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Vivek Ramaswamy Has a Big Stake in BuzzFeed

Struggling media company's shares jumped more than 20% Wednesday

(Newser) - After he dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination earlier this year, Vivek Ramaswamy began amassing a stake in BuzzFeed, according to a regulatory filing released this week. Shares in the media company jumped more than 20% Wednesday after it emerged that the entrepreneur had acquired a 7....

Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics Float Epic Conspiracy Theory
Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics
Float Epic Conspiracy Theory

Taylor Swift's Far-Right Critics Float Epic Conspiracy Theory

In some versions, the Super Bowl featuring her boyfriend will be rigged to help Democrats

(Newser) - Make no mistake: President Biden would love to get an endorsement from Taylor Swift, as he did in 2020. In fact, his team views that as the "biggest and most influential endorsement" to be had in the coming election, the New York Times reports. That may play some small...

Vivek Ramaswamy Drops Out of Race, Endorses Trump

After Iowa caucuses, entrepreneur says there's no path forward for him

(Newser) - Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy suspended his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Monday and endorsed former President Trump after a disappointing finish in Iowa's leadoff caucuses, the AP reports. Ramaswamy, a 38-year-old political novice who sought to replicate Trump's rise as a bombastic, wealthy outsider, said,...

Ramaswamy to Run Debate Ad Telling You Debate Is 'S---'

Only Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will take the stage for Wednesday night's CNN debate

(Newser) - Republican presidential candidates Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will go mano-a-mano on the CNN debate stage at 9pm ET Wednesday night. Fellow candidate Vivek Ramaswamy won't be there—and he hopes you'll stay away too. Fox News reports Ramaswamy will air an ad during the debate that calls...

Ramaswamy's Campaign Stops Buying TV Ads

His press secretary says the move has a purpose

(Newser) - Vivek Ramaswamy's struggling presidential campaign has halted its spending on television ads. The move follows a sharp decline this month: The Republican's campaign had spent $200,000 on TV ads during the first week in December, but was down to just $6,000 in TV ad spending by...

Ramaswamy Will Remove Himself From Colorado Ballot, Too

Fellow presidential candidate vows to do so in solidarity with Donald Trump

(Newser) - If Donald Trump is not on the Colorado ballot, Vivek Ramaswamy doesn't want to be, either. The Republican presidential candidate says he will withdraw from the state's GOP primary ballot to protest the Colorado Supreme Court's Wednesday ruling that ordered Trump be left off the ballot due...

Prosecutors: Man Threatened Mass Killing at Ramaswamy Event

NH suspect allegedly said he would desecrate corpses

(Newser) - A New Hampshire man has been charged with threatening to kill GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and everybody else at a campaign event in the state Monday morning. Federal prosecutors didn't name Ramaswamy when they disclosed the charges against 30-year-old Tyler Anderson, but his campaign has confirmed it was...

Ramaswamy Learns the Hard Way About the 'Mute' Button

Presidential candidate is heard urinating during convo on X with Elon Musk, Alex Jones, others

(Newser) - The last thing you want to do while taking part in a live online chat is forget to press "mute" while heeding nature's call. Vivek Ramaswamy found that out the hard way over the weekend, when his bathroom break was heard 'round the internet after getting picked...

Haley Aims for 'Knockout Punch' in 4th Debate
Haley Aims for
'Knockout Punch'
in 4th Debate
the rundown

Haley Aims for 'Knockout Punch' in 4th Debate

Expect mentions of Trump as 4 Republican candidates look to boost their campaigns

(Newser) - There will be a lot on the line for candidates during the fourth Republican debate, perhaps the final one before primary voters head to the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. The debate stage Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will be the least crowded yet , with just four candidates vying...

Who's In, Who's Out for 4th GOP Debate

Former President Trump is skipping again

(Newser) - The field of candidates onstage for the fourth Republican presidential debate will be the smallest yet, the AP reports. Four hopefuls will participate in Wednesday night's debate at the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, according to the Republican National Committee. To qualify for the...

