A Dud Debate

Donald Trump must be smiling right now. The former president came out on top by virtue of his absence from the underwhelming second Republican debate on Wednesday evening, where the seven non-indicted presidential candidates traded incoherent interjections and meticulously crafted zingers at the Reagan Library. Former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, … Read more

BEASTMODE: Pence Says He’s ‘Been Sleeping With a Teacher For 38 Years’

Former vice president and 2024 presidential candidate Mike Pence was hot for teacher during Wednesday evening’s second GOP debate, boasting that he’s “been sleeping with a teacher for 38 years.” “My wife, uh, isn’t a member of the teachers’ union, but I’ve got to admit, I’ve been sleeping with a teacher for 38 years,” Pence … Read more

BEASTMODE: Nikki Haley to Vivek: ‘Every Time I Hear You, I Feel A Little Bit Dumber’

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley snapped at fellow 2024 challenger Vivek Ramaswamy for his prolific use of Chinese spyware app TikTok, telling him during Wednesday evening’s second GOP debate that she feels “a little bit dumber” when he speaks. “Honestly, every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber for what you say,” … Read more

Trump Slams ‘Crooked Politicians Like Biden’ in Debate Night Speech at Michigan Factory

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN—In Donald Trump’s world, the Republican primary is already over. That was the former president’s message to the hundreds of supporters who gathered to see him Wednesday evening at a factory just north of Detroit. Trump did not directly reference the Republican primary or any of his rivals, who at the moment were … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Instant Recap from the Second Republican Debate

Why wait until the end to find out what happened? The second Republican primary debate has been underway for several minutes now, which is more than enough time for the Washington Free Beacon to analyze and summarize the candidates’ performances. Enjoy! Ron DeSantis  Vivek Ramaswamy  Chris Christie Mike Pence Nikki Haley  Tim Scott  Doug Burgum  … Read more

Time to Panic? Joe Biden’s Poll Numbers Are Shockingly Bad

Bad news arrived for President Joe Biden over the weekend. An ABC News/Washington Post poll found that Biden is unpopular on multiple fronts, and that Trump may well be the frontrunner in a 2024 general election rematch. “President Joe Biden’s job approval rating is 19 points underwater,” ABC reported. “His ratings for handling the economy … Read more

US Regulators Reject Derivative Exchange’s Plans to Offer Bets on Congressional Elections

The CFTC has denied a proposal by derivative exchange Kalshi to offer contracts allowing people to bet on the outcome of congressional elections. U.S. financial regulators have rejected a bid by prediction market Kalshi to offer bets on America’s congressional elections. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday issued a 23-page order (pdf) disapproving … Read more