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Congress opens with an ambitious Republican agenda for the Trump era

WASHINGTON — A Republican-controlled Congress opens Tuesday with the most sweeping conservative…

 

Trump taps Robert Lighthizer, a longtime trade attorney, to be U.S. trade representative

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped Robert Lighthizer, a former…

 

President Barack Obama carries a infant in his arms while greeting members of the audience after speaking at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Ind., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

‘Myth-busting’ Obama tries to debunk GOP on the economy

ELKHART, Ind. — President Barack Obama went on a "myth-busting" mission Wednesday…

 

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., right, talks to reporters following a closed-door caucus meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Conservatives block budget; Ryan cites anxiety among voters

WASHINGTON — Dealing an embarrassing setback to House Speaker Paul Ryan, tea…

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., right, talks to reporters following a closed-door caucus meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he stands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before a rally in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday. (LM Otero/AP)

Donald Trump lands Chris Christie as endorsement

FORT WORTH, Texas — Donald Trump scored a powerhouse endorsement Friday as…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he stands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before a rally in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday. (LM Otero/AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

For some turned-off GOP voters, grudging acceptance of Trump

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump. A loyal…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall campaign event at the Londonderry Lions Club on Monday in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Candidates sprint to NH finish — but brace for long campaign

SALEM, N.H. — Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall campaign event at the Londonderry Lions Club on Monday in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University on Tuesday. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump for president

AMES, Iowa — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received the endorsement Tuesday…

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University on Tuesday. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
Getty Images File PhotoVirginia’s Gov. Bob McDonnell

San Francisco on list of stops for Virginia, Utah governors’ jobs push

California sends tomorrow’s technology, Hollywood blockbusters and terrific pinot noir to the…

Getty Images File PhotoVirginia’s Gov. Bob McDonnell
Getty Images File PhotoNew York City is on a deadline to decide whether to hold future elections using ranked-choice voting.

Is ranked-choice voting headed to the Big Apple?

The race to be the next mayor of New York City could…

Getty Images File PhotoNew York City is on a deadline to decide whether to hold future elections using ranked-choice voting.

Moon landing, Giants and one day in 1969

With the passing of Neil Armstrong, I wanted to share this story…

California reconsiders key environmental law

For years, even decades, business groups have complained that the California Environmental…

Big festival thrives as fees kill small events

As I pack for my annual exodus to the East Bay in…

Conservatives should think twice about Newt

Newt Gingrich’s surge to the top of the Republican presidential field has…

Republican discord aids Obama

At 70, columnist George Will might be forgiven some mellowing. That will…

Senator John Boozman's office put in check after co-sponsoring bill

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is co-sponsoring a bill to require every U.S.…

Republican presidential race begins in earnest

Was it really only a few months ago when President Barack Obama…

Spending must be cut before lifting debt ceiling

America’s national debt hit $8.27 trillion in March 2006 when then-Sen. Barack…

It’s D-Day against the national debt

Sixteen years ago, I was among a class of 73 freshmen Republicans…

Examiner Editorial: Message to GOP – Don’t try ending earmark ban

In March, House Republicans made an important move to restore their credibility…