Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary

Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary

Representative Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., arrives, with her father, former US vice-president Dick Cheney, to vote at the Teton County Library during the Republican primary election in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Aug. 16, 2022.Jabin Botsford/The Associated Press Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a GOP primary Tuesday, falling … Read more

Liz Cheney’s political fate hangs in the balance as Wyoming prepares to vote

Liz Cheney’s political fate hangs in the balance as Wyoming prepares to vote

Liz Cheney at the Capitol in Washington on June 23.J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press The last time Mark Armstrong saw Liz Cheney was three years ago. The Wyoming Republican organizer pulled the congresswoman aside after she gave a speech at a local party event. He told her that he hoped she would one day become … Read more

Ford government pledges $225-million for parents to help students ‘catch up’

Ford government pledges 5-million for parents to help students ‘catch up’

Doug Ford claps during Ted Arnott’s acceptance speech for his re-election to the position of Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly at Queen’s Park, in Toronto on Monday, August 8, 2022.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press The Ontario government is proposing to hand out $225-million over the next two years to parents across the province to help … Read more

Trump-backed Michigan attorney-general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

Trump-backed Michigan attorney-general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

Republican candidate for Attorney General of Michigan Matthew DePerno reacts as he is recognized by former US President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, on Aug. 6, 2022.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney-general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to … Read more

Hong Kong activists in Canada, US and UK announce plans to form exile parliament

Hong Kong activists in Canada, US and UK announce plans to form exile parliament

Pro-democracy protesters are surrounded by police officers as they carry a banner against the chief executive election near a polling station in Hong Kong on May 8.Kin Cheung/The Associated Press A group of Hong Kong activists living in Canada, the United States and Britain say they will hold elections to a parliament-in-exile next year, aiming … Read more

Man who attacked police with poles during US Capitol riot sentenced to more than five years in prison

Man who attacked police with poles during US Capitol riot sentenced to more than five years in prison

A man who attacked police officers with poles during the riot at the US Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five years in prison, matching the longest term of imprisonment so far among hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions. Mark Ponder, a 56-year-old resident of Washington, DC, said he “got caught up” in the … Read more

Trump deleted references to prosecuting Jan. 6 rioters in speech draft, congressional testimony shows

Trump deleted references to prosecuting Jan.  6 rioters in speech draft, congressional testimony shows

Then-US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.Evan Vucci/The Associated Press President Donald Trump crossed out sentences that distanced him from the rioters who attacked the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and refused to call for their prosecution in a draft of a speech he delivered the next … Read more

Trump dismissed pleas to halt US Capitol riot, Jan. 6 committee hears

Trump dismissed pleas to halt US Capitol riot, Jan.  6 committee hears

Images of former US President Donald Trump are displayed during a hearing by the House Select Committee in Washington on July 21.SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images For more than three hours on Jan. 6, 2021, Donald Trump dismissed pleas from his top aides, lawyers and family members to halt a riot by his supporters at the US … Read more

Trump dismissed pleas to halt US Capitol riot, Jan. 6 committee hears

Trump dismissed pleas to halt US Capitol riot, Jan.  6 committee hears

Images of former US President Donald Trump are displayed during a hearing by the House Select Committee in Washington on July 21.SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images For more than three hours on Jan. 6, 2021, Donald Trump dismissed pleas from his top aides, lawyers and family members to halt a riot by his supporters at the US … Read more

Idaho Republicans poised to reject 2020 election results

Idaho Republicans poised to reject 2020 election results

The Idaho Republican Party will consider 31 resolutions at its three-day convention starting July 14, 2022, including one already adopted by Texas Republicans that President Joe Biden isn’t the legitimate leader of the country.Keith Ridler/The Associated Press The Idaho Republican Party will consider 31 resolutions at its three-day convention starting Thursday, including one already adopted … Read more