2024 Election

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February 27, 2024 09:18 PM
No surprises in the toplines of the Michigan primaries: Biden and Trump both won, the AP projected right as the final polls closed. But there’s still drama on the Democratic side, where the “uncommitted” vote is exceeding organizers’ public expectations with the count still underway.
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February 26, 2024 01:01 PM
President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump both plan to visit the southern border in Texas on Thursday. Biden plans to discuss the need for border legislation in Brownsville, while Trump will hammer Biden on his immigration policy in Eagle Pass, a key site in the fight between Texas and the feds on border policy. The Trump campaign called Biden’s trip an “Attempt to Chase President Trump to the Southern Border.”
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February 21, 2024 02:59 PM
In light of the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are “children” and those who destroy them could be held liable — a decision that has already paused fertility treatments in parts of the state — Haley would not commit to a stance on in vitro fertilization. “Embryos, to me, are babies,” she told NBC News ahead of the South Carolina Republican primary. “I think we have to have those conversations,” Haley continued when asked about the effect such a ruling could have on fertility treatments.
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February 20, 2024 12:15 PM
Nikki Haley said she’s sticking with her presidential bid during a speech in South Carolina, where she’s expected to lose the GOP primary on Saturday. “I have no fear of Trump’s retribution,” she said. Meanwhile, the Trump campaign released a memo with its case for why Haley should drop out, framing her as a “wailing loser hell-bent on an alternative reality and refusing to come to grips with her imminent political mortality.”
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February 16, 2024 12:05 PM
After flirting with a third-party run for president, Sen. Joe Manchin said he won’t make a bid this year. “I will not be seeking a third-party run. I will not be involved in a presidential run,” he said at an event in West Virginia.
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February 15, 2024 11:56 AM
Although Joe Manchin hasn’t said he’s running for president, he offered some ideas of who he might pick as a running mate. “I’d ask Mitt Romney. Maybe Rob Portman,” he said at an event in Ohio after a question from the moderator. The suspense of whether Manchin will make a third-party bid should be over soon: “Super Tuesday pretty much would be a deadline that tells you where you are,” he said.
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February 14, 2024 08:27 AM
Tom Suozzi won Tuesday’s special election in New York’s 3rd Congressional District, beating out Republican Mazi Pilip to replace ex-Rep. George Santos. That means Speaker Mike Johnson will operate with an even slimmer majority once Suozzi is sworn in, which could happen as soon as Thursday, NBC News reported.
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February 13, 2024 02:55 PM
Joe Biden on Tuesday forcefully condemned Donald Trump’s comments on abandoning NATO: “No other president in our history has ever bowed down to a Russian dictator. Let me say this as clearly as I can: I never will. For God’s sake it’s dumb, it’s shameful, it’s dangerous. It’s un-American.”
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February 09, 2024 12:29 PM
Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced he’ll run for the state’s open Senate seat “not to serve one party.” Hogan, a moderate Republican and Trump critic, also considered running for president.
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February 07, 2024 08:18 AM
Tuesday night’s Nevada GOP presidential primary didn’t really count (long story, but there’s a caucus coming tomorrow which will award delegates). Trump wasn’t even running in it. But Haley still lost by more than 30 points in what was functionally an uncontested race to “none of these candidates.”
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