Hillary Clinton endorses in Ohio special election

“Shontel made history as the first Black woman to chair her county Dem party, and she’ll work to help her state and our country recover from COVID,” Clinton wrote on Twitter. Brown’s biggest competition is Nina Turner, a progressive heavyweight and former co-chair of Sanders’ 2020 presidential bid. Turner has already raised over $3 million … Leer más

How a Trump ally rode Trump’s election fraud lie to political prominence

“The hard-core base — Mastriano’s playing to it,” said Carl Fogliani, a Republican strategist based in Pittsburgh. “He has a following among core activists, and he’s trying to grow it out.” A little-known state senator from central Pennsylvania until last year, Mastriano began developing a following among grassroots conservative activists even before the November election … Leer más

The year that broke America’s mayors

“When you’re in the cauldron, making those tough decisions, it becomes much more clear,” Durkan said. “I could either do the job they elected me to do, or run to keep the job. But I couldn’t do both.” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a press conference after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her … Leer más

Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

The march posed a test for Israel’s fragile new government as well as the tenuous truce that ended last month’s 11-day war between Israel and Hamas. Palestinians consider the march, meant to celebrate Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem in 1967, to be a provocation. Hamas called on Palestinians to “resist” the parade, a version of … Leer más

Southern Baptists pick president who worked for racial unity

Stone had campaigned aggressively, including speaking at churches across the country and even appearing on Fox & Friends on Tuesday before the vote. And the Conservative Baptist Network had encouraged supporters to come to the meeting as voting delegates. But in the end, the message that seemed to resonate with voters was that Stone — … Leer más

White House to host July 4 ‘independence from virus’ bash

As COVID-19 case rates and deaths drop to levels not seen since the first days of the outbreak, travel picks up and schools and businesses reopen, Biden is proclaiming “a summer of freedom” to celebrate Americans resuming their pre-pandemic lives. The holiday will see the largest event yet of Biden’s presidency: He plans to host … Leer más

Why Mike Lindell Can’t Stop

More than half a year after Trump lost the presidential election, and with establishment-minded Republicans growing weary of re-litigating its outcome, Lindell has become the embodiment of a specific friction point in the Republican Party’s post-election identity: where the belief that the election was rigged, still widely held among the populist Republican voting base, is … Leer más

Pompeo builds national profile with new political group

Pompeo, who spent three terms in the House before joining the Trump administration, deflected questions about his interest in a White House run, saying that his focus was on bolstering Republican candidates up and down the ballot in 2022. While Pompeo has made trips to Iowa and New Hampshire, he said he also planned to … Leer más

Decoding the NATO summit – POLITICO

As NATO finalized its cyber defense plans, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance will ready itself to respond jointly to any attacks against members in space. Let’s decode today’s communique and NATO’s new draft 10-year strategy Rym Momtaz, senior correspondent, France: There’s a lot more on China in today’s communique compared to 2019 — … Leer más

Pompeo insists Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab

The former Trump administration official is one of the foremost proponents of the lab leak theory, which posits that the coronavirus emerged from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. In March, the World Health Organization called that position «extremely unlikely» in its report on the origin of the virus. But the theory has gained bipartisan support … Leer más