Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power

ROME (AP) — Italians were voting on Sunday in an election that could move the country’s politics sharply toward the right during a critical time for Europe, with war in Ukraine fueling skyrocketing energy bills and testing the West’s resolve to stand united against Russian aggression. Polls opened at 7 a.m. (0500GMT). The counting of … Read more

Biden promises to codify Roe if two more Democrats are elected to Senate

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Democratic National Committee event at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, U.S., September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters President Joe Biden vowed Friday that Democrats will codify the right to an abortion into law if two more are elected to the U.S. Senate … Read more

Some politicians and pundits claim the Voice to Parliament would be a ‘third chamber’. Five constitutional law experts weigh in

CheckMate is a weekly newsletter from RMIT FactLab which recaps the latest in the world of fact checking and misinformation, drawing on the work of FactLab and its sister organisation, RMIT ABC Fact Check. You can read the latest edition below, and subscribe to have the next newsletter delivered straight to your inbox. CheckMate September 23, 2022 This week, we ask constitutional … Read more

Italy turns to the right with FDI’s Georgia Meloni

Atmosphere during Giorgia Meloni’s rally in Cagliari to launch her campaign for Italy’s next general election at Cagliari on September 02, 2022 in Cagliari, Italy. Italians head to the polls for general elections on September 25, 2022. Emanuele Perrone | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s voters head to the polls on Sunday in … Read more

Special master calls hearing on as Trump resists sharing info on classification – CBS News

Special master calls hearing on as Trump resists sharing info on classification  CBS News Court Hearing Set For Case Involving Documents Seized From Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Estate  NBC News An analogy | Letters |  Independent Record Trump team says it doesn’t want to immediately disclose certain ‘declassification’ information in special master review  CNN View Full Coverage on Google News

Judge strikes down parts of MT laws affecting campuses, collegiate trans athletes | Crime & Courts

A Gallatin County District Court judge has ruled three state laws unconstitutional as they apply to Montana’s public university students and campuses. Judge Rienne H. McElyea’s Sept. 14 decision blocks laws or portions of laws dealing with speech on campus; requiring student athletes to participate on teams based on their sex assigned at birth; and … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more

Biden flew AF1 to Delaware — when he could have voted last weekend

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday was forced to defend President Biden’s Tuesday evening trip to Delaware on Air Force One — on the taxpayers’ dime — to vote in the state’s Democratic primary. Critics called it wasteful, noting Biden could have voted early when he was in the state last weekend. Jean-Pierre … Read more

MyPillow exec Lindell says FBI agents seized his cellphone

WASHINGTON (AP) — MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell said Tuesday that federal agents seized his cellphone and questioned him about a Colorado clerk who has been charged in what prosecutors say was a “deceptive scheme” to breach voting system technology used across the country. Lindell was approached in the drive-thru of a Hardee’s fast-food restaurant … Read more

Far-right make gains in tightly contested vote

Once a fringe party shunned by others across the political spectrum, preliminary results showed the Sweden Democrats received nearly 21% of the vote. Maja Suslin | Afp | Getty Images A group of right-wing political parties secured a razor-thin lead in Sweden’s general election, according to early results, and appear to be on course to … Read more