Trump leads by wide margin in N.H. primary, Post-Monmouth poll finds

Haley nearly doubles her support from November, but she trails among the Republican Party’s base voters.

By Dan Balz, Scott Clement and Emily GuskinJanuary 22, 2024

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, a possible VP pick, is engaged to be married

Scott and Mindy Noce, a Charleston-area interior designer, began dating about a year ago.

By Michael Scherer and Marianne LeVineJanuary 21, 2024

Trump takes another stride toward GOP nomination with DeSantis dropout

Former president Donald Trump sped toward clinching the 2024 GOP nomination after picking up the endorsement of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, signaling further consolidation behind him.

By Josh Dawsey, Isaac Arnsdorf and Maeve RestonJanuary 21, 2024

Ron DeSantis | 2024 presidential candidate

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is considered the strongest Trump alternative among GOP contenders. Here's what to know about the 2024 presidential candidate.

By Washington Post staffJanuary 21, 2024

Ron DeSantis ends presidential campaign, endorses Trump

The campaign by the Florida governor steadily deflated as he struggled to connect with voters and convince Republicans to swap Donald Trump for a younger, more disciplined champion of his ideas.

By Hannah Knowles and Josh DawseyJanuary 21, 2024


Was the notion of a competitive Republican primary just a mirage?

With Ron DeSantis bowing out Sunday, the race for the GOP nomination is down to two, and Donald Trump looks to run away with it.

By Dan BalzJanuary 21, 2024

Haley needs a New Hampshire jolt to stop Trump. But where’s the energy?

Historically, New Hampshire has been abuzz in the final days before the presidential primary. But not this time, with Trump on an apparent glide path to the nomination.

By Dan BalzJanuary 20, 2024

Trump-supportive Republicans have harder-line views on immigration

The issue that drove Donald Trump’s original presidential bid remains a divider within his party.

By Philip BumpJanuary 19, 2024

Ron DeSantis now thinks maybe icing out mainstream press was a bad move

DeSantis’s pre-postmortum is now underway.

By Philip BumpJanuary 18, 2024

From Trump’s perch, every slope is a slippery one

One of the ways the former president maintains the loyalty of his audience is by presenting every event or possibility as apocalyptic.

By Philip BumpJanuary 18, 2024

Loyalty, long lines, ‘civil war’ talk: A raging movement propels Trump

The former president has trounced GOP rivals offering similar policy agendas, boosted by a fervent base that treats him with singular veneration.

By Hannah Knowles and Meryl KornfieldJanuary 21, 2024

DeSantis drops out just days before New Hampshire primary

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.

By Mariana Alfaro, Dylan Wells, Marianne LeVine, Hannah Knowles, Sabrina Rodriguez, Maeve Reston and Isaac ArnsdorfJanuary 21, 2024

Candidates span New Hampshire in last push for voters before primary

Republican candidates this week turned their focus to New Hampshire, where voters will cast ballots Tuesday in the nation’s first primary.

By Washington Post staffJanuary 21, 2024

Allegations against Georgia prosecutors likely damaged case against Trump

For nearly two weeks the Fulton County district attorney prosecuting Trump and his allies has not responded to misconduct allegations. Damage has already been done to the case.

By Amy Gardner and Holly BaileyJanuary 21, 2024

Trump recruits South Carolina leaders to undermine Haley ahead of N.H. primary

The New Hampshire primary may be two days away, but Donald Trump is surrounding himself with South Carolina Republicans.

By Sabrina RodriguezJanuary 21, 2024

N.H.’s primary pushed the GOP to fix acid rain. Climate change is another story.

Three decades ago, Republicans in New Hampshire’s primary rallied around solving acid rain. Now, the presidential contenders dismiss climate change.

By Michael KranishJanuary 21, 2024

Inside New Hampshire Gov. Sununu’s drive to stop Trump, boost Haley

Tuesday’s presidential primary is a microcosm of the struggle of old-school Republicans to wrest the party away from Donald Trump

By Joanna Slater and Maeve RestonJanuary 21, 2024

Elise Stefanik generates VP speculation as she campaigns with Trump

Rep. Elise Stefanik’s shift from moderate to MAGA has drawn speculation on her prospects as Donald Trump’s pick for vice president if he wins the nomination.

By Marianne LeVine, Michael Kranish and Leigh Ann CaldwellJanuary 21, 2024

Trump, Haley duel ahead of N.H. primary; DeSantis stumps in S.C.

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.

By Azi Paybarah, Marianne LeVine, Dylan Wells, Hannah Knowles, Sabrina Rodriguez and Maeve RestonJanuary 20, 2024

OpenAI suspends bot developer for presidential hopeful Dean Phillips

It’s the ChatGPT maker’s first known action against the use of its technology in a political campaign.

By Elizabeth DwoskinJanuary 20, 2024

New Hampshire’s independents could drive Republican primary outcome

Independent voters, who can cast a ballot in either party’s primary, are seen as key to the outcome in Tuesday’s GOP contest. But their political leanings are complex.

By Maeve Reston, Marianne LeVine and Colby ItkowitzJanuary 20, 2024

Haley questions Trump’s mental fitness, citing New Hampshire rally flub

Nikki Haley has made mental competence tests a central part of her pitch, but Saturday marked the first time she had targeted Donald Trump so directly.

By Dylan WellsJanuary 20, 2024

Former GOP presidential candidate Tim Scott endorses Trump for nomination

The U.S. senator from South Carolina endorsed the former president on Friday night in New Hampshire.

By Azi Paybarah and Isaac ArnsdorfJanuary 19, 2024

A ‘whale’ of a tale: Trump continues to distort cognitive test he took

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a test aimed at detecting dementia or cognitive decline, never included the combination of animals Trump identified this week.

By Ashley Parker and Dan DiamondJanuary 19, 2024

Louisiana legislature approves new congressional map with second majority-Black district

The new congressional map was drawn after a federal court found that the existing map illegally diminished Black voting power.

By Maegan VazquezJanuary 19, 2024