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Haley and DeSantis come out swinging in GOP debate

Donald Trump’s city corridor with Fox News beat the GOP debate between Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley within the rankings warfare, it has been revealed.

Nielsen rankings launched on Thursday discovered that round 4.4 million individuals tuned in to observe the previous president’s city corridor – virtually double the two.6 million who watched his two Republican rivals on CNN.

In the talk, neither candidate attacked Mr Trump particularly exhausting, although Mr DeSantis accused him of “massive gaslighting” over his Covid-19 response throughout an interview on Thursday.

Vivek Ramaswamy and Chris Christie failed to satisfy the factors to hitch the talk and Mr Christie dropped out of the race hours earlier than it bought below approach.

With the 2024 Iowa caucuses looming, Republican Party candidates for president are making their remaining pitches to voters throughout the state.

While former president Donald Trump holds a considerable polling lead, Florida governor Ron DeSantis and former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley are combating exhausting for second place within the hope it should give them the enhance they want forward of the New Hampshire major.


Iowa caucuses: When will we all know the outcomes?

All eyes will likely be on the race to safe the Republican nomination, with front-runner Donald Trump anticipated to cement his commanding lead over his rivals within the polls because the likes of Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy search to make an influence and show they’ve the assist to mount a significant problem.

For Democrats, the matter is far more easy: they are going to merely collect in gyms, faculties, libraries and church buildings throughout the state’s 1,657 precincts (unfold over 99 counties) to elect delegates to ship to the county conventions in March, the following step to deciding on the delegates that can attend the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August.

Despite sub-zero temperatures and snow being forecast, the state Republican Party chair Jeff Kaufmann has insisted: “We have done everything humanly possible to ensure that this caucus comes off without a hitch.”

So when can we look forward to finding out the outcomes?

Joe Sommerlad12 January 2024 20:15


ICYMI: DeSantis assaults Trump over BLM riot response

In a piece on crime at Wednesday evening’s debate, Ron DeSantis attacked Donald Trump over his response to the civil unrest and riots following the homicide of George Floyd in 2020.

“He sat in the White House and tweeted ‘law and order,’ but he did nothing to ensure law and order,” DeSantis says of Trump. “As your president, I’ll never let our cities burn.”

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 20:00


Iowa: The final stand of Ron DeSantis?

He accomplished the “Full Grassley,” named for Iowa’s long-serving Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, the place he visited all 99 counties within the state. He made the exhausting promote at Iowa’s State Fair. He obtained the endorsement of Kim Reynolds, the state’s governor, and Bob Vander Plaats, the top of the Iowa Family Leader and a kingmaker within the state whose assist of Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Ted Cruz all performed a job of their victories within the caucuses.

But is that this going to be his final stand of the 2024 election cycle?

Eric Garcia and Gustaf Kilander report for The Independent:

Could Iowa be Ron DeSantis’s final stand?

Florida governor has executed ‘everything right’ and his Iowa marketing campaign is a ‘well-oiled machine’. But will or not it’s sufficient? Eric Garcia and Gustaf Kilander check out the DeSantis marketing campaign heading into the first-in-the-nation contest

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 19:45


Climate protester tackled at DeSantis Iowa occasion

A member of Florida Gov Ron DeSantis’ safety workforce introduced a protester to the bottom on the 2024 hopeful’s marketing campaign occasion in Iowa.

Videos from Thursday’s marketing campaign occasion present the demonstrator standing up in the course of Mr DeSantis’ speech, holding up a yellow banner that learn “DeSantis: Climate Criminal” whereas yelling, “how much money are you taking from oil companies?”

Footage captured the safety guard rapidly crossing the stage in entrance of the Republican nominee and tackling the protester. Mr DeSantis appeared alarmed at first as he watched the scene play out.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 19:30


Iowa GOP voters much less fascinated by speaking about abortion, understanding it might lose them elections

A person in Iowa stood up at a latest city corridor and informed Ron DeSantis he had an “easy” query: how would the Florida governor deal with abortion when it’s positive to be an enormous subject within the coming 2024 presidential election?

DeSantis mentioned he’d discuss it “the same way I did in Florida. I just articulated kind of, you know, where we were, what we do.”

He continued for practically 4 minutes with out utilizing the phrase “abortion.” He as an alternative criticized his rival Donald Trump for failing to seem in debates and Nikki Haley for her marketing campaign path gaffes.

Abortion has largely been absent as a difficulty within the lead-up to this yr’s Iowa Republican caucuses, a exceptional change in a state that has lengthy backed spiritual conservatives vowing to limit the process. Part of the change is as a result of Republicans achieved a generational purpose when the Supreme Court overturned a federally assured proper to abortion. But it additionally underscores a pervasive concern amongst Republican candidates and voters alike that vocalizing their want to additional limit abortion rights in 2024 has turn out to be politically harmful.

Democrats outperformed expectations within the 2022 midterms and several other state races final yr campaigning on the difficulty. And President Joe Biden’s reelection marketing campaign plans to make abortion rights central to its technique this yr.


What do Haley and DeSantis admire about one another?

After a testy two hours on the talk stage at Drake University on Wednesday evening, Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley had been requested what they admire about one another.

When requested what he admires about Haley, DeSantis gave an extended reply about South Carolina, her time as governor there, and the individuals there.

When requested what she admires about DeSantis, Haley saved it quick and never so candy, replying: “I think he has been a good governor.”

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 19:00


Trump city corridor virtually doubles rankings of GOP debate

Wednesday evening’s duelling shows proved beneficial for Mr Trump, whose Fox News city corridor was watched by 4.3 million individuals, in keeping with Nielsen Media Research.

By distinction, Ms Haley and Mr DeSantis appeared on CNN on the similar time however had been solely seen by 2.6 million individuals.

The competing occasions had been broadcast simply days earlier than the Iowa caucuses — the first-in-the-nation likelihood for voters to formally throw their assist behind the candidates of their selection.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 18:45


This week’s MVP within the GOP major race

Griff, the Drake University mascot, who was king of the spin room on debate evening.


Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 18:30


Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 18:25


Trump’s marketing campaign by trial: Courthouse outbursts and cries of victimhood

He didn’t should be there, and in keeping with his attorneys, he didn’t wish to be. Days earlier, Donald Trump’s legal professionals tried to persuade a decide to postpone closing arguments in his fraud trial altogether, till the tip of the month, so he might be together with his household after the demise of his mother-in-law.

Instead, the previous president turned a hallway inside New York State Supreme Court in Lower Manhattan right into a press convention. As he has executed a number of occasions during the last 4 months, he sat together with his legal professionals on the defence desk, the place he was photographed in photographs blasted throughout information networks and on social media. But for the primary time, he used the microphone in entrance of him to lash out on the decide in entrance of him, the legal professional basic suing him, and the case itself.

Hours earlier, he was in Iowa, answering a spherical of softball questions from a supportive Fox News viewers on a brightly lit stage that seemed extra like a recreation present than a city corridor.

After he left Judge Arthur Engoron’s courtroom, Mr Trump went to one in every of his brand-building properties in New York City to provide a press convention aired on the identical community.

The chain of occasions underscored his reliance on his rising authorized battles for his personal marketing campaign for the presidency, utilizing his legal and civil instances to solid himself as a sufferer of political persecution, whereas telling his supporters that what he claims is a conspiracy towards him will come for them, too, except he stops them.

The trials have turn out to be his marketing campaign, full of courtroom appearances, and the marketing campaign is his likelihood to bury the fees, if elected.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 18:00