Hofmeister and Statee lead in Oklahoma governor’s race | national policy

By Sean Murphy, Associated Press writer Oklahoma City (AFP) – Republican Governor Kevin Stitt and Democrat Joey Hoffmeister easily won their primaries on Tuesday, both capitalizing on massive fundraising advantages over their opponents in a state where issues such as abortion, firearms and the death penalty are hot. The focus is likely to be in … Read more

Italy’s economy enters choppy waters – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article Smooth sailing in Italy is about to end. A combination of factors – the ‘Super Mario’ brand of its prime minister, negative interest rates and the opportunity to spend nearly €200 billion in the EU refund money It means that the third-largest economy in the European Union was … Read more

UK Conservatives lose election twice in blow to Boris Johnson

London (AFP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in a special parliamentary election dominated by questions about his leadership and morals.. He was further hurt when the party chief resigned after results came out early Friday, saying the Conservatives “cannot continue business as usual” … Read more

Former US ambassador says raising tariffs on China can lower inflation

Former US ambassador David Adelman said removing tariffs on imported Chinese goods would strip 1% of US inflation over time and restore confidence in the economy, which could help President Joe Biden at the ballot box. “Inflation will be the number one issue in the November US midterm elections,” Adelman told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on … Read more

McMaster, Cunningham win primary; to face in november | Health, medicine and fitness

By Jeffrey Collins – The Associated Press COLOMBIA, South Carolina (AP) – Former United States Representative Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a standoff in November with Republican Governor Henry McMaster, who handily defeated his opponent in the primaries. Cunningham touted the fact that he is the only Democrat in … Read more

5 things to know about Germany’s drive to legalize cannabis – Politico

Let the cannabis squeeze begin. The German Ministry of Health is hosting talks this week with stakeholders on the legalization of recreational cannabis, with the aim of presenting a strategy for doing so in the fall. While Chancellor Olaf Scholz only the Social Democrats wanted To decriminalize cannabis — which would only allow possession — … Read more

Mills and LePage look forward to November in Maine governor’s race | Health, medicine and fitness

By David Sharp – The Associated Press Portland, Maine (AFP) – Paul Lepagethe Republican who dominated his two terms as Governor of Maine offensive letter And the combative leadership, seeking a political return. without oppositionLePage will head to the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday, as part of a fierce general campaign against incumbent Democratic … Read more

Deliberations are underway in the impeachment trial between Trump and Russia

Washington (AFP) – A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign hid his partisan interests from the FBI while pushing “pure dissenting research” relating to Donald Trump and Russia in the weeks leading up to the election, the attorney general confirmed Friday during closing arguments for the attorney’s trial. But Michael Sussman The legal team … Read more

Explainer: What Erdogan can gain from Turkey in the NATO debate

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Within two weeks, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused an uproar by throwing a wrench In Sweden and Finland’s historic bid to join NATO, fellow Allies attacked Greece and announced plans for a new incursion into Syria. Erdogan appears to be using Turkey’s role as mediator in the Ukraine war and … Read more

Georgia primaries run smoothly despite new election law | Health, medicine and fitness

By Christina A Cassidy and Jeff Mulvihill – The Associated Press ATLANTA (AFP) – In the first statewide test of new voting restrictions, Georgia’s high-stakes primaries appeared to run smoothly on Tuesday with no reports of major problems in one of the country’s most important battleground states. A record number of votes cast during the … Read more