Trump jokes about Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democratic Senate candidate: I like her music ‘25% less’ now

Andrew H. Walker/Getty President Donald Trump said he likes Taylor Swift’s music “about 25% less” now that she’s endorsed two Democratic candidates running in her home state of Tennessee ahead of the November midterm elections. Swift shared her endorsement with her 112 million followers on Instagram Sunday night. It’s the first time she publicly revealed […]

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will face-off against leftist challenger in runoff after Brazil vote

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo Far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro won nearly half the votes in Brazil’s first-round presidential election. Bolsonaro won 46.3 percent of valid ballots, far ahead of leftist Fernando Haddad’s 29 percent but short of the outright majority needed to avoid a runoff election.  The two will face-off in a second round of voting on October […]

Anti-US base candidate wins Okinawa governor elections

A staunch opponent of the planned relocation of a US military base within Okinawa Island, where the issue sparked major public protests, has beaten a government-backed competitor in the local governor elections. Read more Denny Tamaki, a former opposition lawmaker and a son of the US marine, has got a win against Atsushi Sakima, the […]

‘Racially profiled & humiliated’: Black candidate busted for dealing politics seeks apology

An African-American nominee for the Wisconsin State Assembly told RT that she felt hurt and humiliated after being racially profiled and reported to cops as she was canvassing her electorate in a predominantly white neighborhood. Ahead of the Democratic primary for a state Assembly seat in Wisconsin’s 77th District, Shelia Stubbs was knocking on doors […]

California man arrested for trying to stab Republican Congress candidate

Alameda County police have arrested a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked congressional candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade after making “disparaging remarks” about the GOP. The suspect in the assault on Peters, who was only referred to as “a political candidate for a local congressional seat” in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office report, has been […]

Oklahoma zookeeper and failed presidential candidate ‘Joe Exotic’ was indicted in an alleged murder-for-hire plot

AP Oklahoma zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage, known across the web as “Joe Exotic,” was indicted last week for an alleged murder-for-hire plot. Maldonado-Passage was officially charged with two counts of hiring a person to commit murder and could face up to ten years in prison per count. Although an official statement released by the US Department […]

Democratic Congressional candidate says Trump is like Bin Laden – audio recording

A recording in which an Illinois Democrat running for Congress appears to say US President Donald Trump and Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden have “a tremendous amount in common,” has been made public. Sean Casten, who hopes to replace Republican Peter Roskam, currently representing Illinois’ 6th district in the federal legislature, made the staggering claim […]

Swedish right-wing parliamentary candidate attacked by 'immigrant' during campaign meeting

A member of the Swedish right-wing Alternative for Sweden (AfS) party, who is currently running for parliament, says he was “punched in the face” by a young immigrant during an election campaign stop in Western Sweden. It should have been an ordinary campaign meeting, which every party in Sweden holds ahead of the elections. But […]

Liberal candidate pulls off upset in Democratic primary in Florida, bringing him closer to becoming the state’s first black governor

Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, beat moderate Gwen Graham, the daughter of former governor and Senator Bob Graham, in the Democratic primary for Florida governor. Graham had led in opinion polls heading into primary day. Gillum, 39, who would be the state’s first black governor, surged in the final stages of […]

California primary candidate faced cyberattacks for a year

It’s not just sitting politicians that have faced cyberattacks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Former California congressional primary candidate Dr. Hans Keirstead has reported to Rolling Stone that his campaign faced hacking attempts for roughly a year, starting in August 2017. They began with phishing emails sent to Keirstead’s address at his biomedical company […]