Democrats are moving to make South Carolina, not Iowa, the first voting state

Democrats are moving to make South Carolina, not Iowa, the first voting state

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the top state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate. The Democratic National Committee’s rulemaking arm took the step to divest Iowa … Read more

AP sources: Biden tells them he wants SC as first voting state

AP sources: Biden tells them he wants SC as first voting state

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden said Thursday that Democrats should abandon “restrictive” caucuses and prioritize diversity at the start of their presidential primary calendar — dealing a major blow to Iowa’s decades-long status as the state leading the process. In a letter to the rulemaking arm of the Democratic National Committee, Biden did not … Read more

Election certification delays few but a ‘trial run’ for 2024

Election certification delays few but a ‘trial run’ for 2024

By November, election officials were bracing for the possibility that Republicans who embraced former President Donald Trump’s lies whether voter fraud would challenge the voter’s judgment by refusing to certify the midterm results. Three weeks after the close of voting, such challenges are playing out in just two states, Arizona and Pennsylvania, where Democrats won … Read more

Go. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closure

Go.  Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closure

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Ads featuring candidates’ ex-wives. Cries of “liars” flying in both directions. Stories of a lousy apartment building and forced abortions. Questioning an opponent’s independence. His intellect. His mental stability. His religious beliefs. The extended Senate campaign in Georgia between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger, football legend Herschel … Read more

Taiwan’s president steps down as party leader after election loss

Taiwan’s president steps down as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen stepped down as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party after local election losses on Saturday that saw voters elect the opposition Nationalist Party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took a backseat … Read more

Raphael Warnock has the cash advantage over Herschel Walker

Raphael Warnock has the cash advantage over Herschel Walker

Rev. Raphael Warnock, Democratic senator for Georgia (L), and Georgia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker. Reuters Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign has nearly three times as much cash on hand as Republican candidate Herschel Walker’s heading into the final stretch of Georgia’s Senate race, according to new Federal Election Commission filings. Warnock, who … Read more

Trump would beat DeSantis in 2024, Biden approval rating underwater

Trump would beat DeSantis in 2024, Biden approval rating underwater

Former US President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speak at midterm election rallies in Dayton, Ohio, US on November 7, 2022 and Tampa, Florida, US on November 8, 2022 in a combination of file photos. Gaelen Morse | Reuters Former President Donald Trump would defeat Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by a wide margin … Read more

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

Walker, Kemp campaign in Ga. together for the 1st time

Walker, Kemp campaign in Ga.  together for the 1st time

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) – Fresh off his commanding re-election bid, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp played the role of dutiful Republican soldier on Saturday as he campaigned alongside Senate hopeful Herschel Walker for the first time after spending months managing around his running mate. . The joint appearance reflects how important Kemp’s broad coalition will be … Read more

House GOP pushes Hunter Biden probe despite slim majority

House GOP pushes Hunter Biden probe despite slim majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with their slim majority in the House, Republicans doubled down this week about using their new power next year to investigate the Biden administration and, in particular, the president’s son. But the midterm results have emboldened a White House that has long prepared for this moment. Republicans secured much smaller margins … Read more