California governor chooses labor leader and Democratic insider to fill Feinstein's Senate seat
When California Gov. Gavin Newsom needed to fill the U.S. Senate seat of his late mentor Dianne Feinstein, he could have turned to a big-city mayor, a member of Congress or a powerful legislator.
Jailed Maldives' ex-president transferred to house arrest after his party candidate wins presidency
Jailed former Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has been transferred from prison to house arrest, fulfilling the campaign promise of his party candidate who won the presidential election runoff.
Jimmy Carter turns 99 at home with Rosalynn and other family as tributes come from around the world
Jimmy Carter put off his usual Sunday practice of watching church services online to instead celebrate his 99th birthday with his wife, Rosalynn, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Plains.
A populist ex-premier who opposes support for Ukraine leads his leftist party to victory in Slovakia
A populist former prime minister and his leftist party have won parliamentary elections in Slovakia, staging a political comeback after campaigning on a pro-Russian and anti-American message.
Anti-abortion groups are at odds on strategies ahead of Ohio vote. It could be a preview for 2024
Abortion opponents in Ohio are at odds over how to frame their opposition to a reproductive rights amendment on the state’s November ballot and over longer-term goals on how severely they would restrict the procedure.
A populist, pro-Russia ex-premier looks headed for victory in Slovakia's parliamentary elections
A populist former prime minister who campaigned on a pro-Russian and anti-American message looks to be heading for victory in the early parliamentary election in Slovakia, according to preliminary results.
Slovakia election pits a pro-Russia former prime minister against a liberal pro-West newcomer
Voters in Slovakia are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election that pits a populist former prime minister who campaigned on a pro-Russia and anti-American message against a liberal, pro-West newcomer.
Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk seeks to boost his election chances with a rally in Warsaw
Poland’s opposition leader Donald Tusk is leading a march in Warsaw on Sunday aimed at energizing supporters and winning new hearts in his against-the-odds battle to unseat the right-wing government in the nation’s upcoming parliamentary election.
Maldives opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz wins the presidential runoff, local media say
Media in the Maldives say opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz, who supports closer ties between the Indian Ocean archipelago and China, won the presidential runoff on Saturday with more than 53% of the vote.
Trump animates California Republicans with calls to shoot people who rob stores
In an occasionally dark and profane speech, Donald Trump on Friday sought to win over Republicans in California by complaining that rich people in Beverly Hills smell bad because they’re denied water, reiterating lies about widespread election fraud and calling on police to shoot people robbing stores.
Trump goes to Michigan to rail against Biden's electric vehicle push while GOP rivals debate
As his Republican rivals sparred onstage in California at their second primary debate, Donald Trump was in battleground Michigan Wednesday night working to win over blue-collar voters in the midst of an autoworkers’ strike.
Capitol rioter who trained for a 'firefight' with paintball gets over four years in prison
A California man whom prosecutors say was fixated on arresting Democratic leaders and training for combat with paintball fights after the 2020 presidential election has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot.
Trump lawyers say prosecutors want to 'silence' him with gag order in his federal 2020 election case
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are slamming prosecutors’ request for a narrow gag order in his 2020 election subversion case in Washington, calling it an effort to “unconstitutionally silence” his political speech.
Trump argues First Amendment protects him from 'insurrection' cases aimed at keeping him off ballot
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are arguing that attempts to kick him off the presidential ballot under a rarely used constitutional clause for engaging in “insurrection” are improper attempts to interfere with his freedom of speech.
Texas Supreme Court lets state law eliminating Harris County elections chief stand, for now
The ruling means the November elections in the state’s largest county will be overseen by two other county officials. Legislators targeted Harris County’s elections department after taking issue with the way the 2022 elections were run.
Political dominoes could fall in Houston as 2 longtime Democrats campaign for mayor
State Sen. John Whitmire, first elected in 1982, and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, in office since 1995, could be vacating seats that haven’t been open for decades. The election calendar, however, may bring a tough decision for one or both.
Texas Sen. Roland Gutierrez enters Democratic primary targeting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2024
Known for pushing gun restrictions after the Uvalde school shooting in his district, Gutierrez will vie for the opportunity to take on Republican Cruz in the general election. U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, is already running in the primary.
GOP donor, voter fraud activist is a finalist to run elections in Tarrant County
Karen Wiseman previously sued former election administrator Heider Garcia and participated in a right-wing group’s search for 2020 voter fraud. She’s one of the three finalists, none of which have experience running elections.
A year after SA voters approved $2.25 million in city bond money to expand K9s For Warriors, organization lays off staff
A little over a year after San Antonio residents voted to approve millions of dollars in funding to expand the footprint of K9s For Warriors here, the organization has instead laid off some of its staff.