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May 23, 2024 at 10:47 PM

Trump campaign accuses Secret Service of 'critical flaw' in RNC convention planning

The Trump campaign penned a letter to Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle asking her to adjust the security perimeter of this summer's Republican National Convention.
May 23, 2024 at 10:47 PM
Former President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, on May 11, 2024.
May 23, 2024 at 3:11 PM

Many Haley voters won't back Trump. They weren't going to anyway.

Nikki Haley has endorsed Donald Trump, but which Haley primary voters will break with the Republican Party in the 2024 general election?
May 23, 2024 at 3:11 PM
Will Nikki Haley's supporters back Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the 2024 general election?
May 23, 2024 at 12:58 AM

Vials of blood found in package addressed to Trump at RNC's DC headquarters: Sources

The U.S. Secret Service said the package was "addressed to a Secret Service protectee."
May 23, 2024 at 12:58 AM
The Republican National Committee logo is shown on the stage at the North Charleston Coliseum, Jan. 13, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C.
May 18, 2024 at 11:02 PM

Colorado GOP chair's embrace of Trump tactics splits party as he tries to boost his own campaign

Dave Williams has deployed former President Donald Trump’s belligerent politics to vault himself from a former state representative to chairman of the Colorado Republican Party
May 18, 2024 at 11:02 PM
May 18, 2024 at 5:43 PM

Noncitizen voting becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging

In recent months, the specter of people who aren't American citizens and are voting in the United States has become a rallying cry for Republicans
May 18, 2024 at 5:43 PM
Bryan Steil, chairman of the Committee on House Administration, arrives for a hearing about non-citizen voting, on Capitol Hill, on May 16, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
May 14, 2024 at 8:14 PM

Controversy follows Gov. Kristi Noem as she is banned by another South Dakota tribe

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is now banned from entering nearly 20% of her state after another tribe banished her this week over comments she made earlier this year about tribal leaders benefitting from drug cartels
May 14, 2024 at 8:14 PM
FILE - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the National Harbor, Feb. 23, 2024, in Oxon Hill, Md. Noem is now banned from entering nearly 20% of her state after two more tribes banished her this week over comments she made earlier this year about tribal leaders benefitting from drug cartels. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 14, 2024 at 6:18 PM

Speaker Johnson defends Trump outside 'sham' New York trial

Former President Donald Trump's entourage continued to grow with more high-profile politicians expected to attend his New York hush money criminal trial on Tuesday.
May 14, 2024 at 6:18 PM
Doug Burgum, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and Vivek Ramaswamy  look on as former President Donald Trump talks to the media outside Manhattan criminal court in New York, May 14, 2024.
May 9, 2024 at 11:42 AM

GOP leaders praise removal of GWU encampment as protesters decry police tactics

D.C. police's early morning clash with protesters encamped on George Washington University was applauded by Republican lawmakers who pressured D.C.'s mayor for action.
May 9, 2024 at 11:42 AM
Officers of the Metropolitan Police Department pepper spray demonstrators at George Washington University in Washington, DC, May 8, 2024.
May 8, 2024 at 11:10 PM

Why Noem blaming shooting her dog on the realities of rural life doesn’t add up

As a rural dog owner, I know Kristi Noem's story is far from normal.
May 8, 2024 at 11:10 PM
Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem delivers remarks as she attends the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland, February 23, 2024.
May 7, 2024 at 9:26 PM

Marjorie Taylor Greene backs off threat to oust Johnson as speaker

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene appears to be backing off her threat to force a vote to oust the speaker this week.
May 7, 2024 at 9:26 PM
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Thomas Massie speak to members of the press on the steps of the House of Representatives after a meeting with Speaker of the House Mike Johnson at the U.S. Capitol May 7, 2024 in Washington, DC.
May 3, 2024 at 9:11 PM

Noem backpedals on anecdote in book about meeting with Kim Jong Un

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is facing another controversy with her new memoir over a meeting she said she had with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
May 3, 2024 at 9:11 PM
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., on Feb. 23, 2024.
May 1, 2024 at 1:40 PM

