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Bank Collapse Quickly Becomes Political

GOP contenders weigh in as Biden praises his administration's response

(Newser) - The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and another large bank has quickly become a political issue, with 2024 GOP contenders, or presumed contenders, weighing in and casting blame. CNBC rounds some up, including an all-caps slam from former President Trump.
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Report: Fox Has 'Soft Ban' on Trump Appearances

Per Semafor, network owner Rupert Murdoch wanted to make Trump a 'nonperson' after Jan. 6

(Newser) - Former President Trump has been ranting this week, among myriad things, about Fox News and owner Rupert Murdoch , accusing the network of "going in the wrong direction" and proclaiming that "viewers, and MAGA, are not happy!" What may be partially driving the former president's ire: the...

Yes, She Goes by 'Nikki,' and Critics Should Respect That

Daily Beast essay defends her choice to go by her middle name instead of Nimarata

(Newser) - Now that Nikki Haley has launched her campaign for president, critics have begun revisiting a personal choice she made long ago: She goes by her middle name, Nikki, instead of her first name, Nimarata. "To these gatekeepers of cultural authenticity, Haley must either be Nimarata or a self-hating Indian...

Trump Gets Behind Haley&#39;s Call
Trump Gets Behind Haley's Call

Trump Gets Behind Haley's Call

Former president says that anyone running for the Oval Office should have to pass mental fitness test

(Newser) - The Nikki Haley-Donald Trump dynamic remains an enigma: Days after the former UN ambassador announced her presidential bid in competition with her former boss, while specifically calling out politicians older than 75 as needing a mental competency test (Trump is 76, and President Biden is 80), Trump seemingly got on...

Haley's Call for 'Competency Tests' Roils Bernie Sanders

'Absurd,' senator says of Haley's suggestion that politicians over 75 have their abilities assessed

(Newser) - CNN host Don Lemon has come under fire for a comment he recently made about Nikki Haley being past her "prime"—a remark made after the former South Carolina governor and current GOP presidential candidate noted she thought there should be mental "competency tests" for politicians over...

CNN CEO Slams Lemon: Remarks on Haley 'Unacceptable'

Chris Licht said he was 'disappointed' in anchor for saying on air that Haley wasn't in her 'prime'

(Newser) - A self-admitted "inartful" comment made by CNN host Don Lemon about GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley—a remark that's widely being called sexist by many others—has now earned an official rebuke from his boss. On Friday, the cable news network's CEO, Chris Licht, kicked off his...

Don Lemon Regrets Comments on Women 'in Their Prime'

Critics called his assessment of Nikki Haley sexist

(Newser) - When Nikki Haley announced her presidential candidacy on Tuesday, she called for requiring politicians over age 75 to take mental competency tests. On CNN Thursday, host Don Lemon objected to what he considered Haley's premise, the Hill reports. "This whole talk about age makes me uncomfortable," he...

Trump Has His First Official GOP Challenger

Nikki Haley launches her 2024 campaign for president

(Newser) - Nikki Haley is in. The former governor of South Carolina and UN ambassador formally launched her 2024 campaign for president on Tuesday, reports the AP . "Time for a new generation," the 51-year-old tweeted . The message accompanies a video in which Haley strikes an upbeat tone, reports the Hill...

Nikki Haley Is About to Launch Her WH Bid
Trump May Actually
Want Haley to
Run in 2024

Trump May Actually Want Haley to Run in 2024

Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows ex-SC governor would steal big chunk of votes from Ron DeSantis

(Newser) - Former President Trump says he recently told Nikki Haley to "go by your heart" in her decision to run for his old job in 2024, even though he's also a contender. Now, it looks like Haley's expected candidacy might actually help Trump, siphoning away support for yet...

