‘I wouldn’t trade it for the world’: Grandparents increasingly becoming primary caregivers

An apartment building in downtown Washington, D.C., is catering to a new kind of family unit that is becoming more common in the U.S. and Canada in part because of the devastating toll of the opioid crisis: families where the primary caregiver is a grandparent.

Rebel Democrat Tulsi Gabbard hints at 2020 run with a tour of first primary states

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has indicated her desire to run for president in 2020. The outspoken anti-war advocate said that she is thinking of how she can “best be of service” to the US in a meet-up in New Hampshire. Speculation has been rife that Gabbard, who backed Bernie Sanders in 2016, is contemplating a […]

'Shameful smear': Anti-Semitism mailer targets New York Democrat in contentious primary

Ahead of New York’s Democratic primary, someone within the party has paid for a mailer accusing progressive gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism. Approved and paid for by the New York State Democratic Committee, the mailer accuses Nixon of remaining “silent on the rise of anti-Semitism,” and supporting BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), a worldwide […]

12 fire engines, 80 firefighters called to primary school fire in London

Published time: 4 Sep, 2018 05:17 Edited time: 4 Sep, 2018 06:17 At least 12 engines and around 80 firefighters have been called to a blaze at a primary school in London, the fire brigade said. The incident took place at Hewett Road in the Dagenham area of East London, according to the statement. “Around […]

GOP congresswoman Martha McSally beats back challengers in Arizona primary, but her embrace of Trump’s agenda could be risky

Nicole Neri/Reuters Republican Rep. Martha McSally beat back conservative challengers for her party’s nomination in a crucial Senate race in Arizona. She will face Kyrsten Sinema, a well-funded moderate Democratic congresswoman. McSally embraced Trump and his agenda, despite his hard-line immigration policies that could alienate an evolving voter base in the state. Arizona voted for Trump […]

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 […]

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic nomination in Vermont’s Senate primary, but he turned it down, fueling speculation he may run for president in 2020

Scott Eisen/Getty Images Bernie Sanders won Vermont’s Democratic Senate primary but is expected to turn down the nomination, as he did in his previous campaigns.  Sanders is thought to be considering a presidential run in 2020 and already is on Vermont’s November ballot as an independent. Under Vermont law he cannot appear on the November ballot […]

Net neutrality foe Marsha Blackburn gets 85% of the vote in GOP Senate primary

President Donald Trump and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) at a campaign rally at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on May 29, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer ) US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is a step closer to the US Senate after winning yesterday’s Tennessee Republican primary. Blackburn has been one of the most prominent […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t have a Wikipedia page on Monday. On Tuesday, she shook up the Democratic party by winning the New York primary election

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old member of the Democratic Socialists of America, just won the Democratic primary for the New York congressional race.  She defeated the incumbent Democrat, Joseph Crowley, in what’s being described as a huge upset and shake-up for the Democratic party.  What’s also surprising is that she didn’t even have a Wikipedia page […]