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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...

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

May. 19, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republicans are coming out swinging against Wall Street's growing efforts to consider factors like long-term environmental risk in investment decisions, the latest indication that the GOP is willing to damage its relationship with big business to score culture war points. ...

Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban's Hungary

May. 19, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, the United States and elsewhere gathered Thursday in Hungary as the American Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, was held in Europe for the first time. The two-day conference reflects a deepening...

Judge refuses to drop elections suit against Trump, media

May. 13, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Colorado judge on Friday denied motions to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by an election systems worker against former President Donald Trump's campaign, two of its lawyers and a handful of conservative media figures and outlets. District Court Judge Marie...

Midge Decter, leading neo-conservative, dead at 94

May. 09, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94. Decter, the...

UK Conservatives lose London strongholds, in blow to Johnson

May. 06, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered local election losses Friday in their few London strongholds and other parts of the U.K. — results that will pile more pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid ethics scandals and a worsening economic picture. Voting...

Challengers try to push Indiana's dominant GOP more to right

Apr. 29, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As a mom and a Christian conservative, Lorissa Sweet found herself increasingly frustrated with Republicans in the Indiana Statehouse who she said were too willing to compromise on such issues as abortion and gun rights. Then COVID-19 hit, and Sweet says those...