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Potential Running Mate Carson: End No-Fault Divorce

Ben Carson sees harm to society

(Newser) - Ben Carson, considered to be on the short list for former President Trump's running mate, is the latest Republican to call for an end to no-fault divorce, which has allowed marriages to dissolve without much fanfare for more than 50 years. "For the sake of families, we should...

Nebraska's GOP Has Dumped All Republican Incumbents

There's quite a fracture between Trump loyalists and the old guard

(Newser) - In one of the most closely watched congressional races this year, US Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska is looking to defeat a fellow Republican in Tuesday's primary election in his quest for reelection. He'll have to do it without the support of the state Republican Party, which has...

Georgia Official Who Alleged Election Fraud Voted Illegally

Georgia's Brian Pritchard found to have filed illegal votes 9 times from 2008-2010

(Newser) - A Georgia Republican Party official who falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen himself voted illegally nine times. Brian Pritchard, first vice chairman of the Georgia GOP, violated state election laws by voting while on probation. His explanations for doing so were neither "credible or convincing," Administrative Law...

Trump Foe Won't Commit to Remaining With GOP

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wishes 'we had a nominee that I could get behind'

(Newser) - Sen. Lisa Murkowski has had enough of Donald Trump and, maybe, enough of her party. Asked whether she'll remain a Republican, the Alaska senator wouldn't commit. "I just regret that our party is seemingly becoming a party of Donald Trump," Murkowski said in a CNN interview...

DeSantis Rips Haley on Pledge: 'We Knew What We Were Doing'

Florida governor, other failed candidates have endorsed Trump

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley clashed often enough during their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, and though they're both out of the running, the criticism hasn't ended. The Florida governor has called out Haley for not backing Donald Trump when she dropped out of the race , though...

Missouri GOP: About That KKK Affiliate Running for Governor...

Party aims to block Darrell Leon McClanahan III, who claims 'GOP knew exactly who I am'

(Newser) - After accepting a filing fee and candidacy paperwork for one Darrell Leon McClanahan III, the Missouri Republican Party is backing away from the man running in the primary for governor, whom New Republic describes as a "known white supremacist." A day after former state Rep. Shamed Dogan, previously...

Failure of Border Bill Adds Fuel to Biden Campaign
After Border Bill Fails,
Biden Looks to Make Move
the rundown

After Border Bill Fails, Biden Looks to Make Move

President is reportedly considering executive action amid GOP leadership struggles

(Newser) - After Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan border bill Wednesday, it's looking more likely that the Biden administration will move forward with plans to take executive action to deter illegal migration at the southern border. Two sources tell NBC News that the White House is considering measures that would be...

House Preps for Historic Cabinet Impeachment Vote
House Preps for Historic
Cabinet Impeachment Vote
the rundown

House Preps for Historic Cabinet Impeachment Vote

Republicans hope to impeach DHS secretary Mayorkas, but the margin is slim

(Newser) - With an unprecedented vote, lawmakers will decide Tuesday evening whether Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas becomes the first Cabinet member impeached by the House in nearly 150 years. The House will vote on two articles of impeachment advanced by the Republican-controlled House Homeland Security Committee. Here's what to know:...

State GOP Boss Quits Over Tape
Arizona GOP Picks Trump Ally

Arizona GOP Picks Trump Ally

Gina Swoboda, who argues elections aren't secure, replaces chair who quit over recording

(Newser) - Gina Swoboda, who was endorsed by Donald Trump, will be the next chair of the Arizona Republican Party. She'll replace Jeff DeWit, who resigned last week after the release of an audio recording that appeared to be incriminating. Swoboda ran Election Day operations for Trump in the state in...

With Arizona GOP in Turmoil, Trump Bails on 'Freedom Fest'

Ex-president backs out of fundraiser after resignation of state GOP chief, Kari Lake accusations

(Newser) - The head of the Arizona Republican Party stepped down this week, after former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake accused Jeff DeWit of trying to bribe her to back out of that state's Senate race, with a March 2023 audio recording she says proves it. It's a move that Lake,...

