The Nevada Republican Party has approved new rules for their presidential caucus, which have sparked concerns among some campaigns and critics who believe the rules are designed to favor former President Donald Trump. The rules stipulate that any candidate participating in the state-run primary two days before the caucus cannot participate in the caucus, and Super PACs are also restricted from supporting candidates in the caucus. The party’s decision to hold a caucus instead of using the primary results has raised concerns about potential confusion for Republican voters.
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The U.S. House of Representatives’ Rules Committee has voted to prepare four appropriations bills for debate on the House floor, but the passage of these bills is uncertain due to infighting between far-right and moderate House Republicans. A short-term spending bill may be necessary to avoid government shutdowns, although some Republicans oppose this approach. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy plans to advance the four bills to gain leverage in negotiations with the Senate, but there is potential for further chaos in the House if disagreements persist.
The Republican-led US House of Representatives abruptly ended its work on Thursday due to their failure to advance a stopgap government spending bill, raising the possibility of a government shutdown if Congress does not pass a spending bill before October 1. Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s speakership is in jeopardy following recent defeats, and some House Republicans are proposing separate spending bills with deep cuts that are unlikely to pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate. President Donald Trump is urging Republicans to use government funding as leverage against his prosecution, while the White House is imploring Republicans to stop playing political games and warning of the serious consequences of a government shutdown.
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson has gone into hiding following her testimony about the US Capitol attack on January 6.
Former Trump administration aide Cassidy Hutchsinson alleges that she was forced to leave Washington after testifying against the former president and his allies, prompting her lawyers to advise her to relocate for her safety.
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian, are facing federal felony charges related to bribery and corruption.
Senator Robert Menendez is facing calls for his resignation from several Democrats, including his own state governor, following charges of accepting bribes.
The second Republican presidential primary debate is scheduled for September 27th and will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley, California. Moderated by Stuart Varney, Dana Perino, and Ilia Calderón, the debate will be available for viewing on various platforms including Fox Business, Univision, Rumble, Fox News Channel, and FOX Nation. Former President Donald Trump has qualified for the debate but has chosen not to participate. Other participating candidates include Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Chris Christie. The qualifying criteria for this debate have been raised compared to the first debate, requiring candidates to have at least 3% support in two national polls or 3% support in one national poll and two polls from four early-voting states, along with 50,000 unique donors.
A New York state appeals court judge has temporarily halted the fraud lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James against former U.S. President Donald Trump and his family business.
California State Bar Court Judge Yvette Roland recently halted the disbarment trial of John Eastman to reprimand Steve Bannon for livestreaming the proceedings.