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The Republican Party (sometimes called Grand Old Party, or GOP) is a major political party of the United States. Use with the [united-states] tag.

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What are the differences between the proposed Republican health care plan and the Affordable Health Care Act?

Most media websites have been focusing on certain points due to their bias so I have been unable to find a list of actual differences between the Affordable Health Care Act and the new proposed ...
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Being “registered” as Democratic/Republican/Independent vs being a party member

I was following online media during last year's primaries, and noticed anchors and commentators discussing people's "registration" as Democrats, Republicans or Independents (never for other parties ...
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Attitudes of the two parties towards the central bank

The article on Economist Making Fed Great Again says: That matters because Republicans have long sought to overhaul the central bank by subjecting its monetary policy decisions to review by the ...
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Have Republicans ever complained about gerrymandering in the United States?

I have heard a lot of outcry about gerrymandering voting districts. I know there was a book by David Daley as well as the pending case in Wisconsin declaring the voting districts unconstitutional. ...
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Why did the GOP change their strategy regarding the Affordable Care Act from ‘Repeal’ to ‘Repair’?

The repair language was discussed by Republicans during their closed-door policy retreat in Philadelphia last week as a better way to brand their strategy. Some of that discussion flowed from views ...
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Why are republicans so eager to repeal Obamacare without having a replacement?

With an estimated 22.8 million newly insured people since the launch of the ACA, why are Republican law makers so eager to repeal it without a backup plan? Trump's comments were basically "We're going ...
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Are we currently seeing another ideological realignment happening in today's unstable political climate? [closed]

Are we currently seeing another ideological realignment happening in today's unstable political climate? Similar to how, in the years since the WW2 post-war period, the main political parties ...
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Are there Democratic politicians or groups that support Trump's positions, and if so why?

I was wondering if a Democrat, politician, voters, or special interest groups have found common cause with Trump ideas or policy positions as having some positive outcomes?
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What caused the Rep. party members' dramatic shift on views on Russia?

The recent data published by The Economist/YouGov (PDF, ##26, 28) taken on December 10-13 2016, clearly indicate a dramatic change on Republican party members' view on Russia and Putin: The surveys ...
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Ballpark estimate of how much was spent on legal fees to oppose the Green Party recount?

There's been some cost-conscious press regarding the Green Party's "Recount2016" campaign, in which $7.4 million was raised -- but not much press about how much was spent by political parties, PACs, ...
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Why are certain views/values amassed in one party, like Republican vs Democrat?

I don't know how to explain my question but basically I don't follow politics much and for instance can't really tell the difference between liberal/conservative vs Democratic/Republican, but recently ...
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Have the Republican and Democratic parties “swapped places” in some ways?

I was just reading about the left-right political spectrum and that reminded me: I once read that the Democratic and Republic parties, over time, have swapped places in some way, so that the ...
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Does empirical evidence exist that suggests that African Americans and/or Latinos are more likely to be Republican if they are in the middle class?

While "poor", "middle class" and "upper class" can be defined differently (the US defines the poverty line 2 different ways by two different agencies) are there any studies that conclude in the US ...
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Liberals comparing GOP candidates to Nazis, when did it start?

The Left was saying this about Reagan in 1980. Coretta Scott King said: I am scared if Reagan gets into office we will see more of the KKK and a resurgence of the Nazi Party. Claremont College ...
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Why was the Republican party started in Wisconsin? [closed]

Why was the Republican party created in Wisconsin?
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Why can a candidate be on the ballot for 2 parties?

Donald Trump will be on the ballot in California as the nominee of the Republican Party and the American Independent Party. Why is this possible? Aren't there laws regarding this? So, is Trump ...
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The GOP, Obama administration, and Cuba

Why do Republicans in Congress oppose the Obama administration's rapprochement with Cuba?
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Has the Republican party ever requested a recount on democratic presidential wins?

Has the Republican party ever asked for a recount on presidential votes? If so, do you have any examples?
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Have any other Republican candidates for Congress accepted only the Democratic nomination? vice versa?

Bill Shuster inherited PA's 9th congressional district from his father in 2002. In most election cycles, he runs unopposed as the district is mostly Republican. This primary season he won the ...
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What is the procedure for choosing a new Republican candidate for the US presidency if the nominee withdraws or is removed?

What is the procedure for choosing a new candidate for the Republican party in a US presidential election in the event that the party's nominee withdraws or is otherwise removed from candidacy prior ...
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What was the Democrats' counter to REDMAP?

For the 2010 elections, Republicans created the Redistricting Majority Project (REDMAP) with the plan of flipping state legislative chambers to take control of the redistricting process. Did the ...
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When, how and why did the stars in the logo of the Republican Party get turned upside down?

Note: I'm not making any claims here, I'm simply asking for the story behind the logo change. Here is the current logo of the US Republican Party: The stars used to point upwards, like this: This ...
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Can Ted Cruz and John Kasich still win delegates in upcoming state primaries?

Ted Cruz and John Kasich, like many Republican candidates before them, have suspended their presidential campaigns this week. I'm curious about the upcoming state primaries. Will they still be on ...
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Why did Ted Cruz drop out of the race?

According to Google, here is the latest Republican delegate count (as of May 6, 2016): Obviously, Cruz does not have a mathematical chance to obtain the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination. ...
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Is there any legal measure that can be employed to Effectively prevent Donald Trump from becoming the RNC Nominee?

