Election 2024

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Kennedy Campaign Claims CNN Debate Will Be Illegal

In complaint to FEC, campaign argues that Biden, Trump colluded with network to keep him off the stage

(Newser) - After President Biden and former President Trump agreed earlier this month to hold two debates, Robert F. Kennedy accused the candidates of colluding against him. The independent candidate has now made the complaint official with a Federal Election Commission filing. His campaign alleges that the Biden and Trump campaigns illegally...

Libertarians Name Their Candidate
Libertarians
Name Their
Candidate

Libertarians Name Their Candidate

Party picks Chase Oliver over Trump and Kennedy

(Newser) - The Libertarians have chosen their 2024 nominee, and his name isn't Trump or Kennedy. Instead, the party chose Chase Oliver—a former Democrat from Georgia who describes himself as "armed and gay," reports the New York Times . Donald Trump, who spoke to the convention Saturday night and...

Trump Hints at Role for Haley in Future Administration

Ice seems to be thawing as ex-president says, 'I think she's going to be on our team'

(Newser) - Nikki Haley announced on Wednesday that, despite their differences, she'd be voting for Donald Trump in November. It's not entirely clear if the two have completely buried the hatchet, but the former president cracked that door open a little more after a rally on Thursday afternoon in the...

Report: Trump Has a Surprising Top VP Contender

GOP 'rising star' Sen. Tom Cotton is on the shortlist, per ' NYT'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has reportedly narrowed down his list of potential running mates to five men. ( Sorry, Kristi Noem .) North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and Ohio Sen. JD Vance are among the bunch , but Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton is a...

Man Faces Charges, $6M Fine Over Fake Biden Robocalls

He claims he wanted New Hampshire calls to serve as a warning about the dangers of AI

(Newser) - Earlier this year, political consultant Steve Kramer admitted he was behind robocalls impersonating President Biden and said that if authorities want to come after him, they should "bring it." They have now brought it. Kramer has been fined $6 million by the Federal Communications Commission and indicted on...

Biden Scores a Win in Idaho
Biden Scores a Win in Idaho

Biden Scores a Win in Idaho

He's selected as nominee in Democratic caucuses

(Newser) - Idaho Democrats on Thursday selected Joe Biden as their their nominee for the White House, giving the president more delegates after he already clinched his party's 2024 nomination, the AP reports. Biden won the state Democratic caucus with 95% of the vote in a low-turnout election with just over...

Biden, Trump Score Wins in Kentucky
Fani Willis Wins
Her Georgia Primary
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Fani Willis Wins Her Georgia Primary

District attorney has brought high-profile case against Donald Trump

(Newser) - Voters in two more states went to the polls for presidential primaries Tuesday, long after President Biden and Donald Trump clinched their nominations. The AP called Kentucky and Oregon for Biden and Trump soon after polls closed in each state. According to DecisionDeskHQ , with around 98% of results in, Biden...

Trump Suggests Serving 3 Terms
Trump
Suggests
Serving
3 Terms

Trump Suggests Serving 3 Terms

Former president floats the idea in speech to NRA

(Newser) - Donald Trump might be warming to the idea of serving another two terms if he is reelected. In a speech to the NRA over the weekend, the former president suggested the premise:
  • "You know, FDR 16 years—almost 16 years—he was four terms. I don't know, are
...

Candidate Says Snake Bites Worse Than Losing Election
Candidate Bitten by Snakes
While Taking Down Signs
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Candidate Bitten by Snakes While Taking Down Signs

West Virginia candidate Doug Skaff says it was worse than losing the election

(Newser) - Former West Virginia House of Delegates member Doug Skaff lost the Republican primary for secretary of state on Tuesday—but that wasn't the worst thing to happen to him this week. The 47-year-old was bitten by two copperhead snakes while he was taking down campaign signs with his 7-year-son...

Biden Commencement Speech Could Be Dicey for Him

He will speak at Morehouse, a decision opposed by many of its Black students

(Newser) - When he gives the commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday, President Biden will have his most direct engagement with college students since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, and it will happen at a center of Black politics and culture. Morehouse is located in Atlanta, the largest city in...