Nikki Haley Denies Pompeo 'Gossip,' Teases 2024 Run

Former UN ambassador says she did not vie for Mike Pence's job ahead of 2020 race

(Newser) - Toying with a presidential run, Nikki Haley on Thursday denied claims that she eagerly fought to replace Mike Pence as Donald Trump's vice president even as she served as ambassador to the United Nations. The former South Carolina governor calls the claims "lies and gossip to sell a...

Book: Trump Wanted to Trade Puerto Rico for Greenland

Idea to purchase Danish territory wasn't actually his, according to reporters

(Newser) - In an interview for a new book, Donald Trump insisted the idea to buy Greenland from Denmark was all his. Looking at a map, the president wondered, "Why don't we have that?" Trump told husband-and-wife journalists Peter Baker of the New York Times and Susan Glasser of the...

Nikki Haley Drops Big Hint on 2024 Plans

'Just saying, sometimes it takes a woman'

(Newser) - Nikki Haley dropped what supporters saw as a big hint at a 2024 White House bid in a speech at a pro-Israel event Monday night. The former South Carolina governor and US ambassador to the UN criticized President Biden's efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal and added: "...

Trump Praises Kim, Suggests Prompting a China-Russia Fight

Former president addresses a series of issues to GOP donors

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump focused on foreign policy in a speech to major Republican donors Saturday night, drawing laughs with a suggestion for getting Russia and China to fight each other. But he took time to praise North Korea's dictator for his "total control" of the country and...

Nikki Haley Reverts to Praising Trump

Former UN ambassador may require the support of his base in 2024

(Newser) - Nikki Haley maintained that former President Trump was truthful and entirely fit for office during her tenure as his UN ambassador before flipping after the Capitol riot. Trump "lost any sort of political viability," she said earlier this year. "He went down a path he shouldn’t...

Nikki Haley: We Shouldn't Have Listened to Trump

She changed stance after Capitol riot

(Newser) - Nikki Haley refused to criticize Donald Trump for months while he claimed the election had been stolen, but her stance shifted dramatically after the Capitol riot, according to a lengthy Politico profile published Friday. On the day after the Jan. 6 attack, Haley, who served as UN ambassador in...

It&#39;s the Republicans&#39; Turn Now
What You Need to Know
From Night 1 of the RNC
RNC Rundown

What You Need to Know From Night 1 of the RNC

Donald Trump Jr., Nikki Haley among speakers on first night

(Newser) - The Republican National Convention got underway Monday, a four-night affair that will culminate with President Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night. Trump, though, is breaking with tradition and is expected to speak on all four nights. In fact, he made surprise remarks early during Monday's proceedings after being formally...

Nikki Haley, George Conway Are in a Twitter Fight

Former ambassador calls out prominent Trump critic

(Newser) - It's a Twitter fight. This one features former UN ambassador Nikki Haley and George Conway, the increasingly high-profile Trump critic and husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, reports USA Today . The spat began when Conway called Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik , who has emerged as a staunch critic of the...

Nikki Haley Praises Trump as Capable, 'Truthful'

But Rex Tillerson disagrees with another claim by the former UN ambassador

(Newser) - Nikki Haley is making the rounds plugging a new book, and on Tuesday she delivered a robust defense of President Trump on the Today show, reports Politico . "I talked to him multiple times, and when I had issues, he always heard me out,” said the former ambassador to...

Aides Asked Her to Undercut Trump to 'Save Country': Haley

Tillerson and Kelly wanted UN ambassador to join resistance, book says

(Newser) - Rex Tillerson and John Kelly were trying to save the country by undermining President Trump, Nikki Haley says, and they wanted her to help. The former UN ambassador makes the claims about Trump's former secretary of state and chief of staff in a new memoir, With All Due Respect,...

Nikki Haley Is Asking $200K per Speech

Former UN ambassador also wants the use of a private jet

(Newser) - When Nikki Haley resigned as UN ambassador last fall, President Trump said she would "make a lot of money" in the private sector. She's certainly trying: Haley's asking price for a speech is $200,000 and the use of a private jet, CNBC reports, citing seven sources....

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