Politics

Conservatives battling to the end in Tennessee U.S. Senate primary

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON - Tennessee Republicans will cast their ballots on Thursday in a bitter Senate primary race that will test President Donald Trump's...

Trump rejects Obama’s call to boost voting, says ‘success’ will heal racism

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday flatly rejected the need for direct action to address racism in the United States, dismissing his...

Trump says he will ‘probably’ give Republican nomination speech from White House

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will probably give his Republican presidential nomination speech live from the White House, although...

Progressive congresswoman Rashida Tlaib defeats primary challenger in ‘Squad’ win

DETROIT - U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, one of the most visible progressive Democrats in Congress, claimed victory Wednesday in the Democratic primary election against...

U.S. Senator McSally wins Arizona Republican nomination to seek re-election: New York Times

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martha McSally defeated a conservative challenger to win the nomination to seek re-election in Arizona, the New York Times said,...

U.S. Senate’s McConnell opts out of coronavirus talks

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON - As coronavirus aid negotiations between top White House officials and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress bogged down over the...

Biden unveils quarter-billion-dollar campaign advertising blitz

By Trevor Hunnicutt and Joseph Ax NEW YORK - Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign will blanket television and social media with $280 million in advertising...

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Harris’ Indian heritage could boost Biden with Asian-American voters

By Joseph Ax Joe Biden's presidential campaign plans to step up engagement with Asian-American voters this fall and is betting running mate Kamala Harris' experience...

Special report: A collapsing economy and a family feud pile pressure on Syria’s Assad

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Maha El Dahan, Tom Perry and Michael Georgy BEIRUT/AMMAN/DUBAI - In May, Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf, a cousin and long-time ally of...

Spice is right as Indonesian startups eye value in vanilla

By Fransiska Nangoy and Bernadette Christina JAKARTA - Indonesian Sofa Arbiyanto had a manufacturing job in South Korea two years ago when he learned about...

How a Texas shale supplier’s founders made fortunes as the firm failed

By Liz Hampton On July 7, the board of directors at Texas fracking sand supplier Hi-Crush granted nearly $3 million in bonuses to four top...

Twitter to expand censorship rules against misinformation on mail-in ballots & early voting

By Kanishka Singh Twitter said late on Wednesday it plans to expand its rules censoring misinformation regarding mail-in ballots and early voting in the U.S....