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In the GOP debates so far, Nikki Haley has won plaudits for an ability to convey her message in a mostly positive tone. Photo: cj gunther/ShutterstockTUSCALOOSA, Ala.—The Republican presidential primary debate stage will shrink to four participants Wednesday evening, with the event expected to focus on two remaining competitors vying to be the main 2024 alternative to former President Donald Trump. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose campaigns have become increasingly combative in recent days, are trying to sell themselves as the most able to challenge to Trump as the Jan. 15 Iowa caucuses and the start of GOP nomination balloting approach.
Persons: Nikki Haley, cj gunther, Shutterstock, , Donald Trump ., Ron DeSantis Organizations: Republican, Donald Trump . Former South Carolina Gov, Florida Gov, Trump Locations: Shutterstock TUSCALOOSA, Ala, Iowa
Tuesday, a Palm Beach real estate broker testified on Trump's behalf that Mar-a-Lago is worth $1 billion. "If you have a dreamer, and a great American, I don't think that's a bad thing," the broker testified of his Palm Beach neighbor. "You have dozens and dozens of hand-carved cherubs" on the living room doors, Moens testified at one point. Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The property is currently worth closer to $1.5 billion, Moens testified in the July deposition.
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House Speaker Mike Johnson describes the border situation as an unsustainable catastrophe. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON—House Speaker Mike Johnson (R., La.) Johnson said in a letter to the White House that “supplemental Ukraine funding is dependent upon enactment of transformative change to our nation’s border security laws,” and pointed to House Republicans’ H.R. 2 immigration bill as a starting point. That bill passed the GOP-led House in May with no Democratic support and never got a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
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He touted on the 2016 campaign trail that the wall along the U.S. Mexico border would be 1,000 miles long. The Trump administration ended up building 453 miles of border wall, the bulk of which went towards reinforcing or rebuilding existing portions of the wall. Trump also said the border wall would cost between $8 billion and $12 billion, costs Mexico would cover. And the survey showed Republicans with an 18-point lead on immigration — a number that’s higher than at any point during the Trump administration. Encounters at the southern border have steadily increased since June, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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Congress Takes on the EV Mandate
  + stars: | 2023-12-05 | by ( The Editorial Board | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
Journal Editorial Report: EV dealers ask Biden where they're supposed to put the glut. Images: AP/Shutterstock Composite: Mark KellyHouse Republicans have teed up a vote this week on legislation to block President Biden’s back-door electric-vehicle mandate. Democrats are spinning the legislation as an attack on public health, innovation and free markets. The Environmental Protection Agency “is not imposing an EV mandate,” says a memo from Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee opposing the GOP legislation. But the EPA in April proposed tailpipe emissions standards for greenhouse gases that would effectively require that electric vehicles make up two-thirds of car sales in 2032.
Persons: Biden, they're, Mark Kelly, Biden’s, Organizations: Republicans, Environmental Protection Agency, Energy, Commerce, GOP
Hunter Biden and President Biden in Washington earlier this year. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated PressWASHINGTON— Hunter Biden paid his father, Joe Biden, three installments totaling a little more than $4,000 in 2018 from a business account that held funds from his Chinese business dealings, according to documents released by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. While House Republicans said the money transfers link President Biden, who wasn’t in office at the time, to his son’s business activity in China, Democrats said they merely showed Hunter Biden reimbursing his father for some payments his father was making on a 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor that Hunter Biden was using.
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Liz Cheney in her new book said some in the Freedom Caucus frowned on a personal June 2020 tweet. Cheney in the tweet featured her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, wearing a mask. Mask-wearing became a polarizing subject among conservatives even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . But as former Rep. Liz Cheney writes in her new book, "Oath and Honor," some members of the ultraconservative Freedom Caucus were upset when she tweeted out a photo of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, wearing a mask.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump declined to rule out abusing power if he wins the presidency again after Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity asked him Tuesday to respond to growing Democratic criticism of his rhetoric. The GOP presidential front-runner has talked about targeting his rivals — referring to them as “vermin” — and seeking retribution if he returns to the Oval Office for what he argues are politically motivated prosecutions against him. We’re closing the border and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling. The interview before a live audience was taped in Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday and aired later in the night. Trump had tried to turn the tables on Biden during a Saturday speech in Iowa, arguing that the man whose election victory Trump tried to overturn is “the destroyer of American democracy.”
