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

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’s ‘too many lies’ attack on Trump is too little, too late

Trump’s opponents seem to be willing to call out his lies only when they involve them personally. And that self-serving approach has hamstrung any efforts to turn the page.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 19, 2024

The House GOP’s growing dilemma on the immigration bill

Republicans seem to be previewing arguments for why it all might fall apart. But Senate Republicans have put the focus squarely on the House GOP.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 19, 2024

How racist was our country? Take a look at the numbers.

As Nikki Haley doubles down on saying the United States has never been racist, here’s a look at where we were in the relatively recent past.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 18, 2024

How Democrats undermine their own anti-Trump message

The White House has apologized for the DNC’s gratuitous statement on Asa Hutchinson. But it wasn’t the only discordant message from a party that has pitched Trump as a singular threat.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 18, 2024

Trump’s unsubtle crusade to cast foes as less American comes for Haley

The playbook is strikingly familiar. He has used virtually the same formula against Barack Obama and Kamala D. Harris.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 17, 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
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Haley gets her ‘two-person race’ with Trump. It doesn’t look promising.

With DeSantis out, we should have a clear picture of the race when New Hampshire votes Tuesday.

By Aaron BlakeJanuary 21, 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

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

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

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

Congress keeps punting on the hard work, then leaving town for recess

The House and Senate approved a stopgap funding bill Thursday, extending their next deadline into March. But now lawmakers will spend most of February away from the Capitol.

By Paul KaneJanuary 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