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Rep. Matt Gaetz moves to oust House Speaker McCarthy

Rep. Matt Gaetz offers a motion to vacate the chair on the House floor in bid to oust McCarthy.

Rep. Matt Gaetz moves to oust House Speaker McCarthy

House Republicans fail to pass short-term funding bill

Government shutdown looms after House Republicans fail to pass short-term funding bill.

House Republicans fail to pass short-term funding bill

Trump to skip third Republican debate as well

Aide to former President confirms he plans to skip the third Republican debate, just as he did the first two.

Trump to skip third Republican debate as well

'Trump is missing in action':

Republican candidates gather for second debate

Seven candidates take part in second debate at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. Trump under fire for skipping the debate.

Republican candidates gather for second debate

McConnell vows to remain Senate Republican leader

Senator Mitch McConnell says he will finish his term despite recent health problems.

McConnell vows to remain Senate Republican leader

Haley:

'A younger generation needs to take over'

Republican presidential candidate calls for “younger generation” of congressional leaders.

'A younger generation needs to take over'

Orthodox Jews go Republican

The Democratic party must understand that American Jews can no longer be taken for granted. Op-ed.

Orthodox Jews go Republican

Poll:

Slight decrease in support for Trump following GOP debate

Emerson College poll finds 50 percent of GOP primary voters support Trump, down from 56 percent though he still leads the way.

Slight decrease in support for Trump following GOP debate

Asa Hutchinson:

'Surprised other candidates would support Trump if convicted'

Former Arkansas Governor hits out at other GOP candidates who indicated they would support Trump's presidential bid if he were convicted.

'Surprised other candidates would support Trump if convicted'

Pence:

'Expect to see more of the same in future debates'

Former US Vice President urges Trump to join future debates between Republican candidates.

'Expect to see more of the same in future debates'

Republican candidate wears Israeli flag pin at debate

Former governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, has been a vocal supporter of Israel. He visited the country four times while he was governor.

Republican candidate wears Israeli flag pin at debate

GOP presidential candidate:

'Only Trump and I are relevant in the race'

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy dismissive of GOP presidential rivals other than Trump.

'Only Trump and I are relevant in the race'

Trump headed for notorious Georgia jail

The Fulton County Jail has been accused of appalling conditions and has seen numerous inmates die awaiting trial.

Trump headed for notorious Georgia jail

'The public knows who I am':

Trump confirms he will skip first Republican debate

Former US President confirms he will not participate in the first Republican primary debate this week.

Trump confirms he will skip first Republican debate

Republican candidate:

'The United States should reduce its aid to Israel'

Vivek Ramaswamy, a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, says Israel should not get more aid than its neighbors after 2028.

'The United States should reduce its aid to Israel'

Trump to skip first Republican debate

Former US President plans to skip first Republican primary debate and instead give an online interview to Tucker Carlson.

Trump to skip first Republican debate

Republican lawmaker:

'I would support broader deal with Iran'

Rep. Mike Turner says he would support broader diplomatic deal with Iran that would eventually freeze progress in its nuclear program.

'I would support broader deal with Iran'

Poll:

Half of Republicans won't vote for Trump if convicted

Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Republicans broadly sympathize with Trump's accusations of political persecution.

Half of Republicans won't vote for Trump if convicted

Poll:

Trump dominating his GOP rivals

New York Times/Siena College poll shows Trump leading DeSantis by 37 percentage points among Republican primary electorate.

Trump dominating his GOP rivals

Longtime Democrat Dov Hikind joins Republican Party

Former New York State Assemblyman switches affiliations, says Democratic Party has turned its back on Jews and Israel.

Longtime Democrat Dov Hikind joins Republican Party

Trump trial to begin in May 2024

Former US President Donald Trump will stand trial for unlawful retention of national defense information despite the impending elections.

Trump trial to begin in May 2024

Several House Republicans support censuring George Santos

Santos has pleaded not guilty to charges against him and has remained defiant about a reelection bid.

