As Israel heads back to elections, Lapid stakes out vision

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s parliament voted Thursday to dissolve itself, triggering the country’s fifth election in just over three years and thrusting veteran politician Yair Lapid into the role of interim prime minister as he tries to persuade a deeply polarized nation to embrace his centrist vision . Polls indicate it will be a difficult … Read more

GOP megadonors turn on Trump, seek other options 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

GOP megadonors turn on Trump, seek other options 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

NATO deal between Turkey, Sweden and Finland brings wins for Erdogan

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. Facebook Facebook logo Sign up for Facebook to connect with Yves Herman Reuters NATO officials on Tuesday celebrated Turkey’s lifting of its veto against Sweden and Finland joining the transatlantic alliance, a move … Read more

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party’s chairman quit after the results came out early Friday, saying Conservatives “cannot carry on with business as … 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 key parliamentary by-elections in … Read more

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernández, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … Read more

France reshaped: Election emboldens Le Pen, undercuts Macron

PARIS (AP)-France faced an ecstatic Marine Le Pen on Monday after her party’s far-right candidates sent shockwaves through the political establishment and helped deny President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance a majority in parliament. The surprising breakthrough for the far right – alongside a surge in support for hard-left candidates-undercuts Macron’s leadership, threatens his plans to … Read more

Ex-guerilla rebel Gustavo Petro wins runoff to be Colombia’s 1st leftist president

Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country’s first leftist president. Petro, a senator in his third attempt to win the presidency, got 50.48% of the votes, while real estate magnate Rodolfo Hernández had 47.26%, … Read more

Breaking the Biden Age Taboo

A pastime around our office in early 2021 was guessing when Democrats would begin to point out that President Biden was too old for the job and should pack it in. The consensus was after a drubbing in the midterm election, but congrats to the colleague (he knows who he is) who figured sometime early … Read more