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Amazon Labor Union workers vote overwhelmingly in favor of an affiliation with the Teamsters

Jun. 18, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

New York City warehouse workers who are part of the Amazon Labor Union overwhelmingly voted to align themselves with the Teamsters as they try to get a contract from the online retailer. The ALU members voted 98.3% in favor of the affiliation, which will give them access to...

For Trump it's MAGA, but Hungary's Orbán is going MEGA at the European Union's helm for six months

Jun. 18, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary’s populist government announced on Tuesday that its upcoming presidency of the European Union will be held under the motto “Make Europe Great Again,” but played down any parallels with Donald Trump’s MAGA movement in the United States. “This is a...

Half a million immigrants could eventually get US citizenship under a new plan from Biden

Jun. 18, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is taking an expansive election year step to offer relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the U.S., aiming to balance his own aggressive crackdown on the southern border earlier this month that enraged advocates and...

India and US vow to boost defense, trade ties in first high-level US visit since Modi's election win

Jun. 18, 2024 02:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and the United States on Monday pledged to boost defense and technology cooperation and remove long-standing barriers to bilateral strategic trade, following a meeting between the national security advisers of both countries. National Security Adviser Jake...

Georgia GOP to choose congressional nominees, with candidates including man convicted in Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 18, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans are settling two congressional nominations in Tuesday runoffs, with a former Donald Trump aide bidding for an open seat and a man convicted for illegally demonstrating inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, running in a different district. ...

GOP contest between Bob Good and John McGuire highlights primary slate in Virginia

Jun. 18, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — One of America's most conservative congressmen is facing a serious primary challenge after his opponent was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, while voters in two other districts are nominating candidates to fill two open seats in Virginia's primary election...

The politics of memes: How Biden and Trump are fighting each other on the internet

Jun. 18, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s a grinning Joe Biden as “Dark Brandon” or Donald Trump’s face superimposed onto a scene from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” both presidential campaigns this year have embraced digital memes, the lingua franca of social media. The campaigns of...

Self-funded political newcomer seeks to oust longtime Republican US Rep. Tom Cole in Oklahoma

Jun. 18, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, the powerful Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was trying to fend of a primary challenge Tuesday from a businessman who has poured millions of his own dollars into the race. Political newcomer Paul...

Mexico’s incoming president says surveys show support for controversial judicial reforms

Jun. 17, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a move reminiscent of her political mentor, incoming Mexican President Claudia Sheinbaum on Monday displayed a series of surveys commissioned by her political party that she said show a wide majority approve of controversial judicial changes. Sheinbaum said...

Former GOP Rep. George Nethercutt, who defeated House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994, dies at 79

Jun. 17, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt, who was a Spokane lawyer with limited political experience when he ousted Democratic Speaker of the House Tom Foley as part of a stunning GOP wave that shifted national politics to the right in 1994, has died. He was 79. Nethercutt...