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Has Trump changed the Republican party forever?



With Liz Cheney out of the race, has Trump changed the Republican party forever?

It’s the end of an era for Liz Cheney and now commentators are questioning whether Donald Trump has changed the Republican party forever.

A Republican purebred, Cheney lost her Wyoming seat to Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman.

Although shocking, the demise of the three-term congresswoman isn’t much of a surprise.

Wyoming is one of the most conservative states in the United States and the population’s political allegiance is deeply intertwined with the mission of Donald Trump.

When Cheney took to the stand and voted to impeach the former President, her constituents got angry.

When Cheney became one of just two Republicans to serve on the January 6 insurrection panel, her voters were up in arms.

They felt betrayed by the woman who was supposed to be representing her state in Washington.

But Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, couldn’t do it.

She could no longer follow the path Wyoming wanted her to take.

A new candidate emerged from the dust

Then along came Hageman, a candidate personally picked by Donald Trump himself with one aim – get rid of Cheney.

U.S. House of Representatives candidate Harriet Hageman fundraised $188,850 from 150 in-state individual donors in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The strategy worked, Cheney will be removed from Congress come January.

But the bigger picture here reveals a much deeper story.

Experts say the result shows how far right the GOP has swung and that Trump’s connection with grassroots Republicans has never been stronger.

For 50 years, the Cheneys have had an enormous influence over Washington.

In many ways, this family represented what the Republican party was.

But now, a new wave is sweeping through, and who knows what will be left in its wake.

TICKER NEWS’ Holly Stearnes spoke with Bruce Wolpe from the U.S. Studies Centre and Ebony Bennett from the Australia Institute.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Bombshell pro-Russian video emerges from Australian Open



A bombshell video has emerged of the father of tennis star Novak Djokovic, amplifying the Russian controversy the Australian Open

Djokovic’s father was seen posing for pictures with a group of Putin supporters after his son won against Russia’s Andrey Rublev, to qualify for his 10th semi-final.

Russian flags have been banned from the Australian Open, but that didn’t stop one fan.

A man was seen holding a Russian flag with Putin’s face on it and wearing a t-shirt with the pro-war ‘Z’ symbol on it.

Four spectators were questioned by police and evicted from Melbourne Park.

After losing her semi-final, Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka hit back at media when pressed on tennis’ relationship with Russia’s war on Ukraine.

She told reporters incidents like Novak’s father posing with Russian fans have nothing to do with players.

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FBI Director discusses classified documents as U.S. lawmakers demand answers



Bipartisan outrage on Capitol Hill as politicians say the Biden administration is stonewalling their quest for answers

FBI Director Christopher Wray is speaking out for the first time after several batches of classified documents were discovered in U.S. President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home and Washington think tank office.

On Thursday, Wray urged lawmakers and officials to be “conscious of the rules” when dealing with classified documents.

The statements appear to be a veiled criticism of President Biden after news broke that some of the classified papers in the President’s possession date back 14-years ago to when Biden was a Delaware Senator raising questions if this is a pattern for the president to mishandle classified information.

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, there is bipartisan outrage as lawmakers say the Biden administration is stonewalling them in their quest for answers.

Currently, both Biden and former President Donald Trump are facing special counsel investigations into their mishandling of classified documents—and just this week, former Vice President Mike Pence turned over classified documents to the DOJ.

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Black box from Nepal plane disaster to be sent to Singapore



The black box recovered from the January 15 Nepal plane crash in Nepal is being sent to Singapore for analysis

The aim will be to identify the cause of the Yeti Airlines crash that killed all 72 people on board.

Both the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder will be examined by experts at Singapore’s Transportation Safety Investigation Bureau.

A government committee is still looking into the cause of the plane disaster.

It was initially suggested the black box be taken to France where the aircraft was manufactured, but Nepalese authorities decided to send it to Singapore.

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