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Ronald Reagan famously spoke of the 'ash heap of history.' So do several GOP candidates today

Sep. 27, 2023 09:50 AM EDT

The words don't stir the collective national memory like, “ Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." But for students of Ronald Reagan's more notable speeches, “the ash heap of history" may ring a bell, one chiming regularly during the 2024 Republican presidential campaign. ...

Trump rivals try to make headway and other things to watch during the GOP presidential debate

Sep. 27, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A growing sense of urgency hangs over Wednesday's Republican presidential debate as seven candidates fight for momentum on a stage that will not feature the race's front-runner. Former President Donald Trump says he’s so far ahead that it would only...

Want to tune in for the second GOP presidential debate? Here's how to watch

Sep. 26, 2023 17:21 PM EDT

The second Republican presidential debate is drawing near with a smaller onstage lineup than the first event last month. Here’s all of the information on how to watch: TUNING IN The two-hour debate will start at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday. It’s being...

The 2nd GOP debate field will be a little bit smaller — and still missing Trump. Follow live updates

Sep. 26, 2023 14:30 PM EDT

Follow along for live updates on the second 2024 Republican presidential debate, which begins at 9 p.m. Wednesday ET in California. The field's early front-runner, Donald Trump, is skipping the event, just as he did the first. He'll be 2,000 miles away meeting with union workers in Michigan amid a...

Donald Trump's GOP rivals try to attract social conservatives in Iowa at an event he skipped

Sep. 17, 2023 09:12 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hoping to cut into Donald Trump's support at a major Iowa gathering of evangelical Christians, several of his top rivals on Saturday mostly avoided direct criticism of him on abortion and other issues key to social conservatives. The Iowa Faith and Freedom...

Donald Trump isn't backing a national abortion ban. That's not hurting him in the GOP primary

Sep. 15, 2023 22:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump is dominating the early stages of the Republican presidential primary even as he's refused to endorse a federal ban on abortion, allowing some top rivals to get to the right of him on an issue that animates many conservative activists. Aiming...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 15, 2023 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Nancy Mace, R-S.C.; Cindy McCain, executive director of the World Food Program. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Taped interview with former President Donald Trump, a Republican...

Pence rails against Trump's 'siren song of populism' as he tries to energize his 2024 campaign

Sep. 06, 2023 18:44 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence cast the 2024 election as a fight for the future of conservatism and his party as he called on fellow Republicans to reject the “siren song of populism" championed by former President Donald Trump and his followers. ...

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

Aug. 29, 2023 15:37 PM EDT

With more than a year until the 2024 presidential contest, the field of candidates is largely set. Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have dominated the early Republican race as the other candidates look for an opening to take them on. President Joe Biden...

Ramaswamy faces curiosity and skepticism in Iowa after center-stage performance in GOP debate

Aug. 26, 2023 00:07 AM EDT

PELLA, Iowa (AP) — Vivek Ramaswamy has charged back into Iowa, stoking curiosity and skepticism after his attention-grabbing performance in the first Republican presidential debate. The charismatic 38-year-old businessman was met Friday by hundreds of GOP activists in small...