Early voting begins in some Georgia counties as Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker sprint to December 6 runoff

CNN — A week-long early voting period begins Saturday in select Georgia counties as Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker enter a week-and-a-half post-Thanksgiving sprint for their Dec. 6 election. Unlike the 2021 runoff, Senate control is not at stake, with Democrats having already won 50 seats and Vice President Kamala Harris … Read more

Taiwan’s local elections billed as message for China and the world

Polls opened on Saturday in Taiwan in local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen touted as sending a message to the world about the island’s determination to defend its democracy in the face of growing bellicosity from China. Local elections, for city mayors, county chiefs and local councilors, are apparently about national issues such as the … Read more

Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris sticks to her script as she responds to what Democrats hope will once again be their biggest campaigner: Donald Trump and his third run for the White House. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will run with him,” she told CNN … Read more

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

CNN — Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola, the Democrat who won a special election that sent her to Congress this summer, will once again thwart former Gov. Sarah Palin’s bid for a political comeback. CNN forecast on Wednesday that Peltola would win the race for the Alaska seat overall after the state’s vote tally, beating Palin … Read more

Lindsey Graham testifies before Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election aftermath

CNN — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared before a Georgia grand jury on Tuesday investigating efforts to nullify the 2020 election. Fulton County prosecutors, who are investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state of Peach, have long wanted to question … Read more

Republicans ask Georgia high court to halt Saturday voting in US Senate runoff

CNN — Three Republican Party committees on Tuesday asked the Georgia Supreme Court to halt Saturday’s early voting in the U.S. Senate runoff. The petition – filed by the Republican National Committee, the Republican Party of Georgia and the campaign arm of the Republican Senate – asks the state High Court to issue an emergency … Read more

Two pro wrestlers developed ‘The Progressive Liberal’ to be the bad guy at matches. Then the atmosphere turned far darker

Stickleyville, Virginia CNN — In the late 1980s when Beau James started professional wrestling, crowds came for a show between good and evil, to see a story about heroes and villains, to enjoy the fights and then go home. . James loved being the hero but that was nothing compared to playing the villain. “They … Read more

Maricopa County elections official moved to undisclosed location on Election Day due to threats

CNN — Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates was moved to an undisclosed location on Election Day due to security threats, his spokesperson confirmed to CNN on Monday. Gates, a Republican, plays a leading role in administering elections for Arizona’s largest county. During midterms, he publicly pushed back against Republican suggestions that there … Read more

Paul Ryan invents a new category of anti-Trumpism

CNN — You know all about the “Never Trumpers” – that rump group of Republicans who spoke out against former President Donald Trump and what he did in the GOP. Now meet the “Never-Again Trumpers”. That’s how former House Speaker Paul Ryan described himself in an interview with ABC News that aired over the weekend. … Read more

Avijit Roy: Killers of US blogger escape from Bangladesh court on motorbikes

Two Islamist activists sentenced to death for the murder of an American blogger critical of religious extremism escaped Sunday from a crowded court in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born engineer, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in February 2015 as he was returning home with his wife from a book fair in Dhaka. … Read more