House Democratic leaders announce they would save Johnson in ouster threat

House Democratic leadership announced that if a motion to vacate Speaker Mike Johnson is brought to the House floor for a vote, they would vote to table the effort.
May 1, 2024 at 1:40 PM
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks during a press conference at Columbia University on April 24, 2024 in New York City.
1 month ago

Potential Trump VP pick defends dog killing

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem faces criticism from both sides of the aisle over a story from her memoir in which she explains why she killed a 14-month-old puppy.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Potential Trump VP pick defends dog killing
1 month ago

Off from court, Trump's plan to rally in North Carolina scuttled by severe weather

Trump had intended to seize his first free Saturday since his first criminal trial began, in New York City, with a large rally in North Carolina as well as a fundraiser
1 month ago
Former President Donald Trump, right, stands with Melania Trump, left, as they arrive for a GOP fundraiser, on April 6, 2024, in Palm Beach, Fla.
1 month ago

Ignoring Trump, Arizona Republicans don't want to move too fast on 1864 abortion ban

Arizona's Republican lawmakers made clear, despite a push from Trump, that it's not the time to move too quickly on an 1864 abortion ban
1 month ago
Anti-abortion advocates demonstrate prior to an Arizona House of Representatives session at the Arizona State Capitol, on April 17, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona.
1 month ago

Ban on TikTok lumped in with Johnson's foreign aid package: What it could mean

A ban on the popular social media app TikTok in the United States is lumped in with Speaker Mike Johnson and House Republicans' $95 billion foreign aid package.
1 month ago
TikTok on a phone.
1 month ago

Senate kills Mayorkas impeachment trial, votes both articles 'unconstitutional'

The Senate on Wednesday dismissed both impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, deeming them "unconstitutional."
1 month ago
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., swears senators in for the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol, April 17, 2024, in Washington.
1 month ago

Historic impeachment articles against Alejandro Mayorkas sent to Senate

Alejandro Mayorkas' articles of impeachment were officially transmitted to the Senate on Tuesday
1 month ago
House Republican impeachment managers walk to deliver the article of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, President Joe Biden's top border security official, at the Capitol, April 16, 2024.
1 month ago

Nikki Haley's next move is going to a think tank after becoming major Trump critic

Nikki Haley will be a chair at the Hudson Institute conservative think tank, marking the first major move since she lost the 2024 Republican primary to Trump
1 month ago
Republican presidential candidate former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley waves to the crowd at the conclusion of a campaign rally at the Sawyer Park Icehouse bar on March 4, 2024 in Spring, Texas.
1 month ago

Mayorkas impeachment trial: What to expect in the Senate

Impeachment proceedings against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will head to the next stage Tuesday, when the articles are expected to be transmitted to the Senate.
1 month ago
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (R) speaks during a joint press conference with Guatemala's President Bernardo Arevalo (not in frame) at the Culture Palace in Guatemala City, on March 21, 2024.
1 month ago

'I am not resigning': Johnson at risk as he forges ahead on Ukraine, Israel aid

House Speaker Mike Johnson is forging ahead with a plan to try to pass aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan -- but will the move cost him his job?
1 month ago
House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks to the press following a House Conference meeting to discuss Iran's attack on Israel at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
1 month ago

Prosecutor appointed to investigate Georgia lieutenant governor in election probe

A prosecutor has been appointed to continue the investigation into Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, who became ensnared in the state's election interference probe.
1 month ago
In this Nov. 7, 2022 file photo, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones, speaks as Republican Governor Brian Kemp listens at a press conference in Atlanta.
1 month ago

GOP nominee for NC governor failed to file federal income taxes for 5 years

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has campaigned for N.C. governor by promoting personal fiscal responsibility, but records detail how he failed to file income taxes for five years.
1 month ago
North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, whom Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump has endorsed in the race to be the state's next governor, speaks before his arrival for a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, on March 2, 2024.
2 months ago

Arizona Republican lawmakers block efforts to roll back 1864 abortion ban law

Republican lawmakers in Arizona have prevented Democrats from reversing a law from 1864 that bans abortion.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Arizona Republican lawmakers block Democrats' efforts to roll back 1864 abortion ban law
2 months ago

