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Vaughn Hillyard

Vaughn Hillyard is a correspondent for NBC News. 

Vaughn Hillyard is a correspondent for NBC News. 

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Illinois judge rules Trump ineligible for Republican primary ballot over Jan. 6 riot

The judge put her ruling on hold to give Trump time to appeal before the state's March 19 primary. Illinois is the third state where Trump has been deemed ineligible.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel announces her resignation

Ronna McDaniel said that she would leave her post as chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, following public criticism from Trump.

Fewer grievances, more policy: Trump aides and allies push for a post-South Carolina 'pivot'

A growing chorus of top advisers to Donald Trump is urging him to fixate less on personal grievances and focus on hitting President Joe Biden and unifying the Republican Party.

Draft RNC resolution would slow the party’s embrace of Trump as the nominee

A prominent Republican National Committee member is proposing two resolutions that would put distance between the national party and Trump — at least for a little bit longer.

Alabama's IVF ruling puts Republicans in a political bind

As Republicans struggle to coalesce around a message on abortion, a recent Alabama Supreme Court decision on IVF has put them in a new bind.

'Sinema 2024': Meghan McCain blasts Kari Lake

Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Sen.

Trump compares Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's death to his own legal woes

Donald Trump compared the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to the legal peril he faces, but did not mention Vladimir Putin.

Conservative activist Charlie Kirk helped oust Ronna McDaniel at the RNC. Now the knives are out for him.

Charlie Kirk's antics — including attacks on Martin Luther King Jr., Black pilots and Taylor Swift — have caused a rift in Trump world.

Trump launches a sneaker line

Former President Donald Trump launched his own line of tennis shoes in Philadelphia on Saturday.

A super PAC is helping RFK Jr. get on the ballot. Democrats say that's illegal.

Democrats are accusing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and an allied super PAC of breaking campaign finance laws to get him on the ballot for the 2024 election.

Putin says Biden is better for Russia than a Trump presidency

President Joe Biden has been handed an endorsement from an unexpected and perhaps unwelcome source: the Kremlin.