Trump gathers for Oz, Mastriano in Pa. amid medium-term concerns

Trump gathers for Oz, Mastriano in Pa.  amid medium-term concerns

MYERSTOWN, Pa. — Larry Mitko voted for Donald Trump in 2016. But the Republican from Beaver County in western Pennsylvania says he has no intention of killing Dr. Mehmet Oz, his party’s candidate for the Senate – “no way, no how.” Mitko doesn’t feel like he knows the famed cardiac surgeon, who narrowly won his … Read more

2 men guilty of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

2 men guilty of conspiring to kidnap Gov.  Gretchen Whitmer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A jury on Tuesday convicted two men of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, a swift victory for prosecutors in a foiled plot that was described as a rallying cry for a US civil war by anti-government extremists. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. were also found guilty … Read more

Kenyan calm a day after chaotic presidential statement

Kenyan calm a day after chaotic presidential statement

William Ruto, center, shows a certificate after the announcement of the results of the presidential race at the Center in Bomas, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, August 15, 2022. After last-minute chaos that could herald a lawsuit, Kenya’s committee chairman on Monday declared Vice-President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila … Read more

Colorado GOP deals blow to election denial movement

Colorado GOP deals blow to election denial movement

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Tuesday rejected two of the state’s most prominent election deniers, a setback for the movement to install those who echo former President Donald Trump’s lies about mass voter fraud in positions overseeing voting. Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who gained national notoriety after her felony indictment for her role … Read more

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party’s gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year, according to … Read more

As Senate-confirmed justices end Roe, how will voters react?

As Senate-confirmed justices end Roe, how will voters react?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was the Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative judges, and transform the federal judiciary, that paved the way for the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell set … Read more

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic Senate candidates blasted Johnson for his attempt to deliver fake … Read more

2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff

2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. This year, two of the state’s Republican representatives are fighting to keep their jobs in runoffs against challengers from their own party. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh term and was considered vulnerable after being accused in a 2021 congressional … Read more