DeSantis, others draw distinctions with Trump in 2024 GOP Nomination Race

DeSantis, others draw distinctions with Trump in 2024 GOP Nomination Race

LAS VEGAS – A slate of potential candidates effectively opened the race for the 2024 Republican Party presidential nomination over the weekend, testing campaign themes and trying to differentiate themselves from former President Donald Trump. The Republican Jewish Coalition gathering here capped a weighty week for the GOP after underwhelming midterm election results secured a … Read more

Biden administration says Saudi crown prince has immunity in Khashoggi trial

Biden administration says Saudi crown prince has immunity in Khashoggi trial

The Biden administration told a US court that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s status as sitting head of government protects him from a civil lawsuit brought by the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The decision comes amid a political dispute between the US and the Saudis over oil production that sent the … Read more

Donald Trump’s fate in Justice Department investigations headed for special counsel

Donald Trump’s fate in Justice Department investigations headed for special counsel

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday appointed a former federal and international war crimes prosecutor as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigations into former President Donald Trump. Jack Smith, who once headed the Justice Department unit that investigates public corruption and since 2018 was the chief prosecutor at The Hague investigating … Read more

Fearing future losses, more Republicans look to move on from Trump

Fearing future losses, more Republicans look to move on from Trump

Not since the early days of his 2016 presidential campaign has Donald Trump’s position in the Republican Party been under such attack. Increasingly vocal GOP elected officials, strategists, big donors and potential 2024 candidates are citing midterm election losses as a reason to finally move on from him. It will not be easy. Some Republicans … Read more

Kari Lake’s loss in Arizona ruins ‘Stop the Steal’

Kari Lake’s loss in Arizona ruins ‘Stop the Steal’

If anyone needed more proof that “Stop the Steal” was a loser for the GOP this year, the party’s Arizona wipeout is final. On Monday, Kari Lake joined the list of Republicans in the Grand Canyon State who ran in the stolen 2020 election and lost. Mrs. Lake, a former television news anchor, had all … Read more

Biden announces restrictions on methane emissions at COP27

Biden announces restrictions on methane emissions at COP27

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – President Biden is moving to tighten restrictions on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and increase funding for developing countries to adapt to the effects of climate change and transition to cleaner technologies, according to the White House. Sir. Biden is expected to announce the measures in a speech … Read more

Senior White House official involved in secret talks with Putin aides

Senior White House official involved in secret talks with Putin aides

WASHINGTON – President Biden’s top national security adviser has in recent months engaged in confidential talks with top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to reduce the risk of a broader conflict over Ukraine and warn Moscow against using nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction. , US and allied officials said. … Read more

Donald Trump prepares to launch 2024 campaign

Donald Trump prepares to launch 2024 campaign

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is preparing to announce a White House comeback bid by the end of November, people familiar with the discussions say, moving him into the spotlight as Republicans work to capitalize on the momentum ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. “To make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will … Read more

The House Democrats withdraw the Ukraine letter after setbacks

The House Democrats withdraw the Ukraine letter after setbacks

WASHINGTON—A group of 30 House Democrats withdrew a letter they had sent to President Biden urging him to seek direct talks with Russia to end the war in Ukraine, following pushback from the Democratic Party and rejections from some signatories. The reversal on Tuesday underscored the sensitivity of the issue on Capitol Hill, where Congress … Read more

Kari Lake unites many Republicans in Arizona after the party’s previous splits over Trump

Kari Lake unites many Republicans in Arizona after the party’s previous splits over Trump

PHOENIX—Kari Lake, the Republican candidate in the Arizona governor’s race, has taken many pages from former President Donald Trump’s campaign playbook. She repeats his false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. She attacks the legacy of the late Arizona GOP Senator, John McCain. And she has made the media a favorite foil, even … Read more