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# Republican Party

All time
United States prepares for overnight government shutdown
Last-minute talks between Democrats and Republicans remain stalled – with family planning funding the sticking point.
# Shutdown
US Congress battles to agree budget and avoid government 'shutdown'
The Republican House and Democratic Senate are at odds over spending cuts – with a total shutdown a realistic prospect.
# Walkout
'Fleeing' Democratic politicians to return to suspended Indiana House
Dozens of members of Indiana’s state congress return to duty, ending a weeks-long standoff over Republican anti-union bills.
# US
No Republican front-running candidate for 2012 campaign, says US poll
Gallup poll shows that Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are polling too closely for any to be considered a clear leader in the race for the White House.
# Wisconsin
Police called in after 14 Democrat state senators dodge vote
Republicans in Wisconsin’s state senate wanted to stop workers from having collective bargaining rights. Democrats fled.
# us budget
Obama announces budget with plans to cut $1.1tn over a decade
The announcement was met with predictable criticism from Republicans who said Obama’s budget does not go far enough.
# President Palin?
Palin on verge of deciding White House candidacy
The Tea Party figurehead is in ‘internal deliberations’ with her family as to whether she will oppose Barack Obama in 2012.
# United States
Obama: Midterm results show I must do better
The president tells America he is “humbled” by the Democrats’ battering as Republicans sweep the House.
# US Midterm Elections
Victory for Republicans as Obama takes major election hit
The Republican Party gains 60 seats to win control of the US House of Representative – but the Tea Party costs it the Senate.
# Sarah Palin
Palin fuels more presidential rumours with Iowa trip
The former VP candidate will be the main speaker at a fundraising dinner in the state that kicks off the primaries.
# Palin 2012?
Is Sarah Palin shaping up for a 2012 bid?
She’s raised $1m in the last three months – why else would she need the money?