Nikki Haley: ‘Racist’ of The View’s Sunny Hostin to ‘judge my name’
Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Sunny Hostin, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” of racism after Hostin questioned Haley’s decision to go by Nikki as her first name. “There are some of us that can be chameleons and decide not to embrace our ethnicities so that we can pass, so that…news.yahoo.com
Trump often candidly criticized women politicians for their looks, saying Nikki Haley has a 'complexion problem' and claiming Nancy Pelosi got 'plastic surgery': book
Trump has a long history of misogynistic remarks. He referred to Stormy Daniels as "horseface" and retweeted posts calling Hillary Clinton a "skank."news.yahoo.com
Oz, Fetterman both target suburbs in key Pa. Senate race
As the crowd of mostly women looked on, Fetterman unfurled a pink T-shirt emblazoned with his Democratic Senate campaign's familiar industrial-style lettering. With the fall campaign election season kicking into high gear, Fetterman and his Republican rival, Dr. Mehmet Oz, are making a beeline for Philadelphia's heavily populated suburbs. Fetterman has made abortion rights a prominent theme in the suburbs to invigorate female voters after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. ... Don’t piss women off!”In interviews in suburban Philadelphia, voters who support abortion rights said they would vote for Fetterman. But more than that, she appreciated Trump's endorsement of Oz and sees Oz as savvy and genuine.wftv.com
Trump's vulnerabilities for 2024 mount after new testimony
(AP Photo/Tom Beaumont) (Tom Beaumont)SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — (AP) — Stunning new revelations about former President Donald Trump’s fight to overturn the 2020 election have exposed growing political vulnerabilities just as he eyes another presidential bid. Republican voters — and Trump's would-be rivals in the 2024 presidential race — took notice. Aides for multiple GOP presidential prospects also indicated, publicly and privately, that they felt increasingly emboldened to challenge Trump in 2024 following the explosive new testimony. Marc Short, a senior adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence, another likely 2024 presidential contender, was blunt when asked about Trump’s political strength. “Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution.wftv.com
Seven presidential contenders for the GOP in 2024
Former President Trump is still the dominant figure in the Republican Party, but his stranglehold is loosening. Trump-backed candidates have had a mixed record in GOP primaries so far this cycle, with high-profile losses in Georgia, Nebraska and a key South Carolina district undercutting many other wins. The work of the House select committee on…news.yahoo.com
Iowa doors swing open for Republicans eyeing White House run
Election 2024 Iowa GOP Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during an Iowa GOP reception, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Now that it’s done, it’s full-bore," state GOP Chairman Jeff Kauffman said. She'll also headline a state GOP fundraiser in Dubuque. With Joe Biden in the White House, Democrats with White House ambitions have largely kept their distance from Iowa. Still, Trump sent signals to Iowa Republicans by paying for print ads in the program circulated at the Iowa Republican Party’s state convention Saturday, as did Scott, Pompeo and Florida Sen. Rick Scott.wftv.com
Trump teases 2024 run as GOP rivals emerge, 1/6 hearings hit
Haley, for instance, has said she wouldn’t run against Trump. They don’t want anything, including Trump, to throw them off that trajectory. Other possible candidates including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former New Jersey Gov. And they and others have become increasingly brazen in their willingness to cross the former president, including endorsing candidates running against his. Others are urging Trump to wait until after the midterms, so he can run on Republicans’ November victories.wftv.com
Trump weighs another run as GOP rivals eye own campaigns
Indeed, Trump is actively weighing when he might formally launch a third presidential run, according to people familiar with the discussions. A Trump candidacy could unite otherwise despondent Democratic voters, reviving the energy that lifted the party in the 2018 and 2020 campaigns. And they and others have become increasingly brazen in their willingness to cross the former president, including endorsing candidates running against his and even campaigning with Georgia’s Republican Gov. Though it’s increasingly clear that Trump wouldn’t march to the GOP nomination unchallenged, a large field of candidates could still work to his advantage. Others are urging Trump to wait until after the midterms, so he can run on Republicans’ November victories.wftv.com
Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway
Former Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, is expected to visit the heart of conservative western Iowa this weekend. Pompeo, who wrapped up a two-day trip in western Iowa last week, has been a regular visitor, appearing at local, county and state GOP meetings across the state. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the 2016 Iowa GOP caucus winner, has also visited, and endorsed candidates for Congress. Despite the activity, it's unclear that anyone visiting the state is gaining much traction among Iowa GOP activists at this early stage. That same month, during Trump's most recent appearance in Iowa, he drew tens of thousands to the Iowa State Fairgrounds, where he endorsed Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is seeking an eighth term.wftv.com
Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway
Former President Donald Trump’s persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the nomination process.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has book out this fall
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a book coming this fall that covers his years in the Trump administration and, according to his publisher, offers “unvarnished appraisals of the deals made and characters encountered along the way.”.