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CNN —Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said Tuesday that she’s committed to doing what’s necessary to stop former President Donald Trump from returning to the White House, as she continues to mull a third-party presidential run in 2024. Throughout her book, Cheney detailed how she saw her Republican colleagues fall in line to support his claims of election fraud following the 2020 election. In one instance, Cheney recalls GOP members reluctantly signing their names on electoral vote objection sheets for the states Republicans were contesting. Cheney has split with the Republican Party during previous elections. She also crossed party lines to stump for two moderate Democrats in competitive House races last year.
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“It’s amazing the political power that Hispanics are creating here in the state of Nevada,” Munoz said during a break at his Vegas restaurant, 911 Taco Bar. CNN traveled to Nevada – a key battleground next year – as part of our project tracking the 2024 campaign through the eyes and experiences of voters. And I think Biden’s done the same thing for us.”Antonio Munoz speaks to CNN's John King at his restaurant 911 Taco Bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yeah, that’s me.”Like Gurr, Sanchez is a Haley fan. Lombardo made inroads with Latino voters, and Padilla expects a hard fight to keep Nevada blue in 2024.
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Liz Cheney didn't feel the need to join the Freedom Caucus when she first joined Congress. In her new book, Cheney wrote that Jim Jordan asked her to join the group by pointing to its lack of women. AdvertisementEven at the beginning of her first term in the House, Liz Cheney was skeptical of the Freedom Caucus. AdvertisementCheney's predecessor, now-Sen. Cynthia Lummis, was a member of the Freedom Caucus during her time in the lower chamber. "My voting record was more conservative than those of many members of the Freedom Caucus, a supposedly 'conservative' group," she added.
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A classified briefing Tuesday on Ukraine devolved into a shouting match about border security as senators described a tense meeting that did little to break the Senate’s stalemate over whether to include tighter immigration policies in the aid package. The first question instead of asking our panelists, he called on Lankford to give a five-minute talk about the negotiations on border,” Schumer said. “It was just obvious, elephant in the room issue of the administration, in their supplemental request – the second-largest element in the supplemental request is for the border. Schumer said earlier Tuesday that Republicans are free to bring up a border security package as an amendment, and if it can get 11 Democratic votes, it can pass. “They have a golden opportunity if they wanted to do border,” Schumer said.
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NEW YORK (AP) — By airing the fourth Republican presidential primary debate scheduled for Wednesday — again, minus Donald Trump — the young NewsNation television network will almost certainly reach the largest audience in its history. A NETWORK STILL SEEKING AN AUDIENCEPolitical Cartoons View All 1277 ImagesThe debate is to air from 8 to 10 p.m. ET and will also be shown on the CW network, which like NewsNation is owned by the Nexstar Media Group. A HIGH-PROFILE DEBATE HEADLINERIn awarding the rights to televise Wednesday's debate, the Republican National Committee chose the debate moderators. Kelly's experience working debates during the 2016 Republican presidential nominating process shot her to fame through her feud with Trump.
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Donald Trump is selling Christmas wrapping paper featuring his mug shot — for $35. A single purchase will give fans three sheets of wrapping paper filled with Trump's mug shot. Fans of Trump will need to spend $35 to clinch the "Never Surrender" wrapping paper, which is filled with black-and-white images of Trump's mug shot photoshopped with a Santa hat. According to Trump's team, the $35 wrapping paper is the only one "authorized by President Trump himself!" The former president is also selling a "limited edition" Christmas stocking featuring his mug shot with the words "Never Surrender!"
