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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on October 8, 2021. Duterte's six-year term in the top office ends next year, and he has filed to run for a senate seat in the May 2022 elections.Aaron Favila | AFP | Getty Images Philippine voters will head to the polls in May 2022 to elect a successor to President Rodrigo Duterte, whose six-year term in the country's top office is coming to an end. Duterte, who sought closer ties with China for most of his term, is prohibited by the Philippine constitution from seeking a second term. The president has set his eyes on a different political office, filing his candidacy for a senate seat in next year's general elections.    Still, much of the attention on the Philippine elections would fall on the presidential race, which analysts said remains wide open. Campaigning for national positions — which include the presidency and senate — will start in February. Dozens registered to run for the Philippine presidency, including the current vice president, the son of a former dictator and a retired boxing champion.VIDEO3:3803:38Race to...
    Angela Weiss/Getty Images Kanye West, now legally now known as Ye, shared a five-minute-long “Thanksgiving Prayer” video, in which he opened up about his presidential run, his mental health, and his marriage to Kim Kardashian.  “Boom, boom, boom. Westside. Kanye West. Conway West Side. You never noticed that, did you?” West said at the start of the prayer:   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by ye (@kanyewest) West went on to warn followers that this was his “super, super, super super super long Thanksgiving Prayer” before sharing the things he’s thankful for this holiday season. “On this Thanksgiving. I’m so thankful for family, my blood family, my fans and our haters. We love you too,” he said. “On Thanksgiving on Christmas morning, not the night before or the day just the morning. We’re thankful for our current civilization of 8 billion people, our ancestors and our children.” West shared his gratitude that his son Saint, who he called “a mix of two of my favorite things — me and my wife’s face,” was able to play catch with Tom Brady before...
    Kanye 'Ye' West claims his estranged wife Kim Kardashian did not like him wearing his Donald Trump affiliated 'MAGA' cap and that he had 'embarrassed' her with his failed presidential bid in 2020. In a 'Thanksgiving prayer' shared Thursday, the rapper, 44, alleged that Kardashian, 41, was particularly bothered by his South Carolina press conference where he claimed they'd considered aborting their now eight-year-old daughter North. 'Let's go with politics here. Good Lord, my wife did not like me wearing the red hat. Being a good wife, [Kim] wanted to protect me and our family,' said West via voiceover as he conducted a cloaked choir. Disapproval: Kanye 'Ye' West claims his estranged wife Kim Kardashian did not like him wear his Donald Trump affiliated 'MAGA' cap and that he'd 'embarrassed' her with his failed presidential bid in 2020; Kanye and Kim pictured in 2019 He and his ex partner announced in February that they'd be divorcing after nearly seven-years of marriage. They share daughter North, eight, Chicago, three, and sons Saint, five, and Psalm, one.  West continued: 'I made me and our family...
    Donald Trump shared a Thanksgiving messge to the nation that hinted he may run for president again. 'A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again - and we will all do it together,' the former president said in a statement.  'America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction. Too many generations of greatness are counting on us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving knowing that a wonderful future lies ahead!,' he added.  Trump has been hinting he will seek another term in office since he lost the 2020 election, which he falsely claims was stolen from him.  But he has not formally announced a challenge to President Joe Biden.  Trump's Thanksgiving message also played off his 'Make America Great Again' campaign theme from last year.  Trump told Fox News he will make a decision on another run after the 2022 midterms. 'I am certainly thinking about it and we'll see,' Trump said. 'I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and...
    Donald Trump has all but formally announced his intentions to run for the presidency again in 2024, and  his team is honing in on taking back five states Biden won in 2020 that he'd won in 2016.  The former president's shadow campaign team polled Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, all of which were decided in favor of President Biden by 3 percentage points or less. The team found that in Georgia, Trump would be ahead by 3 points, 8 points in Arizona, 12 points in Michigan, 6 points in Pennsylvania and 10 points in Wisconsin, if the race were held today.  Together, the states represent 73 electoral votes. Trump lost to Biden in 2020 by 74.  Trump has still refused to concede his loss, and challenged the election results in all five of the states, going to the greatest lengths to overturn Biden's win in Arizona.  Donald Trump has all but formally announced his intentions to run for the presidency again in 2024, and his team is honing in on taking back five states Biden won in 2020...
