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Trump's Next Town Hall Won't Go Out Live

June 1 event in Iowa will be hosted by Fox's Sean Hannity

(Newser) - Former President Trump is following up his CNN town hall event with one on another network he often maligns—Fox News. The network says the frontrunner for the 2024 GOP nomination will join host Sean Hannity for a town hall in Iowa on Thursday, the Hill reports. The network says...

Trump Jr.: 'Trump Has the Charisma of a Mortician'

Ex-president's son meant to attribute that to Ron DeSantis, mistakenly inserted own father's name

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. may have been trying to help his father by mocking Ron DeSantis' Wednesday campaign launch "De-Saster" , but the eldest Trump son instead insulted his dad and earned his own internet ridicule. Per the Wrap , Trump Jr. appeared Thursday evening on his online program, Triggered With Don ...

DeSantis Raises Huge Sum in 24 Hours
Huge Sum
in 24 Hours

DeSantis Raises Huge Sum in 24 Hours

Campaign pulls in $8.2M even with the glitches on Twitter

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis took a lot of grief over his glitchy campaign launch on Twitter. But the Florida governor now has $8.2 million worth of comebacks for his critics. That's how much his campaign raised in the first 24 hours after the launch, an amount described variously as "...

Report: DeSantis Will Officially Enter Race Next Week
DeSantis Makes
2024 Run Official

DeSantis Makes 2024 Run Official

He files paperwork with Federal Election Commission

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is officially running for president. The Republican filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, hours before a 6pm ET Twitter Spaces session with Elon Musk in which he is expected to launch his campaign, the AP reports. DeSantis enters the race behind front-runner Donald...

On DeSantis' Big Day, Twitter Goes Under the Microscope
On DeSantis' Big Day,
Twitter Gets Picked Apart

On DeSantis' Big Day, Twitter Gets Picked Apart

Everyone has a lot to say about where the Republican intends to launch his 2024 campaign

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis is set to launch his presidential campaign at 6pm ET Wednesday on Twitter. The Republican will make the announcement in a Twitter Spaces session with CEO Elon Musk, in an event moderated by GOP donor David Sacks, who supports DeSantis and has close ties to Musk, per NBC...

DeSantis' New Pitch: Think of the Supreme Court

Governor suggests he could put in place a long-lasting conservative majority of 7-2

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis is expected to launch his 2024 campaign for president this week, notes CNN , and the Florida governor is floating a new selling point: the possibility of a 7-2 conservative majority on the Supreme Court that would last for a long time. DeSantis made the case Monday in an...

Youngkin Out of 2024 Race? Not So Fast

Virginia's GOP governor is reportedly considering a run after all

(Newser) - Last month, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin left the distinct impression that he wouldn't be running for the GOP nomination. This month, a much different narrative has emerged. First, Youngkin's campaign dropped a video on social media of the governor speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that looked...

Tim Scott Launches Run: It's 'Grievance or Greatness'

GOP has to choose, South Carolina senator says

(Newser) - South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott launched his presidential campaign on Monday, offering an optimistic and compassionate message he's hoping can contrast the two figures who have used political combativeness to dominate the early GOP primary field: former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Scott, the Senate's...

Four-Term Democratic Senator Is Retiring
Is Retiring

Fourth Democratic Senator Is Retiring

Delaware's Tom Carper won't run again, opens way for another Black female senator

(Newser) - Another longtime Democratic senator is retiring, the fourth in this election cycle. Tom Carper of Delaware announced his decision on Monday, reports Politico . The 76-year-old, who serves as chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, first won the seat in 2000, per the Delaware News Journal . He...

America Is About to Meet Casey DeSantis
Is About
to Meet
Casey DeSantis

America Is About to Meet Casey DeSantis

Politico profiles Florida's first lady, suggests she is both an asset and liability to her husband

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis is expected to enter the 2024 race as soon as this week. Which means the nation is about to meet Florida's first lady, Casey DeSantis. Michael Kruse of Politico has written a lengthy profile of the 42-year-old, one that makes clear Casey has been a key figure—...

