DeSantis knocks Haley over Civil War remarks: 'Incomprehensible word salad'

(The Hill) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) went after fellow GOP candidate Nikki Haley on Thursday over her remarks failing to acknowledge slavery as the cause of the Civil War. The Florida governor told reporters in Iowa that Haley’s explanation for the Civil War was “incomprehensible word salad” and called her “not a candidate … Read more

Nikki Haley Hit With Brutal Question From Voter After ‘Last Night’s Slavery Thing’

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Exiting MPs share their views on the state of politics: ‘Toxic atmosphere’ – National

The next election isn’t scheduled until 2025, but several MPs have already said they do not plan on seeking another term. Prior to the House of Commons rising for the winter break, Global News spoke with some of them about how politics has changed since they were first elected, and their concerns for younger parliamentarians. … Read more

Sen. Rick Scott: 'Cowards swatted my home'

(NewsNation) — Sen. Rick Scott’s home was swatted Wednesday night in what he calls a “sick attempt” to “terrorize” his family. The Naples Police Department responded to the Florida Republican’s home at 9:02 p.m. after receiving a call from someone claiming there was a shooting. Within 15 minutes, the police department said they were able … Read more

Chinese spy balloon used US internet provider to communicate: Report

(NewsNation) — A Chinese spy balloon that flew across the United States for a week in February reportedly used a U.S. internet service provider to communicate. U.S. intelligence officials determined the balloon connected to the U.S.-based company to send and receive communications to China primarily for navigation, according to NBC News. The news outlet cited … Read more

Maine disqualifies Donald Trump from 2024 primary ballot

Maine’s top election official has disqualified Donald Trump from the state ballot in next year’s US presidential primary election, becoming the second state to bar the former president for his role in the attack on the Capitol. Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, concluded that Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in … Read more

Pegasus spyware targeted Indian journalists: Amnesty

(NewsNation) — Two prominent Indian journalists were among those recently targeted with the notorious Pegasus spyware on their iPhones, according to an investigation by Amnesty International. The nonprofit advocacy group’s findings lend credibility to warnings from Apple, which notified multiple Indian opposition leaders back in October that they were possibly the target of state-sponsored iPhone … Read more

Biden hits Haley over Civil War response

President Biden took a swipe at Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley for failing to mention slavery while responding to a question about the cause of the Civil War. Reposting a video of Haley’s response during a Wednesday town hall in New Hampshire, Biden offered a response on X, formerly known as Twitter: “It was about … Read more

Nikki Haley doesn't mention slavery when asked what caused the Civil War. She later walks that back

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley was asked at a New Hampshire town hall about the reason for the Civil War, and she didn’t mention slavery in her response. She walked back her comments hours later. Asked during Wednesday night’s town hall in Berlin what she believed had caused the war — … Read more

Trump, Hunter Biden share unlikely gambit: Both say they're unfairly targeted

The details underlying former President Trump’s and Hunter Biden’s prosecutions may be worlds apart, but both men are turning to an unlikely gambit in bids to have their cases tossed: arguing the cases themselves amount to unfair targeting. Trump is facing charges over efforts to remain in power after losing the 2020 election, while Biden … Read more