House panel investigates military spending at Trump Turnberry

(CNN)The House Oversight Committee has been investigating for several months whether increased military expenditures benefiting the Trump Turnberry golf course and resort in Scotland represent a conflict of interest for the President, according to committee d…

UK’s governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of “flagrant abuse” of his power. Breaking with…

UK’s Labour Party want rebel bill to pass before backing election

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will not back a vote later on Wednesday to hold an election and would ideally like to pass legislation that seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit before backing a new parliamentary poll. Labour’s finance poli…

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democratic presidential race

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democratic presidential race

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggl…

US preps voting systems against ransomware attacks ahead of 2020 elections

US preps voting systems against ransomware attacks ahead of 2020 elections

The US government is looking to protect voter registration databases and systems from ransomware attacks ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) a division of the Homeland Security Department institute…

Trump touts economy but payroll tax discussion reveals recession fears

Trump touts economy but payroll tax discussion reveals recession fears

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed President Donald Trump’s false claim that Google manipulated millions of votes for Clinton in the 2016 election, saying the “debunked” study Trump referred to was based on “about half the number of people asso…

China’s trade war with the US could last until 2021 if Xi decides to wait out Trump

China’s trade war with the US could last until 2021 if Xi decides to wait out Trump

AP The yearlong trade war between the US and China has wreaked havoc on the two countries’ economies and sent shockwaves through world markets. The dispute “will drag on until early 2021” if China plays the long game, Pantheon Macroeconomics…

Guatemala election winner sets sights on changing Trump migrant deal

Guatemala election winner sets sights on changing Trump migrant deal

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan conservative Alejandro Giammattei secured a crushing victory in a presidential election on Sunday, and promised to seek better terms for his country from an unpopular migration deal agreed with Washington under duress las…

What Happens to Your Campaign Contributions When a Presidential Candidate Drops Out?

What Happens to Your Campaign Contributions When a Presidential Candidate Drops Out?

On Wednesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee officially dropped out of the presidential race, just days after John Hickenlooper also called it quits (and announced his Senate bid). As of June, both former candidates raised nearly $8.5 million in campaign cont…

NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

The report largely rehashes how fake news has evolved in the aftermath of 2016, to something as likely to spread on Instagram or Whatsapp as on Facebook, or as likely to come from domestic actors as from Russia. “Disinformation poses a major threat to the U.S…

Here are five risks facing the US economy

Here are five risks facing the US economy

Washington (CNN)Fears of a brewing global recession were renewed this week as markets whipsawed over President Donald Trump’s trade war with China as well as disappointing economic data from both Germany and China. The US economy, for now, remains on solid g…

UK PM Johnson wants election to purge no-deal rebels: former minister Gauke

UK PM Johnson wants election to purge no-deal rebels: former minister Gauke

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government plans to lose any Brexit vote this week and call a general election, former justice minister David Gauke said on Monday. “Their strategy to be honest is to lose this week and then seek a g…

US sanctions may worsen Venezuela suffering, says UN rights chief

US sanctions may worsen Venezuela suffering, says UN rights chief

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Pro-government protesters marched in Caracas against the US sanctions The UN’s human rights chief has criticised the latest US sanctions against Venezuela saying they would intensify the suffering of millions. Mich…