Mayorkas takes heat from GOP in hearings on DHS budget, border

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that DHS has a "perennially insufficient budget" and pushed for each agency to receive needed funds.
2 months ago
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on the DHS budget request on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2024, in Washington.
2 months ago

Mayorkas impeachment proceedings pushed to next week

House Speaker Mike Johnson's office said Tuesday that it will delay the transmission of articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
2 months ago
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill, Nov. 8, 2023.
2 months ago

In scathing letter, GOP's Greene slams Johnson with speakership under threat

The House is back in session, and Speaker Mike Johnson is returning with his speakership under threat after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to oust him.
2 months ago
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
2 months ago

Trump says abortion issue should be left to states

Former President Donald Trump is facing criticism from his own party after declaring that the issue of abortion should be left to individual states.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Trump says abortion issue should be left to states
2 months ago

Defying GOP contempt threats, DOJ won't hand over audio of Biden's interview with Hur

Defying GOP threats of contempt, DOJ declines to hand over audio of President Joe Biden's interview with former special counsel Robert Hur.
2 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks on the Senate's recent passage of the National Security Supplemental Bill, which provides military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, at the White House, Feb. 13, 2024. United States Attorney Robert Hur speaks at a news conference about the indictment of Kevin Merrill, Jay Ledford, and Cameron Jezierski by a Maryland grand jury at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Sept. 19, 2018, in Baltimore.
2 months ago

Trump's Palm Beach fundraiser, joined by Melania, rakes in $50M, organizers say

Former President Donald Trump's fundraiser raked in $50 million, organizers said.
2 months ago
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - APRIL 06: Republican presidential candidate and former US President Donald Trump (R) and former first lady Melania Trump (2nd-R) arrive at the home of John Paulson (L) and Paulson's fiancée Alina de Almeida (2nd-L) April 6, 2024 in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump's campaign is expecting to raise more than 40 million dollars, when major donors gather for a fundraiser billed as the "Inaugural Leadership Dinner". (Photo by Alon Skuy/Getty Images)
2 months ago

Republican Party pushing mail-in voting despite Trump's opposition

Donald Trump doesn't trust mail-in voting, but his hand-picked RNC leadership and other Republicans say it's a necessary measure to win.
2 months ago
Michael Whatley, who became chair of the Republican National Committee on March 8 with the support of former President Donald Trump, speaks before Trump's arrival for a rally in Greensboro, NC, March 2, 2024.
2 months ago

With razor-thin GOP margin, could House control flip to Democrats?

With a razor-thin GOP majority in the House and a move to potentially oust the speaker, could the power in the House flip before the election?
2 months ago
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks during a news conference following a closed-door caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on March 20, 2024 in Washington, D.C.
2 months ago

Trump returns to campaign trail in Wisconsin

Former President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on President Joe Biden, accusing him of unleashing a “bloodbath” at the border.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Trump returns to campaign trail in Wisconsin
2 months ago

House Republicans want to rename Virginia's Dulles Airport after Donald Trump

House Republicans have introduced a bill to rename Washington Dulles International Airport after former President Donald Trump.
2 months ago
Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., on March 15, 2023.
2 months ago

Johnson calls Greene's move to oust him a 'distraction' for Republicans

House Speaker Mike Johnson on Sunday went on the offense in an effort to save his speakership after fellow Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to oust him.
2 months ago
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson makes a statement to members of the news media in Washington, February 27, 2024.
2 months ago

WH bashes 'dishonest' GOP criticism of Biden's transgender proclamation on Easter

The White House is pushing back against top Republicans' misleading criticism of Biden's Transgender Day of Visibility proclamation on the same day as Easter
2 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks at the Washoe Democratic Party Office in Reno, Nev., on March 19, 2024.
2 months ago

Could Larry Hogan turn a blue Senate seat red in Maryland?

