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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,...

Greene Hears From McDaniel About America First Speech

White nationalist group broke into chants of 'Putin,' whom Republican later denounced

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene received applause when she spoke Saturday to an organization of white nationalists in Florida—a group that also cheered Vladimir Putin. But others, including the head of the Republican National Committee, were less impressed with her appearance Friday night before the America First Political Action Conference,...

RNC's Selection of 'Great Presidents' Includes Nixon

Party wished a 'Happy Presidents Day' to presidents who aren't Biden

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee sent a Presidents Day message with praise for presidents past—but definitely not present. A tweet from the RNC featured a selection of Republican presidents—including Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, both George Bushes, and Donald Trump—with the message "Happy Presidents Day to...

McConnell Breaks With RNC on Capitol Riot
Trump: McConnell Does Not
Speak for the GOP
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Trump: McConnell Does Not Speak for the GOP

McConnell had criticized RNC resolution censuring panel members

(Newser) - Update: Former President Trump issued a lengthy statement Wednesday slamming Mitch McConnell a day after the Senate minority leader's comments on Jan. 6. "Mitch McConnell does not speak for the Republican Party, and does not represent the views of the vast majority of its voters," Trump said....

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 Governors on Mandates: We'll Fight 'to the Gates of Hell'

Republican National Committee also vows to sue over vaccine mandates

(Newser) - Republican leaders had a strong reaction to President Biden's announcement of coronavirus vaccine mandates to affect two-thirds of the US workforce: "See you in court," tweeted South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, one of several Republican governors threatening to fight back. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted "...

RNC: Presidential Debates Group Needs to Fix 'Intolerable' Situation

Chair McDaniel says if debates aren't made more 'fair,' she'll advise GOP nominees not to take part

(Newser) - The 2024 election is still awhile off, but the Republican National Committee is already making demands regarding that year's presidential debates. On Tuesday, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates saying that big changes are needed for both the format of the debates...

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...

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,...

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