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RNC Headquarters Evacuated After 'Revolting Attack'

Suspicious package contained vials of blood

(Newser) - The Washington, DC, headquarters of the Republican National Committee was evacuated and locked down Wednesday morning after what RNC chair Michael Whatley described as a "revolting attack." US Capitol Police said two vials of blood were found in a suspicious package sent to the building, CBS News reports....

McDaniel NBC Backlash May Be 'Seminal Moment'
NBC Backlash
May Be 'Seminal
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McDaniel NBC Backlash May Be 'Seminal Moment'

Anchors rebuke hiring of former RNC chief, but it exposes a 'toxic' strategy of cable news

(Newser) - On Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd rebuked his network bosses on Meet the Press for hiring former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. "Many of our professional dealings with the RNC over the last six years have been met with gaslighting," he said. On Monday, Joe Scarborough and...

New NBC Colleagues Give McDaniel a Rough Reception

Flop on election fraud doesn't convince 'Meet the Press' panelists

(Newser) - Inside and outside the network, objections were raised immediately when NBC News hired a Republican Party boss who's slammed the news media and supported Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. On Sunday, Ronna McDaniel was confronted with those criticisms, live, in her...

Say Hello to NBC News' Latest Political Analyst

Former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel will offer her takes on MSNBC as well

(Newser) - If Ronna McDaniel needed a long vacation after stepping down from her seven-year role as the head of the Republican National Committee, she's putting that break off till later. The 51-year-old is starting a new gig as political analyst for both NBC News and MSNBC, with her first appearance...

Trump's New RNC Deal Is Paying His Legal Bills

Agreement reportedly directs money to campaign, PAC that pays his legal fees before RNC gets a cut

(Newser) - Donald Trump's new joint fundraising agreement with the Republican National Committee directs donations to his campaign and a political action committee that pays the former president's legal bills before the RNC gets a cut, per a fundraising invitation obtained by the AP . The unorthodox diversion of funds to...

RNC 'Bloodbath' Underway, Dozens Fired: Report

'MAGA is now in control of the Republican Party!' raved Marjorie Taylor Greene

(Newser) - It's been just a few days since the Republican National Committee welcomed its new leadership —including Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of former President Trump—but big moves are already afoot. Politico reports on a "bloodbath" at the RNC, with sources telling the outlet that more than five dozen...

A Trump Has Just Been Voted In as RNC Co-Chair

Lara Trump will head up GOP committee along with NC Republican chief Michael Whatley

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee voted Friday to install Donald Trump's hand-picked leadership team, completing his takeover of the national party as the former president closes in on a third straight presidential nomination. Michael Whatley, a North Carolina Republican who has echoed Trump's false theories of voter fraud, was...

Lara Trump Launches RNC Bid

Lara Trump

Lara Trump Launches RNC Bid

She's considered a shoo-in, since her father-in-law wants her as co-chair

(Newser) - As expected, Lara Trump on Tuesday launched a bid to be the next co-chair of the Republican National Committee. Her father-in-law Donald Trump wants her in the role after current chair Ronna McDaniel, who lost Trump's support, announced she will step down on March 8. McDaniel's co-chair, Drew...

More GOP Debates Are Now on the Schedule

CNN to hold one in Iowa, one in New Hampshire in January; ABC/WMUR also claim a debate in NH

(Newser) - If you were disappointed to see Wednesday's GOP debate in Alabama come to a close, good news—more faceoffs are heading our way in the new year. On Thursday, CNN announced it would host two Republican debates in the early primary states: one on Jan. 10 at Drake University...

RNC, Election Deniers Have a Midterm Strategy

It reportedly involves training volunteers as poll workers, connecting them with lawyers

(Newser) - As the midterms are starting to take shape, a pair of stories about 2020 election deniers who are coming together with the RNC to form an "organized cavalry" of volunteers determined to suss out and shine a light on what they believe will be Democratic wrongdoing during the 2022...

GOP Quits Debates, Calls Commission Biased
GOP Pulls Out of Future Debates

GOP Pulls Out of Future Debates

Party wants changes in presidential campaign events after Trump complained

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee had been warning for months about no longer participating in the presidential debates organized by the commission that's held them since 1988. Spurred on by former President Donald Trump, Republicans have picked up their criticism of the Commission on Presidential Debates as biased toward Democrats,...

GOP Censured 2 of Its Own, and a Backlash Is Growing
GOP Censured 2 of Its Own,
and a Backlash Is Growing
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GOP Censured 2 of Its Own, and a Backlash Is Growing

Lindsey Graham is among those accusing the RNC of looking backward instead of forward

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee's decision to censure two lawmakers from its own party is not sitting well with some big-name Republicans. Coverage in multiple outlets quotes GOP members of Congress who say the strike against Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger was misguided and could potentially hurt a party...

GOP Censures Kinzinger, Cheney for Investigating Riot

Republican governor calls it a sad day for the party

(Newser) - The two GOP members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot have been punished by their party. A resolution to censure Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger passed, without debate, on a one-sided voice vote Friday at a meeting of the Republican National Committee, the Washington Post reports. Their...

GOP Threatens to Abandon Debates
GOP Moves
to Drop Out
of Debates

GOP Moves to Drop Out of Debates

Party considers making candidates sign a pledge to stay out of commission's events

(Newser) - GOP unhappiness with the commission that runs the presidential debates reached a peak Thursday, when the Republican National Committee told the nonprofit it wants its candidates to sit out the event in the future. The committee told the nonprofit in a letter that it plans to require its candidates to...

RNC to Trump: No, We Won't Stop Using Your Name

Committee responds to recent cease-and-desist letter

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee's reply to former President Trump? Nope. The RNC responded to the cease-and-desist letter it received from Trump's attorneys by asserting, in its own reply letter, it has the right to use Trump's name and likeness in its fundraising appeals, and that it has...

Trump to Top GOP Fundraisers: Stop Using My Name

Ex-prez reportedly sent a cease and desist letter to the RNC and others

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump has reportedly told the largest GOP fundraising entities to stop using his name. Per CNN , lawyers for Trump recently sent a cease and desist letter to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, demanding that they stop using...

RNC Says Pipe Bomb Was Found at HQ
RNC Says Bomb Found at HQ

RNC Says Bomb Found at HQ

Group says Wednesday's events were 'domestic terrorism'

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee says a pipe bomb was found at its headquarters Wednesday as rioters stormed the Capitol blocks away. The RNC said a package found next to a trash can outside the building was an "explosive device that was successfully detonated," the Washington Post reports. The...

Tenants: We Were Duped Into Video for the RNC

'I am not a Trump supporter,' says one of them

(Newser) - Those New York City housing tenants who appeared during the Republican National Convention? They're back in the news and crying foul: Three of the four say they were never told the interviews would be used during the RNC, the New York Times reports. "I am not a Trump...

What You Need to Know From the RNC's Final Night
Trump's Acceptance Speech
Among the Longest Ever
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Trump's Acceptance Speech Among the Longest Ever

He promises to put the first woman on the moon

(Newser) - President Trump closed out the Republican National Convention Thursday night by formally accepting the Republican nomination for president, which he did from the White House—the AP calls this the first political convention ever to be held there, and CNN notes Trump's was one of the longest acceptance speeches...

Lara Trump Misquotes Lincoln, and More From RNC Night 3

Mike Pence closes out the night promising to 'make America great again, again'

(Newser) - President Trump's daughter-in-law Lara spoke Wednesday at the third night of the Republican National Convention, attributing this quote to Abraham Lincoln: "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." The problem, as the...

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