on Friday.
All time
# cpac
'Do you miss me yet?': Trump hits familiar notes and hints at 2024 run in first post-presidential speech
Trump had a message for the Republicans who voted to impeach and convict him: “Get rid of them all”.
Larry Donnelly: 'Is Trump done with politics? This is not the rhetoric of a man inclined to step away'
Trumpism within the Republican party could be here to stay – with or without the man himself – according to columnist Larry Donnelly.
David Koch, the billionaire and major Republican donor, has died aged 79
He was the 11th-richest person in the world.
# martha mcsally
First US female fighter pilot to fly in combat claims she was raped while serving in Air Force
Martha McSally made the claim at a Senate hearing yesterday.
# US government shutdown
'The wall won't get built': Republicans warn Donald Trump against state of emergency over border wall
The move signals doubts about the controversial wall within the president’s party.
# Alabama
Republicans turn on Roy Moore as several women accuse him of sexual harassment
Paul Ryan, Jeff Sessions and John McCain have all called on Moore to drop out of the Senate race in Alabama.
# Party at war
'I won't be complicit': Republican senator announces retirement with fiery speech against Trump
Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker have said they won’t be seeking re-election.
Could a fellow Republican beat Donald Trump in 2020?
There is a plausible scenario in which Trump could be vanquished by someone from his own party, Larry Donnelly writes.
# Derailment
Trump's healthcare plan falls apart as two more Republicans go against it
Their defections mean that the bill has no chance of even getting a vote on the Senate floor.
# From Russia With Love
'It's only a matter of time before Putin makes a fool of Trump'
The former chair of Republicans Abroad Ireland tells us why he thinks Russia probably has compromising material on the new US President, but it might not matter.
Opinion: Four reasons why Donald Trump won the election
Working class Americans have been neglected by the political establishment, writes Julien Mercille.
# unshackled
While we're all looking at the Budget, Donald Trump is having a go at his own party
In a series of tweets hitting out at the Republican Party, Trump called House Speaker Paul Ryan “weak and ineffective”.
# 52nd state
Who do Irish people want to be elected US President?
In Monday night’s debate, the Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, was adjudged to have won by most commentators.
# gone
Dark knight of lobbyists: Who is Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman?
He’s a formidable Republican strategist who spent years lobbying for dictators.
# will he stay or will go?
Is it possible for Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race? And what would happen if he did?
Trump has come under fire recently for a number of high-profile incidents.
# party symbol
Donald Trump Jr once hunted and killed an elephant (and people aren't letting him forget it)
Many are pointing out how symbolic it is, given the state of the Republican party.
# Trumped Up
Donald Trump is officially a nominee for US President
“This is a movement, but we have to go all the way,” he said.
# bad buzz
BuzzFeed cancels advertising deal with Republicans over 'hazardous' Donald Trump
The website’s CEO said: “We don’t run cigarette ads because they are hazardous to our health, and we won’t accept Trump ads for the exact same reason.”
# not the best idea
Congressman says he'll 'take cyanide' if Ted Cruz wins White House nomination
Peter King is not mad about Donald Trump either.
# Interview
Donald Trump says women should be punished for having an abortion
He’s since tried to backtrack.
# cruzing for a bruising
Ted Cruz's win is as much of a nightmare for his party as Donald Trump
He’s a Senator, but by no means a party insider.
# i stand with ahmed
'I felt like I was a criminal, I felt like I was a terrorist'
Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school.
# I can't feel my face
Donald Trump's facial expressions at last night's debate are already a glorious meme
A thing of beauty.
# selfie
Hillary Clinton was hanging out with Kim Kardashian during the Republican debate last night
While Trump was taking to the stand, the Democratic nomination contender had other things to get on with.
# trumped again
Donald Trump paid actors to cheer at his presidential campaign launch
Scarlet for you, Donald.
# party president
The King of Instagram is running for President of the United States
Apparently. Renowned poker player, socialite, and general obnoxious type Dan Bilzerian has announced his candidacy.
# timing is everything
WATCH: Would-be US president cracks a joke about Joe Biden, days after son's death
Beau Biden died tragically on Sunday.
# Macho Man Randy Savage
WATCH: Presidential candidate Rand Paul's new ad is the most American thing ever
Fire-breathing American eagle? Check. “Royal Rumble” voice-over? Check.
# rand not bland
Rand Paul is selling beer mugs and flip-flops to fund his presidential run
This and more reasons why he’s not your average republican.
# Islamic States
Potential American presidential candidate wants Americans to be willing to die for what they believe like ISIS
“They got the wrong philosophy, but they’re willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness.”
What to expect from President Obama's State of the Union address
Realism is the tone of the night in Washington.
# superstorm sandy
Superstorm Sandy: Congress to vote on aid after stinging rebuke from governor
New Jersey governor Chris Christie pulled no punches in condemning “toxic internal politics” within his own Republican party.
Suarez: I sleep soundly, don't worry about me
‘Terry is Terry and Suarez is Suarez – they’re different issues, and I never cared about the Terry case’.
# In Numbers
Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers
121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?
# Florida
Obama campaign says it won Florida vote
Mitt Romney’s campaign team earlier conceded that the Republican presidential nominee lost Florida’s votes to President Barack Obama.
Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'
Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.
# Four more years
Barack Obama wins second term as US President
The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.