Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 13:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a landslide victory in a primary election for leadership of the ruling Likud party. Official results announced early Friday showed Netanyahu capturing 72% of the votes, compared with 28% for challenger Gideon Saar. Earlier, Netanyahu had declared a “huge victory.” A Likud party member sits by ...

UK exit poll suggests majority for Johnson’s Conservatives

Europe 12/12/19, 12:41

An exit poll in Britain’s election projected Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party would likely win a solid majority of seats in Parliament, a decisive outcome that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. The survey, released just ...

Pro-democracy candidates advance in key Hong Kong elections

Asia & Pacific 11/24/19, 12:17

Pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections, according to partial returns on Monday, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the anti-government protests that have rocked the Chinese territory for more than five months. A record 71% of the city’s 4.1 million registered ...

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

U.S. 11/19/19, 10:20

A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx addressed the ...

Gov. Bevin concedes to Beshear in Kentucky governor’s race

U.S. 11/14/19, 10:21

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race. Bevin made the dramatic announcement outside his statehouse office on the same day election officials across Kentucky double-checked vote totals at his request. Bevin, who trailed by several thousand votes, ...

GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

U.S. 11/11/19, 14:24

Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020. In the latest indication that congressional Republicans are rallying behind ...

Bolivia’s president resigns amid election-fraud allegations

South America 11/10/19, 16:41

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after a day of fast-moving developments, including an offer from Morales to hold a new election. But the crisis deepened dramatically ...

Ivanka Trump: Impeachment aimed at undoing 2016 vote

Politics 11/08/19, 06:31

Ivanka Trump on Friday, Nov. 8, echoed her father's view that the House impeachment investigation is an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. But she called the identity of the impeachment whistleblower "not particularly relevant." President Trump and some of his allies have been pressing the news media to publicize the ...

3rd-party bid? Gabbard’s denials don’t ease Democrats’ fears

2020 Campaign 11/07/19, 00:09

Tulsi Gabbard keeps making her fellow Democrats nervous. The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. She wrote for the conservative-leaning editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. She denounced Hillary Clinton as the "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for ...

UK leader compares rival to Stalin at start of election

Europe 11/06/19, 04:01

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared his main rival to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as he prepares to officially launch the governing Conservative Party's campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Johnson, writing in the Daily Telegraph, says Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party would "raise taxes so wantonly" that it would destroy ...

Dem leads Kentucky governor’s race that is too close to call

U.S. 11/05/19, 22:38

The hotly contested governor's race in Kentucky was too close to call Tuesday night, with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear holding a narrow lead - and declaring victory - over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Beshear had a lead of 4,658 votes out of more than ...

Gabbard drops congressional race to focus on presidential

2020 Campaign 10/25/19, 09:26

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham posts record $3.29M fundraising haul

Politics 10/15/19, 14:17

South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has posted what his campaign says is a record-setting fundraising haul as he seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Graham's $3.29 million raised in the third quarter of this year is the most raised in a single quarter by any candidate in South Carolina's history, ...

Former GOP congressman Pete Sessions eyeing 2020 comeback

U.S. 10/02/19, 02:32

Former Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is expected to run again in 2020, but not in his old Dallas district that Democrats flipped last year. Prominent Republican megadonor Roy Bailey and two GOP operatives with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Sessions will run for the rural central ...

President Trump raises $13M after Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry

2020 Campaign 09/26/19, 15:30

President Donald Trump has received a $13 million flood of campaign cash to bolster his reelection effort following a Democratic impeachment inquiry. House Speaker "Nancy (Pelosi) just called for Impeachment. WITCH HUNT!" his campaign said in one fundraising text message sent Tuesday. "I need you on my Impeachment Defense Team." In the ...

Right Time, Right Place, Right People

Opinion 09/10/19, 19:08

Opinion There is an ancient saying that certain important predestinated events on this earth can only happen when three conditions are present: the right time, or a favorable time considered by the gods; the right place, or superior geographical location and conditions; the right people and the support and unity of ...

Fearing the next AOC, House Democrats hoard campaign cash

2020 Campaign 08/08/19, 11:18

Somewhere out there, the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lurks. So wary House Democrats are amassing campaign war chests to scare off progressive upstarts from challenging them in primaries — or trounce them if they try. A look at 41 incumbent House Democrats who face potential 2020 party primary opponents shows 16 have ...

Hannity to de Blasio: ‘You drive me crazy!’

New York 08/07/19, 22:48

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sparred, clashed and laughed with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday when the Democratic presidential hopeful faced the conservative TV titan. For one hour on cable news' top-rated show, their raised voices overlapped as they disagreed on taxation of the wealthy, gun control, abortion ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2020 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:39

The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): __ 10:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is distancing himself from a trade deal that was a centerpiece of the Obama administration. Biden said on the debate stage in Detroit on Wednesday that he would "renegotiate" the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not simply rejoin ...

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