Arkansas governor is odd man out in his own state’s primary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Based on the barrage of television ads and mailers leading up to Tuesday’s primary election in Arkansas, it’s obvious who the most influential Republicans in the state are. Tom Cotton’s making the case for fellow Sen. John Boozman, talking up his conservative bona fides while the two-term senator fends off … Read more

AP source: Giuliani interviewed for hours by 1/6 committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, who as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump pushed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol, a person familiar with the interview said Saturday. The interview with Giuliani took place virtually and lasted … Read more

Trump endorses Loudermilk following Jan. 6 committee’s request to cooperate

Former President Trump announced on Saturday he was endorsing Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) two days after the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol requested him to voluntarily cooperate with his probe. “Congressman Barry Loudermilk is a fantastic Representative for the incredible people of Georgia’s 11th Congressional District,” Trump said … Read more

Disinformation board’s ex-leader faced wave of online abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nina Jankowicz, like so many millennials, was excited to share a social media post announcing her new job on Twitter late last month when she was named executive director for a new disinformation board established by the Department of Homeland Security. But instead of well-wishes, Jankowicz’s tweet set off a torrent of … Read more

Beaten Cawthorn rants about ‘Dark MAGA’ and ‘gentile politics’

North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Thursday called for “Dark MAGA” to topple “the Uni-party” and shake up “gentile politics” in his first Instagram post since losing his Republican primary election on Tuesday. The 26-year-old — who angered fellow House Republicans by suggesting that they do cocaine and invited him to orgies in DC — … Read more

2022 North Carolina primary: Cawthron faces challengers

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn faced seven challengers Tuesday in North Carolina’s Republican primary, an early test of whether voters will grant the pro-Donald Trump firebrand another term despite his personal and political stumbles. Several GOP leaders have turned away from the 26-year-old congressman, with some citing a series of unforced errors, … Read more

2022 Midterms: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in US Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and US Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina. The once little-known Budd … Read more

2022 Pennsylvania primary: Live updates on governor’s race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania Republicans prepare to choose a nominee for governor Tuesday, some party officials are twisted in knots over the possibility of a primary victory by a candidate many see as too far to the right to win statewide this fall . Doug Mastriano, a retired US Army colonel and state … Read more

North Carolina primary election: Major outside spending boosts Trump-backed Budd

CNN — Nearly a year after former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd for North Carolina’s open Senate race, the conservative congressman appears in strong position heading into Tuesday’s Republican primary. A Budd victory would deliver the former President another key win during the busy month of May primaries – and in a state … Read more

Former partner, FBI agent to testify against ex-Clinton campaign lawyer Sussmann

Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer will be among the first witnesses against a former colleague who’s charged with lying to the FBI, a prosecutor revealed in court Monday. Democratic election lawyer Marc Elias could be called to the witness stand at Michael Sussmann’s trial in Washington, DC, as soon as Tuesday, said Michael Keilty, a … Read more