Author: Niall Stanage

Five reasons why the Georgia Senate runoff matters

Tuesday’s Senate run-off in Georgia is vital, even though Democrats have already secured control of the upper chamber. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) bested former football star Herschel Walker by roughly 36,000 votes in the initial round of voting on Nov. 8. But Warnock fell just short of getting the necessary 50 percent of votes cast…

The Memo: Republicans’ fervor to go after Fauci could backfire

Anthony Fauci is set to retire from public service, but Republicans have no intention of letting him leave the spotlight. GOP lawmakers plan to seek testimony from the outgoing director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases once they take control of the House in January. Fauci, for his part, says he has…

The Memo: Democrats pine for Trump as GOP nominee

Former President Trump met a muted response from many Republicans when he launched his 2024 White House bid at Mar-A-Lago this month. But his campaign is stirring excitement, and even some glee, from Democrats. Members of President Biden’s party are openly pining for Trump to become the 2024 Republican nominee, believing he is just too…

2024 Tracker: Here’s who is running for the GOP nomination

The 2024 Republican presidential primary has already drawn in one huge name — former President Trump — and several other major candidates are expected to follow. GOP White House hopefuls see an unusually inviting opportunity. President Biden, if he runs again, would be 82 by the time of his second inauguration. His approval ratings are…

The Memo: Can any Republican defeat Trump and DeSantis?

The 2024 election is almost two years away, but it’s already an open question whether anyone other than former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis can become the GOP’s nominee. Trump and DeSantis have raced out to an early lead over all other possible contenders, despite the fact that the former president is the…

The Memo: Trump and Garland go to war on special counsel

The full impact of former President Trump’s decision to again seek the presidency became clear for the first time on Friday — but not in the way Trump wanted. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of a special counsel to helm two big investigations surrounding Trump — one pertaining to attempts to overturn the…

Trump vs. DeSantis: How the two GOP heavyweights match up

Two years out from the next presidential election, the leading contenders on the Republican side are already clear. At this early stage, it’s a two-horse race between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trump launched his 2024 campaign at Mar-A-Lago on Tuesday. He is aiming to avenge his 2020 defeat and become the…

The Memo: GOP at crossroads over Trump

The Republican Party, which had hoped to be flying high following last week’s midterm elections, is instead in a state of flux — with former President Trump at the core of the unease.  Trump launched his third bid for the presidency in a meandering speech at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday evening. But Trump’s campaign launch came…

The Memo: Losses for election deniers hold lessons for GOP

Some of the Republican Party’s most prominent election deniers were defeated in last week’s midterms. Now, many in the GOP hope their party will learn a hard lesson. “For the groups that were promoting conspiracies about 2020, the midterm elections were a giant setback,” said strategist Alex Conant, who served as communications director for Sen….