Musk doesn’t own Twitter yet, but conservatives are racking up followers
Carlson’s gain is one of several early signs that Musk’s takeover is already shifting the dynamics of one of the most influential social networks in the country. A Washington Post analysis of hundreds of Twitter accounts found that right-leaning accounts, including Republican members of Congress, received a surge in followers since the deal was announced last month, even as their Democratic counterparts’ followings flatline.washingtonpost.com
Trump's pick for Nebraska governor loses in GOP primary, signaling limits to former president's influence
Charles Herbster Nebraska gubernatorial candidate speaks during the fourth day of the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022 in Orlando, FL. Former President Donald Trump's preferred candidate is projected to lose Nebraska's GOP gubernatorial primary, signaling that Trump's influence in the party has its limits — even in Republican stronghold states. Herbster, a first-time gubernatorial candidate who poured millions into his campaign, has denied the allegations made by eight women, including a Republican state senator. Nebraska's GOP primary was an uncommonly competitive three-way fight between Herbster, Pillen and State Sen. Brett Lindstrom. Donald Trump Jr., the former president's oldest son, had also campaigned with Herbster at multiple stops in Nebraska in the run-up to the event.cnbc.com
Top conservative group fires back at Trump as Ohio Senate primary escalates into GOP civil war
The Club for Growth, long seen as one of the most powerful groups in Republican politics, is sticking with its pick in Ohio’s messy GOP Senate primary despite attacks from top Trump allies backing a rival candidate.news.yahoo.com
Why Is a Trumpy Cable Network Poaching All of Hallmark’s Biggest Stars?
Paul Archuleta/GettyIt’s a sentence that would have blown minds in the ’90s: Full House star Candace Cameron Bure is now embroiled in a quest to build the TV empire of former President Donald Trump’s dreams. Since her ABC sitcom days, the erstwhile D.J. Tanner has become something of an “it” girl on the Hallmark Channel; since 2008, she’s starred in dozens of titles for the cabler. On Tuesday, however, she announced her impending move to GAC Family—a Hallmark competitor funded by a group of invenews.yahoo.com
Let’s Go Brandon Crypto Lawsuit Has Trumpworld Influencers Running for the Hills
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyA new class action lawsuit filed by an investor in Trumpworld’s favorite “Let’s Go Brandon” meme coin claims that some of the token’s key players orchestrated a pump-and-dump scheme.The news marks the latest bit of drama that has plagued the coin since its inception last year and which has persisted since the cryptocurrency relaunched in February. A number of former President Donald Trump’s most loyal fans bought into the crypto hype, onnews.yahoo.com
The Veteran Who Launched A Multimillion-Dollar Effort To Build A Border Wall Has Agreed To Plead Guilty To Fraud Charges
Brian Kolfage publicly promised he wouldn't take a cent after founding We Build the Wall and raising more than $25 million, but prosecutors say he took hundreds of thousands of dollars.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
New York AG asks appeals court to enforce Trump subpoena
New York’s attorney general is asking a state appeals court to uphold a lower court ruling requiring former President Donald Trump to answer questions under oath after a civil investigation into his business practices uncovered evidence that he may have misstated the value of assets like golf courses and skyscrapers on financial statements for more than a decade.
Planners of Jan. 6 Trump rally subpoenaed by House panel
The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to two Republican strategists and a Trump administration official regarding their involvement in the planning and preparation of one of the rallies that preceded the deadly attack.
Appeals court orders release of some Mueller report passages
A federal appeals court is directing the Justice Department to disclose certain redacted passages from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report that relate to individuals who were investigated by prosecutors but not ultimately charged.
Wyoming election changes pushed by Donald Trump Jr. fail
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. waits by Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. – Wyoming lawmakers rejected a measure that would have required candidates to win a majority of votes in primary elections to avoid runoffs — a change endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. in his campaign to undermine Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. Trump Jr. called for Cheney’s defeat after she voted to impeach President Donald Trump over the storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters. But for the most part, Wyoming’s Republican elected officials have continued to support her. AdTwo Republican state legislators —- Sen. Anthony Bouchard, of Cheyenne, and Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper — already have announced they are running against Cheney, Wyoming’s lone congresswoman.
NYC prosecutor leading Trump probe won’t seek re-election
Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trumps tax records. who sees the Trump case through. “I never imagined myself as District Attorney for decades like my predecessors. The Trump case will likely be an early test for the next D.A. Vance’s successor will be just the fourth elected district attorney in Manhattan in the last 80 years.
Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss
3 House Republican, who has faced tremendous backlash in Wyoming for saying Trump should no longer play a role in the party or headline the event. “We’ll see what he says, but our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying at CPAC,” she told reporters. “We have the Republican Party. McConnell has since said he would “absolutely” support Trump if he were the GOP nominee in 2024. Trump hinted at the effort Sunday, voicing his commitment to helping elect Republicans and calling on attendees to join him.
