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Report: Group Wants to Flee 'Extremist' GOP, Form 3rd Party

Evan McMullin tells outlets about anti-Trump idea

(Newser) - Just how divided is the Republican Party? Divided enough that some 50 former Republican officials are on board to form a third US political party to serve as a counter to a GOP under the thumb of a wannabe autocrat, according to Reuters . The outlet cites "four people involved...

FBI: DC Pipe Bombs Were Planted Night Before Riot

There's now $100K reward for suspect in security footage shown by 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - A $100,000 reward is up for grabs as the FBI says it's using "every tool in our toolbox" to track down the person or persons responsible for planting two pipe bombs near the US Capitol. An FBI release on Friday noted that on Jan. 5, the day...

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...

Melania Trump Gets Chance to 'Rebrand' at Tonight's RNC

First lady has opportunity to offer a 'warmer' picture of president

(Newser) - Melania Trump is set to take the virtual stage Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, and a White House aide tells the Washington Post she's been working on her speech for days, with help from former press secretary Stephanie Grisham and Kellyanne Conway, who recently announced she's...

Republican Party Sues California Over Mail-In Voting

RNC wants to block Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee is not OK with California's plan to send every resident a mail-in ballot for the November election and is now suing over what it calls an "illegal power grab" by the governor. The RNC, along with the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California...

RNC Chair Not Happy With Her Uncle Mitt

Ronna McDaniel rebukes Romney after his op-ed criticizing President Trump

(Newser) - Like the president, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee finds fault with an op-ed critical of Trump penned by Utah senator-elect Mitt Romney—who just so happens to be her uncle. "POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the [mainstream] media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman...

Trump Has a Gift for House Republicans

The president releases funds from his campaign coffers

(Newser) - House Republican candidates, check your campaign accounts: A nice donation may be headed your way. President Trump himself has let his re-election campaign share funds with 100 GOP candidates in House and Senate races—not a ton, but still thousands per lucky contender, Politico reports. And the Republican National Committee...

RNC Looks to Spend Big to Avoid Going Home
RNC Makes a Big Bet on 2018

RNC Makes a Big Bet on 2018

GOP is dropping $250M on strategy to hold House majority at all costs

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all: Preserve the House majority for the rest of President Trump's first term. Facing the prospect of a blue wave, the White House's political arm is devoting unprecedented resources to...

RNC Figure Resigns Over Payout to Playmate

Elliott Broidy's deal was arranged by Trump attorney Michael Cohen

(Newser) - A top fundraiser for President Trump has resigned from the Republican National Committee following a report that he paid $1.6 million to a Playboy playmate he had an affair with. Elliott Broidy told RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Friday that he was resigning immediately, an RNC official familiar with the...

James Comey Is Going on a Media Blitz. RNC Has a Plan

Comey has a book coming out, but the RNC is taking aim at him

(Newser) - James Comey has a book coming out and an accompanying "media blitz" starting Sunday—and the Republican National Committee, in turn, has its own plan to discredit the fired former FBI director, according to CNN and ABC News , which have obtained copies of talking points the RNC prepared to...

GOP 'Slush Fund' Pays Trump's Ex-Bodyguard $15K a Month

RNC says it's for security services

(Newser) - One of President Trump's longest-serving and most loyal employees left the White House in September , and campaign finance groups are concerned about his new job: Advising the Republican National Committee for a hefty $15,000 a month. Keith Schiller, who was Trump's personal bodyguard for almost 20 years,...

Steve Wynn Resigns As RNC Finance Chair

Casino mogul, Trump's 'great friend' accused of widespread sexual misconduct

(Newser) - President Trump's handpicked Republican National Committee finance chair is resigning over allegations of widespread sexual misconduct, Politico reports. Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn, who Trump has called "a great friend," stepped down from the position Saturday, according to NBC News . A Wall Street Journal report...

RNC Has Spent $400K on Trump Family's Legal Bills

This doesn't affect political work, RNC says

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee has admitted spending more than $400,000 to cover Russia-related legal bills for members of the Trump family—but it says the legal fees won't take a dime away from election spending. The RNC says it has paid more than $230,000 to two members...

Trump Using Campaign Funds to Pay Russia Defense Bills: Report

Some money is also coming from the Republican National Committee

(Newser) - President Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay the legal costs of defending himself in the ongoing Russia probe, Reuters states in an exclusive report. While it's legal and routine for elected officials to use campaign funds to pay legal...

Press Disinvited From Trump 2020 Fundraiser

Event at Trump hotel raises $10M

(Newser) - With a mere 40 months to go until the 2020 re-election, President Trump has started trying to refill the campaign coffers. Republican National Committee officials say around $10 million was raised at a Trump fundraising event at one of his own hotels Wednesday, where ticket prices started at $35,000,...

RNC: 'New King' Is Jesus, Not Trump
RNC: 'New King' Is
Jesus, Not Trump

RNC: 'New King' Is Jesus, Not Trump

Xmas message sparked social media controversy

(Newser) - Partisanship didn't take a day off for Christmas: After furious discussions on social media, Republican National Comittee spokesman Sean Spicer issued a statement clarifying that a Christmas message referred to Jesus, not Donald Trump, Politico reports. "Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was...

Trump Is Done With Big GOP Fundraisers

He promised to give campaign $100M, has given $56M

(Newser) - Donald Trump is done with holding big fundraisers, meaning the Republican National Committee might find itself short of cash for its get-out-the-vote operation. The Washington Post reports that Trump's final high-dollar event for the Trump Victory Committee, which splits funds between the party and the candidate, was Oct. 19,...

RNC Holds 'Emergency Conference Call'

But the results are not what you may have predicted

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee held an "emergency conference call" Monday, Politico reports, and though the call was scheduled amid speculation that the RNC might abandon Trump or at least divert its resources to down-ballot candidates after Trump's 2005 comments about women became public, the end result was less...

Turn Off Your TVs, Pence Already Won the Debate
Turn Off Your
TVs, Pence
Already Won
the Debate
VP DEBATE 2016

Turn Off Your TVs, Pence Already Won the Debate

According to erroneous early RNC post

(Newser) - Just a half-hour into the vice presidential debate out of Virginia's Longwood University, a winner had already been declared: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Not because he was creaming Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, but because the Republican National Committee put up a premature post on the GOP.com website . "...

RNC: Trump Is Staying on the Ballot
 RNC: Trump Is 
 Staying on the Ballot 
THE RUNDOWN

RNC: Trump Is Staying on the Ballot

He says the campaign is 'going really well'

(Newser) - Donald Trump is the GOP nominee for president and there will be no refunds or exchanges, the Republican National Committee insisted Wednesday amid rumors that Trump's missteps had panicked it so badly it was looking at options for a replacement and planning to pressure him to drop out. "...

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