Some prominent Republicans pivot on the economy

Jun 22, 2023
The group of GOP members, including Marco Rubio, announced a new stance on free market capitalism.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told the audience the GOP should be more skeptical of the free market — especially when corporations do things like move their factories to China.
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As the GOP makes inroads with South Texas voters, political ad spending is soaring

Oct 26, 2022
Democrats aren't used to spending in districts that were once a lock for them.
A man wearing a "Latinos for America" t-shirt attends a campaign event for Republican Monica De La Cruz, running for Congress, and US Representative Mayra Flores (R-TX), on October 10, 2022 at the University Drafthouse in Mcallen, Texas.
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In the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Republicans make inroads with lifelong Democrats

Oct 25, 2022
Some residents feel Democrats have taken their votes for granted.
U.S. Representative Mayra Flores (R-TX), takes a photo with a supporter at a joint campaign event with Monica De La Cruz, Republican candidate for Congress, at the University Drafthouse in Mcallen, Texas, on October 10, 2022.
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Bills on family leave proposed with female voters in mind

Mar 18, 2019
With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference February 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a news conference to introduce the "Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act," or FAMILY Act.
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When it comes to the new tax law, lots of people just aren't feelin' it

Oct 17, 2018
Tax cuts have had a greater impact on companies than on individuals.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan looks on as President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform legislation in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Nov. 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Are Republicans softening on carbon taxes?

Sep 12, 2018
A few GOP lawmakers are bucking the party line by backing a tax on CO2 emissions.
The smoke stacks at American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant in New Haven, West Virginia, in 2009.
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GOP donors are revitalized by Republican successes

Jan 31, 2018
Today is the deadline for congressional candidates to file year-end finance reports with the Federal Elections Commission. So far, it’s been a record-breaking fundraising year for Republicans. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Trump's support of earmarks gets a mixed reception

Jan 10, 2018
President Donald Trump, at a bipartisan meeting on immigration yesterday, voiced support for earmarks – the system, effectively banned by the GOP back in 2010, which allowed members of Congress to attach special language to funding bills to direct money to their pet projects. How did earmarks get such a bad reputation in the first […]