The 2024 GOP Race Just Got More Interesting
The 2024
GOP Race
Just Got More

The 2024 GOP Race Just Got More Interesting

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina officially files the paperwork to run in 2024

(Newser) - He's in. GOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina filed the paperwork Friday to run for president in 2024 with the Federal Election Commission, reports CNN . Scott, the only Black Republican senator, is expected to have a traditional campaign launch on Monday. The paperwork isn't the only Scott...

DeSantis, Trump Disagree on Florida Abortion Ban

Trump says even pro-lifers think it's 'harsh,' DeSantis hits back

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump are publicly disagreeing once again. In an interview with digital news startup The Messenger published Monday, Trump said Florida's six-week abortion ban, which has not yet taken effect, may have gone too far even for some on the right. "If you look at...

In Iowa, DeSantis Warns About 'Culture of Losing'

Florida governor takes some indirect shots at Trump

(Newser) - Decrying a Republican “culture of losing,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sought Saturday to weaken former President Trump’s grip on the GOP. However, tornado warnings interrupted a collision of the leading presidential prospects in battleground Iowa, per the AP . DeSantis, expected to announce his 2024 presidential campaign any...

Everyone Stop Whining About That Town Hall
The Lesson
for Journalists
From Trump's
Town Hall

The Lesson for Journalists From Trump's Town Hall

Go with taped interviews, not live events, suggests media writer Jack Shafer at Politico

(Newser) - CNN has taken lots and lots of criticism for its town hall with former President Trump, usually along the lines of, "That wasn't journalism, it was a Trump rally." In a Politico essay, media writer Jack Shafer would like everyone to calm down. "Enough with the...

Trump Repeatedly Deflected Abortion Question

Former president was proud of overturning Roe v. Wade, but wouldn't answer on federal abortion ban

(Newser) - Former President Trump said he was the mastermind behind overturning Roe v. Wade during CNN's town hall Wednesday while refusing to say whether he would institute a federal abortion ban if he returns to the presidency. Five separate times , moderator Kaitlan Collins asked him directly if he would sign...

Trump's Town Hall Could Be a Minefield for Him ... and CNN

Candidate will appear in a live town hall at 8pm ET Wednesday

(Newser) - Former President Trump will appear in a live CNN town hall on Wednesday night—marking his first appearance in seven years on the network he has derided as "fake," and one that comes a day after he was found liable for sexual battery and defamation in the E....

2 Polling Trends Bode Well for Trump

He's leaving the GOP field behind him, and he fares well in hypothetical rematch with Biden

(Newser) - Election Day is still 546 days away, meaning you can take the current polls with an extra-large grain of salt. Still, political stories are taking note of two clear trends of late, both of them positive for former President Trump. First, he's cementing his lead over Ron DeSantis and...

In a Surprise, Trump Will Drop by CNN

Former president agrees to participate in a town hall next week

(Newser) - A presidential candidate agreeing to participate in a network's town hall is not typically news. In this case, however, the candidate is former President Trump and the network is CNN, which he has regularly derided as "fake." Next week's appearance will be his first in seven...

Nikki Haley: We Need Mental Tests for Older Leaders
Nikki Haley:
Leaders Over
75 Must Be

Nikki Haley: Leaders Over 75 Must Be Tested

GOP candidate calls out Dianne Feinstein and President Biden in particular

(Newser) - Last week, GOP candidate Nikki Haley made headlines by suggesting it's unlikely a reelected President Biden "would make it" through a second term, notes NBC News . In an op-ed at Fox News , Haley continues the age theme with a renewed call for mandatory competency tests for politicians 75...

Retirement Opens Up Democratic Senate Seat

(Newser) - Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin announced Monday that he won't seek a fourth term in the Senate, opening up a Democratic seat for the 2024 election and removing a lawmaker who's regularly negotiated with Republicans to strike bipartisan deals. "I was taught that it's okay to compromise—...

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