Donald Trump: Five reasons why his third presidential run is doomed

In the opening scenes of Gladiator the legate of General Maximus says of the Germanic barbarians: “People must know when they are conquered.” To this Maximus simply replies: “Would you Quintus? Would I?” Two millennia later, another Germanic rebel has declared war on the modern Rome that is Washington DC. Like his ancestors, he does … Read more

Early hopes for Joe Biden as Republican ‘red wave’ slows

A predicted Republican “red wave” appeared to have turned into a ripple as Democrats held onto key races in the US midterm elections. Democrats overturned a key Senate seat, while a number of Trump-backed candidates appeared to be headed for defeat. Republicans still seemed poised to overthrow a narrow Democratic majority in the House of … Read more

American Midterms: Is It Still the Economy, Idiot? – podcast | News

The midterm elections are usually bad news for the party in power. Voters often view them as a referendum on the president’s performance — and the state of the economy. So the Democrats went into the campaign, fearing the worst. As a correspondent for The Guardian in Washington Lauren Gambino tells Michael Safi, the Democratic … Read more

Marjorie Taylor Greene gets Trump supporters to captivate Paul Pelosi at Iowa rally

OPrah Winfrey backed Democrat John Fetterman in Thursday’s hotly contested Pennsylvania Senate race, rejecting his leading opponent — the man who helped turn them into a household name. It comes at a critical time when Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz, who helped bring Oprah to stardom nearly twenty years ago when she brought him as … Read more

Biden mocked after double Florida speech blunder

president Joe Biden will comment tonight on threats to democracy as he seeks to raise the stakes for voters less than a week before the midterm elections. Biden, who has repeatedly said that “democracy is on the agenda” on Nov. 8, will speak at 7 p.m. from the Union Station in Washington, near the Capitol, … Read more

Ukraine warns ‘critical’ situation after Russia attack on electricity grid

Ukraine warned on Tuesday of an emerging “critical” risk to its electricity grid after President Volodymyr Zelensky said repeated Russian bombings had destroyed a third of the country’s electricity supplies as winter approaches. That warning came when Russian forces claimed to have recaptured territory from Ukrainian forces in the eastern region of Kharkov, Moscow’s first … Read more

FBI seized more than 300 secret Trump documents in Mar-a-Lago

More than 300 classified documents have been recovered from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home since he left office. FBI agents stormed the former president’s Florida home this month to find more documents after an initial 150 marked as classified by the National Archives were recovered in January, according to leaks. The January documents, along with the … Read more

US judge tends to release part of affidavit behind search for Donald Trump’s estate in Mar-a-Lago

A US federal judge is leaning toward making public parts of the affidavit in support of the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida, and has instructed the Justice Department to put forward suggested redactions. Most important points: Justice Department says investigation into whether Donald Trump illegally stored classified documents is at … Read more

Trump says FBI executed search warrant at his home in Mar-a-Lago

FBI agents executed a search warrant on Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and home in Palm Beach, Florida, according to a statement from the former US president. Trump said in a statement released to reporters and on his social media platform Truth Social that his “beautiful home” was “besieged, raided and occupied by a … Read more

As Nancy Pelosi leaves Taiwan, China responds by sending planes to buzz the Taiwan Strait, with many crossing the median line

After being the first US speaker to visit Taiwan in more than 25 years, Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan on Wednesday with a statement of support, but not long after, China fulfilled its threat to escalate tensions. Most important points: Nancy Pelosi Says US Will Help ‘Maintain Democracy in Taiwan’ China’s response to Ms. Pelosi’s visit … Read more