Supreme Court to hear case on election rule oversight

A crosswalk signal is seen outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting rules for federal elections, without state judicial oversight. If the Supreme Court rules for North … Read more

GOP megadonors turn on Trump, look for 2024 alternatives after Jan. 6 hearings

A video of former US President Donald Trump from his January 6th Rose Garden statement is played as Cassidy Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the Trump administration, testifies during House Select Committee a public hearing to investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol, … Read more

Israeli government collapse means a potential lifeline for Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seen during the 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem, June 23, 2016. Amir Cohen | Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – In what now feels like a familiar story, Israel’s government has collapsed and the Parliament, or Knesset, will be dissolved by Wednesday at midnight. This paves the … Read more

LinkedIn co-founder Hoffman hopes to get more Democrats elected to Congress this fall by beating some in the primaries

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, in an interview at CNBC’s San Francisco bureau, on April 28, 2015. CNBC | NBCUniversal | Getty Images LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman wants to get more Democrats elected to Congress this fall, but first, he has to defeat some Democrats this summer. The billionaire is spending millions on campaigns against … Read more

Double blow for UK’s Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

Campaign posters in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, ahead of a key by-election triggered after Conservative MP Imran Ahmed Khan was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. Daniel Harvey Gonzalez / In Pictures via Getty Images LONDON – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a double blow at the ballot box as his party lost two … Read more

Obama opposed U.S. gas tax holiday, but Biden now wants one

US President Joe Biden stands with former President Barack Obama during an event on the Affordable Care Act, the former president’s top legislative accomplishment, in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, April 5, 2022. Leah Millis | Reuters Former President Barack Obama called opposing a federal gas tax holiday “one of … Read more

Colombia picks 1st leftist president in tight runoff contest

Newly elected Colombian President Gustavo Petro (C) and his running mate Francia Marquez (R) celebrate at the Movistar Arena in Bogota, on June 19, 2022 after winning the presidential runoff Daniel Munoz | Afp | Getty Images Colombia will be governed by a leftist president for the first time after former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly … Read more

France’s Macron loses parliamentary majority; economic reform agenda at risk

French President Emmanuel Macron might have been relieved after getting reelected in April – but his second term in office just got a lot more complicated. His Ensemble! alliance has lost its absolute parliamentary majority of five years following a second round of legislative elections. France’s President Emmanuel Macron speaks to fellow voters as he … Read more

Peter Thiel bitcoin fellow Erik Finman gives up to $20 million to GOP candidates

Erik Finman, who became a bitcoin millionaire by the time he was 18, is spending up to $ 20 million on Republican candidates running for Congress in the 2022 midterm elections. Finman, 23, said he wants to donate $ 10 million toward GOP candidates and political action committees, including Saving Arizona, a super PAC backing … Read more

Boris Johnson remains UK prime minister — but his days are ‘numbered’

Johnson will visit Northern Ireland on Monday to hold emergency talks. Daniel Leal | Afp | Getty Images LONDON – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote of confidence on Monday night but discontent over his leadership is expected to rumble on, with analysts stating that his days in office are numbered. Monday’s vote … Read more