While Donald Trump is not yet the official Republican Nominee, it is highly likely he will be. There isn't a competitor left running against him. Is there a legal mechanism that can be employed to ...
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Is Donald Trump officially the Republican nominee [as of May 7th]?

Googling the phrase 2016 primaries indicates that Donald Trump is the "likely Republican presidential nominee" (emphasis mine). While Donald Trump needs 1237 delegates to secure the nomination, he ...
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What are the chances of Trump winning GOP given the Colorado defeat?

What are the chances of Trump winning GOP given the Colorado defeat . I am looking the total math - in and out for the remaining states. Right now Trump still has majority and has come to about 90 % ...
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Why hasn't Missouri officially allocated its remaining delegates to Donald Trump yet?

Why hasn't Missouri officially allocated its remaining delegates to Donald Trump yet? He won, didn't he?
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How did Donald Trump or Ben Carson become a Republican candidate?

How does one become a candidate of the Republican party if they have no political past whatsoever? What's the process behind this?
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Why are US State governments involved in presidential primary elections and caucuses?

When I say involved I mean things such as state and county election officials conducting events as well as the state footing the bill for the event costs such as poll manager pay, ballot printing, ...
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Can candidates give delegates?

For example, can Marco Rubio and Kasich give delegates to Ted Cruz in order to defeat Donald Trump?
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Why does the Republican establishment favor Rubio over Cruz?

Why does the so-called Republican establishment favor Marco Rubio for their presidential nominee, rather than Ted Cruz? Both are U.S. Senators, for Florida and Texas, respectively. Both are even of ...
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RNC convention first ballot rules for candidates who fail to pass rule 40b?

Among other interesting fodder for discussion for this year's Republican Convention, there's rule 40b, which stipulates that: "(b) Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States ...
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Does the GOP candidate with the most delegates have to be the nominee? [duplicate]

Most everyone following the United States 2016 election has heard about Donald Trump's rise to power in the Republican Party. As of current, he has the most delegates, and is on track to win many more....
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Is the Republican Party forced to support whoever wins the presidential primary?

Is the Republican Party forced to support the winner of the presidential primary, or can they choose to support another candidate, for example because that candidate is more in line with the party's ...
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Why did Trump win all 50 delegates in South Carolina?

Why did Trump win all 50 delegates in South Carolina? I understood that none of the primaries so far were winner takes all, and yet Trump took all 50 delegates with around 35% of the vote. How? ...
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How is PredictWise so certain that Ted Cruz has absolutely no chance to win the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries and caucuses?

This website seems to be able to predict who will win the 2016 Presidential Election. But their results are very strange: Ted Cruz only has 1% chance of winning! But in most national polls Ted Cruz ...
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Ted Cruz's “natural-born” citizenship qualification for the Presidential run

There's a commotion about Ted Cruz getting sued (1) per Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution (2) on the basis of that being exactly what disqualifies his eligibility to run for President of the ...
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Why is the Republican majority greater in the US House of Reps than in the Senate?

Currently, Republicans control both houses of the US Congress. What's surprising to me is that their majority is greater in the House of Representatives (57%) than in the Senate (54%). I think that ...
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Why have the Democratic Party and Republican Party switched positions on civil rights since the Civil War?

Before the Civil War, the Republicans advocated for the abolition of slavery, while the Democrats pushed against abolition. Even after the Civil War, the Republicans continued to push for black rights....
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Why don't many of the Republicans in the House and Senate believe in climate change?

In their foundations, they support the laissez faire (economics) but they don't accept the green economy. Are there any logical reasons of why most Republicans (not all) refuse to acknowledge climate ...
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Are there any atheist politicians in the Republican Party (GOP)?

I haven't seen any non-religious Republicans. Is it a present qualification for politicians running on the GOP ticket to be religious?
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Was Ted Cruz the only 2016 Republican candidate who's completely against government subsidies for private companies?

After doing some preliminary research on the 2016 Republican field about their positions on subsidies I'm left with the conclusion that Ted Cruz is the only reliably anti-subsidy candidate. Even Rand ...
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Has any respected conservative/libertarian/Republican writer, speaker, or officeholder in any way endorsed Donald Trump as a serious candidate?

With the starting electoral debate for the 2016 USA elections Donald Trump has been high on the news. He's made many controversial statements and defies many standards of what would expected from a ...
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How is it that Ted Cruz can run for the U.S. presidency seeing as he was born in Calgary?

Is renouncing his Canadian citizenship the only step he needed to take in order to be a viable candidate for the U.S. presidency?
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Are 2016 Republican candidates allowed to attend debates not sponsored by the RNC?

In the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign, there was a very large number of Republican primary debates. After the election was over, the Republican National Committee concluded that that there were too ...
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What is the Republican motivation for supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

I don't understand why Republican moderates like Boehner and Paul Ryan are pushing so hard for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. What is it they are trying to achieve? I have looked for statements by ...
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Why is there a disparity between support for NSA surveillance among GOP Congressmen vs. the RNC?

As I discuss in my question here, in January 2014 the Republican National Committee unanimously passed "Resolution to Renounce the National Security Agency's Surveillance Program", referring to the ...
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Why do republicans oppose S.2569, the Bring Jobs Back Act?

The Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2569 ) is a bill that would amend the Internal Revenue Code to grant business taxpayers a tax credit for up to 20% of insourcing expenses incurred for eliminating a ...
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Is it true that Republicans have an unfair geographical advantage in elections for the House of Representatives?

I'm not from the U.S. but someone told me that the Republican Party had an unfair advantage in elections for the House of Representatives. This advantage would be geographic. The voters who usually ...