Republican National Committee http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Republican National Committee en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:33:31 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656993/Child-migrant-surge-shifts-politics-of-immigration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656993/Child-migrant-surge-shifts-politics-of-immigration.html ge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:44:10 MDT Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656581/Republican-governors-words-shift-on-gay-marriage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656581/Republican-governors-words-shift-on-gay-marriage.html Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage,... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:15:30 MDT Rep. Chaffetz keeps Romney for President talk alive http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606507/Rep-Chaffetz-keeps-Romney-for-President-talk-alive.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606507/Rep-Chaffetz-keeps-Romney-for-President-talk-alive.html Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he believes Mitt Romney will run for president again in 2016 and win. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:35:00 MDT Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655480/Kentucky-Sen-Rand-Paul-defends-unborn-in-courting-evangelicals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655480/Kentucky-Sen-Rand-Paul-defends-unborn-in-courting-evangelicals.html Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday vowed to fight against abortion for... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:35:43 MDT Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655420/Republicans-Obama-must-defend-Christian-values.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655420/Republicans-Obama-must-defend-Christian-values.html Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad,... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:41:52 MDT GOP strength in 2014 could be problem in 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655042/GOP-strength-in-2014-could-be-problem-in-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655042/GOP-strength-in-2014-could-be-problem-in-2016.html Republican strength in this year's House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party's presidential chances by... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:22:08 MDT News Guide: Primary elections Tuesday in 6 states http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654783/News-Guide-Primary-elections-Tuesday-in-6-states.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654783/News-Guide-Primary-elections-Tuesday-in-6-states.html Voters head to the polls Tuesday in primary elections in five states, plus a runoff in Arkansas. Here are some highlights. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:40:37 MDT Hillary Clinton says she understands 'hard life' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654776/Hillary-Clinton-says-she-understands-hard-life.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654776/Hillary-Clinton-says-she-understands-hard-life.html Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she and former President Bill Clinton "fully appreciate how hard life is for so many... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:30:15 MDT Salt Lake City won't bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604805/Salt-Lake-City-wont-bid-for-2016-Democratic-National-Convention.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604805/Salt-Lake-City-wont-bid-for-2016-Democratic-National-Convention.html Utah's capital city won't be competing to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016, despite an invitation to bid to be... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:45:33 MDT Doctors lean more left, political donations show http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654381/Doctors-lean-more-left-political-donations-show.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654381/Doctors-lean-more-left-political-donations-show.html Once strongly aligned with the GOP, American physicians are leaning more left, an analysis of campaign contributions over two... Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:33:46 MDT Report: Clinton defends response to Benghazi in new book http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654230/Report-Clinton-defends-response-to-Benghazi-in-new-book.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654230/Report-Clinton-defends-response-to-Benghazi-in-new-book.html Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, writing in her new book... Fri, 30 May 2014 09:12:28 MDT Education a new defining issue for 2016 GOP class http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652735/Education-a-new-defining-issue-for-2016-GOP-class.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652735/Education-a-new-defining-issue-for-2016-GOP-class.html Raising U.S. educational expectations through national goals was a priority for Republican President George W. Bush. But many... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:43:16 MDT Sen. Ted Cruz: Stand up for your liberties http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601866/Sen-Ted-Cruz-Stand-up-for-your-liberties.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601866/Sen-Ted-Cruz-Stand-up-for-your-liberties.html Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a cheering crowd of fellow Republicans Friday that the country can be turned around if they stand up... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:25:00 MDT Rand Paul seeks new allies among Romney 2012 team http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652560/Rand-Paul-seeks-new-allies-among-Romney-2012-team.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652560/Rand-Paul-seeks-new-allies-among-Romney-2012-team.html Fighting to move beyond his father's shadow, Sen. Rand Paul is crafting new alliances with the Republican Party establishment... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:03:49 MDT Western GOP leaders told divisiveness on race, gender 'unacceptable' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601768/Western-GOP-leaders-told-divisiveness-on-race-gender-unacceptable.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601768/Western-GOP-leaders-told-divisiveness-on-race-gender-unacceptable.html New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez kicked off the Western Republican Leadership Conference Thursday by advising GOP leaders from... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:59:28 MDT Boogeymen and shady deals define spin in Democratic, Republican fight for Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652472/Boogeymen-and-shady-deals-define-spin-in-Democratic-Republican-fight-for-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652472/Boogeymen-and-shady-deals-define-spin-in-Democratic-Republican-fight-for-Senate.html The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:31:47 MDT GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652286/GOP-campaign-committee-has-31M-to-hold-House.