As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON, Aug 15 : As women line up to run for U.S. political office at historic rates, state legislatures – where some of America’s most critical policy decisions get made – could see a slew of new female lawmakers after November’s vote, according to a Reuters analysis of election data. In Michigan, […]

Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON, Aug 14 : States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday’s primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections. Voters go to the polls in those states for party primaries, and Democrats […]

Recount shows Iraq’s Sadr retains election victory, no major changes

By Ahmed Aboulenein BAGHDAD, Aug 10 : Populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq’s May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him to play a central role in forming the country’s next government. Iraq’s Independent High Election Commission (IHEC) released the results of the recount […]

Fundraise or ‘look for a job,’ Republicans warn after close election races

By Ginger Gibson and John Whitesides Undated, Aug 9 : As Republican candidates backed by President Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, nervousness grew in Republican circles about their ability to continue extending millions of dollars in aid to candidates in November’s Congressional elections. Republican […]

Palestinian family celebrates Tlaib’s victory in Congressional race

By Ali Sawafta BEIT UR AL-FAUQA, West Bank, Aug 8 : Sharing smiles and hugs, the extended family of Rashida Tlaib, who is set to become the first Muslim woman to join the U.S. Congress, celebrated her election victory on Wednesday in the courtyard of their West Bank house. Tlaib’s grandmother, aunts and uncles welcomed […]