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RNC Looking at Punishing NBC for McDaniel Mess

Sources say network's access to Republican National Convention could be limited

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee has warned NBC News could pay for its dramatic firing of former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel at the Republican National Convention in July. The network is already facing anger from Republicans, including some sources, upset by the decision to fire McDaniel as a contributor after intense...

Trump Gloats Over Ronna McDaniel's Firing

Former president claims she was ousted at NBC despite saying 'what they wanted to hear'

(Newser) - Donald Trump took shots at former Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Tuesday, hours after she was canned from NBC News after only four days. "Wow! Ronna McDaniel got fired by Fake News NBC. She only lasted two days, and this after McDaniel went out of her way...

NBC Dumps McDaniel After 4 Days
NBC Dumps McDaniel
After 4 Days

NBC Dumps McDaniel After 4 Days

Hire of former RNC head caused furious backlash from presenters

(Newser) - Predictions Tuesday that the end was nigh for Ronna McDaniel at NBC News turned out to be correct. The network, facing open mutiny from presenters and other employees, announced Tuesday evening that it is cutting its ties with the former head of the Republican National Committee. "There is...

Ronna McDaniel's Days May Be Numbered at NBC
Dan Rather on McDaniel Flap:
What Was NBC Thinking?
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Dan Rather on McDaniel Flap: What Was NBC Thinking?

Backlash grows, with at least one report suggesting she will be out soon

(Newser) - The Ronna McDaniel controversy at NBC News isn't going away. Meet the Press host Chuck Todd was the first to criticize his bosses on the air for hiring the former head of the Republican National Committee as a paid contributor. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski followed on Morning Joe...

McDaniel NBC Backlash May Be 'Seminal Moment'
NBC Backlash
May Be 'Seminal
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McDaniel NBC Backlash May Be 'Seminal Moment'

Anchors rebuke hiring of former RNC chief, but it exposes a 'toxic' strategy of cable news

(Newser) - On Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd rebuked his network bosses on Meet the Press for hiring former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. "Many of our professional dealings with the RNC over the last six years have been met with gaslighting," he said. On Monday, Joe Scarborough and...

New NBC Colleagues Give McDaniel a Rough Reception

Flop on election fraud doesn't convince 'Meet the Press' panelists

(Newser) - Inside and outside the network, objections were raised immediately when NBC News hired a Republican Party boss who's slammed the news media and supported Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. On Sunday, Ronna McDaniel was confronted with those criticisms, live, in her...

Say Hello to NBC News' Latest Political Analyst

Former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel will offer her takes on MSNBC as well

(Newser) - If Ronna McDaniel needed a long vacation after stepping down from her seven-year role as the head of the Republican National Committee, she's putting that break off till later. The 51-year-old is starting a new gig as political analyst for both NBC News and MSNBC, with her first appearance...

A Trump Has Just Been Voted In as RNC Co-Chair

Lara Trump will head up GOP committee along with NC Republican chief Michael Whatley

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee voted Friday to install Donald Trump's hand-picked leadership team, completing his takeover of the national party as the former president closes in on a third straight presidential nomination. Michael Whatley, a North Carolina Republican who has echoed Trump's false theories of voter fraud, was...

Lara Trump Launches RNC Bid

Lara Trump

Lara Trump Launches RNC Bid

She's considered a shoo-in, since her father-in-law wants her as co-chair

(Newser) - As expected, Lara Trump on Tuesday launched a bid to be the next co-chair of the Republican National Committee. Her father-in-law Donald Trump wants her in the role after current chair Ronna McDaniel, who lost Trump's support, announced she will step down on March 8. McDaniel's co-chair, Drew...