Trump the dominant force at conservative conference
A conference attendee takes a selfie photo in front of a statue of former president Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)WASHINGTON – A conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement turned into an ode to Donald Trump as speakers declared their fealty to the former president and attendees posed for selfies with a golden statue of his likeness. Trump on Sunday will be making his first post-presidential appearance at the conference, and aides say he will use the speech to reassert his power. “If we do, we will lose the working base that President Trump so animated. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., lit into Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. “And I assure you that it will solidify Donald Trump and all of your feelings about the MAGA movement as the future of the Republican Party.”
Impeachment vote becomes defining moment for GOP senator
But the North Carolina Republican’s vote to convict former President Donald Trump should not have come as a shock. AdWith Burr retiring at the end of his term in 2022, it’s a vote that could end up defining his career. Exactly a year later, as the Russia investigation was wrapping up, Burr’s time leading the committee came to an abrupt end. He sided with most Republicans in a vote to dismiss the trial, creating an expectation he’d also vote to acquit. AdSo when Burr stood up to vote for Trump's conviction, many in the chamber wondered if there would be other surprises.
Ivanka Trump tells Rubio she won't run for his Senate seat
Ivanka Trump comes onto stage as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Senate candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)WASHINGTON – Ivanka Trump will not be running for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's U.S. Senate seat in 2022 as she settles into life after Washington. Lara Trump, the former president's daughter-in-law, who served as a chief campaign surrogate, is still considering running for the Senate in North Carolina. And the former president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., remains deeply popular with his father's base. AdIn a pair of friendly statements, Rubio and Ivanka Trump praised one another for their efforts together working on issues like paid family leave.
Hunter Biden's memoir 'Beautiful Things' out in April
This cover image released by Gallery Books shows "Beautiful Things" a memoir by Hunter Biden. Biden, son of President Joe Biden and an ongoing target for conservatives, has a memoir coming out April 6. (Gallery Books via AP)NEW YORK – Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden and an ongoing target for conservatives, has a memoir coming out April 6. The book is called “Beautiful Things” and will center on the younger Biden's well publicized struggles with substance abuse, according to Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Hunter Biden is a lawyer and former lobbyist whose work helped lead to the first impeachment of Trump.
In Wyoming, Cheney faces blowback for vote to impeach Trump
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. House Republicans are expected to vote in the coming days on whether to oust Cheney from their third-ranking leadership post over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. – When Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, decided to vote to impeach a president from her own party, she knew she'd cause some waves. “Washington, D.C., mythologizes the establishment powerbrokers like Liz Cheney for climbing in a deeply corrupt game. “If people are still as angry in the summer of 2022 as they are now, Liz Cheney faces some real problems,” Warfield said.
GOP signals unwillingness to part with Trump after riot
But as the Senate prepares for an impeachment trial for Trump's incitement of the riot, few seem willing to hold the former president accountable. “The political winds within the Republican Party have blown in the opposite direction,” said Ralph Reed, chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition and a Trump ally. After Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer backed impeachment, Republican Tom Norton announced a primary challenge. “We’re getting ready for an impeachment trial — that’s really the focus,” said Trump adviser Jason Miller. And that his political activism or whatever role he would play going forward would be with the Republican Party, not as a third party,” Cramer said.
Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemic
“The golf business has never been stronger. Revenue at the family's golf club in Aberdeen dropped by roughly the same proportion. The financial blow from former clients and business partners cutting ties to Trump is unclear, but it could be sizable. Revenue at that course, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, fell 20% last year to $6.4 million. Eric Trump dismissed the backlash, saying parts of the business that get less attention, such as its commercial buildings, are thriving.
EXPLAINER: Can social media companies boot Trump? Yes
This Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 image shows the suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump. On Friday, the social media company permanently suspended Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence." (AP Photo/Tali Arbel)WASHINGTON – Social media companies decided this past week they had finally seen enough from President Donald Trump. Facebook and Instagram suspended Trump at least until Inauguration Day. That’s not how this works,” said Chris Krebs, when asked Sunday whether censorship by social media companies violated freedom of speech protections.
A farewell to @realDonaldTrump, gone after 57,000 tweets
This Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 image shows the suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump. It began with a May 4, 2009, tweet promoting Donald Trump's upcoming appearance on David Letterman's show. “I said, ‘Let’s call you @realDonaldTrump — you’re the real Donald Trump,’” recalled Costanzo. In its most popular tweet, on Oct. 2, 2020, @realDonaldTrump announced that Trump and first lady Melania Trump had contracted the coronavirus. Trump deleted 1,166 tweets and, in his final months on the platform, had 471 tweets flagged by Twitter for misinformation, according to Factba.se.