Last Updated: 06:08 GMT Saturday, 18 May. 2024

Rule No. 1 to be Trump's running mate: Defend him, but don't steal the show

The cavalry of Republican vice presidential contenders and other party officials inside the courthouse for Donald Trump's criminal trial was so large one day this week that the group initially had trouble arranging themselves in the two rows set aside for guests of the defense team.
Japan Times   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 04:47:00

Trump Falsely Claims He Won Minnesota in 2016 and 2020

In a speech to the state's Republican Party, the former president said "I know we won" there in 2020. But it has been 52 years since a G.O.P. presidential candidate carried Minnesota.
Neil Vigdor / NY Times   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 04:33:55

Trump Is Rarely Silent, but Testifying Would Be 'Really Dangerous'

A grueling cross-examination could torpedo the former president's chances with the jury in the hush-money case.
WSJ   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 03:00:00

Trump Agrees to Third Debate

"Donald Trump agreed on Friday to a third presidential debate hosted by NBC News as the network continued to scramble to secure a televised debate slot," Semafor reports. "The third [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 02:53:38

Anti-Haitian Wall: Dominican President's Reelection Trump Card

A prison-like watchtower casts a pall over an otherwise idyllic tropical beach in the Dominican Republic's extreme southwest.
IBTimes   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 02:12:06

World's cartoonists on this week's events

Drawing the top stories around the globe.
POLITICO / Politico   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 02:00:00

Trump Plans a Campaign Event in the Deep Blue Bronx

The former president, who has sought to make some political appearances around New York as he stands criminal trial, is set to speak at an event next Thursday at Crotona Park.
Katie Glueck and Maggie Haberman / NY Times   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 01:21:19

Trump Visits Minnesota, Hoping Its Political Divide Will Put It in Play

The Trump campaign says it can broaden the electoral battlefield with a play for Minnesota, but the state has disappointed Republicans for decades.
Jonathan Weisman / NY Times   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 01:16:21

Trump's allies are drawing up detailed proposals to implement the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's plans for an unprecedented immigration crackdown, according to people involved in the effort.

Trump's allies are drawing up detailed proposals to implement the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's plans for an unprecedented immigration crackdown, according to people involved in the effort.
WSJ   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 00:39:00

Biden-Trump Debates: What To Know As Trump Pushes For 2 More Faceoffs

The debate developments unfolded quickly Wednesday after Biden formally challenged Trump to two debates in a video announcement.
Sara Dorn, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:36

Debate Commission Chief Thinks Trump Blew It

Frank Fahrenkopf - the chair of the Republican National Committee in the Reagan era and co-founder of the Commission of Presidential Debates - told Politico he thought the Biden campaign [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 23:26:20

US Supreme Court’s Samuel Alito under fire over inverted American flag – a symbol linked to Donald Trump

The justice faced calls to recuse himself from cases involving the ex-US president after a photo surfaced of the upside-down flag being flown outside his home.
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 22:23:41

Trump Campaign Accepts VP Debate Hosted by Fox News, Biden Campaign Rejects Invite

Earlier this week, Trump and Biden agreed to participate in two presidential debates on June 27 and September 10.
David Zimmermann / National Review   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 21:58:27

Trump Wants Two More Debates-On NBC And Fox-Despite Biden's Pledge For Just Two

Former President Donald Trump said he agreed to an NBC/Telemundo debate with President Joe Biden in part to "WIN with our Great Hispanic Community."
Brian Bushard, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 21:41:33

Tim Scott Picks Worst Person You Know to Help Him Become Trump's VP

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is well on his way to winning Donald Trump's veepstakes, but the power behind that drive has come from an unexpected ally: Kellyanne Conway. Scott has reportedly been tending to a budding friendship between himself and the former top Trump White House aide, several sources ...
Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling / New Republic   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 21:39:04

Beware the Pettiness of the Powerful

Alas, some of Donald Trump's peculiarities aren't unique.
Paul Krugman / NY Times   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 20:53:19

Another Trump Stooge Admits Exactly Why He Was at Hush-Money Trial

Donald Trump has no shortage of Republican allies willing to help him get around the gag order in his hush-money trial. On Friday, Representative Bob Good, who traveled to New York to attend the trial, spilled the beans. "That's why we went up there, so that we could say the ...
Hafiz Rashid / New Republic   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 20:50:51

Pro-Trump artist releases 100 penis-shaped balloons with judge's face on

A pro-Donald Trump artist has released 100 penis-shaped balloons outside Manhattan's Criminal Court as the ex-President's hush money trial continues. Scott Lobaido, an activist from Staten Island, released the "art installation" with a number of Trump's legal foes pictured on the phallic blimps. US Special Council Jack Smith, Manhattan Judge ...
Jack Walters / GB News   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 19:48:22

ICYMI: The perfect Putin pick for Trump's VP, and billionaires are willing to kill democracy

Alito's flag is upside down. So is the Supreme least we know how the Alito house is going to vote come <p calls out 'do-nothing' GOP for attending 'cult leader's' never a good look to call out from your actual job to <p willing to kill democracy for trillions in ...
Daily Kos Staff / Daily Kos   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 19:35:08

Trump Attends Son Barron's Graduation On Day Off From Criminal Trial (In Photos)

Former President Donald Trump sat front row at his son Barron Trump's high school graduation in Florida.
Brian Bushard, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 19:29:41

Why a GOP governor's pardon of a far-right murderer is so chilling

A vigil for Garrett Foster, who was murdered by Daniel Perry in the summer of 2020. | Sergio Flores/Getty Images A Texas man who killed a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020 was pardoned yesterday. Here's what it says about politics in 2024. Donald Trump advertises his authoritarianism like it's ...
Eric Levitz / Vox   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 19:15:00

Leo Brent Bozell IV Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years for Jan. 6 Attack

Leo Brent Bozell, the son and grandson of influential right-wing figures, shattered a windowpane in the Capitol, pursued a police officer and made his way into the speaker's office during the pro-Trump riot.
Alan Feuer and Zach Montague / NY Times   |   Fri, 17 May 2024 19:14:26

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