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Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state said Tuesday that she “unequivocally condemns Hamas’ use of rape and sexual violence as an act of war,” following comments she made to CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday that set off a firestorm among her Democratic colleagues in the House. “Let me be completely clear again that I unequivocally condemn Hamas’ use of rape and sexual violence as an act of war,” Jayapal said in her latest statement. Hear Jayapal's response 03:00 - Source: CNNIn her statement Tuesday, Jayapal said her comment “about balance was not about rape, and not intended to minimize rape and sexual assault in any way.”“It was about recognizing the tremendous pain and trauma of so many—Israelis, Palestinians and their diaspora communities—in this terrible war,” Jayapal stated. The House passed a Republican-led resolution on Tuesday condemning antisemitism in the United States and globally. Separately, Democratic Reps. Lois Frankel of Florida and Debbie Dingell of Michigan are planning on introducing a resolution this week condemning Hamas’ use of sexual violence and rape against Israeli women.
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Lawmakers are ramping up their scrutiny of Shein after it confidentially filed to go public last week. "Urge the SEC to apply maximum scrutiny to Shein's business and management before letting it anywhere near our capital markets," Luetkemeyer said in the video, viewed by CNBC. They include legislation that would block Shein from trading in the U.S. or bar its shipments from coming into the country. Gallagher is also interested in pursuing reforms to the trade loophole known as the de minimis provision and expanding enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, the aide said. The committee is investigating Shein over its use of forced labor and de minimis — probes that are ongoing, Luetkemeyer said.
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Who Qualified for the Fourth GOP Debate?
  + stars: | 2023-12-05 | by ( Kaia Hubbard | Dec. | At A.M. | ) www.usnews.com   time to read: +2 min
Republican candidates are gearing up for the fourth GOP presidential debate, with a shrinking field as the first nominating contest approaches. After raucous debates in Wisconsin, California and Florida, the candidates are set to return to the debate stage for a two-hour event at 8 p.m. To qualify for the fourth debate, a candidate must reach at least 6% support in two national polls or 6% in one national poll and one poll from an early state poll in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina, according to rules set by the Republican National Committee. In addition to the polling and fundraising requirements, the candidates must also have taken a loyalty pledge in order to participate in the debate, which all candidates who appeared in the earlier debates completed. With that pledge, which has been somewhat controversial among the candidates, GOP presidential hopefuls must sign a statement that they will support the eventual Republican nominee.
Persons: Donald Trump –, Donald Trump, Julie Bennett, Ron DeSantis, Rebecca S, Gratz, Nikki Haley, Alex Brandon, Vivek Ramaswamy, Michael M, Chris Christie, Asa Hutchinson, Scott Olson, Ryan Binkley Organizations: Republican National Committee, Republican, Donald Trump Former, The Washington, Getty, United Nations, New Jersey, Asa Hutchinson Former Arkansas, Ryan Binkley Business Locations: Wisconsin , California, Florida, Tuscaloosa , Alabama, Iowa , New Hampshire , Nevada, South Carolina, Ron DeSantis Florida, Carolina, New
The Undoing of the DeSantis Campaign
  + stars: | 2023-12-05 | by ( Lauren Camera | Dec. | At P.M. | ) www.usnews.com   time to read: +5 min
The personnel shake-up follows growing frustration among campaign staffers over the effectiveness – or lack thereof – of the PAC’s spending. “It’s not so good,” Carol Weissert, political science professor at Florida State University, says about the state of the DeSantis campaign. To be sure, DeSantis has put in the work in Iowa, having completed his 99-county tour this week. The polling average as of Dec. 4 shows Trump with 45% support in Iowa, with DeSantis at 17% and Haley at 15%. She eclipsed DeSantis for the first time this week in Iowa in a poll by Americans for Prosperity, which is supporting her campaign, showing Haley 1 percentage point ahead of DeSantis – 17% to 16%.