Granholm to tour nuclear program at South Carolina HBCU
Biden Clean Energy FILE - Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Nov. 23, 2021, in Washington. On Thursday, Granholm is set to tour the nuclear engineering program at South Carolina State University, officials told The Associated Press. The South Carolina trip also features a roundtable discussion between Granholm and HBCU leaders, as well as a visit to Clemson University’s Wind Test Facility, which tests wind turbine drivetrains. South Carolina State is the only HBCU in the country to offer a four-year nuclear engineering program. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov.wftv.com
Hong Kong to introduce vaccine pass in strictest Covid curbs to date
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says a vaccine pass system will enter into force on February 24, with people required to show proof of vaccination to enter various public places including restaurants, shopping malls and schools. Lam announces gatherings in private premises will now be limited to two families -- the first time Hong Kong has applied restrictions to homes.news.yahoo.com
Italy cracks down on the unvaccinated with strict travel and mask requirements
Italian citizens are divided about the country's strict COVID-19 protocols. Chris Livesay travels to Venice to see how the restrictions impact unvaccinated locals and why some of them have to take boats to get around.news.yahoo.com
High-stakes diplomacy over Ukraine in both Washington, D.C. and Moscow
A day of high-stakes diplomacy in Washington and Moscow failed to break the deadlock over Ukraine. President Biden warned a crucial natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany would not be allowed to open, if Russian forces invade. Ed O’Keefe has the latest from the White House.news.yahoo.com
Growing public outrage in Mexico as journalists are targeted and killed
At least four reporters were murdered in Mexico in January, making it the deadliest month for journalists there in nearly a decade. Last year, the country saw nine journalists killed. CBS News’ Enrique Acevedo joins “CBS News Mornings” from Tijuana with more.news.yahoo.com
MoneyWatch: Shake-up at Peloton, airlines announce merger and regulators look for "junk fee" crackdown
The CEO of Peloton is stepping down and the company is cutting jobs, while low-cost airlines Spirit and Frontier are merging. And CBS News MoneyWatch reporter Aimee Picchi joins "CBS News Mornings" to discuss how U.S. federal regulators are looking to reel in hidden "junk fees" that cost Americans billions of dollars a year. .news.yahoo.com
WorldView: Canada cracks down on anti-vaccine protesters
Police in Canada's capital Ottawa have seized thousands of liters of fuel and removed an oil tanker as part of a crackdown to end an 11-day protest against COVID-19 measures. And the pandemic is slowing down the race to replace President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. Correspondent Rylee Carlson joins "CBS News Mornings" with a roundup of international stories.news.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: States announce changes to school mask mandates
Multiple states are expected to announce changes to indoor masking requirements at schools as COVID-19 infections decline. Also, President Biden threatens a key part of Russia’s economy. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
Billionaire space explorer among top 50 US donors
Billionaire Jared Isaacman made history when he chartered the first civilian space flight. His Inspiration4 mission raised $243 million for a children's hospital and helped land him on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of top 50 donors. (Feb. 8)news.yahoo.com
Nikki Haley calls out Pence for saying Trump was "wrong" about overturning 2020 election
Nikki Haley told Fox News on Monday she believed Mike Pence "did what he thought was right" when the then-vice president certified the results of the last presidential election.Yes, but: The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations took issue with Pence saying last week that former President Trump is "wrong" to claim that he could have overturned the results.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What she's saying: "Mike Pence is a good man. He’s an honestnews.yahoo.com
Pence navigates Trump's shadow during New Hampshire visit
Former Vice President Mike Pence visited early-voting New Hampshire, where he delivered a speech railing against President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy, schmoozed with local activists, dropped by holiday parties, shopped at a local bakery and raised money for state Republicans.
Haley: Diversifying puts GOP in best position to lead
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is drawing on her native South Carolina’s struggles with racist violence during her time as governor, arguing Thursday that the Republican Party is best positioned to lead the country alongside a continued diversification of its ranks.
China, Russia urge UNSC to end key sanctions on North Korea
China and Russia are urging the U.N. Security Council to end a host of sanctions against North Korea including a ban on exports of seafood and textiles, a cap on imports of refined petroleum products and a prohibition on its citizens working overseas and sending home their earnings.
Pence: I'll likely never see eye to eye with Trump on Jan. 6
Former Vice President Mike Pence says he isn't sure he and former President Donald Trump will ever see “eye to eye” over what happened on Jan_ 6 but he will “always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”.
Eying 2024, Pence makes 1st speech since leaving office
In his first public address since the end of the Trump administration, former Vice President Mike Pence put down a marker for a potential return to elected office, telling an audience in early-voting South Carolina that he plans to use the coming months “pushing back on the liberal agenda” he says is wrong for the country.
Trump offers early endorsement for loyal SC governor
FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Airport High School in West Columbia, S.C. for Republican Gov. Former President Donald Trump on Friday, March 5, 2021 endorsed South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a second full term in 2022, continuing their yearslong alliance in a move to strengthen ties with the early-voting state that Trump won twice. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. – Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed South Carolina Gov. That summer, McMaster was one of two speakers to formally nominate Trump at the Republican National Convention.
South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency
As in most states, South Carolina's public health agency was underfunded and overworked long before it had to sustain an exhausting defense against a virus humans had never seen before. Unlike most public health agencies, South Carolina's portfolio has included environmental regulation since the 1970s. AdSenate President Harvey Peeler is ready to split DHEC apart, bundling public health duties with the state's mental health department and funneling environmental permitting operations to other state agencies. Public health resources were slashed by lawmakers during the Great Recession, and board members' terms lapsed under Gov. Simmer told lawmakers who confirmed him this month that he believes the agency’s environmental and public health halves complement each other.
After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in GOP
But in the end, only seven of 50 Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump in his historic second impeachment trial on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)NEW YORK – The Republican Party still belongs to Donald Trump. But in the end, only seven of 50 Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump in his historic second impeachment trial on Saturday. Indeed, in Trump's Republican Party, there are very few willing to cross him if they harbor future political ambitions. “The authoritarian side of the Republican Party is the dominant side,” he said.