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Nikki Haley vows to remain in Republican major race

Nikki Haley will sq. as much as Donald Trump in one other Republican major on Tuesday, this time in Michigan, and can be hoping to place in one other respectable displaying and run her rival shut, even when she doesn’t consider she will be able to win, to justify her dogged insistence on staying within the contest for Super Tuesday on 5 March.

Ms Haley was overwhelmed once more in her residence state of South Carolina on Saturday and suffered an additional blow in its aftermath when she misplaced the help of Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), the political wing of the conservative donor community led by billionaire Charles Koch, which introduced it could now not be supporting her marketing campaign.

AFP senior adviser Emily Seidel reacted in a memo on Sunday: “With the South Carolina presidential primary this weekend and the Senate engagement really heating up, it’s time to take stock of where we are and – as we always do – make sure we’re optimising our resources for maximum impact towards our goals.”

Mr Trump significantly relished the information, writing on Truth Social that “Charles Koch and his group got played for suckers right from the beginning”.

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Biden assembly with congressional leaders in last-ditch bid to keep away from authorities shutdown

President Joe Biden is about to fulfill with the highest House and Senate leaders within the Oval Office on Tuesday morning in a last-ditch try and push them in the direction of protecting the whole thing of the federal authorities funded previous the top of this week.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are assembly with Mr Biden at 11.30am ET within the Oval Office of the White House for discussions on the best way to finish the deadlock over federal budgeting attributable to Republican hardliners within the House.

Oliver O’Connell27 February 2024 16:33

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Watch: Biden talks age with Seth Meyers

Oliver O’Connell27 February 2024 16:30

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Inside the chaotic Republican rivalry that might swing the 2024 election

Michigan residents will on Tuesday assist determine whether or not Donald Trump or Nikki Haley will symbolize the Republican Party on this 12 months’s presidential election.

After the general public has its say, native Republican officers will meet at a celebration conference on Saturday 2 March so as to add their very own votes in a two-stage major course of.

But this 12 months, there can be not one however two duelling conventions, convened by two rival occasion leaders – each of whom declare they’re the true one.

Such is the chaos that has engulfed the Great Lake State’s GOP since its disastrous displaying within the 2022 midterm elections, which noticed Democrats take each homes of the state legislature and the governor’s seat for the primary time in a long time.

Io Dodds takes a have a look at what’s occurring:

Oliver O’Connell27 February 2024 16:15

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Senate Democrats name on Congress to go laws defending entry to IVF

Senate Democrats, led by Tammy Duckworth, have referred to as on Congress to go laws defending entry to IVF.

Says Senator Duckworth: “For years, I’ve warned that they’d come for IVF. The Alabama Supreme Court ruling is a direct result of Donald Trump’s promise to overturn Roe v Wade.

“We can’t wait. We must pass my bill to establish a nationwide right to access IVF for all. Now.”

Watch her remarks alongside Senator Patty Murray and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer:

Oliver O’Connell27 February 2024 15:50

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What is a authorities shutdown and why do they occur?

President Joe Biden is assembly with high congressional leaders on the White House on Tuesday within the hope of averting the onset of a partial authorities shutdown on the finish of the week.

Unless a brand new spending invoice might be agreed earlier than Friday 1 March, funding for the departments of agriculture, vitality, home and concrete growth, transportation and veterans affairs will expire.

What’s extra, the departments of justice, state and defence will in flip discover themselves with out money from Friday 8 March.

Joe Sommerlad explains what’s happening:

Oliver O’Connell27 February 2024 15:30

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Watch: Biden jokes about ‘Dark Brandon’

Oliver O’Connell27 February 2024 14:52

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Biden and Trump plan to travel to the border on Thursday

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are both set to visit the US-Mexico border on Thursday following the breakdown of congressional talks on immigration legislation and as immigration takes centre stage for their 2024 campaigns.

Andrew Feinberg and Gustaf Kilander have more.

Oliver O’Connell27 February 2024 14:45

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Hunter Biden speaks out about his sobriety – and why it’s key to stopping Trump

President Joe Biden has reportedly stated in personal that Republicans’ assaults on his son Hunter, in addition to the legal expenses going through him, are placing a pressure on his household and will immediate his son to relapse, noting his household struggles with habit.

Hunter Biden stated on Monday that he views his sobriety as vital in his personal life and in protecting Trump from profitable the 2024 election.

Here’s Gustaf Kilander’s report.

Joe Sommerlad27 February 2024 14:00

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Biden says ‘we’re shut’ on a ceasefire settlement in Gaza

While in New York, President Joe Biden advised reporters that he hoped a ceasefire settlement in Gaza can be reached “by the end of the weekend.”

“My national security advisor tells me that we’re close, we’re close, we’re not done yet. My hope is by next Monday we’ll have a ceasefire,” he added.

Andrew Feinberg has extra.

Joe Sommerlad27 February 2024 13:00

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Trump squares off towards Haley in Michigan major

Michigan residents will on Tuesday assist to determine whether or not Donald Trump or Nikki Haley will symbolize the Republican Party on this 12 months’s presidential election .

After the general public has its say, native Republican officers will meet at a celebration conference on Saturday 2 March so as to add their very own votes in a two-stage major course of.

But this 12 months, there can be not one however two duelling conventions, convened by two rival occasion leaders – each of whom declare they’re the true one.

Such is the chaos that has engulfed the Great Lake State’s GOP since its disastrous displaying within the 2022 midterm elections, which noticed Democrats take each homes of the state legislature and the governor’s seat for the primary time in a long time.

Here’s extra from Io Dodds.

Joe Sommerlad27 February 2024 12:00

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/michigan-primary-ballot-republican-polls-live-b2503275.html