Senate votes overwhelmingly to let Sweden and Finland join NATO

Senate votes overwhelmingly to let Sweden and Finland join NATO

Washington — The Senate voted 95-1 on Wednesday to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Swedenwith overwhelming bipartisan support expected for quickly expanding the Western military alliance in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The sole no vote was Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. Fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky voted present. Senate … Read more

Trump still holds sway in GOP as MAGA candidates win in key primary races

Trump still holds sway in GOP as MAGA candidates win in key primary races

Election results in a slate of key primary races Tuesday night underscored former President Donald Trump’s enduring influence over the Republican Party, despite signals that his status as his de facto leader may be eroding. In Arizona, multiple candidates up and down the ballot who modeled themselves as true Trump loyalists — who embraced his … Read more

Arizona GOP primary tests power of Trump’s election lies

Arizona GOP primary tests power of Trump's election lies

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans were deciding Tuesday between a well-known former news anchor and a development attorney in the race for governor of a crucial battleground state. Former President Donald Trump backed Kari Lake, who walked away from her nearly three-decade career in television news and embraced his lies about the 2020 election. She … Read more

Eric Schmitt beats form Gov. Eric Greitens in Missouri GOP Senate primary, NBC projects

Eric Schmitt beats form Gov.  Eric Greitens in Missouri GOP Senate primary, NBC projects

Toronto, Canada – June 22, 2022; Eric Schmidt, Founder, Schmidt Futures, on Center Stage during day two of Collision 2022 at Enercare Center in Toronto, Canada. (Photo By Lukas Schulze/Sportsfile for Collision via Getty Images) Lukas Schulze | Sports file | Getty Images Eric Greitens, the scandal-tarred former Missouri governor who launched a comeback bid … Read more

Jan. 6 texts of Trump Defense officials wiped by Pentagon

Jan.  6 texts of Trump Defense officials wiped by Pentagon

Aerial view of the United States military headquarters, the Pentagon. Jason Reed | Reuters Text messages received and sent by top Pentagon officials who were part of the Trump administration on Jan. 6, 2021, have been wiped from their government-issued phones, according to a federal court filing that cites statements by the Defense Department and … Read more

Trump endorses “ERIC” in Missouri GOP Senate primary. There’s more than one Eric in the race

Trump endorses "ERIC" in Missouri GOP Senate primary. There's more than one Eric in the race

Former President Donald Trump on the eve of the Missouri primaries gave his much-coveted endorsement in the Republican primary for Missouri’s open Senate seat, but there was some confusion about who had been selected. “I trust the Great People of Missouri, on this one, to make up their own minds, much as they did when … Read more

Manchin declines to say if he wants Dems to retain control

Manchin declines to say if he wants Dems to retain control

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, one of the Democrats’ most conservative and contrarian members, declined on Sunday to say whether he wants Democrats to retain control of Congress after the November elections. The senator told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that will be determined by the choices of voters in individual states, rather … Read more

Trump says Brittney Griner prisoner swap for Viktor Bout doesn’t seem like a ‘good trade’

Trump says Brittney Griner prisoner swap for Viktor Bout doesn't seem like a 'good trade'

Former President Donald Trump suggests that the proposed prisoner swap between Russia and the United States that would return jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner in exchange for a Russian arms dealer “doesn’t seem like a very good trade.” “She knew you don’t go in there loaded up with drugs, and she admitted it,” Trump told … Read more

Kellyanne Conway advises Trump to wait until “right after the midterms” if he’s going to announce White House bid

Kellyanne Conway advises Trump to wait until "right after the midterms" if he's going to announce White House bid

Former President Donald Trump is “chomping at the bit” to announce his third presidential bid, his former counselor and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says. But she has advised him to wait. “My advice to the president privately is my advice to him publicly, which is, ‘If you want to announce, wait until right after the … Read more

Trump, Barkley, Caitlyn Jenner highlight LIV Golf pro-am

Trump, Barkley, Caitlyn Jenner highlight LIV Golf pro-am

Donald Trump was off and running, or at least driving, Thursday morning in the pro-am at LIV Golf’s latest tournamentwhich will begin Friday at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ Not far behind him were Charles Barkley and Caitlyn Jenner. LIV Golf’s slogan is “Golf but louder,” and it certainly felt that way, … Read more