Ramaswamy Says Who He Thinks Are 'Vermin'

GOP presidential candidate echoes Trump, uses word to apply to San Francisco's homeless people

(Newser) - Former President Trump's use of the word "vermin" last weekend to describe his political enemies raised a red flag , with critics calling it "straight-up Nazi talk" and a Trump rep responding by calling those critics "snowflakes." Now, another GOP presidential candidate is getting in on...

Canadians Bristle at Ramaswamy's Border Wall Plan

'Completely nuts,' says former Alberta premier

(Newser) - Wednesday night's Republican debate focused on foreign policy—and one policy proposed by Vivek Ramaswamy has raised some eyebrows on the other side of the world's longest border. The candidate pledged to build a wall along the 5,524-mile border with Canada, an idea former Alberta premier Jason...

Haley Defends Her 'Scum' Remark on Ramaswamy

Says she showed 'a lot of restraint,' and he doesn't back down from his view, either

(Newser) - It was one of the most volatile moments of Wednesday night's debate: Nikki Haley called Vivek Ramaswamy "scum" after he brought up her daughter. In the aftermath, neither candidate is backing down over the confrontation, which revolved around the social media platform TikTok. In an interview with Fox...

Ramaswamy's Big Ad Buy: 'This Is Just the Beginning'

Despite flagging in polls, billionaire to pay $12M for ads in early voting states of New Hampshire, Iowa

(Newser) - Vivek Ramaswamy is in fourth place in the national polls as of Friday among presidential candidates vying for the GOP nomination, and it's a distant fourth, with an average of 5.2%—he trails former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (7.8%), Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (12.6%), and...

Things Are Looking Grim for Mike Pence

Latest FEC filings show former VP's campaign is in the red

(Newser) - FEC filings were due at midnight Sunday, and they begin to tell a tale of the Republican presidential primary. As Politico reports, the campaign of former VP Mike Pence is "running on fumes," with just $1.2 million in the coffers and more than $600,000 in debt....

Police Contradict Ramaswamy's Claim in Iowa Crash

They say there's no evidence protesters intentionally rammed campaign vehicle

(Newser) - Vivek Ramaswamy and his aides said Thursday that protesters angry about the Republican candidate's stance on Ukraine aid intentionally rammed a campaign vehicle and took off, but police in Iowa said their investigation "revealed no evidence to substantiate" the claim. An unoccupied Ford Expedition being used by the...

In GOP Rematch, 'the Sand Is Going Through the Hourglass'

Time is running out to gain ground on Trump as 2nd Republican presidential debate takes place

(Newser) - The way things stood Monday remain how they stand just hours before the Republican presidential debate Wednesday in California, with two notable candidates not expected to take the stage. FOX 26 Houston reports that former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson didn't make the cut, while former President Trump, far and...

Ramaswamy: I'll Eliminate FBI, Fire 75% of Federal Workers

'We will use executive authority to shut down the deep state,' GOP candidate vows

(Newser) - Vivek Ramaswamy, predicting that he would "get a lot of pushback," outlined a proposal Wednesday night to fire more than 1.6 million federal workers and shut down agencies including the FBI. "Do we want incremental reform? No," the Republican presidential candidate said, per Reuters . "...

Eminem to Ramaswamy: Stop Using My Songs
Ramaswamy Has
Words for Eminem

Ramaswamy Has Words for Eminem

Presidential candidate responds after rapper's cease-and-desist letter

(Newser) - Vivek Ramaswamy discussed Eminem's cease-and-desist letter in an interview on MSNBC on Tuesday, first joking, "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?" (and laughing at his own joke, per the Daily Beast ) before getting a bit more serious. "Eminem, in his rise, used to be...

Video of Ramaswamy-Sharpton Exchange in 2003 Resurfaces

Ramaswamy, them 18, had a question for then-presidential candidate

(Newser) - In October 2003, an 18-year-old Harvard University student had a question for the Rev. Al Sharpton, who was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. "Of all the Democratic candidates out there, why should I vote for the one with the least political experience?" asked Vivek Ramaswamy. Video of the...

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