Several House Republicans support censuring George Santos

House approves resolution:

'Israel is not a racist or apartheid state'

House of Representatives votes 412-9 in favor of resolution condemning antisemitism and supporting Israel. All nine opposed were Democrats.

'Israel is not a racist or apartheid state'

Trump:

'My running mate could be one of my primary rivals'

Former President says he would consider some of his primary rivals as potential running mates or Cabinet members.

'My running mate could be one of my primary rivals'

Former Trump adviser:

'He's unlikely to take part in primary debates'

Former Trump adviser Jason Miller says Trump's strong polling numbers make it unwise for him to join other candidates on the debate stage.

'He's unlikely to take part in primary debates'

GOP lawmaker seeks answers on Iran envoy's security clearance

Rep. Michael McCaul requests detailed description of the allegations against Iran envoy Rob Malley.

GOP lawmaker seeks answers on Iran envoy's security clearance

Liz Cheney:

'I’m not going to do anything that helps Donald Trump'

Former Republican Rep. who has clashed with Trump appears to rule out third-party run for the White House.

'I’m not going to do anything that helps Donald Trump'

NBC News poll:

Trump expands lead over DeSantis after latest indictment

51% of national Republican primary voters pick Trump followed by 22% who choose DeSantis.

Trump expands lead over DeSantis after latest indictment

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Chris Christie booed after criticizing Trump

Former New Jersey Gov. booed by audience members at Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference as he criticizes Trump.

Chris Christie booed after criticizing Trump

CNN poll:

Trump loses support but still leads Republican field

47% of Republicans say Trump is their first choice for the party’s nomination for president.

Trump loses support but still leads Republican field

Chris Christie blasts Trump:

'He's a three-time loser'

Former New Jersey Governor continues to criticize former President, whom he is challenging in Republican primaries: Loser, loser, loser.

'He's a three-time loser'

Pence:

'If elected, I will clean house at the Justice Department'

Former US Vice President says Americans have lost confidence in the Department of Justice.

'If elected, I will clean house at the Justice Department'

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez running for President

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez files paperwork to run for president, joins crowded Republican field.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez running for President

Chris Christie files paperwork for presidential run

Former New Jersey Gov. will later formally announce his second bid for White House.

Chris Christie files paperwork for presidential run

Mike Pence officially enters US presidential race

Pence's campaign filed a declaration of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.

Mike Pence officially enters US presidential race

Mike Pence to launch presidential bid with Iowa speech

Former vice president plans to enter increasingly crowded GOP primary field, going up against frontrunners Trump and DeSantis.

Mike Pence to launch presidential bid with Iowa speech

Chris Christie set to announce presidential campaign

Former NJ governor and 2016 GOP candidate to launch bid against former ally Donald Trump to secure party's nomination.

Chris Christie set to announce presidential campaign

Liz Cheney:

GOP wanted me to lie about Trump, 2020 election and Jan. 6 riot

Former rep. slams Republican Party, claims she was removed from top House position for refusing to 'abandon the truth' about 2020 election.

GOP wanted me to lie about Trump, 2020 election and Jan. 6 riot

Biden and McCarthy reach deal to raise debt ceiling

McCarthy says the House will vote on the agreement on Wednesday.

Biden and McCarthy reach deal to raise debt ceiling

Republican senators propose:

Sanction enablers of Palestinian Arab terrorist groups

Senators Todd Young and Marco Rubio reintroduce bill to impose sanctions on those that provide support to Hamas, Islamic Jihad and others.

Sanction enablers of Palestinian Arab terrorist groups

GOP seeks to fine Schiff $16MM for Trump-Russia collusion claim

GOP rep. introduces resolution to force Schiff to repay cost of investigation into allegation, which he pushed in media appearances.

GOP seeks to fine Schiff $16MM for Trump-Russia collusion claim

Officially:

Sen. Tim Scott joins 2024 presidential race

Republican Senator files to run for president in 2024, formal announcement expected Monday.

