California’s Senate primary could fell two prominent Democrats and elevate Republican Steve Garvey

LOS ANGELES — California’s Senate race was expected to be a three-way Democratic prizefight, but the possibility of a record-low turnout is elevating the chances of Republican Steve Garvey, a former baseball star, and could derail the congressional careers of two prominent progressives. In a year headlined by a likely presidential rematch that many Americans … Read more

GOP lawmakers try to thwart abortion rights ballot initiative in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature is trying to thwart a proposed ballot initiative that would enable voters to protect abortion rights in the state constitution. The initiative’s leader says the GOP efforts threaten the state’s tradition of direct democracy. Supporters need about 35,000 valid signatures submitted by May 7 to qualify for the … Read more

Republicans vote to make it harder to amend Missouri Constitution

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican lawmakers on Thursday voted to make it harder to change the Missouri Constitution amid a campaign to restore abortion rights through a voter-backed constitutional amendment. Currently, Missouri constitutional changes are enacted if approved by a majority of votes statewide. State senators voted 22-9 along party lines to also require a … Read more

Nikki Haley and Donald Trump face off

South Carolina voters on Saturday are casting their ballots, deciding between former President Donald Trump or their former governor, Nikki Haley. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET after which votes will be counted and the winner announced. Haley intends to speak once the winner is declared. Trump is holding a watch party in South Carolina … Read more

Biden creates anti-Trump war chest

US President Biden arrives to board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on December 20, 2023, as he departs for Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mandel Ngan | Afp | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s $140 million campaign war chest has been bolstered by a group of loyal advisers and fundraisers that some party strategists … Read more

Nikki Haley vows to stay in 2024 race, after raising $16.5 million in January

Nikki Haley hosts a rally in Conway as part of her swing in the Palmetto State leading up to the State’s primary, in Conway SC, United States on January 28, 2024.  Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images Former South Carolina governor and GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Tuesday delivered a clear message: she has … Read more

Things to know about California’s Proposition 1

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California voters this March will decide on a statewide ballot measure that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said would transform the outdated mental health system and address the ongoing homelessness crisis. Proposition 1, the only statewide initiative on the March 5 ballot, is also one of the most complicated and lengthy measures in … Read more

Dems tout special election win as a blueprint to beat Trump, GOP

Democratic U.S. House candidate Tom Suozzi celebrates his victory in the special election to replace Republican Rep. George Santos on February 13, 2024 in Woodbury, New York.  Stephanie Keith | Getty Images Democrats aren’t just breathing a sigh of relief after flipping a red seat blue in New York’s special election — they’re taking notes. … Read more

Prabowo leads in unofficial presidential vote count

Indonesia’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto gestures after he cast his ballot to vote in the country’s presidential and legislative elections at a polling station in Bogor on February 14, 2024. Indonesians began voting for a new president on February 14 with Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto the frontrunner to lead Southeast Asia’s biggest economy despite concerns … Read more

House Republicans impeach Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas holds a press conference at a U.S. Border Patrol station on January 08, 2024 in Eagle Pass, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images House Republicans on Tuesday impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the second time in American history that a Cabinet member has been impeached. By … Read more