Russia: President Putin’s party set to retain parliament majority after polls

Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from the ballot. The vote comes in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition this year, with Russian authorities jailing Putin’s best-known domestic foe Alexei … Read more

Pro-Putin party heads for Russian election win after Navalny clampdown

A bus drives past a United Russia campaign poster put up ahead of the elections to the Russian State Duma of the 8th convocation scheduled for September 17-19. Vladimir Smirnov | TASS | Getty Images Russians vote on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to … Read more

Small crowd gathers near the Capitol to protest arrests of Jan. 6 rioters

A demonstrator carrying a U.S flag passes by police officers standing in formation during a rally in support of defendants being prosecuted in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 18, 2021. Leah Millis | Reuters A sparse crowd of demonstrators gathered in Washington to rally for those criminally … Read more

California counties with high Covid vaccination rates helped Newsom cruise to victory in the recall election

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the media after meeting students at Melrose Leadership Academy during a school visit in Oakland, California on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Stephen Lam | San Francisco Chronicle | Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom has called his decisive victory in this week’s recall election … Read more

Democrat Gavin Newsom survives California recall election, will remain as governor, NBC News projects

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during a campaign event at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Gavin Newsom survived a Republican attempt to remove him from office as California’s governor, ensuring that the Democrat can serve out the rest … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom poised for victory in upcoming recall election as polls swing sharply in his favor

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a No on the Recall campaign event with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at IBEW-NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Center on September 08, 2021 in San Leandro, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Gavin Newsom is the second California governor to ever face a recall election and is likely to … Read more

Germany’s left-wing socialists — leading election voter polls — are ready for power, former leader says

Olaf Scholz, chancellor candidate for the SPD, is pictured during a campaign rally on August 27, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Florian Gaertner | Photothek | Getty Images One of the big surprises in the run-up to the German federal election later this month has been the sharp increase in support for the Social Democratic Party, … Read more

Japan’s vaccine minister leads polls among potential leadership candidates before formally entering race

Taro Kono, Japan’s regulatory reform and vaccine minister, speaks from behind a transparent screen during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg via Getty Images Taro Kono, the minister in charge of Japan’s vaccine push, currently leads popular opinion polls among candidates that could become the country’s … Read more

Betting markets swing in favor of Gov. Gavin Newsom as California recall effort enters home stretch

California Gov. Gavin Newsom makes a gesture as he speaks during a news conference at San Bernardino Unified School District Office after visiting Juanita B. Jones Elementary School in San Bernardino on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Watchara Phomicinda | MediaNews Group | Getty Images The campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom lost so much … Read more

‘They have better things to do’ – Major Republican donors are staying away from Trump

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit against big tech companies at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images Several of the Republican Party’s biggest and most influential donors are signaling that they don’t … Read more