Ex-SC Gov. Sanford adds name to GOP long shot losers running against Trump

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If former Massachusetts Governor William Weld compliments you, you know your political career is going down the tubes. Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, joined the Republican race against President Donald Trump on Sunday, aiming to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good as he pursues […]

In SC primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Mark Sanford

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost his South Carolina congressional seat hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent’s public extramarital affair several years ago. In the most dramatic result in primaries across five states Tuesday, Sanford […]

Amid positive talk, some in GOP offer blunt take on taxes

BC-APFN-US–Congress-Taxes,1st Ld-Writethru Dec 06, 2017 2:12AM (GMT 08:12) – 872 words By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with details, background. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Sounding a discordant note among the positive talk on the tax bill, a number of Republicans are delivering a blunt assessment, casting the bill as a boost […]

Three GOP House Freedom Caucus members bravely vote “no” on health care replacement, bill still passes out of House Budget Committee

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Budget Committee voted narrowly Thursday to advance the troubled Republican health care bill, with defections by three GOP conservatives underscoring the obstacles party leaders face in maneuvering to avoid a stinging setback to their showpiece legislation. The vote was 19-17, with Democrats unanimously voting no. Had one more Republican joined […]