Trump's welcome of Scott into 2024 race shows his calculus: The more GOP rivals, the better for him
When Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina launched his campaign for the White House, the notoriously prickly former President Donald Trump welcomed his new competitor with open arms.
Liz Cheney to give Colorado College graduation speech as GOP campaign speculation persists
Former Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney is scheduled to give a graduation speech at her alma mater, where she'll likely return to themes she's spoken on since leaving office about the threat she believes Donald Trump poses to democracy.
Former US diplomat Henry Kissinger celebrates 100th birthday, still active in global affairs
Former diplomat and presidential advisor Henry Kissinger is marking his 100th birthday, outlasting many of his political contemporaries who guided the United States through one of its most tumultuous periods including the presidency of Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War.
Texas' GOP-held House set for impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Ken Paxton
Texas’ GOP-led House of Representatives is set to hold historic impeachment proceeding against Attorney General Ken Paxton, as the scandal-plagued Republican called on his supporters to protest a vote that could lead to his ouster.
Special counsel Durham to testify before Congress next month about his report on Trump-Russia probe
Former special counsel John Durham is scheduled to testify before a House committee next month about his recently completed report on the FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Judge to sentence 2 Oath Keepers members after handing down punishment for group's founder
A judge is poised to sentence two members of the Oath Keepers who stormed the U.S. Capitol in a military-style formation with other members of the far-right extremist group during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot.
Texas’ extraordinary move to impeach scandal-plagued GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton
After years of legal and ethical scandals swirling around Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state’s GOP-controlled House of Representatives has moved toward an impeachment vote that could quickly throw him from office.
GOP field in Pennsylvania Senate race still wide open as candidates consider jumping in
The GOP primary field in Pennsylvania to challenge Democratic Sen. Bob Casey remains wide open, with the hopes of top party officials hanging on the potential entry of a high-profile candidate in a top-tier 2024 race.
Air Force fighter pilot tapped by Biden to be next Joint Chiefs chairman has history of firsts
The Air Force fighter pilot about to be nominated as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff got his callsign by ejecting from a burning F-16 fighter jet high above the Florida Everglades and falling into the watery sludge below.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes faces sentencing for seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes will be sentenced Thursday after a landmark verdict convicting him of spearheading a weekslong plot to keep former President Donald Trump in power, culminating in far-right extremists attacking the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
1st seditious conspiracy sentences in Jan. 6 attack to be handed down for Rhodes, other Oath Keepers
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and members of his extremist group will be the first Jan. 6 defendants sentenced for seditious conspiracy in a series of hearings beginning this week that could forecast the punishments coming for top Proud Boys leaders convicted of the same charge.
Trump lawyers seek meeting with Garland as Mar-a-Lago investigation shows signs of winding down
Lawyers for Donald Trump have asked for a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland as a Justice Department investigation into the former president’s handling of classified documents shows signs of winding down.
Waymo, Uber set aside past rift over self-driving car technology to team up on robotaxis in Phoenix
Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with ride-hailing leader Uber in the Phoenix area to transport passengers and deliver food in robotic cars that triggered a bitter technological dispute between the two companies.
DeSantis’ presidential run is coming. Here’s what we could see in the campaign
Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to launch his presidential campaign as early as Wednesday, according to CBS News, first with a “virtual” announcement followed days later by an appearance in DeSantis’s hometown of Dunedin.
E. Jean Carroll adds Trump’s post-verdict remarks to defamation case, seeks at least $10M
Lawyers for a columnist who won a $5 million sexual abuse and defamation award against former President Donald Trump have filed an amended lawsuit against him, asking for another $10 million for remarks he made after the verdict.
Nikki Haley and Tim Scott started as allies in South Carolina. Now they’re rivals for president.
Mutual supporters of Sen. Tim Scott and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley are in a conundrum now that the two South Carolina natives are both candidates for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Death of 8-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody highlights challenges providing medical care
The death in Border Patrol custody of an 8-year-old Panamanian girl is the second child migrant fatality in two weeks under government supervision, raising questions about how prepared authorities are to address medical emergencies of people arriving after an often-exhausting journey.
Tensions in heavily GOP Tenn. county after conservative takeover reflect wider battle over elections
Conservative groups that have targeted and won majorities on local boards and commissions across the United States over the past couple years are now pressing agendas that include election distrust, skepticism of government and a desire to have religion play a greater role in public decision-making.
South Carolina Republicans hear pitches from 2024 candidates, reelect state party chairman
South Carolina Republicans have selected Drew McKissick as their chairman for a fourth term at a convention where some of the party’s 2024 presidential hopefuls made pitches to voters in the first-in-the-South primary state.
DeSantis super PAC tackles tricky task of organizing support for him in Iowa without the candidate
The super political action committee promoting Ron DeSantis plans to shoulder the load of organizing support for him in Iowa while the Florida governor moves toward launching a 2024 presidential campaign.
COVID emergency orders are among `greatest intrusions on civil liberties,' Justice Gorsuch says
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch says emergency measures taken during the COVID-19 crisis that killed more than 1 million Americans were perhaps “the greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country.”.
Prosecutor suggests any indictments in Trump election investigation would likely come in August
The Atlanta prosecutor investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others broke the law while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia seems to be suggesting that any grand jury indictments in the case would likely come in August.
Former FBI employees testify on GOP politicization claims after losing clearances
Several FBI employees accused the bureau of politicization in congressional testimony Thursday, a day after the agency announced two of them had seen their security clearances revoked over concerns about how their views of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capital attack affected their work.
CNN's Amanpour criticizes network's decision to hold Trump town hall
Christiane Amanpour, the veteran international correspondent who has been at CNN for 40 years, became the network's first journalist to publicly criticize the decision to host Donald Trump for a town hall in New Hampshire last week.
Biden's reelection campaign sees 'viable pathways' to 2024 election win
President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is vowing to hold the states that won him the White House in 2020 but also compete in places it lost like North Carolina and Florida, providing what it says are “a number of viable pathways" to victory.
Durham report takeaways: A 'seriously flawed' Russia investigation and its lasting impact on the FBI
A 306-page report by Justice Department special counsel John Durham is refocusing negative attention on one of the most politically significant investigations in FBI history: the probe into whether Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was colluding with Russia to tip the outcome of the election.
Georgia prosecutor fights back against Trump attempt to remove her from election probe
The Georgia prosecutor who’s investigating whether Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws as they tried to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state is fighting back against the former president’s attempt to remove her from the case and exclude certain evidence.
Supreme Court to review Democratic lawmakers' suit over Trump hotel lease
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Biden administration appeal to limit lawsuits filed by members of Congress against the federal government, in a case that stems from disputes over what was the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
DeSantis, Trump look to sway Iowa GOP activists at dueling events
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump will share the spotlight in Iowa on Saturday, providing a chance to sway influential conservative activists and contrast their campaign styles in Republicans’ leadoff voting state.
GOP lawmaker: Former Trump prosecutor declined to provide details on hush-money investigation
A Republican lawmaker says the ex-prosecutor who once oversaw Manhattan’s yearslong investigation of former President Donald Trump repeatedly declined to substantively answer questions at a closed-door meeting of the House Judiciary Committee.
CNN faces backlash over chaotic Trump town hall event
CNN is facing a backlash over its town hall featuring former President Donald Trump, an event that swiftly turned chaotic in a stark display of the tightrope facing journalists covering a leading 2024 Republican candidate who refuses to play by the rules.