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German candidates clash over tax, minimum wage in close race

Sep. 19, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The three candidates bidding to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor clashed over taxes and pocketbook issues in a third televised debate Sunday a week before the election. Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, the leader in the polls, fended off...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 14, 2021. Editorial: 4 reasons CT still needs Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers It’s still too early to end Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers, though it seems a lifetime since the legislature first granted him...

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate

Sep. 17, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each sought to cast the other as extreme. The candidates in...

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate

Sep. 16, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each sought to cast the other as extreme. The candidates in...

Virginia governor's race: Key takeaways from the 1st debate

Sep. 16, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin met Thursday in southwest Virginia for the commonwealth's first gubernatorial debate of the general election season. Much of the exchange between McAuliffe, a longtime Democratic Party fundraiser who is seeking a rare...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 13, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: Ohio panel must do its job, create fair maps for public tired of one-sided politics Attacks on voting rights. Curbing the governor’s public health powers. Irresponsibly presenting a fanatical witness...

Merkel's party ahead in local votes in northern German state

Sep. 13, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The center-right candidate hoping to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel is celebrating his party's narrow victory in local elections in a northern German state, two weeks before a national election in which he is struggling in the polls. Sunday's...

Frontrunner to replace Merkel on defensive in TV debate

Sep. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In the second of three pre-election debates, the frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor faced tough questions Sunday over whether his ministry had a role in obstructing money-laundering probes. Olaf Scholz of the center-left Social...

Canada Conservative leader questioned about moderating party

Sep. 10, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of Canada’s Conservative party said Thursday he is personally “pro choice” and voters can trust his leadership after being asked during an election debate about some of his candidates who have more conservative views than him on issues like abortion and...

Trudeau criticized at debate for calling Canadian election

Sep. 08, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The leaders of Canada’s opposition parties criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for calling parliamentary elections during a pandemic, speaking Wednesday night during their second debate of the campaign. Trudeau called the vote last month hoping to...