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House Republicans defend Trump's actions in new report

Republicans have given a full-throated defense of President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine in a report published Monday that rejects the Democratic allegations that the President abused his office or committed any other impeachable offense.

Republicans again shift defense of Trump over impeachment inquiry

Republicans are struggling to find a unified defense as they shift their ever-changing arguments about why President Donald Trump's actions are not impeachable, amid damaging testimony from senior diplomats that Trump sought to condition US military aid to Ukraine on opening investigations into his political rivals.

Trump claims victory in wake of Mueller testimony

President Donald Trump emerged from the White House Wednesday afternoon and walked triumphantly toward television cameras to declare Robert Mueller's testimony on Capitol Hill delivered a "very good day" for him and Republicans. He also claimed that the fiery hearings ended with Democratic lawmakers getting "less than nothing" with which to pursue their investigations into him.

Republicans may rebel if Trump moves ahead on Mexico tariffs

Republican senators railed against President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs against Mexico in a private lunch on Tuesday with White House and Justice Department officials, who struggled to explain their legal process for implementing the new levies.

Democrats vow not to use hacked materials in campaigns

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez wrote to his Republican National Committee counterpart on Monday, asking Republicans to refrain from engaging in the "weaponization of stolen private data in our electoral process."

GOP warns Trump tax request sets ‘dangerous standard'

Congressional Republicans on Thursday criticized efforts by House Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy warning that the request "sets a dangerous standard of having the federal government used as a political weapon" and dismissing the move as "a waste of time."

Georgia GOP lawmakers seek more press regulations

A group of Republicans in the Georgia state assembly unveiled a bill earlier this week that could open the door to imposing regulations on members of the free press that include fining reporters who refuse to turn over recordings to subjects of interviews.

Jeff Flake: Better a Democrat win in 2020 than Trump

Former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake would prefer a Democrat win the 2020 election than have President Donald Trump serve a second term, saying that "four years is difficult enough to unravel some of the damage" done internationally by the administration.

Republicans feel vindicated, Dems feel frustrated after findings

Congressional reaction to the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings Sunday unsurprisingly split along party lines as Republicans saw complete vindication and exoneration of President Donald Trump, while Democrats felt frustrated and demanded the full report and supporting documentation be sent to Capitol Hill, where investigations into the President continue.

Poll: Trump remains strong among Iowa Republicans

President Donald Trump's approval rating and re-election support remain strong among Iowa's registered Republicans, but a sizable minority of the party's registrants say they hope the president faces a challenger in the 2020 caucuses.