    (CNN)The next presidential election is three years away. Recent reports about early concern over whether President Joe Biden will run for reelection in 2024 and about tension between potential 2024 rivals, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Vice President Kamala Harris are, to some extent, standard Washington gossip that can be safely ignored. Still, there may be something more than that. Lincoln Mitchell Buttigieg is clearly very ambitious, ran an impressive presidential campaign in 2020 and has only strengthened his political skills since then. Harris, as the vice president, is a leading contender to be the face of the post-Joe Biden Democratic Party. Each may see the other as standing in their way as 2024 approaches. This is particularly important because the 79-year-old Biden, despite wisely sending signals that he will seek reelection in 2024, may decide that he doesn't want to run three years from now.If Biden does run, as an incumbent, he has an advantage. But if he chooses not to, that doesn't mean Democrats are doomed.A primary campaign between Harris and Buttigieg could pit two key Democratic...
    (CNN)The race to replace Chilean President Sebastián Piñera is now down to two candidates after a general election was held on Sunday. José Antonio Kast, a candidate of the hard right, garnered 28 percent of the vote during Sunday's election in Chile, missing the necessary 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Kast, whose recent surge in popularity has surprised critics, has sometimes been compared to former US President Donald Trump and Brazil's current President Jair Bolsonaro.He will face 35-year-old Gabriel Boric, a leftist candidate and former student leader, who came in second with 25 percent of the vote. Representing polar opposites of Chile's presidential race, Boric and Kast now head to a runoff vote on December 19.A voter casts her ballot during national elections on November 21, 2021 in Arica, Chile. Read MoreThis election comes two years after massive protests and riots shook the country in October 2019, with protesters demanding better pensions, better education, and the end of an economic system that they said favors the elite. The unrest led now-outgoing President Sebastián Piñera to agree to a...
    According to a report from the Atlantic's Peter Nicholas, a close adviser to former president Donald Trump admitted they are "rehearsing" arguments intended to convince the former president that another presidential run in 2024 could end in disaster and embarrassment. As Nicholas wrote, despite polls showing Trump to be the odds-on choice to be the Republican Party presidential nominee in 2024, there are signs that there is a building movement against him among conservatives who are being more vocal about moving on without him. Noting the election of Republican Glenn Youngkin as the new governor of Virginia who kept his distance from the twice-impeached former president as one key data point, Nicholas wrote that Trump's influence over GOP lawmakers is showing cracks. According to Nicholas, "If Donald Trump tries to run for president again, one of his former campaign advisers has a plan to dissuade him. Anticipating that Trump may not know who Adlai Stevenson was or that he lost two straight presidential elections in the 1950s, this ex-adviser figures he or someone else might need to explain the man's...
    Beto O'Rourke announced Monday that he is running for Texas governor against incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who is running for his third term. 'I'm running for governor,' O'Rourke tweeted along with a two minute and fifteen second video. 'Together, we can push past the small and divisive politics that we see in Texas today — and get back to the big, bold vision that used to define Texas. A Texas big enough for all of us,' he continued. It's likely the Democratic candidate, who was unsuccessful in his Senate run against Republican Ted Cruz in 2018, will run on some hot button issues in the Lone Star State, like stricter gun laws, expanding voting rights and abortion access and implementing vaccine mandates. Abbott responded to the announcement with a simple and direct message: 'Bring it.' Beto O'Rourke announced Monday he is running for governor in 2022 in Texas – after a failed 2018 senator run against Ted Cruz In a two-minute video posted to Twitter, O'Rourke said he is running to make sure elected leaders listen to Texans  Abbott,...