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In a grave blow to its prospects, Ukraine aid has now been embroiled by Republicans in a separate imbroglio over immigration. While Ukraine’s survival is at stake, so is the reputation of the United States as a global leader. Johnson may struggle to retain his tenuous hold on his job if he uses Democratic votes to pass a Ukraine funding package. The Ukraine aid package is now caught in the most intractable US political issue — immigration. “We are at a moment in history.”But a group of Republican senators who normally back Ukraine aid signaled Monday they couldn’t move forward without immigration changes attached to the measure.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tommy Tuberville announced on Tuesday that he's ending his blockade of hundreds of military promotions, following heavy criticism from many of his colleagues in the Senate and clearing the way for hundreds to be approved soon. Tuberville’s blockade of military promotions was over a dispute about a Pentagon abortion policy. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said a vote on the nominations could come quickly, possibly even in the afternoon. There were 451 military officers affected by the holds as of Nov. 27. It’s a stance that has left key national security positions unfilled and military families with an uncertain path forward.
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GOP debate stage shrinks to four candidates
  + stars: | 2023-12-05 | by ( Bridget Bowman | ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +3 min
MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 08: Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former New Jersey Gov. Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy participate in the NBC News Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on November 8, 2023 in Miami, Florida. Five presidential hopefuls squared off in the third Republican primary debate as former U.S. President Donald Trump, currently facing indictments in four locations, declined again to participate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)This week's GOP presidential primary debate will have the smallest stage yet, with just four candidates facing off Wednesday night, the Republican National Committee announced Monday. "The fourth debate is another fantastic opportunity for our Republican candidates to share our winning agenda with the American people," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement announcing Wednesday's participants.
Persons: Chris Christie, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Adrienne Arsht, Donald Trump, Joe Raedle, Kelly, Christie, Trump, Haley, She's, Koch, Ronna McDaniel, Reagan, I'm, It's, DeSantis Organizations: Republican, New, New Jersey Gov, Florida Gov, NBC News, Adrienne, Adrienne Arsht Center, Performing Arts of Miami, Republican National, NewsNation, Washington Free, Fox News, Iowa Republican, NBC, Des Moines Register, GOP, Prosperity, University of Alabama, Hawkeye State Locations: MIAMI, FLORIDA, New Jersey, Florida, Dade County, Miami , Florida, Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Iowa
Photos You Should See - December 2023
  + stars: | 2023-12-05 | by ( Michael A. Brooks | Dec. | At A.M. | ) www.usnews.com   time to read: 1 min
Burgum Cashes Out of Presidential RaceThe North Dakota governor and long-shot GOP candidate had enough money to compete, but it was never enough to launch him beyond a role of quirky and largely unknown also-ran.
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US Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) speaks to members of the media outside the office of US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2023. WASHINGTON — Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election in 2024, a shocking move to many of his colleagues that will further thin the ranks of Republican institutionalists in Congress. He gained national attention during his three-week stint in October as House Speaker pro tempore after Republicans ousted Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., from the position. Despite his solidly conservative positions and voting record, McHenry is seen on Capitol Hill as a pragmatist and widely respected in both parties. During the speaker battle, McHenry was cited by Democratic leaders as the sort of GOP lawmaker who they trust enough to work with.
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[1/3] U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a reception at the White House ahead of the 46th Kennedy Center Honors gala, in Washington, U.S. December 3, 2023. "We're putting in the work across our fundraising program and look forward to again outperforming the MAGA field," Biden campaign spokesperson Kevin Munoz said. Next week, Biden will raise money in Pennsylvania and Maryland with the states' Democratic governors Josh Shapiro and Wes Moore. Recent polling has shown the GOP frontrunner leading Biden in hypothetical matchups in key swing states and on the national level. Hollywood and the entertainment industry overall lean Democratic, at least when it comes to fundraising, according to OpenSecrets, which tracks campaign contributions.
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Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., arrives for President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy's meeting with U.S. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)WASHINGTON — Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., announced Tuesday that he is dropping the bulk of his monthslong hold on hundreds of military nominations. Tuberville told reporters that he has lifted his hold on all military promotions three-star and below, amounting to over 400 promotions. Tuberville told reporters. Tuberville had signaled last week that he might drop some of his holds on military promotions "very soon."
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