Mitt Romney easily takes Republican primary in Utah Senate race

AP Mitt Romney handily won the Republican primary for a Utah Senate seat. The former presidential candidate won a landslide victory in the race to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney blasted Donald Trump as a “phony” and a “fraud” during the 2016 presidential campaign, but his tone has changed significantly since then. President Trump […]

Spotify’s growth chart should be the primary user manual for startups building businesses on the web

Andrew Burton / Getty Images The 12-year-old music streaming company Spotify went public on Tuesday, and people are wondering what made it so special. Analysts at the investment firm Goodwater Capital have a theory: It involves controlled growth and being in the right place at the right time. Spotify filled a need for both consumers […]

Conservative Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski narrowly beats back his progressive challenger in a bitter Illinois primary battle with national implications

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski narrowly managed to beat back his progressive challenger in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday with 50.9% of the vote.  Marie Newman, a first-time candidate, campaigned against Lipinski’s conservative social views and opposition to Obamacare, positions she argued were out of step with those of his constituents.  Lipinski’s […]

Putin reveals primary objective of new presidential term

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that raising the standard of living will be a key task in the coming years, but also acknowledged the importance of strengthening the nation’s defenses. Read more “The main thing that we will be working on is of course the internal agenda. First of all we must ensure the growth […]

Democratic Task Force Outlines Voting Security Plan, With First Primary Just Weeks Away

The Congressional Task Force on Election Security announced extensive recommendations for strengthening defense. But most of them won’t happen any time soon. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a847c7df6b8e47907fd88fd/master/pass/votingmachine-524444620.jpg

5 House Republicans Facing Primary Threats

It is exceedingly rare for a U.S. House incumbent to lose a primary race. According to data compiled by the University of Virginia Center for Politics, it usually happens to fewer than a handful of lawmakers each cycle –- with spikes each decade after congressional districts are redrawn. “There are weird circumstances, as opposed to […]

Dutch Pegida group lock door to Muslim primary school (PHOTOS)

Published time: 21 Aug, 2017 16:35 Edited time: 21 Aug, 2017 16:35 Students at an Islamic primary school in the Dutch city of Leiden were due to return from their summer holidays on Monday, but were unable to enter the building as it had been locked by anti-Islam group Pegida. The far-right group had placed […]

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Half of children who use food banks over summer are primary school age

Published time: 25 Jul, 2017 13:22 Half of the children using food banks during the summer vacation are of primary school age, and 27 percent are under the age of five, research by the Trussell Trust shows. The trust, which runs the largest network of food banks for impoverished Britons, found that 47 percent of […]

Ralph Northam wins Democratic primary for Virginia governor in closely watched race

AP Photo/Steve Helber RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s establishment-favored lieutenant governor won the Democratic nomination in the closely watched race for governor Tuesday, defeating a more liberal insurgent challenger in a contest to be one of the party’s standard-bearers against President Donald Trump. Ralph Northam defeated former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, who ran as an […]