Rishi Sunak is haunted by ghosts of prime ministers past – POLITICO

LONDON — “Back to her old self again” was how one erstwhile colleague described Liz Truss, who made her return to the U.K.’s front pages at the weekend.  That’s exactly what Rishi Sunak and his allies were afraid of.  Truss, who spent 49 turbulent days in No. 10 Downing Street last year, is back. After … Read more

2 Virginia Democrats join race for late Rep. McEachin’s seat

RICHMOND, Va. — Two more Virginia state lawmakers on Tuesday jumped into the crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin, who died last month. State Sens. Jennifer McClellan and Joe Morrissey formally announced their candidacies at events in Richmond and Petersburg. At least five Democrats have now indicated plans … Read more

Some megadonors support Trump super PAC as it backs him for president

Former President Donald Trump may have lost the support of Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman but a super PAC that will back Trump’s latest run for the White House has quietly amassed a small group of megadonors that could be key to financing their efforts to bolster his 2024 campaign. Make America Great Again Inc., a … Read more

Tense overnight violence in north Kosovo, Serbs block roads

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo police and the local media on Sunday reported explosions, shooting and road blocks overnight in the north of the country, where the population is mostly ethnic Serb, despite the postponement of the Dec. 18 municipal election the Serbs were opposed to. No injuries have been reported. The European Union rule of … Read more

Donald Trump Botches Presidential Campaign Takeoff: Analyst

Instead of “taking off like a rocket” after his announcement last month that he’s running again for the presidency, Donald Trump instead appears to be “blowing up on the launchpad,” Guardian political analyst David Smith quipped in an unforgiving story Friday. While Trump’s blunt-speaking angry-man schtick might have appeared fresh and new the first time … Read more

Supreme Court won’t intervene in MyPillow CEO’s defamation case

The Supreme Court says it won’t intervene in a lawsuit in which Dominion Voting Systems accused MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell of defamation for falsely accusing the company of rigging the 2020 presidential election against former President Donald Trump. As is typical, the high court did not say anything Monday about the case in rejecting … Read more

Supreme Court 2022 new term: Affirmative action, voting rights, elections and LGBTQ discrimination cases on the docket

Supreme Court’s rightward turn will continue this term Crawford: Even with Jackson on the bench, Supreme Court will continue rightward turn 03:42 Washington — The Supreme Court is set to gather Monday to kick off its new nine-month term, one that is expected to bring another round of divisive decisions on hot-button issues like affirmative … Read more

UK government abolishes plan to cut tax on high earners in major U-turn

“It is clear that the abolition of the 45p tax rate has become a distraction from our overriding mission to tackle the challenges facing our economy,” Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said in a statement. Rob Pinney | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K. government on Monday reversed a planned scrapping of … Read more

How the far-right got out of the doghouse – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article European far-right politicians just stormed to victory in Italy, after achieving historic results in France and Sweden. “Everywhere in Europe, people aspire to take their destiny back into their own hands!” said Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Rally Party.  But if you think there … Read more

Bolsonaro and Lula headed to runoff after tight race

Supporters of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, react as votes are being counted during the first round of presidential elections in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the leftist Workers’ Party got the most votes in Brazil’s presidential election Sunday, but not … Read more