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652286/GOP-campaign-committee-has-31M-to-hold-House.html The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:27:50 MDT Donors return to American Crossroads super PAC, give $5 million in March http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651953/Donors-return-to-American-Crossroads-super-PAC-give-5-million-in-March.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651953/Donors-return-to-American-Crossroads-super-PAC-give-5-million-in-March.html After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:16:02 MDT Some big GOP names coming to Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600726/Some-big-GOP-names-coming-to-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600726/Some-big-GOP-names-coming-to-Utah.html Utahns will get a chance to see some big names in the GOP, including potential presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas,... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:00:08 MDT Election-year GOP split over home-state projects http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651393/Election-year-GOP-split-over-home-state-projects.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651393/Election-year-GOP-split-over-home-state-projects.html Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:21:25 MDT Campaign limits lifted for donors in federal races http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600059/Campaign-limits-lifted-for-donors-in-federal-races.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600059/Campaign-limits-lifted-for-donors-in-federal-races.html The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps for political campaign contributions, with a bombshell ruling that... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:29:05 MDT Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on federal campaign contributions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651065/Supreme-Court-strikes-down-overall-limits-on-federal-campaign-contributions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651065/Supreme-Court-strikes-down-overall-limits-on-federal-campaign-contributions.html The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:16:40 MDT Will Utah play a more prominent role in 2016 presidential primary? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599785/Will-Utah-play-a-more-prominent-role-in-2016-presidential-primary.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599785/Will-Utah-play-a-more-prominent-role-in-2016-presidential-primary.html There's still a push for Utah to play a bigger role in the 2016 presidential primary race, even though a bill to make the... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:23:51 MDT Biden: Raising minimum wage 'good for business' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650589/Biden-Raising-minimum-wage-good-for-business.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650589/Biden-Raising-minimum-wage-good-for-business.html Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that many restaurant owners support raising the tipped minimum wage for waiters and... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:15:18 MDT Campaign finance reports hint at Republican, Democratic goals for 2014, 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650042/Campaign-finance-reports-hint-at-Republican-Democratic-goals-for-2014-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650042/Campaign-finance-reports-hint-at-Republican-Democratic-goals-for-2014-2016.html Republicans are trying to convert hard-won gains in statehouses to successes in this November's congressional elections and... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:11:26 MDT GOP rebranding: Two years later http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598933/GOP-rebranding-Two-years-later.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598933/GOP-rebranding-Two-years-later.html In 2012, the GOP initiated a project to rebrand its image. With the 2014 midterms looming at the end of this year some argue... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:55:51 MDT South at heart of close fight to control US Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649800/South-at-heart-of-close-fight-to-control-US-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649800/South-at-heart-of-close-fight-to-control-US-Senate.html The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it's where the party's toughest battleground... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:36:12 MDT Can GOP neutralize immigration as election issue? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649396/Can-GOP-neutralize-immigration-as-election-issue.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649396/Can-GOP-neutralize-immigration-as-election-issue.html If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they probably will be felt... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:39:19 MDT GOP targets Clinton, courts women as summit ends http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649287/GOP-targets-Clinton-courts-women-as-summit-ends.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649287/GOP-targets-Clinton-courts-women-as-summit-ends.html Hillary Rodham Clinton "has a lot to explain" should she run for president, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told the nation's... Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:10:01 MST Tea party challengers struggle to continue success http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649312/Tea-party-challengers-struggle-to-continue-success.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649312/Tea-party-challengers-struggle-to-continue-success.html Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the movement... Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:29:33 MST A look at the health overhaul proposals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641728/A-look-at-the-health-overhaul-proposals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641728/A-look-at-the-health-overhaul-proposals.html Health insurance companies canceled health policies for millions of Americans under President Barack Obama's overhaul law,... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:20:16 MST Speaker John Boehner: No formal talks on immigration bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641607/Speaker-John-Boehner-No-formal-talks-on-immigration-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641607/Speaker-John-Boehner-No-formal-talks-on-immigration-bill.html Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:24:40 MST Michael Gerson: The GOP's new reality http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589902/The-GOPs-new-reality.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589902/The-GOPs-new-reality.html Following the recent tea-party Tet Offensive -- tactically disastrous but symbolically important -- the Republican... Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST Rallying for Virginia Democrat, Obama tears into tea party http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641077/Rallying-for-Virginia-Democrat-Obama-tears-into-tea-party.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641077/Rallying-for-Virginia-Democrat-Obama-tears-into-tea-party.html President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme tea party Republican faction that shut... Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:47:09 MST Obama heads to Virginia to campaign for Terry McAuliffe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641061/Obama-heads-to-Virginia-to-campaign-for-Terry-McAuliffe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641061/Obama-heads-to-Virginia-to-campaign-for-Terry-McAuliffe.html President Barack Obama is lending his political heft to Terry McAuliffe's campaign for Virginia governor while Republican Ken... Sun, 03 Nov 2013 09:43:10 MST Obama administration asks people who have successfully purchased insurance to be faces of website http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640952/Obama-administration-asks-people-who-have-successfully-purchased-insurance-to-be-faces-of-website.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640952/Obama-administration-asks-people-who-have-successfully-purchased-insurance-to-be-faces-of-website.html It didn't take long for the friendly-looking young woman whose face was splashed across HealthCare.gov to spiral from smiling... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:27:22 MDT Michael Gerson: GOP should stop being so negative http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589061/GOP-should-stop-being-so-negative.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589061/GOP-should-stop-being-so-negative.html The American political class is facing a perfect storm of public contempt. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Healthcare.gov failures surface at Hill hearing http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640569/Healthcaregov-failures-surface-at-Hill-hearing.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640569/Healthcaregov-failures-surface-at-Hill-hearing.html The leading contractors on the Obama administration's troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT House Dems worried by health law rollout woes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640531/House-Dems-worried-by-health-law-rollout-woes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640531/House-Dems-worried-by-health-law-rollout-woes.html House Democrats are worried about persistent problems with the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law —... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:01:12 MDT What others say: Affirm money limits http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639461/Affirm-money-limits.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639461/Affirm-money-limits.html No one can argue with a straight face that the national political environment is short of money. Democrats and Republicans... Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT George F. Will: Changes in how GOP nominates candidates could save the party http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587499/Changes-in-how-GOP-nominates-candidates-could-save-the-party.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587499/Changes-in-how-GOP-nominates-candidates-could-save-the-party.html Reince Priebus from Kenosha, Wisconsin has a presence that is almost as unprepossessing as James Madison's was, and his... Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT President Obama, lawmakers to meet on shutdown's 2nd day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639107/President-Obama-lawmakers-to-meet-on-shutdowns-2nd-day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639107/President-Obama-lawmakers-to-meet-on-shutdowns-2nd-day.html President Barack Obama called top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday as Republicans refused Democratic demands to... Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:52:11 MDT Clinton meeting showcases a political family http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638647/Clinton-meeting-showcases-a-political-family.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638647/Clinton-meeting-showcases-a-political-family.html On its face, the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting provides a platform for Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:16:59 MDT Utah GOP wants Salt Lake City to host 2016 Republican National Convention http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584978/Utah-GOP-wants-Salt-Lake-City-to-host-2016-Republican-National-Convention.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584978/Utah-GOP-wants-Salt-Lake-City-to-host-2016-Republican-National-Convention.html Utah GOP Chairman James Evans is pushing hard for Salt Lake City to try again to host the Republican National Convention,... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:55:00 MDT CNN, NBC won't be hosting GOP presidential debates http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636088/CNN-NBC-wont-be-hosting-GOP-presidential-debates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636088/CNN-NBC-wont-be-hosting-GOP-presidential-debates.html The Republican National Committee, responding to plans by two television networks for programs about Hillary Rodham Clinton,... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:46:27 MDT Republican National Committee votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting presidential debates http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636040/Republican-National-Committee-votes-to-block-CNN-NBC-from-hosting-presidential-debates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636040/Republican-National-Committee-votes-to-block-CNN-NBC-from-hosting-presidential-debates.html The Republican National Committee, responding to plans by two television networks to air programs about Hillary Rodham... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:26:40 MDT GOP pushes rising stars amid skepticism http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636009/GOP-pushes-rising-stars-amid-skepticism.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636009/GOP-pushes-rising-stars-amid-skepticism.html The Republican Party launched its latest effort Thursday to sell itself to a more diverse segment of the population,... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:43:58 MDT Young GOP leaders see need for substantive changes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634877/Young-GOP-leaders-see-need-for-substantive-changes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634877/Young-GOP-leaders-see-need-for-substantive-changes.html Republicans hoping to reach beyond the party's white, aging core must do more than retool campaign strategy and tactics, say... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:51:55 MDT