Tuesday provided the perfect split screen of the Republican presidential primary. In Columbia, South Carolina, Florida Gov Ron DeSantis had his second big policy rollout where he pledged to “rip the woke out” of the US military, criticising things like Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs and ending drag shows at US military
US Vice President Kamala Harris could become an important figure in the 2024 elections because Joe Biden is expected to get re-nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate.
The twice-impeached former president was first indicted in the classified documents case last month, accused of endangering national security by holding onto top secret nuclear and defense information after leaving the White House.
Bahta Mekonnen, a 28-year-old US Army captain from the key voting state of Georgia, is among the millions of Black voters who helped deliver President Joe Biden the White House in 2020. Three years later, he is one of the voters who Democrats fear could cost Biden a second term in 2024.
Former US President Donald Trump faced the most serious charge against him since he lost the 2020 election. He was charged with the criminal offence of inciting the mob attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. He was named the main conspirator and though there is mention of co-conspirators they have not yet been named.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s federal indictment, the former president remains legally eligible to run again — even if he is convicted, and even (bizarrely) if he is incarcerated, which is unlikely to occur before the election. In a functioning, healthy democracy, Trump would be denied the Republican Party’s nomination. GOP
He has been saying he would for some weeks now. On Tuesday, he has made the official announcement with a campaign video. It showed the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6, 2021 after Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election and refused to accept the defeat.
Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, Trump vowed to help Republicans try to regain majorities - lost during his presidency - in the US House of Representatives and Senate in 2022 congressional elections and dangled himself as a possibility for president in 2024.
Despite all the quiet chatter about America’s ageing political leadership, a slow but growing burn as we move into a new political season, it is our view that age is a crude and mostly worthless determination of fitness for office. Older people typically come with vast amounts of experience, a better sense of their
US President Joe Biden is counting his wins from a grueling trip to Asia, but at home he faces a string of political showdowns to keep his reelection bid on sure footing. The 80-year-old had 2024 in his sights when he said on his return from India and Vietnam on Monday that his travels had “strengthened America’s