Is Larry Hogan popular enough to flip a Senate seat in solidly blue Maryland for the GOP?
2 months ago
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan holds a news conference on the state's Covid-19 situation, at the Maryland State Capitol on August 5, 2021, in Annapolis, Maryland.
2 months ago

'This is the beginning, not the end': GOP braces for abortion rights fallout

Republicans accomplished a longtime goal in 2022 when the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. They've been faced with seemingly monthly electoral setbacks ever since.
2 months ago
The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen, March 15, 2024, in Washington.
2 months ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has filed a motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson.
2 months ago
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mike Johnson
2 months ago

Trump still loses some GOP primary voters to Haley: Will it matter when facing Biden?

Nikki Haley continues to win some votes against Donald Trump in the Republican primary, despite the former president clinching the party's nomination on March 12
2 months ago
A poll worker prepares a voting booth as he waits for voters to arrive at the Miami Beach Fire Station 4 to cast their ballot during the primary, March 19, 2024, in Miami Beach.
2 months ago

Where will Haley's anti-Trump supporters go now that she's suspending her campaign?

Nikki Haley has argued her supporters won’t go to Donald Trump if he becomes the GOP nominee, following his comments that they would be “barred” from MAGA
2 months ago
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 4, 2024.
2 months ago

Trump-backed candidate declares victory

Former car dealer Bernie Moreno will take on Democrat Sherrod Brown in November, but exit polls suggest a significant number of Republicans may be unwilling to support Trump in November.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Trump-backed candidate declares victory
2 months ago

Georgia's Geoff Duncan says he won't run with No Labels against Trump

Former Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan now says that he will not join No Labels' potential third-party "unity" ticket in the 2024 presidential race against Trump and Biden
2 months ago
Geoff Duncan, former Georgia Lieutenant Governor, outside outside the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Aug. 14, 2023.
2 months ago

New RNC zeroes in on 'election integrity,' hires Trump ally who denied 2020 results

In the week since Michael Whatley and Lara Trump took control of the Republican National Committee, a new focus on "election integrity" has emerged.
2 months ago
Lara Trump, newly elected Republican National Committee Co-Chair, right, gives an address as newly elected Chairman Michael Whatley listens during the general session of the RNC Spring Meeting Friday, March 8, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
2 months ago

Speaker Johnson's message to GOP conference: 'Stand together'

House Speaker Mike Johnson said Thursday that his message to the GOP conference is to "stick together" and "get the job done" to expand the House majority.
2 months ago
Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Johnson speaks as House Majority Leader Rep. Steve Scalise (L), and House Majority Whip Rep. Tom Emmer (R) listen during a House GOP leadership news conference at the Greenbrier Hotel on March 14, 2024 in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
2 months ago

Sen. Katie Britt fights back

The Alabama Senator says criticism of her rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech has been politically motivated. ABC News’ Rhiannon Ally reports.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Sen. Katie Britt fights back
2 months ago

American Samoa 2024 Republican caucus results

American Samoa held its Republican caucuses on Friday, March 8
2 months ago
American Samoa flag.
3 months ago

McDaniel resigns as RNC chair; new Trump-approved leaders voted in

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel gaveled in its meeting for the final time on Friday in Houston, shortly before she resigned from the role.
3 months ago
Ronna McDaniel, the outgoing Republican National Committee chairwoman, gives her last speech in the position at the general session of the RNC Spring Meeting, on March 8, 2024, in Houston. McDaniel is succeeded by Michael Whatley, who won by unanimous voice vote.
3 months ago

After Haley's exit, her donors divide on whether to back Trump or vote against him

Even as the list of Nikki Haley's primary defeats to Trump grew longer before she ultimately suspended her campaign this week, her financial support never dried up
3 months ago
Republican presidential candidate former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley waves to the crowd at the conclusion of a campaign rally at the Sawyer Park Icehouse bar, March 4, 2024, in Spring, Texas.
3 months ago

Alabama's first woman Senator to give GOP rebuttal to Biden's State of the Union

GOP Sen. Katie Britt (R-Ala.) has been tapped to deliver the party's response to President Joe Biden's highly anticipated speech.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Alabama's first woman Senator to give GOP rebuttal to Biden's State of the Union