Alaska’s governor dropped his reelection bid and endorsed a Democrat against his GOP challenger who is leading in the polls

Mark Thiessen/AP Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign and endorsed his Democratic challenger, former Sen. Mark Begich. Neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner, former state Senator Mike Dunleavy. Walker said his decision to bow out was based entirely on what he felt was “best for Alaska.” Public […]

Sen. Flake says 'not a chance' he'd ask for FBI probe into Kavanaugh if he wanted reelection

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), the key figure behind the White House’s decision to reopen an FBI investigation into SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has said he would have not called for the probe if he hoped to get reelected. Flake has been serving as a Senator for Arizona since 2013. In October last year, he announced […]

Poll shows Trump’s reelection support in key Midwestern states is slipping

President Donald Trump’s poll numbers are sagging in three key Midwestern states, with only around one-third of voters saying he deserves to be reelected, according to NBC News/Marist polls out on Wednesday. The poll coincided with Trump’s controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he made remarks indicating he accepted Putin’s denial of meddling […]

Trump congratulates Putin on reelection, intl issues discussed in phone call

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Vladimir Putin on his win in Sunday’s presidential election in Russia, the Kremlin said. The two presidents held a phone conversation and spoke in favor of developing of a practical interaction in various areas, including the issues of strategic stability and combating international terrorism and emphasized the importance […]

‘Keep America Great!’ Trump unveils re-election slogan, says was joking about ‘lifelong presidency’

President Donald Trump has trialled his 2020 re-election slogan at a rally in Pennsylvania, vowing to ‘Keep America Great’. He reiterated that he was joking about making himself president for life. “Keep America Great!” will be Trump’s slogan at the next election, whether or not he faces Oprah Winfrey at the hustings, he told the […]

Rep. Ed Royce of California announces he will not seek reelection

Jose Luis Magana/AP Rep. Ed Royce of California said he will not seek reelection. Royce is the latest of some 30 House Republicans who have announced they are retiring. Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was first elected in 1992. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce said on Monday he will […]

UN rights chief refuses to ‘bend knee’, won’t seek reelection in ‘current geopolitical context’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will not seek a second term in office given the current state of world affairs and disregard for human dignity. “After reflection, I have decided not to seek a second four-year term,” Zeid Ra’ad Hussein said in the email addressed to his staff, which was seen by Foreign Policy and […]

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Nevada Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen announced Saturday that he would not seek reelection amid sexual harassment allegations from his former campaign finance director. In early December, BuzzFeed News first reported the allegations of the former staffer, who said Kihuen repeatedly harassed and made sexual advances toward her last year during his campaign, leading her to […]

‘Heaven help us’: Top GOP senator announces that he won’t seek reelection in remarkable speech slamming Trump

Samantha Sais/Reuters Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in 2018.  Flake said that, under President Donald Trump, “there may not be a place for a Republican like me.”  Flake has been an outspoken critic of the president, who has endorsed another GOP candidate competing for Flake’s Senate seat.  […]