‘Window-shopping’ GOP elites weigh Trump — and the alternatives — at high-profile Vegas gathering

‘Window-shopping’ GOP elites weigh Trump — and the alternatives — at high-profile Vegas gathering

CNN — Former President Donald Trump is set to address the influential Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday, days after becoming the first declared GOP candidate of the 2024 presidential campaign. But the chandeliered ballroom at the opulent Venetian resort hotel in Las Vegas will teem with his rivals – including potential chief nemesis Florida Gov. … Read more

Biden’s 80th, Pelosi’s exit and Trump’s return put the spotlight on the leaders of the future

Biden’s 80th, Pelosi’s exit and Trump’s return put the spotlight on the leaders of the future

CNN — On Sunday, America will experience a unique moment in its history – when a sitting president turns 80. Administration aides would surely prefer that the other big family celebration at the White House this weekend – the wedding of President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi – gets most of the headlines. The political sensitivities … Read more

Trump’s running for president again. Does that get him off the legal hook?

Trump’s running for president again.  Does that get him off the legal hook?

CNN — The never-ending legal problems swirling around former President Donald Trump are already taking center stage in his freshly announced 2024 presidential campaign. Trump himself, in his speech declaring his candidacy on Tuesday, ranted about how he was a “victim” of the “weaponization of the justice system,” as he railed against the search the … Read more

Donald Trump faces billionaires in retreat and tabloid trolling a day after campaign announcement

Donald Trump faces billionaires in retreat and tabloid trolling a day after campaign announcement

CNN — A day after Donald Trump announced his third bid for the presidency, he faced public defections from billionaire backers and vicious trolling from a once-friendly New York tabloid – underscoring his early challenges in mounting a political comeback nearly two years after the end of his divisive presidency. Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN — President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his largest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … Read more

Pence will appear at CNN town hall amid speculation about his 2024 plans

Pence will appear at CNN town hall amid speculation about his 2024 plans

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence is set to participate in a CNN town hall at 9 pm ET Wednesday, the day after former President Donald Trump announced his entrance into the 2024 presidential race. The event follows the release on Tuesday of Pence’s autobiography, “So Help Me God,” in which he detailed his … Read more

Michelle Obama on Donald Trump’s 2016 win: ‘It shook me profoundly’

Michelle Obama on Donald Trump’s 2016 win: ‘It shook me profoundly’

CNN — Michelle Obama addressed in a new book the deep hurt and disappointment she felt when Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. “It shook me profoundly to hear the man who replaced my husband as president openly and unapologetically using ethnic slurs, making selfishness and hate somehow acceptable, refusing to condemn white supremacists … Read more

Trump is on the defense as he prepares for expected 2024 announcement

Trump is on the defense as he prepares for expected 2024 announcement

CNN — Should Donald Trump announce his third presidential bid on Tuesday, as is widely expected, he will begin the next phase of his political career under siege. Seven years ago, the New York businessman entered the political fray on defense, working vigorously to cast himself as a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination … Read more

Katie Hobbs will win Arizona governor’s race, CNN projects, defeating Kari Lake

Katie Hobbs will win Arizona governor’s race, CNN projects, defeating Kari Lake

CNN — Democrat Katie Hobbs will win Arizona’s governor’s race, CNN projects, defeating one of the most prominent defenders of former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Calling the 2020 election rigged, Republican Kari Lake had repeatedly said she would not have certified Joe Biden’s win in Arizona in 2020. Hobbs, as Arizona’s … Read more

Georgia runoff election highlights GOP worries about Trump — and excitement surrounding DeSantis

Georgia runoff election highlights GOP worries about Trump — and excitement surrounding DeSantis

CNN — Herschel Walker’s success in his upcoming runoff against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock could depend on GOP luminaries flocking to Georgia between now and December 6, several Republicans say. Many are torn over whether that should include former President Donald Trump, whose status as the anchor of the party is under renewed scrutiny … Read more