RNC's McDaniel Leaving After Super Tuesday

GOP leader lost the support of Donald Trump

(Newser) - Ronna McDaniel—having lost the crucial support of Donald Trump —announced her departure date on Monday as leader of the Republican National Committee. McDaniel will step down as head of the organization on March 8, a few days after Super Tuesday voting, reports ABC News .
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Trump Wants Daughter-in-Law as Co-Chair of RNC

Ex-president endorsing Lara Trump to head Republican National Committee with Michael Whatley

(Newser) - Donald Trump likes to hire almost as much as he likes to fire and he's throwing a curveball with his pick to replace Ronna McDaniel at the Republican National Committee—or should we say picks. The former president has backed both Michael Whatley, the RNC's general counsel, considered...

Trump Suggests Changes Atop RNC
RNC Chair
Will Resign

Sources: RNC Chair Will Resign

Ronna McDaniel has informed Trump of her plans, sources say

(Newser) - Sources tell the New York Times that Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, plans to step down after South Carolina's February 24 primary. The sources say McDaniel has informed Donald Trump, who recently expressed displeasure with the job she's doing and said "changes" were likely....

Liz Cheney: 'History Will Judge' Trump Backers

He's an 'existential threat' to the country, says former rep, who does not rule out a third-party run

(Newser) - A vocal critic of former President Trump is backing Nikki Haley's plans to stay in the GOP primary race through Super Tuesday . Liz Cheney said she's "working to defeat [Trump] at every step of the way" during an episode of "Pod Save America" to air Friday,...

Report: Trump Was Recorded Pressuring Michigan Officials

He urged them not to certify 2020 election results in Michigan county, 'Detroit News' reports

(Newser) - Two weeks after the 2020 election, then-President Trump pressured canvassers in Michigan's most populous county to not certify the results, according to recordings obtained by the Detroit News . Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel was also on the Nov. 17 call with the two Republican canvassers in Wayne County,...

Ronna McDaniel Fends Off Challenge, Remains GOP Chair
Reelected GOP Chair Says
This Term Is Her Last

Reelected GOP Chair Says This Term Is Her Last

Vote on Ronna McDaniel reflected divisions in party leadership

(Newser) - After winning reelection by a divided Republican National Committee, Chair Ronna McDaniel said she won't do that again. "This is my last term as chair," McDaniel told Fox News , adding, "It's done." McDaniel said she wants to continue her work on voter registration and...

RNC Leader Fighting to Keep Her Job This Week

Ronna McDaniel expects to survive secret ballot for party's national committee

(Newser) - By week's end, the Republican National Committee is set to resolve a leadership feud that has exposed divisions within the party, per the AP . Those inside the fight believe the days ahead of Friday's secret ballot could get even uglier as rebel forces within former President Trump's...

Ronna McDaniel Mocks Fetterman, Biden Over Speaking Abilities

RNC chair made the same joke twice during interview

(Newser) - Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, did not have anything nice to say when it came to John Fetterman, President Biden, and their respective speaking abilities. During an interview with syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt, the subject of Biden's plans to appear at a campaign event Friday...

GOP Quits Debates, Calls Commission Biased
GOP Pulls Out of Future Debates

GOP Pulls Out of Future Debates

Party wants changes in presidential campaign events after Trump complained

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee had been warning for months about no longer participating in the presidential debates organized by the commission that's held them since 1988. Spurred on by former President Donald Trump, Republicans have picked up their criticism of the Commission on Presidential Debates as biased toward Democrats,...

GOP Censured 2 of Its Own, and a Backlash Is Growing
GOP Censured 2 of Its Own,
and a Backlash Is Growing
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GOP Censured 2 of Its Own, and a Backlash Is Growing

Lindsey Graham is among those accusing the RNC of looking backward instead of forward

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee's decision to censure two lawmakers from its own party is not sitting well with some big-name Republicans. Coverage in multiple outlets quotes GOP members of Congress who say the strike against Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger was misguided and could potentially hurt a party...

GOP Censures Kinzinger, Cheney for Investigating Riot

Republican governor calls it a sad day for the party

(Newser) - The two GOP members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot have been punished by their party. A resolution to censure Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger passed, without debate, on a one-sided voice vote Friday at a meeting of the Republican National Committee, the Washington Post reports. Their...

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