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Christie repeatedly berates Trump in N.H., signals 2024 decision by June

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie sharply criticized Donald Trump on Monday during his first trip this year to New Hampshire, as he kept the door open to entering the GOP presidential primary against his former ally and signaled he would decide by June.

Prosecutors have another foe in cases against Trump: Time

Nothing prevents the Justice Department or the Atlanta-based district attorney from charging Donald Trump if he's indicted in Manhattan. But a bottleneck would make it harder for each case to be tried before the 2024 election cycle is in full swing.

DeSantis dismisses Russian invasion of Ukraine as a ‘territorial dispute’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is dismissing Russia's invasion of Ukraine as a "territorial dispute" and says protecting the European nation is not a vital U.S. interest, firmly putting the potential presidential candidate on the side of Donald Trump and at odds with top congressional Republicans.

How an indictment could affect Trump in 2024

The day many Americans have been anticipating might soon be upon us, with news that the Manhattan district attorney has invited Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury next week if he chooses. Such a big step is often a precursor to an indictment.

Trump’s threat of a third-party run is undercut by ‘sore loser’ laws

Donald Trump hates losing so much that he has suggested he will mount a third-party campaign if he doesn’t win the Republican presidential nomination. But he can’t win that way either, thanks to “sore loser” laws in six states he would need to return to the White House. Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as Arkansas and Alabama, have laws that bar a candidate defeated in a ...

Better than Trump? DeSantis media strategy floods zone with news

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Serious presidential candidates — especially ones competing against a ubiquitous media presence like Donald Trump — have to find ways to grab voters’ attention on the campaign trail or risk withering away. Ron DeSantis’ second term in office suggests he’s preparing to meet that challenge. Florida’s governor has been on a news-making binge since the year began, an ...