Sen. Tim Scott joins 2024 presidential race

Sources:

DeSantis to launch presidential bid next week

Florida Governor will officially enter the race for president next week, people familiar with the decision tell The Wall Street Journal.

DeSantis to launch presidential bid next week

Rep. George Santos charged with federal offenses

The embattled lawmaker is the subject of multiple investigations into his finances and other issues.

Rep. George Santos charged with federal offenses

Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of dissing Israel

Republicans blast Biden for snubbing Netanyahu, as Democrats claim Republicans' planned spending cuts endanger aid to Israel.

Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of dissing Israel

'Dems are complicit actors in Rashida Tlaib's disgusting hate'

National Republican Congressional Committee blasts Tlaib for latest incendiary anti-Israel tweet, questions silence from Democrats.

'Dems are complicit actors in Rashida Tlaib's disgusting hate'

Presidential run?

Senator Tim Scott teases announcement on May 22

The South Carolina Senator recently said he hoped “to have a decision on whether to run by the end of May.”

Senator Tim Scott teases announcement on May 22

All Republican Governors recognize Jewish American contributions

Ahead of Jewish American History Month, all 26 Republican Governors issue joint statement supporting US-Israel alliance.

All Republican Governors recognize Jewish American contributions

Report:

DeSantis to announce presidential bid in mid-May

Florida Governor poised to jump into the presidential fray as soon as mid-May, sources tell NBC News.

DeSantis to announce presidential bid in mid-May

Asa Hutchinson formally announces 2024 campaign

Former Arkansas Gov. criticizes Trump, takes swipe at DeSantis as he kicks of Republican presidential bid.

Asa Hutchinson formally announces 2024 campaign

Poll:

Trump extends lead over DeSantis in GOP primary

New poll finds that 55 percent of respondents back Trump in 2024 GOP presidential primary.

Trump extends lead over DeSantis in GOP primary

It's official:

George Santos announces 2024 reelection campaign

The Republican lawmaker has come under fire for lying about his resume, education and family background and is under investigation.

George Santos announces 2024 reelection campaign

Top Dems, GOP gain access to Trump, Biden classified docs

Senior Democrats and Republicans in Congress granted access to documents retrieved from residences of Trump, Biden, and Pence.

Top Dems, GOP gain access to Trump, Biden classified docs

John Bolton:

'Trump's indictment could be rocket fuel to his campaign'

Trump's former National Security Advisor Bolton says it is a mistake for members of the GOP to continue to align so tightly with Trump.

'Trump's indictment could be rocket fuel to his campaign'

Former Arkansas Gov. to seek Republican presidential nomination

Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson calls on Trump to drop out of the race in wake of his indictment by a grand jury in New York.

Former Arkansas Gov. to seek Republican presidential nomination

Poll:

Trump maintains primary lead even after indictment

Yahoo News-YouGov poll finds Trump holds a 31-point lead over his DeSantis.

Trump maintains primary lead even after indictment

New York Republican:

'Biden’s hostile comments toward Israel are shameful'

Rep. Elise Stefanik joins Republicans who criticized Biden over his response to the planned judicial reforms in Israel.

'Biden’s hostile comments toward Israel are shameful'

GOP rep's measure would protect yeshivas from state interference

Rockland Country Rep. Mike Lawler's amendment to Parents Bill of Rights would prevent NY from imposing its requirements on private schools.

GOP rep's measure would protect yeshivas from state interference

For the first time

Democrats sympathize more with Palestinians than with Israel

More Democrats now sympathize with Palestinian Arabs than with Israelis. Republicans overwhelmingly sympathize more with Israelis.

Democrats sympathize more with Palestinians than with Israel

Montana Republican Rep. slammed for photo with neo-Nazis

Rep. Matt Rosendale issues condemnation of far-right groups, says when he posed for photo he had no idea who the individuals were.

Montana Republican Rep. slammed for photo with neo-Nazis