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North Dakota's Becker to seek Hoeven's Senate seat after all

Aug. 15, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Rep. Rick Becker, who founded an ultraconservative faction in the North Dakota Legislature and who narrowly lost the Republican endorsement for the U.S. Senate, announced Monday that he plans to run as an independent for the seat held by John Hoeven. ...

In race to win, UK Conservatives accused of ignoring crises

Aug. 10, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As Britain swelters through a roasting summer, and braces for a cold financial reckoning in the fall, calls for the Conservative government to act are getting louder. But the Conservatives are busy choosing a new leader, through a prolonged party election whose...

Autocratic Hungarian leader Orban hailed by US conservatives

Aug. 04, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hungary’s autocratic Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged cheering American conservatives on Thursday to “take back the institutions,” stick to hardline stances on gay rights and immigration and fight for the next U.S. presidential election as a pivotal moment for their beliefs....

Embrace for Hungary's Orban deepens among US conservatives

Jul. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

When heads of state visit the U.S., the top item on their itinerary is usually a White House visit. For Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban next month, it will be addressing a conference of conservative activists in Dallas. Orban's appearance at the Conservative Political Action...

Hungarian nationalist PM Orban to deliver speech at CPAC

Jul. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's nationalist prime minister will speak at a conference of prominent U.S. conservatives this summer, the latest sign of tightening relations between Hungarian and American conservatives. The press chief for Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday...

EXPLAINER: How UK Conservatives can change their leader

Jul. 06, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson is determined to cling to power despite an open revolt within his Conservative Party. More than 30 government ministers quit in a mass walkout Wednesday, following in the footsteps of two of Johnson's top Cabinet...

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

Jun. 24, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party's chairman quit after the results...

UK's Johnson faces test in 2 special parliamentary elections

Jun. 23, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Polls opened Thursday in Britain for two special elections that could deliver a new blow to scandal-tainted Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Wakefield in northern England and the southwestern constituency of Tiverton and Honiton are both electing...

ND governor targets fellow Republicans to mixed results

Jun. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum’s expensive effort to influence the GOP primary and reshape the Legislature with more people who support his spending and policy goals was a mixed bag, with one of his main political foes ousted but some others winning their races....

Which Conservatives could succeed UK's Johnson if he falls?

Jun. 08, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dealt a heavy blow after surviving a no-confidence vote from his own Conservative Party, questions already are being asked about who might succeed him if he was forced from office. Conservative lawmakers voted 211-148 to keep...