J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD Radio’s managing editor. He spent 10 years covering sports, higher education, and politics for the Longview News-Journal and other newspapers in Texas before joining WORLD in 2012 and eventually becoming WORLD’s Washington Bureau chief. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Paul Ryan to GOP: Forget Trump, save yourselves

Campaign 2016 | House speaker urges lawmakers to do what’s best for their districts, even if it means disavowing the party’s presidential nominee
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 10/10/16, 03:27 pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told the House Republican conference today he will no longer defend GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump or campaign for him ahead of next month’s election.

Ryan’s comments came during a morning conference call and shook the campaign a day after Trump’s Sunday debate performance seemed to stem his bleeding support.

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Trump and Clinton tangle in nasty debate

Campaign 2016 | The GOP nominee goes on the offensive amid calls for his withdrawal
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 10/10/16, 08:10 am

A defiant Donald Trump dismissed his recently publicized remarks about women as “locker room talk” and instead attacked Bill and Hillary Clinton for the former president’s sexual misdeeds in a deeply personal debate that was anything but presidential.

“Mine are words, his are actions—Bill Clinton was abusive to women,” Trump said Sunday night. “Hillary Clinton attacked those same women. … I think it’s disgraceful, and I think she should be ashamed of herself.”

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Wayne Grudem rescinds Trump endorsement

Campaign 2016 | The evangelical theologian regrets calling the GOP nominee a ‘morally good choice’
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 10/10/16, 07:26 am

Noted theologian Wayne Grudem withdrew his endorsement from Donald Trump on Sunday and urged the businessman to drop out of the presidential race.

“There is no morally good presidential candidate in this election,” Grudem, a professor at Phoenix Seminary, wrote in a commentary posted at Townhall.

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