J.D. Vance, an ally of tech investor Peter Thiel, made almost $1 million in the period before he launched his Ohio Senate campaign

JD Vance, the venture capitalist and author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” takes photos with supporters after a rally Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Middletown, Ohio, where he announced he is joining the crowded Republican race for the Ohio U.S. Senate seat being left by Rob Portman. Jeff Dean | AP Republican Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance, … Read more

Merkel’s push for German lockdown reportedly blocked as death toll passes 100,000

BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 22: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) speaks with Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz. Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s Covid-19 crisis continues to rock the nation with the grim news on Thursday that the total number of deaths has now surpassed 100,000. The country’s … Read more

Ahead of polls, politics of statues begins in UP

As the countdown to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections begins, the politics of statues get going in right earnest. Various political parties are using statues to attract and consolidate various caste vote banks in their favour. Lord Parshuram, the icon of Brahmins, has emerged as a top favourite with political parties who see the Parshuram … Read more

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy projected to win reelection after surprisingly tight race

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy greets supporters as he campaigns with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S., October 28, 2021. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy won his bid for reelection after an unexpectedly tight contest with Republican Jack Ciattarelli, according to an NBC News projection. The call … Read more

NBC News Poll: 50 percent of Republicans doubt their vote will be counted accurately

Stickers to hand out to voters at a polling station set up at Capital One Arena for the upcoming 2020 general elections. Yegor Aleyev | TASS | Getty Images There’s been a significant decline over the past year in voters who think their vote will be counted accurately, a trend driven mainly by Republicans — … Read more

On Jan. 6 Trump’s attorney reportedly told the Pence team its refusal to block the election certification caused the riot

Attorney John Eastman gestures as he speaks next to U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, as Trump supporters gather ahead of the president’s speech to contest the certification by the U.S. Congress of the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election on the Ellipse in Washington, January 6, 2021. Jim Bourg | Reuters … Read more

Private equity, hedge funds accounted for over $625 million in political spending during 2020 campaign, study says

The Wall Street sign is seen outside The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, February 16, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Private equity and hedge funds accounted for over $625 million in political spending during the cycle leading up to the 2020 election, with the lion’s share going to campaign contributions, according to … Read more

FBI at home of Russian oligarch and ex-Manafort associate Oleg Deripaska

Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska speaks to media in front of the office of Gorkovsky Automobile Plant (GAZ) in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia April 16, 2019. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters FBI agents are conducting “law enforcement activity” at the home of Russian energy tycoon Oleg Deripaska, a spokesman for the agency told NBC News on Tuesday. Multiple … Read more

Japan is set to have a new prime minister, here’s what you need to know about him

A pedestrian reads an extra edition newspaper reporting Fumio Kishida, former foreign minister, being elected as the new leader at the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidential election, in Ginza district of Tokyo on September 29, 2021. PHILIP FONG | AFP via Getty Images Fumio Kishida is set to become Japan’s next prime minister after … Read more

What a post-Merkel Germany could mean for Europe

A view of EU and German flags over the Reichstag building, the seat of the German Parliament. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images LONDON — As Germany prepares for an overhaul in its political status quo, analysts are looking at what impact the next government could have on the European Union. Europe’s biggest economy headed … Read more