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Obama sharply criticizes Youngkin in Va. governor's race

Oct. 23, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Former President Barack Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, as he encouraged voters on Saturday to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the closely watched race. Obama accused Youngkin of...

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

Oct. 23, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in...

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

Oct. 22, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in...

QAnon figure says he's running for congress to fix elections

Oct. 18, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, one of the most prominent figures in the QAnon conspiracy movement, said Monday he is running for Congress in Arizona because the state is at the forefront of the fight by many Republicans over the 2020 election results. Watkins, a prominent...

QAnon figure says he's running for Congress in Arizona

Oct. 15, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, a prolific promoter of false conspiracies about the 2020 election who is closely tied to the QAnon movement, says he is running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona. Watkins has a large and fervent following among Donald Trump supporters...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 13, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 8 The Los Angeles Times on the danger of turning the debt limit into political theater: Congratulations to Congress for avoiding economic catastrophe for...

Hairdresser linked to QAnon to be jailed for Capitol rioting

Oct. 12, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

Like many Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Dona Sue Bissey has promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory on social media. But the judge sentencing her Tuesday to 14 days in jail said it was for her actions, not her beliefs. Bissey, 53, pleaded...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Oct. 11, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: The election lie is not a game, it’s a danger; our real leaders must squelch it Elected officials lead us simply because of their positions — we have chosen them to do so. They lead by policy-making,...

Trump's false election claims in focus in Va. governor race

Oct. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin has not talked much lately about President Donald Trump’s lies about voter fraud, the insurrection on Jan. 6 or his party’s eroded trust in elections. But when he has, it has not gone smoothly. The GOP nominee for...

French child kidnap plot shows global sway of QAnon style

Oct. 05, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The old music box factory had been abandoned for years on the outskirts of the Swiss mountain town, with paint curling at the edges of its dingy grey and yellow walls. It was the perfect hiding place for the young French mother and her 8-year-old daughter...