Haley plans to announce presidential run, as GOP race starts slowly

The former U.N. ambassador’s move comes as other prospective candidates have slowed their planning.

By Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey and Hannah KnowlesFebruary 1, 2023
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GOP report shows plan to ramp up focus on disproven election fraud claims

The report prepared by the Republican National Committee proposes expanded “election integrity” activities in response to perceptions of a rigged process.

By Amy Gardner and Isaac ArnsdorfJanuary 31, 2023

Potential Biden challenger Marianne Williamson heads to New Hampshire

The visit comes as state Democrats warn the ongoing showdown over primary dates “will create an opening for an insurgent candidate” that could embarrass president

By Michael SchererJanuary 26, 2023

Google to stop exempting campaign email from automated spam detection

The short-lived program was introduced amid a GOP pressure campaign blaming the technology giant for the party’s poor fundraising performance.

By Isaac Stanley-BeckerJanuary 24, 2023

Even after New Mexico shootings, little GOP reckoning over election denialism

Police say shooting attacks on the homes of Democrats were motivated by false election fraud claims. But GOP leaders insisted Trump was not to blame.

By Amy Gardner and Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffJanuary 23, 2023

Trump team struggles to consolidate support ahead of S.C. event

Many are divided between their support for Trump, their desire for a competitive nomination fight, and their allegiance to former governor Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott.

By Michael Scherer and Josh DawseyJanuary 22, 2023

Bitter RNC chair race roiled by questions of Trump loyalty

The current chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, argues she is best positioned to prevent Donald Trump from forming a third party if he fails to win the 2024 nomination.

By Michael SchererJanuary 19, 2023

In Michigan, Democratic women are rising. Now some are weighing a Senate run.

The electoral success Democratic women have had in Michigan stands out among battleground states. In the wake of a senator's retirement, several are eyeing next steps.

By Colby ItkowitzJanuary 19, 2023

2024 Senate map is a GOP dream. But candidate strength is unsettled.

The emerging landscape points to potential decisions on the horizon about if and how to intervene in battleground contests with flawed contenders.

By Liz Goodwin and Yvonne Wingett SanchezJanuary 18, 2023

DeSantis inauguration sponsored by companies he loves to bash

Lobbyists for the governor’s favorite corporate punching bags, such as Disney and BlackRock, were also co-chairs for his inauguration.

By Isaac ArnsdorfJanuary 18, 2023

New details emerge about plot to shoot at New Mexico Democrats’ homes

Solomon Peña, a defeated candidate for the state legislature, paid people to fire on the houses of four Democratic office-holders, authorities say.

By Amy Gardner and Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffJanuary 17, 2023

Joe Biden and Kevin McCarthy, wary opponents, prepare to work together

The past two years were marked by public bickering and private distance between the two men.

By Michael SchererJanuary 17, 2023

Rep. Barbara Lee tells colleagues she intends to run for Senate in Calif.

Lee made the comments to her colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday.

By Dylan WellsJanuary 11, 2023

New Democratic House leader blesses top Pelosi aide to lead super PAC

The House Majority PAC is the principal outside group that funds ads for Democratic members of Congress.

By Michael SchererJanuary 10, 2023

George Santos broke campaign finance laws, nonpartisan watchdog says

The complaint against the New York congressman could prompt an investigation by the Federal Election Commission.

By Isaac Stanley-BeckerJanuary 9, 2023

The talented Mr. Santos: A congressman-elect’s unraveling web of deception

Even by the low standards for truth-telling in politics, the scope of the falsehoods from the newly elected House Republican has been breathtaking.

By Azi Paybarah and Camila DeChalusDecember 31, 2022

Mike Pence presidential candidacy filing a fake, spokesman says

A spokesman for Pence denied reports that the Republican had filed to run for president in 2024, responding to an apparent hoax.

By Kyle MelnickDecember 26, 2022

Republicans making moves toward entering 2024 primary against Trump

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis restarted online ads ahead of a legislative session he believes will highlight causes that will help him in a presidential primary, according to a consultant familiar with his operation.

By Hannah KnowlesDecember 24, 2022

Judge rules against Kari Lake in bid to overturn Arizona election results

The GOP candidate for governor claimed that illegal voting and printer malfunctions had cost her the November election.

By Isaac Stanley-Becker and Yvonne Wingett SanchezDecember 24, 2022

Judge rules against GOP candidate for Ariz. attorney general who sued to reverse results

From the bench, the judge ruled against Abe Hamadeh, who claimed that improper adjudication of ballots and other errors cost him the election and who had asked to be declared the winner.

By Isaac Stanley-BeckerDecember 23, 2022