GOP nominee’s security clearance becomes an issue in SC | United States government and politics

GOP nominee's security clearance becomes an issue in SC |  United States government and politics

By MEG KINNARD – Associated Press SUMMERVILLE, SC (AP) — After losing a high-profile bid for a congressional seat from South Carolina in 2018, Republican Katie Arrington took a job at the Department of Defense, where she focused on securing military supply chains, ensuring that thousands of companies that contract with the federal government were … Read more

New cards create challenge for women seeking re-election | Government and politics

New cards create challenge for women seeking re-election |  Government and politics

CHICAGO — Democrats took control of the United States House of Representatives in 2018 thanks to a record number of Democratic female candidates. Two years later, a record number of GOP women won seats, bringing the number of women in the chamber to an all-time high. But for some incumbent women running for office this … Read more

Albanese voted Australia’s leader in complex poll result | Govt. & Policy

Albanese voted Australia's leader in complex poll result |  Govt.  & Policy

By TREVOR MARSHALLSEA – Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Australians woke up on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the centre-left Labor leader whose rise to the country’s top job after being raised in housing welfare by a single mother on a disability pension would reflect the changed fabric of the country. … Read more

Australia’s next prime minister comes from humble beginnings | National policy

Australia's next prime minister comes from humble beginnings |  National policy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician shaped by his humble beginnings in life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in suburban Sydney. He is also a hero of multicultural Australia, describing himself as the only candidate with a “non-Anglo Celtic name” … Read more

Australia’s next prime minister comes from humble beginnings | United States government and politics

Australia's next prime minister comes from humble beginnings |  United States government and politics

By ROD McGUIRK – Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician shaped by his humble beginnings in life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in suburban Sydney. He is also a hero of multicultural Australia, describing himself as the only … Read more

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine as West promises Kyiv new arms | Politics

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine as West promises Kyiv new arms |  Politics

TORETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pounded eastern Ukraine on Tuesday as the US defense secretary promised to “keep moving heaven and earth” to get Kyiv the weapons it needs to repel the new offensive even as Moscow warned such support risked widening the war. Two months into the devastating conflict, Western arms have already helped … Read more