Tag: presidential elections

  • Philippines’ Balisacan to join Marcos cabinet as economic planning minister

    MANILA (Reuters) – Arsenio Balisacan, the head of the Philippines’ anti-trust agency, said on Monday he had decided to accept an offer to become economic planning minister in the cabinet of new President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Balisacan is the first candidate to confirm that he will join Marcos’ economic team. “I will join the new […]

  • Macron appoints a new government in a political rebalancing effort

    PARIS—French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday appointed a new government that mixes high-level dignitaries with conservatives from his previous administration in a bid to rebuild his two-party coalition ahead of parliamentary elections. Mr. Macron tapped Catherine ColumnFrench ambassador to the UK, to the post of foreign secretary, elevating a civil servant who worked in the […]

  • Oz and McCormick still neck and neck in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick Wednesday entered essentially a tie in the hotly contested Republican nomination from Pennsylvania for an open U.S. Senate seat, which is expected to be among the nation’s most competitive races in the fall. The contest was a few […]

  • Close race in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate; Mastriano wins government green light

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s favorite candidate for the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania was essentially tied with a more traditional rival, as his gubernatorial pick picked up a decisive victory on Tuesday as the former president was working to extend his grip on the GOP. Doug Mastriano was already surging in the gubernatorial […]

  • Edwards ousts North Carolina Rep. Cawthorn in GOP primary

    RALEIGH, NC (AP) — First-term U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn has lost her Republican primary race Tuesday to declare Senator Chuck Edwards, after pro-Donald Trump firebrand personal and political blunders resulted in voter discontent. Cawthorn called on Edwards to concede the 11th congressional district primary to Edwards, Cawthorn campaign spokesman Luke Ball told The Associated Press. […]

  • French PM tenders resignation ahead of planned cabinet overhaul

    PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Jean Castex tendered his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office said. Castex’s decision paved the way for a long-awaited cabinet overhaul by Macron who, after his re-election in April, said his new government team should be more “focused”, with fewer ministers. Macron, who must […]

  • Lawyer accused of lying to FBI in Russian probe faces trial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal trial begins Monday for a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign attorney accused of lying to the FBI while investigating potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016. The case against Michael Sussmanna cybersecurity lawyer who represented the Clinton campaign in 2016, is the first lawsuit stemming from the ongoing investigation […]

  • Biden calls for congratulations to presumptive president of the Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden called Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Thursday to congratulate him on his landslide victory in the Philippines presidential election, Manila’s ambassador to Washington said. Biden is among the first world leaders to acknowledge the electoral triumph of the deposed dictator’s namesake son, whose candidacy has alarmed human rights activists […]

  • Conservative groups oppose Trump, Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Several prominent conservative groups are getting involved in Pennsylvania’s race for the U.S. Senate and supporting candidate Kathy Barnette as an alternative to Mehmet Ozthe famous heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump. The Anti-Tax Growth Club endorsed Barnette on Wednesday and began airing television commercials on her behalf. This […]