    Former Democratic Senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke announced on Monday that he would run for governor in Texas. In an announcement video posted to his YouTube page, O’Rourke took aim at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, accusing him of not “listening to, serving and paying attention to and trusting the people of Texas.” Abbott is already facing a primary challenge from former state Republican Party chairman Allen West. Actor Matthew McConaughey is also considering entering the 2022 race. (RELATED: Matthew McConaughey Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Gov. Greg Abbott In Texas Gubernatorial Poll) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke, former Senate and presidential candidate, says he will run for Texas governor in 2022. — Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 15, 2021 O’Rourke repeatedly cited the collapse of Texas’ electrical grid during a February winter storm. During the storm, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reported frozen wind turbines and a natural gas shortage, causing more than four million Texans to lose power. More than 200 people died as a result of the storm and subsequent power outages, according to...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke, former Senate and presidential candidate, says he will run for Texas governor in 2022. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Popular radio host Howard Stern has vowed to run for president if Donald Trump tries again in 2024 - and insists he'll beat his former friend. During his radio show Tuesday morning, Stern claimed he has accepted that he may have to serve his 'civic duty' and run against Trump saying he knows he'll 'beat his a**.' Stern claims he is as prominent in the American public's conscience as Trump, meaning any presidential campaign would quickly gain traction.  The claims came as Stern noted the attention that his statements about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers vaccine scandal the day before drew in.  Stern slammed Rodgers, who tested positive for Covid last week, for lying about being vaccinated calling him a 'scumbag' and suggesting that he be fired from the NFL.  On Tuesday's show, the shock jock suggested that if his comments on Rodgers were 'big news' then he is sufficiently popular among the public to make a presidential bid.  Howard Stern (left) and his co-host Robin Quivers discussed Stern's potential 2024 presidential campaign against Donald Trump Stern and Trump were...
    QAnon followers who flocked to Dallas last Tuesday under the impression that JFK Jr. - who died in a plane crash in 1999 - was going to 'appear' and announce a vice presidential run with Donald Trump have refused to leave, now calling the Texas city their 'promised land.'  QAnon rapper Pryme Minister has reportedly offered property for the conspiracy theorists to set up a permanent headquarters near the infamous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza - the site of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy,  Vice News first reported.  The group expected JFK Jr. to appear at 12.29 p.m. on November 2 - the time his father was shot dead - but when he failed to arrive, followers dashed off to the Rolling Stones concert at the Cotton Bowl instead.  The group now believes that JFK Jr. did, in fact, appear to them last Tuesday, apparently disguised as Keith Richards performing on stage.    Dozens of QAnon followers have been stationed at the site of JFK assassination in Dallas for a week after congregating on November 2 with the belief that...
    New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman says former secretary of state Mike Pompeo is already talking about running for president, no matter what his old boss — former President Donald Trump — decides to do in 2024. Haberman joined New Day on Monday to talk about Trump’s appearance at the World Series in Atlanta over the weekend. At one point, John Berman asked Haberman her thoughts about Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) saying he would support Trump if he were to run for president again. Haberman said she heard Scott’s name being passed around for 2024 among “Republicans who liked Trump’s policies [but] did not like Trump’s behavior.” She referred to private conversations among Republicans that she knows about, and said: “Mike Pompeo has told a number of people he told Trump directly he will run even if Trump runs.” “Did [Trump] get annoyed?” Haberman asked hypothetically. “We’re never going to know, it’s a conversation between the two of them, but [Pompeo] is one of the people saying that.” Haberman added that former President Mike Pence is also a possible candidate...
    This weekly column on the next race for the White House usually zeroes in on the burgeoning contest for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. But a poll released in recent days that spotlighted President Biden’s flagging support should he run for reelection in 2024 in New Hampshire, the state that for a century’s held the first primary in the presidential nominating calendar, piqued our interest. Thirty-seven percent of likely Democratic primary voters in 2024 questioned in the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) latest Granite State survey said that they’d vote for Biden if the primary were held today, a drop of 12 points from UNH’s previous poll in July. Fifty-two percent of those questioned said they were unsure, up nine points, with 11% saying they’d vote for another candidate. BIDEN'S POLL NUMBERS WORSE THAT OBAMA, BUSH, CLINTON, BUT BETTER THAN TRUMP, AT THIS POINT IN THEIR PRESIDENCIES Asked if they’d like to see the president run unopposed in 2024 or face a primary challenge, 45% said they’d like to see Biden face a primary challenger, up 16 points from July....
