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Once-fringe Soros conspiracy theory takes center stage in Hungarian election

BUDAPEST – After eight years of bending this nation to his increasingly autocratic and illiberal will, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has only a smattering of disorganized opposition parties to overcome on the road to winning four more in elections next month. But in his own telling, he is locked in an epochal struggle with […]

Ohio Senate race: Debate challenge presented ahead of GOP primary

HAMILTON — Days after Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones endorsed Mike Gibbons for U.S. Senate, the Cleveland-area banker is now challenging his GOP primary opponent to a series of debates. Gibbons this week challenged Congressman Jim Renacci, whom he called a “career politician,” to five debates ahead of the May 8 primary election in five […]

ProPublica leads media into correction of murky CIA story | Political

NEW YORK (AP) — The news organization ProPublica issued a detailed correction of a story about Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s choice for the next CIA director, and the waterboarding of a detainee the year after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It wasn’t alone: Other organizations, including The Associated Press, have issued their own […]

Viewpoint: An open, honest debate on guns is needed

Did Ms. Toomey ask “why didn’t Democrats push through new gun laws involving [her misnomer] “weapons of war” when they had significant majorities in the House and Senate in 2009-2010?” Ms. Toomey is obviously not in the same category as most informed people across the country who were stunned to find out government failed at […]

Rep. Steve Knight’s Democratic foes make their case at forum

Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times Published 11:30 a.m. PT March 17, 2018 Buy Photo U.S. Rep. Steve Knight is shown at a town hall meeting in this file photo.(Photo: CHUCK KIRMAN/THE STAR)Buy Photo Althea Krim, 62, watched from the front row as the three top Democrats trying to defeat Republican Rep. Steve Knight squared off […]

Candidates hash out Oxnard issues inside boxing ring

CLOSE No punches were thrown and no champ was crowned but candidates in the Oxnard recall election did square off in a boxing ring at Corner Pocket Billiards in a debate. CHUCK KIRMAN/VENTURA COUNTY STAR Buy Photo Candidates in Oxnard’s May 1 recall special election climbed into a boxing ring Thursday night at Corner Pocket […]

These Russian elections follow an old Soviet tradition | Russia

To understand what the upcoming Russian elections are about, one needs only take a look at the ballot. It would be clear even to those who do not speak Russian. The candidate, who will win, is already marked clearly on the ballot. This document presents almost perfect symmetry. Above President Vladimir Putin, there are three […]