'Jesus Sat With Sinners, So He's Going to Sit With Trump'

Support for former president remains with evangelicals, other Christian conservatives

(Newser) - As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. "Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will fall," said Kimberly Vaughn of Florence, Kentucky, as she...

Harris Agrees to VP Debate
Harris Agrees to VP Debate

Harris Agrees to VP Debate

Trump campaign hasn't accepted CBS' invitation

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris has accepted an invitation from CBS News to debate Donald Trump's vice presidential pick this summer, the Biden campaign said Thursday, as the Republican said he might wait until his party's convention in July to announce his selection. Harris' team told the network she...

SCOTUS Issues Ruling on Louisiana Election Map

Lower court called it an illegal racial gerrymander

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Louisiana to hold congressional elections in 2024 using a House map with a second mostly Black district, despite a lower-court ruling that called the map an illegal racial gerrymander. The order allows the use of a map that has majority Black populations in two...

Biden, Trump Dump Debate Commission
Biden, Trump Dump
Debate Commission
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Biden, Trump Dump Debate Commission

Candidates agree to their own debates in June and September, accept an offer from CNN

(Newser) - President Biden and former President Trump are apparently ready to verbally rumble—without the assistance of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has been overseeing presidential debates since the late 1980s. As Politico reports, team Biden proposed two debates, one in June and another in September, with both to be...

Trump Tête-à-Tête With Big Oil Draws Investigators' Notice

His request for $1B for campaign raises 'potential ethical, campaign finance, and legal issues'

(Newser) - Ethics investigators are very interested in Donald Trump's alleged offer to erase environmental policies in exchange for a $1 billion campaign donation from Big Oil —which some are calling "a blatant quid pro quo." Ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) says it'...

3 States Hold Primaries
Biden, Trump Score
3 More Primary Wins
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Biden, Trump Score 3 More Primary Wins

Former Gov. Larry Hogan scores big win in Maryland Senate primary

(Newser) - Three states held primary elections Tuesday—and the AP called the presidential primary votes in Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia for President Biden and Donald Trump soon after polls closed. According to DecisionDeskHQ , Biden has around 70% of the vote in early results from West Virginia, with Jason Palmer, winner...

Biden Struggles to Engage 3 Key Voting Groups

Young, Black, and Hispanic voters are big reason he trails in 5 of 6 swing states: 'NYT'

(Newser) - President Biden is behind in most of the states that could decide the election, a new poll from the New York Times , Siena College, and the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests. Results in a head-to-head matchup in six states, all of which were won by Biden in 2020:
  • Pennsylvania: Trump 47, Biden
...

Trump Compares Migrants to 'Hannibal the Cannibal'

And appears to express admiration for the 'Silence of the Lambs' character

(Newser) - In what the New York Times says has become "a staple of his stump speech," Donald Trump on Saturday compared migrants to Hannibal Lecter, the Silence of the Lambs character who is a serial killer and cannibal. The Guardian , too, points out that Trump has "praised" the...

Barron Trump Is Making His Political Debut
Melania's Office: Barron
Won't Be RNC Delegate
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Melania's Office: Barron Won't Be RNC Delegate

18-year-old 'regretfully declines ... due to prior commitments,' per office of former first lady

(Newser) - Looks like we're not going to get to see Barron Trump's political debut this summer after all. It was announced earlier this week that former President Trump's youngest son would serve as an at-large Florida delegate to the Republican National Convention, but new word from the office...

Nikki Haley Took Almost 22% of the Vote in Indiana

Trump's last GOP rival dropped out more than 2 months ago

(Newser) - Nikki Haley had another relatively strong showing in a Republican primary Tuesday, despite having dropped out of the race more than two months ago. According to DecisionDeskHQ , she had 21.7% of the vote with more than 99% of votes counted, with Donald Trump, who has already clinched the nomination,...

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