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The Constitutional Court of Thailand agrees to hear a case that could imperil the prime minister

May. 23, 2024 03:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court accepted a petition Thursday from members of the country’s outgoing Senate to begin an ethics probe against the prime minister over his appointment of a Cabinet member. If eventually found guilty, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin...

Centrist challenger ousts progressive prosecutor in DA race in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Centrist district attorney candidate Nathan Vasquez has ousted the incumbent progressive prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, after running a campaign in which he vowed to be tough on crime. One of District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s...

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, a close Trump ally, joins race to succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP leader

May. 22, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Wednesday that he will run for Senate Republican leader when Mitch McConnell steps down from the post, becoming the third Republican in the race. South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the current No. 2 Republican in the Senate, and Texas Sen....

Senate confirms 200th federal judge under Biden as Democrats surpass Trump's pace

May. 22, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden's tenure, about a month earlier than when Donald Trump hit that mark in his term, though Trump still holds the edge when it comes to the most impactful confirmations — those to the Supreme Court...

Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary

May. 22, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will be voting for Donald Trump in the general election, a notable show of support given their intense and often personal rivalry during the Republican primary calendar. But Haley also made it clear that she feels Trump has work to do to win over...

Takeaways: How Lara Trump is reshaping the Republican Party

May. 22, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

Lara Trump is wasting no time rebranding the typically staid Republican National Committee in the image of her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, and showcasing her own version of his pugilistic politics and brash management style. In an interview with The Associated...

What you should know about North Carolina's race for governor

May. 22, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

North Carolina has been an underappreciated political battleground recently and not gotten the same attention as nearby Georgia or Florida or the traditional campaign hotbeds of the Rust Belt. That is changing in 2024, partly because of a potentially historic governor’s race that...

Joanna Harbour wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 3rd Congressional District

May. 22, 2024 01:23 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joanna Harbour wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 3rd Congressional District.

Monique DeSpain wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 4th Congressional District

May. 22, 2024 01:15 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Monique DeSpain wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 4th Congressional District.

Georgia Justice Andrew Pinson beats challenger as 2 Republicans head to runoff in open US House seat

May. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state Supreme Court incumbent has won an election that was unusually heated by the standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, while voters in the state also advanced a former Donald Trump aide and a former state Senate majority leader to a GOP runoff for an...