U.S. Elections

The U.S. launched an airstrike against Houthi targets, as the Iranian-backed group is expected to be added to the terror list.

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US strikes Houthi targets in Yemen as group is expected to be added to terror list: The Morning Rundown, Jan. 17, 2024

Colorado's Supreme Court and Maine's secretary of state kicked Donald Trump off the ballot. Some GOP members want it to be up to the SCOTUS.

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Republicans want SCOTUS to decide all 14th Amendment ballot challenges

Here's an indisputable truth about Vivek Ramaswamy: He put his money where his mouth is. Here's how much he spent to run for president.

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How much of his own money did Vivek Ramaswamy spend on presidential bid?

Despite the severe weather and legal entanglements former President Donald Trump faces, he dominated the Iowa caucuses.

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Poll: Two-thirds of Iowa GOP voters say Trump fit for office, even if convicted

Former President Donald Trump won the Iowa caucuses, raising concerns amongst advocacy groups over what a Trump second term would look like.

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Advocacy groups preparing litigation in case of Trump reelection

One of the keys to success for independent and third-party candidates is getting on the ballot in enough states to have a chance at victory.

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How does an independent candidate get on the presidential ballot?

The 2024 presidential primaries kick off on Monday with the Iowa caucuses as the GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump, tops the latest poll.

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Trump leads in Iowa ahead of record-cold caucuses, The Morning Rundown, Jan. 15, 2024

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin spoke at Politics and Eggs, a political forum that's a must for presidential candidates.

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Manchin asked about Dems writing him in for primary: ‘Whatever you want to do’

Heading into the 2024 election year, AI-generated misinformation is becoming more dangerous for users on the internet and social media.

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AI-generated misinformation deemed greatest threat in 2024 election year

Newly released footage from the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol shows Democratic lawmakers narrowly escaping rioters.

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New Jan. 6 video shows lawmakers clearing hall just before rioters appear

Hundreds of pages of previously sealed court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein were released to the public on Wednesday.

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Dozens of Jeffrey Epstein court documents unsealed, naming high-profile figures: The Morning Rundown, Jan. 4, 2024

Looking at year-over-year data, people are turning away from cable networks, instead turning to digital news and social media.

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Cable news ratings fall, more Americans turn to digital sources and social media

Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling from Maine's Secretary of State, Senna Bellows, that bars him from the 2024 ballot.

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Trump appeals Maine ruling that bars him from 2024 ballot

A top Hamas leader is killed in Lebanon, sparking concerns the war in the Middle East could expand outside of Gaza and Israel.

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Senior Hamas leader killed in blast in Lebanon: The Morning Rundown, Jan. 3, 2024

As the Iowa caucuses approach, ad spending in the state has spiked with candidates' efforts to gain support and overtake Trump.

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TV ad spending in Iowa spikes as caucuses and primaries approach

To participate in a presidential debate, candidates must meet three qualification requirements. See them here.

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How does a 3rd party or independent candidate qualify for presidential debate?

Maine's Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, barred Trump's name from being on the state's primary election ballot.

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Trump barred from 2024 primary ballot in Maine

At least a dozen people are dead after Russia launched one of its largest missile attacks on Ukraine.

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Massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine kills at least 12: The Morning Rundown, Dec. 29, 2023

There’s a lot of speculation about third-party or independent candidates running in 2024. Here's the latest they can launch a bid.

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Independent presidential candidates won’t have to announce until March. Here’s why.

The Colorado Republican Party is appealing the ruling by the state's high court that bars former President Trump from running again.

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Colorado GOP appeals ruling barring Trump from 2024 ballot: The Morning Rundown, Dec. 28, 2023

Michigan's Supreme Court has ruled that Trump can appear on the 2024 primary ballot — the opposite of Colorado's court's ruling.

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Michigan Supreme Court keeps Trump on ballot, opposite from Colorado ruling

Police and the FBI are investigating threats against Colorado Supreme Court justices following a ruling that bars Trump from the 2024 ballot.

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Security for Colorado Supreme Court justices enhanced after Trump ruling

U.S. officials are set to speak with the Mexican government on Wednesday over the rise in migrants reaching the U.S. southern border.

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US, Mexico to meet as migrants flood southern border: The Morning Rundown, Dec. 27, 2023

Shortly after the unprecedented Colorado ruling on Trump came down, the justices on the bench began receiving threats on social media.

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Colorado justices receive threats after barring Trump from ballot