How a Trump favorite is already tainting a new election with his playbook

How a Trump favorite is already tainting a new election with his playbook

CNN — Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake showed Sunday how a new generation of Donald Trump proteges are using the former President’s anti-democratic playbook to taint another election. Lake appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” days after the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection aired fresh evidence that Trump knew … Read more

Jimmy Carter, longest-living US president, celebrates 98th birthday

Jimmy Carter, longest-living US president, celebrates 98th birthday

Former US president Jimmy Carter reacts as his wife, Rosalynn Carter, speaks during a reception to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on July 10, 2021, in Plains, Ga.John Bazemore/The Associated Press Jimmy Carter, already the longest-living US president in history, turned 98 on Saturday, celebrating with family and friends in Plains, the tiny Georgia town … Read more

Biden urges Americans to reject ‘extreme ideology’ of Trump, MAGA adherents in Philadelphia speech

Biden urges Americans to reject ‘extreme ideology’ of Trump, MAGA adherents in Philadelphia speech

US President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia.Matt Slocum/The Associated Press US President Joe Biden charged in a prime-time address Thursday that the “extreme ideology” of Donald Trump and his adherents “threatens the very foundation of our republic,” as he summoned Americans of all stripes to help counter what … Read more

Riding redistribution cuts Toronto MP from House of Commons

Riding redistribution cuts Toronto MP from House of Commons

OTTAWA — Toronto might lose some representation in the House of Commons because of faster population growth outside of the city — and some local MPs say that’s an unacceptable drop in democracy for Canada’s biggest metropolis. Under suggested new boundaries for federal ridings in Ontario, Toronto would fall from 25 to 24 voting districts … Read more

Why Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan, and why China is angry about the visit

Why Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan, and why China is angry about the visit

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu poses a group photo with US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk and other members of the delegation at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan August 2, 2022.TAIWAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAI/Reuters When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew into Taiwan on an … Read more

Is Canada’s NORAD upgrade cash new? Defense chief uncertain – National

Is Canada’s NORAD upgrade cash new?  Defense chief uncertain – National

Canada’s defense chief says he doesn’t yet know where the money is coming from for $4.9 billion in promised upgrades to NORAD radar and surveillance systems. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Gen. Wayne Eyre was asked about growing questions facing the government to detail their spending plan on NORAD upgrades. Sources … Read more

Canada, US face democratic ‘rough patches’ amid populism: American envoy – National

Canada, US face democratic ‘rough patches’ amid populism: American envoy – National

Canada and the United States are facing “rough patches” in their democracies as populist, authoritarian movements continue to find traction among Western countries, says the American ambassador. But in an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, David Cohen said he is ultimately optimistic that the democracies will find a way through the political turmoil … Read more

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection holds its first prime-time public hearing on Thursday and is expected to give an overview of their findings from the past year. The hearings are expected to shine a spotlight on the nine-member committee, which features seven Democrats and two Republicans. … Read more

Ontario’s record-low vote turnout ‘not a good sign for our democracy,’ expert says

Ontario’s record-low vote turnout ‘not a good sign for our democracy,’ expert says

People arriving at a polling station in Vaughan, Ont., on June 2. Political observers say a key reason for the low turnout is that none of the parties made a compelling case in the minds of many voters.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Ontario’s vote turnout set a new record low in this week’s provincial election, … Read more

In Russian-occupied Ukraine, this is what democracy looks like

In Russian-occupied Ukraine, this is what democracy looks like

The Ukrainian city of Kherson got a new mayor this week. There was no election campaign in the city of nearly 300,000 on the Dnipro River. No pesky lineups to vote, either. There have been fireworks, of a sort, but nothing to celebrate — not for those who fled their city when the Russian invaders … Read more