World News

Covid 19 coronavirus: Victoria reports 29 new local cases – all infectious in the community

Victoria has recorded 29 new local coronavirus cases as the state goes through its sixth lockdown since the pandemic began. All of the cases were linked to an existing outbreak but were not in quarantine. The people who were confirmed positive were among 43,618 individuals who received their Covid-19 test results on Friday. The current […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Victoria reports seven new community cases; Melbourne Cricket Ground among exposure sites

Victoria has confirmed seven new locally acquired Covid-19 cases. Authorities confirmed the seven cases were linked to a returned family and a crew of removalists, who both came into the state from New South Wales while unknowingly infectious. Four of the new cases live on the third floor of the Ariele Apartments in the inner-west […]

Politics

George P. Bush is running for attorney general in Texas — by courting Trump.

George P. Bush — son of Jeb Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H.W. Bush — is running for attorney general in Texas, and away from the legacy of antipathy to former President Donald J. Trump embodied by his own last name. The new campaign beer cozies handed out to supporters […]

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Son of Rudy: Andrew Giuliani seeks Republican nomination for New York governor

Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, announced Tuesday he is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of New York, potentially setting up a battle with third-term incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo. “Giuliani vs. Cuomo. Holy smokes. It’s Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier,” the 35-year-old said in an interview with the […]

Politics

Exclusive: Dozens of former Bush officials leave Republican Party, calling it 'Trump cult'

By Tim Reid (Reuters) – Dozens of Republicans in former President George W. Bush’s administration are leaving the party, dismayed by a failure of many elected Republicans to disown Donald Trump after his false claims of election fraud sparked a deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol last month. These officials, some who served in the […]

Politics

Who’s Going to Tell Him? Republicans Shy From Asking Trump to Concede

WASHINGTON — Since he was elected, President Trump’s relationships with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill have mostly fallen into one of two categories: the unbreakable bond with his most ardent followers, who defend him at all costs, and the tenuous, strained alliance with the rest, who share his agenda but often cringe privately at his […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Goodbye Principled Conservatism

Under Trump, the politics of resentment now govern the Republican Party. By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist If Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court turns out to be the last major act of a one-term Trump presidency, it will be a fitting finale. Republicans, like the Federalist Party of yore, will consolidate power in […]