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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 scores battle, it has been revealed.

Nielsen scores launched on Thursday discovered that round 4.4 million folks tuned in to look at 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 arduous, 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 beneath manner.

With the 2024 Iowa caucuses looming, Republican Party candidates for president are making their last 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 arduous for second place within the hope it should give them the enhance they want forward of the New Hampshire major.


Trump claims he’s chosen his operating mate

During the city corridor, Mr Trump hinted that he has made his thoughts up about who to faucet to be his operating mate – however refused to spill the main points to hosts Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 15:30


Biden says Trump ‘already is’ Herbert Hoover

“When there’s a crash, I hope it’s in the next 12 months because I don’t want to be Herbert Hoover,” Mr Trump stated, throughout a Lindell TV interview with Lou Dobbs on Monday.

The remark alluded to the thirty first US president, who succeeded Calvin Coolidge on the tail-end of the Roaring Twenties earlier than swiftly being hit by the Wall Street Crash within the autumn of 1929 after which voted out of workplace in 1932 because the Great Depression hit.

In his personal video, posted on Thursday, Mr Biden blasted Mr Trump’s personal report in workplace.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 15:00


Top takeaways from the final GOP debate earlier than the Iowa caucuses

What did we study from the final Republican debate earlier than the Iowa caucuses? John Bowden opinions what was stated and what it may imply for the race to be the GOP presidential nominee…

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 14:30


‘Just like he said’: Biden pounces on Trump’s boast about overturning Roe v Wade

During a city corridor occasion in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday evening, Mr Trump boasted about eradicating the constitutional proper to abortion, saying, “for 54 years, they were trying to get Roe v Wade terminated. And I did it and I’m proud to have done it”.

The Biden-Harris HQ account on X, previously Twitter, wrote on Wednesday evening that Mr Trump bragged in regards to the overturning of Roe v Wade.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 14:00


The day-one dictator

Former president Donald Trump on Wednesday once more vowed to grab dictatorial powers if elected to the nation’s highest workplace as soon as extra however tried to stroll again his regularly made promise to actual retribution on his political enemies throughout a second time period within the White House.

The disgraced former president, who’s at the moment dealing with greater than 90 felony costs in 4 separate jurisdictions and is scheduled to go on trial in March for trying a coup to maintain himself in workplace after dropping the 2020 election, promised to spend his first day of a second time period ruling as an autocrat throughout a city corridor broadcast on Fox News forward of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.

Asked by a voter within the Hawkeye State – the place temperatures have dropped under freezing – how he’d reply to critics who argue that restoring to him to energy would unleash untold chaos upon the nation, Mr Trump replied that the chaos of his first time period was the fault of Democrats within the House of Representatives and legislation enforcement officers who performed investigations into his conduct.

Andrew Feinberg12 January 2024 13:30


What to be careful for in Iowa, the primary contest of the 2024 election season

It’s lastly right here: the primary check of the Republican major subject by the hands of voters.

Four distinguished Republican candidates have charged into the Buckeye state hoping for various outcomes. Donald Trump, the frontrunner, needs a convincing victory to sign to voters (and donors) that the race is all however wrapped up. Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis are hoping for shock successes that may give them the momentum wanted to overhaul Mr Trump in later states, akin to New Hampshire. And Vivek Ramaswamy is hoping for a shot of adrenaline within the coronary heart of his struggling marketing campaign following an unceremonious exclusion from the talk stage lineup.

Chris Christie, seeing himself wholly uncompetitive within the first contest of 2024 — and dropping floor in New Hampshire — has thrown within the towel.

Political analysts hoping for clues in regards to the trajectory of the remainder of the first, and most crucially a solution to the query of whether or not anybody has an opportunity at beating Mr Trump, are additionally Iowa carefully. Monday’s outcomes will doubtless decide the destiny of a number of candidates, whereas additionally offering a window for hypothesis in regards to the normal election.

Here’s what The Independent is keeping track of over the weekend:

John Bowden12 January 2024 13:00


Haley to DeSantis: ‘You’re simply so determined’

The pair argued as they mentioned potential cuts to social safety, with the Florida governor accusing Ms Haley of being in favour of sending American tax {dollars} over “to pay the pensions of Ukrainian bureaucrats”.

“That is not true. That is such a lie, Ron,” she stated as Mr DeSantis instructed her she was in favour of constant to ship cash over to the at-war nation.

“You’re so desperate. You’re just so desperate,” she instructed him as she shook her head in obvious disgust.

Graeme Massie watched the talk and filed this report:

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 12:30


Trump nonetheless refuses to decide to Nato

“Would you be committed to Nato in second Trump term,” requested Fox News host Bret Baier throughout the city corridor with the previous Republican president.

“Depends on if they treat us properly,” he stated. “Look, Nato has taken advantage of our country. The European countries… took advantage of us on trade and then they took advantage of us on military protection.”

Namita Singh has the story:

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 11:30


That Christie scorching mic second…

Chris Christie was heard on a scorching mic blasting his fellow Republican presidential candidates earlier than his announcement in New Hampshire that he would drop out.

Mr Christie spoke to somebody named Wayne earlier than his announcement on Wednesday night in Windham, New Hampshire, however didn’t realise that his microphone was on. The former New Jersey governor who endorsed former president Donald Trump in 2016 however staged a marketing campaign all through final 12 months criticising the previous president stated that many individuals didn’t need to hear what he needed to say.

“People don’t want to hear it, Wayne,” he stated. “We know we’re right. But they don’t want to hear it. We couldn’t have been any clearer.”

Eric Garcia was listening…

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 10:30


ICYMI: Chris Christie suspends 2024 presidential marketing campaign

“It’s clear to me tonight, there isn’t a path for me to win the nomination which is why I’m suspending my campaign tonight for president of the United States,” Mr Christie instructed potential voters on Wednesday simply hours forward of the subsequent GOP debate.

Mr Christie reportedly notified allies that he would take away himself from the Republican candidate pool, dealing with faltering polling numbers and stress from Donald Trump critics to discover a viable opponent to tackle the previous president.

“I would rather lose by telling the truth than lie in order to win,” Mr Christie stated.

Oliver O’Connell12 January 2024 09:30