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Taiwan's presidential candidates will hold a televised debate as the race heats up

Dec. 08, 2023 06:05 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The three candidates running in next month's Taiwanese presidential election will hold a televised debate on Dec. 30 as the race heats up under pressure from China. The outcome of the Jan. 13 election could have a major effect on relations between China and...

Two networks announce GOP presidential debates just days apart at same New Hampshire school

Dec. 07, 2023 21:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two television networks on Thursday announced they would hold separate Republican presidential debates at the same location in New Hampshire just ahead of that state's GOP primary next month, but officials at Saint Anselm College said they were only aware of one of the events. ...

House votes to censure Democratic Rep. Bowman for pulling a fire alarm in a Capitol office building

Dec. 07, 2023 16:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House members voted again Thursday to punish one of their own, targeting Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman for triggering a fire alarm in a U.S. Capitol office building when the chamber was in session. The Republican censure resolution passed with a few Democratic...

The GOP debate field was asked about Trump. But most of the stage's attacks focused on Nikki Haley

Dec. 07, 2023 07:47 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Four Republican presidential candidates were given several opportunities Wednesday to criticize former President Donald Trump, who was absent from the debate again. But they mostly targeted each other, with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley taking the brunt of...

Republicans went after one another at lively fourth debate skipped by Trump. Follow live updates

Dec. 06, 2023 22:55 PM EST

Four Republican presidential hopefuls — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — were on stage for Wednesday night's debate in Alabama. The early front-runner for the GOP nomination,...

GOP presidential hopefuls target Nikki Haley more than Trump, and other moments from the debate

Dec. 06, 2023 22:26 PM EST

With the Iowa caucuses rapidly approaching, a shrinking field of Republican White House hopefuls gathered Wednesday in Alabama for the fourth presidential debate. As usual, former President Donald Trump, who is dominating the GOP primary, didn’t appear. Instead, Florida Gov. Ron...

Biden's campaign will not commit yet to participating in general election debates in 2024

Dec. 06, 2023 15:45 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s campaign is not yet committing to general election debates next year, the latest sign that a staple of modern White House campaigns may not be in play in 2024. Quentin Fulks, Biden’s top deputy campaign manager, told reporters...

How to watch the fourth Republican presidential debate and what to look for

Dec. 06, 2023 14:47 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The number of candidates on stage is shrinking, but the fundamentals of Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate may be familiar to anyone who has watched the previous three meetings. No one has yet emerged as the clear Republican alternative to former...

The fourth GOP debate will be a key moment for the young NewsNation cable network

Dec. 06, 2023 13:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — By airing the fourth Republican presidential primary debate scheduled for Wednesday — again, minus Donald Trump — the young NewsNation television network will almost certainly reach the largest audience in its history. Yet with two of the three debate moderators...

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the 2024 candidates

Dec. 05, 2023 14:27 PM EST

The 2024 Republican presidential primary field has narrowed, with Doug Burgum dropping out of the race. The North Dakota governor qualified for the first two presidential debates but missed the third debate and appeared on the verge of not making the stage for the fourth debate, set...