DeSantis struggled with how not to “piss out” Trump voters while preparing for the 2018 debate, footage obtained by ABC News show

Washington CNN — Ron DeSantis struggled with how not to “piss out” voters of then-President Donald Trump during debate prep sessions in 2018 in his first campaign for Florida governor, according to videos obtained by ABC News. The videos, which have not been independently reviewed by CNN, show the then-congressman answering a mock question about … Read more

Donald Trump rape jury will have wide leeway to discuss E. Jean Carroll allegations

NEW YORK — The jury hearing an advice columnist’s claims that she was raped by Donald Trump may begin deliberations Tuesday and will have wide discretion to decide whether the charges against the former president are true. Writer E. Jean Carroll, 79, testified that Trump raped her in 1996 in a dressing room of the … Read more

At least 8 bogus voters have been granted immunity in the Georgia Trump investigation

CNN — At least eight of Georgia’s Republican “fake voters” have accepted immunity deals in an ongoing criminal investigation into efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election there, according to a new lawsuit. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had previously notified all 16 GOP bogus voters in Georgia that … Read more

GOP 2024 hopefuls watch evangelicals in court at the Iowa forum

CNN — Several Republican presidential candidates are expected to speak at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s spring kickoff event, looking at Christian conservatives, amid signs that the GOP’s 2024 primary is intensifying. Hosted by one of the state’s leading conservative political interest groups, the event offers declared and prospective candidates a chance to penetrate … Read more

My breakfast with a grumpy Chris Christie

“How many different ways are you going to ask the same damn question, Mark?” Chris Christie asked me. We sat in the dining room of the Hay-Adams hotel. It’s a nice hotel, five stars. Classy. Christie’s sudden anger was a bit shocking considering I’d only asked him a few pretty innocent questions so far, most … Read more

Parler CEO Ryan Coyne is in it for money, not politics

Last week, right-wing social network Parler was sold to a media conglomerate called Starboard. Company shut down Parler indefinitely to “undergo a strategic review”. It marks the end of a long and tumultuous saga for the conservative social media company – once seen as a haven for mainstream apps like Twitter—including a botched deal with … Read more

Supreme Court rules on access to abortion pill

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court faces a self-imposed Friday night deadline to decide whether to keep women’s access to a widely used abortion pill unchanged or restricted as legal challenges to its approval by the Food and Drug Administration continue. The judges are weighing arguments that allowing restrictions in lower court rulings to go into effect … Read more

Nikki Haley’s first quarter fundraising was lower than the campaign announced

The fundraising numbers Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley’s campaign filed for the first three months of 2023 are lower than her campaign numbers announced in a press release last week. Her campaign had claimed she had raised $11 million since announcing she was running for president in mid-February – and made it a focal point … Read more

GOP States Focus on Diversity, Equality Efforts in Higher Ed

Frustrated with the university’s diversity initiatives that he says “fuel radical and toxic divisions,” Texas State Representative Carl Tepper sought to end offices for diversity, equality, and inclusion in higher education. The freshman Republican legislator introduced a bill to ban such offices. Three months later, he submitted a new version of the legislation doing the … Read more