As Democrats Slip, Gallup Finds, Independents Solidify Share

Democrats and Republicans account for equal, smaller slices of electorate

(Newser) - Independents reign as the voting bloc for political candidates to deal with this election year, new data show. Gallup has found that 43% of US adults identified as independent in its survey, while 27% of respondents said they're Democrats or Republicans. That's a low for Democrats, Axios reports....

Michigan GOP Votes to Remove Leader, Who Refuses to Leave

Kristina Karamo climbed the ranks while championing conspiracy theories

(Newser) - Michigan Republicans have voted to remove state GOP Chairwoman Kristina Karamo during a meeting Saturday after many of the party's leaders called for her resignation following a year of leadership plagued by debt and infighting. A large majority of those present voted to oust Karamo, said Bree Moeggenberg, District...

The GOP Debate Was Feisty. Who Won?
The GOP Debate
Was Feisty. Who Won?

The GOP Debate Was Feisty. Who Won?

Former President Trump is the 'clear winner,' per Vox

(Newser) - Without former President Trump on stage, the eight "underdogs" taking part in the first Republican presidential primary debate Wednesday in Milwaukee had the opportunity to "differentiate themselves in the field," reports the New York Times . Many seized on the chance and "at certain points, you could...

Iowa GOP Settles on King Day
Iowa GOP Settles on King Day

Iowa GOP Settles on King Day

State Republican leaders pick Jan. 15 for presidential caucuses

(Newser) - Democrats have moved on, but Republicans in Iowa picked a date for their 2024 presidential caucuses on Saturday, deciding to meet earlier than they have the past couple of cycles. The state's GOP central committee voted to hold the caucuses on Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Politico...

Trump Tells Georgia GOP This Is the 'Final Battle'

Former president makes first speech since indictment

(Newser) - In his first public appearance since his indictment this week, former President Donald Trump on Saturday cast his legal fight and election campaign in apocalyptic terms. "This is the final battle," Trump told Georgia Republicans. "With you at my side, we will demolish the Deep State, we...

State GOP Punishes Tillis Over Votes

North Carolina convention censures senior senator for bucking party line

(Newser) - At their state convention on Saturday, North Carolina Republicans voted to censure their senior US senator over votes delegates said didn't follow the party line. Sen. Thom Tillis' record on abortion issues was the biggest concern, the News & Observer reports. "We believe that you're—you have...

Hutchinson Mostly Ignores Trump in Formal Launch

Republican instead focuses on Biden's record

(Newser) - Asa Hutchinson, former governor of Arkansas, had already said he was seeking the Republican nomination for president. But saying that in interview s didn't give him a chance to lay out his policy goals or assess his competition. On Monday, Hutchinson delivered a formal announcement in Bentonville, his hometown,...

Santos Launches Reelection Bid
Santos Launches Reelection Bid

Santos Launches Reelection Bid

New York GOP says embattled incumbent is on his own

(Newser) - After lying to voters about his background the first time around, Rep. George Santos has decided—now that much of it is out in the open—to ask voters to again send him to Congress. The New York Republican didn't mention the investigations and accusations facing him in his...

Pompeo Says He'll Sit 2024 Out
Says He'll
Sit 2024 Out

Pompeo Says He'll Sit 2024 Out

Former Trump Cabinet member suggests he might not back the former president

(Newser) - After appearing to lay the groundwork for a 2024 presidential run, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he won't be seeking the Republican nomination after all. "The time is not right for me and my family," Pompeo said in a statement, ABC News reports....

Effort to Prevent Voter Fraud Loses Several GOP States

Florida, Missouri, and West Virginia drop out of bipartisan initiative

(Newser) - Election officials in Florida, Missouri, and West Virginia said Monday they are withdrawing from a bipartisan, multistate effort aimed at ensuring the accuracy of voter rolls that has found itself embroiled in conspiracy theories fueled by Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 presidential election. The system to thwart...

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