US House Republicans back Paul Ryan for new term as Speaker

US House Republicans back Paul Ryan for new term as Speaker

Republican members of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously chose Paul Ryan to keep his job as Speaker, following the party’s victory at the polls last week, the House GOP conference announced. “It is a tremendous honor to be nominated by my colleagues to serve as Speaker of the House. Now it’s time […]

Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier

Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier

  Veterans groups and Republicans on Monday savaged Donald Trump’s war of words with the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, the latest example of the presidential nominee making statements considered beyond the pale. The feud has shaken the US presidential campaign and become a flash point 99 days before the November election that […]

Republicans formally nominate Trump for US presidency

Republicans formally nominate Trump for US presidency

After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Donald Trump on Tuesday secured the party’s 2016 nomination for the White House. His eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., announced the support of New York, their home state, during a roll-call vote at the Republican National […]