Trump Preparing for a Delegate Fight
The onetime outsider is now playing an inside game
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Ron DeSantis has an eight-point lead over Donald Trump in a California GOP presidential primary matchup, 37% to 29%, with no other candidate hitting double digits.
Trump’s team is preparing for a delegate fight for the nomination.
Mike Pence, like DeSantis, will skip CPAC this year.
Nikki Haley could be facing fundraising challenges in her home state as South Carolina Republicans wait to see if Sen. Tim Scott will also enter the presidential race.
Jill Biden again said that her husband is definitely seeking reelection.
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson and Deputy Labor Secretary Julie Su look like the favorites to succeed Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, though some in the labor movement favor National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
Rep. John James (R-MI), defeated in two strong GOP Senate runs in Michigan before being elected to the House last year, won’t seek the state’s open seat next year.
House Speaker McCarthy and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries have agreed to create a bipartisan task force on a process to oust members from the chamber. And in possibly related news, George Santos did it again.
Twitter under Elon Musk has disabled the function allowing the tracking of deleted tweets, meaning politicians’ erased words are no longer being archived.
A New York Times profile of Elizabeth Koch, who has donated thousands to Republicans and her family’s influential PAC, let her self-description as “apolitical” go unchallenged.
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A tipster says the Florida surgeon general fudged data for his dubious Covid analysis.
The U.S. military is facing an “unprecedented” recruitment crisis.
One year later, it’s clear that Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine has been a grave strategic error.
Russia’s spies misread Ukraine and misled the Kremlin.
Russia is in talks with a Chinese manufacturer about buying 100 drones, with a delivery date of April.
Everyone should be called “they” until you know their pronouns.
Here’s a chart of the mass shootings in the United States so far in 2023.
“Succession” creator says upcoming 4th season is its last. Such a good show.
New cracks emerge at Twitter, according to.
New term in the political dictionary: “time in the barrel”
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I’m not surprised about the Florida Surgeon General because he’s a quack. As for Dobbs the NCGOP are going to try their nonsense at abortion & slew of other issues that will cause a backlash because a bunch of NC Democrats didn’t show up last year.