Who needs passion or drama? Adam Schiff tries bland and steady in California U.S. Senate race

Adam B. Schiff stepped from a white Porsche Carrera, laced his brown walking shoes and headed down Hill Street in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. He beelined toward the sidewalk, over a bright carpet of confetti, and extended his hand, calling out, “Happy New Year!” to smiling revelers gathered for the city’s annual Golden Dragon Parade. Suddenly, … Read more

South Carolina veterans feel disrespected by Trump. Many will support him anyway

By Nathan Layne and Gram Slattery GREENVILLE, South Carolina (Reuters) – Bill Lyons disapproves of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump‘s mockery of rival Nikki Haley‘s military husband for not joining her on the U.S. campaign trail. But it won’t shake Lyons’ support for the former president. “He should not be disparaging our military. I don’t agree … Read more

Here are five races to watch in 2024

WASHINGTON – The battle for control of the Senate is on – and it’s going to be a tough fight for Democrats. The party currently holds a narrow 51-49 majority in the upper chamber, with the help of three independent senators who align with the left. Republicans need to gain two seats or one seat … Read more

Why legendary South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn wants young voters to ‘be selfish’ this election

Rep. Jim Clyburn, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress, says young and Black voters could easily determine the 2024 presidential election — and that they need to take that responsibility seriously. “Be selfish, young people, and think about your future,” Clyburn, who recently announced he would be stepping down from his House leadership … Read more

GOP Senate candidate’s wife opens up about her abortion: From the Politics Desk

Welcome to the online version of From the Politics Desk, an evening newsletter that brings you the NBC News Politics team’s latest reporting and analysis from the on the campaign trail, the White House and Capitol Hill. Today’s edition features an exclusive interview from NBC News senior national political reporter Natasha Korecki with Nevada Republican … Read more

Lara Trump says she thinks GOP voters would like to see RNC pay Donald Trump’s legal fees

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump‘s daughter-in-law and handpicked choice to help lead the Republican National Committee said she thinks Republican voters would support having the political organization pay the former president’s ballooning legal fees. Lara Trump said Wednesday while campaigning for her father-in-law ahead of the South Carolina primary that she was not … Read more

Lara Trump says RNC needs to raise $500 million, sees interest in paying Trump legal fees

By Nathan Layne NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) –Lara Trump, who Donald Trump has endorsed to be the new co-chair of the Republican National Committee, said on Wednesday that the organization needed to raise $500 million for the 2024 general election and did not rule out using raised funds to pay her father-in-law’s mounting legal … Read more

US Congress members praise Taiwan’s democracy in a visit that’s certain to draw China’s scrutiny

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of United States Congress members met with Taiwan’s president Thursday in a show of support that’s certain to draw scrutiny from China, which opposes such visits and sees them as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the island. A visit by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan … Read more