DeSantis, Haley and Ramaswamy get personal and friendly during 'family discussion' in Iowa
The Republicans battling to be their party’s alternative to Donald Trump have brought personal and at times emotional stories to what an influential Iowa Christian organization billed as a friendly conversation.
The 2024 Republican presidential field is rapidly shrinking. But is it too late to stop Trump?
The Republican Party’s once-crowded 2024 presidential primary field has suddenly shrunk to just a handful of viable candidates, but it's unclear if the GOP is any closer to coalescing behind a clear alternative to former President Donald Trump.
GOP candidates hit Trump and back Israel. Here are highlights from the Republican debate
Republican presidential candidates used the third debate of the GOP primary campaign to show their support for Israel and display at least some willingness to criticize Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race.
5 Republican candidates spar at debate, while Trump holds a rally nearby. Follow live updates
Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy’s final comments onstage at the third presidential debate hinted at far-flung conspiracy theories believed by some far-right Americans, including the idea that Joe Biden isn’t the real president.
After Ohio vote, advocates in a dozen states are trying to put abortion on 2024 ballots
After voters in Ohio approved a constitutional amendment protecting the right to abortion and other forms of reproductive health care, advocates in at least a dozen states are hoping to take abortion questions to voters in 2024.
Morale down, cronyism up after DeSantis takeover of Disney World government, ex-employees say
Since allies of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took over Walt Disney World’s government earlier this year, morale has deteriorated, the governing district has been politicized and cronyism permeates the organization.
Florida lawmakers begin special session to express support for Israel, further sanction Iran
The Florida Legislature has returned to the Capitol for a special session where lawmakers will express their support for Israel and give Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis more talking points as he campaigns for president.
Appeals court hears arguments after judge ruled North Florida Black congressional district was purposely dismantled
Lawyers representing Black voters told a three-judge federal panel that Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the U.S. Constitution by deliberately dismantling a congressional district that favored Black candidates.
Republican Tim Scott shifts presidential campaign staff from New Hampshire to go 'all in on Iowa'
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s presidential campaign says the Republican is shifting staff and money from New Hampshire to Iowa in an effort to boost his standing in the leadoff caucus state with less than three months until the first votes of the 2024 election are cast.
Trump’s campaign cash overwhelms his GOP rivals. Here are key third-quarter fundraising takeaways
Donald Trump is crushing his Republican presidential rivals in the contest to raise campaign cash, putting the other White House hopefuls in an unenviable position before the first votes are cast in January.
Gov. DeSantis executive reveals child abuse allegations against Florida judge who was an attorney in Casey Anthony case
Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor who handled the Casey Anthony case and who is now a judge in Orange and Osceola counties, is a subject of allegations related to child abuse, according to an executive order signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, News4JAX’s sister station WKMG reported on Friday.
Gov. DeSantis says attack on Israel ‘hits close to home’ for state with large Israeli-American community
Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed his strong support of Israel on Tuesday amid the ongoing conflict with Hamas and vowed to increase Florida’s sanctions on Iran, which both Israel and the U.S. State Department say supports Hamas.
Florida settles lawsuit over COVID data, agrees to provide weekly stats to the public
Florida will provide COVID-19 data to the public again after a former Democratic state representative settled a lawsuit with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration over the decision two years ago to stop sharing information on the virus’ spread online.
Hamas attack on Israel thrusts Biden into Mideast crisis and has him fending off GOP criticism
President Joe Biden has been thrust into a Middle East crisis that risks expanding into a broader conflict and has left him fending off criticism from GOP presidential rivals that his administration’s policies led to this moment.
The Republican field is blaming Joe Biden for dealing with Iran after Hamas' attack on Israel
Former President Donald Trump and other GOP contenders tried to lay blame on the Biden administration after Hamas militants launched the deadliest attack on Israel in decades, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare the country at war.
Trump asks Iowans to help him 'win big' in 2024 caucuses to set the tone for the general election
Donald Trump is calling for a show of strength in Iowa, arguing before big audiences that dominating in the Republican presidential caucuses in January would signal to voters around the country his strength in the November election next year.
Ron DeSantis sharpens his attacks on Donald Trump in their shared home state of Florida
Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis is turning up the heat on frontrunner Donald Trump and defending his own trailing campaign, warning that the former president will deliver the 2024 election to Democrats because he energizes his critics.
DeSantis said he would support a 15-week abortion ban, after avoiding a direct answer for months
When Ron DeSantis said during last week’s Republican presidential debate that he would support a federal ban on abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy, some anti-abortion activists called it the news they had been waiting months to hear.
Powerful political player was under investigation in ‘bizarre’ scheme involving Taylor Swift tickets before suicide: SAO
A powerful political player in Jacksonville who took his own life in an Atlantic Beach parking lot last year was under investigation for a “bizarre and fraudulent scheme” involving the promise of Taylor Swift tickets at the time of his death, according to the State Attorney’s Office.
Trump animates California Republicans with calls to shoot people who rob stores
In an occasionally dark and profane speech, Donald Trump on Friday sought to win over Republicans in California by complaining that rich people in Beverly Hills smell bad because they’re denied water, reiterating lies about widespread election fraud and calling on police to shoot people robbing stores.
RNC's livestreaming partner for the GOP debate is a haven for disinformation and extremism
The exclusive online livestream for the second Republican presidential debate this week will take place on Rumble, an alternative video-sharing platform that has been criticized for allowing far-right extremism, bigotry, election disinformation and conspiracy theories.