    A tech investor and former donor to Hillary Clinton who backed the failed Newsom recall is unabashedly hosting a fundraiser for Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis later this month. David Sacks, a Craft partner and former executive for PayPal , explained why he is a fan of DeSantis when asked on Wednesday by Emily Chang, host of Bloomberg TV's Bloomberg Technology, why he is supports "such a divisive candidate" after citing the governor's "questionable" choices regarding the coronavirus pandemic. "In terms of why I like DeSantis, he was the first governor to stop these insane lockdowns. He found the right policy on lockdowns, which was to stop them, despite a hostile media," Sacks said. DESANTIS SLAMS BIDEN FOR 'REALLY HUGE CUT' IN FLORIDA'S CRITICAL COVID ANTIBODY TREATMENT Sacks also pointed out during the interview that he has supported and donated to candidates on both sides of the political spectrum. Tech investor David Sacks tells @emilychangtv why he's hosting a fundraiser for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis https://t.co/kublTbvmfR pic.twitter.com/L3UfFmLyVx— Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) October 12, 2021 ...
    Joe Biden and Black Lives Matter-backing actor and former WWE superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he may run for President of the United States in the future but admitted that he doesn’t “know the first thing about politics” or “policy.” In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson said that when it comes to the idea of running for president, he has talked to people in politics and conducted “a small amount of research and analysis to see where this comes from and to see what it could look like in the future.” The Young Rock and Fast and Furious star said “indicators are all very positive — in, for example, 2024, and in, for example, 2028.” While Dwayne Johnson is not ruling out a presidential run in the future, he also admitted his own shortcomings, stating that he doesn’t know “the first thing about politics.” “You know, at the end of the day, I don’t know the first thing about politics. I don’t know the first thing about policy,” the Jumanji star said. “I care deeply about our country. I care about...
    DES MOINES, IOWA - Former President Trump's return this weekend to Iowa, the state where caucuses for half a century have kicked off the presidential nominating calendar, sparked more speculation that the former president will launch a 2024 bid to try and return to the White House. While the former president for months has repeatedly teased another White House run, Trump avoided any flirtations during a nearly two-hour speech in front of a large crowd of supporters during a Saturday evening rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. TRUMP RETURNS TO IOWA TO SUPPORT 2022 REPUBLICANS, BUT TRIP LAYS DOWN 2024 MARKER While Trump vowed to "take back America," he avoided making specific flirtations about launching another presidential bid.  Former President Trump addresses a large crowd of supporters at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa (Fox News ) But Trump did endorse keeping Iowa's position as the lead-off state in the presidential primaries and caucuses as he pointed to his 8-point victory in the Hawkeye State in last November's general election....
    Former President Donald Trump will speak at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds at 7:00 p.m. central time on Saturday. This is the sixth campaign-style rally that Trump has held around the country since June. The Save America rallies have attracted thousands of supporters and the same is expected at today’s event. 2022/2024 Watch: @ebranstad – a top #DonaldTrump adviser in Iowa – tells @FoxNews "there was no question" where to hold Trumps first rally in the state since the 2020 election. When it comes to politics,"it all starts at the @IowaStateFair " #2022elections #2024election pic.twitter.com/lhqZh211sO — Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) October 9, 2021 Fox News reported on the speculation about Trump’s intentions in 2024 given this rally being held in one of the first primary states to hold presidential elections. The network interviewed a Trump adviser and a GOP consultant. “The great thing about the Iowa State Fair – we’ve got plenty of parking, plenty of space. President has been here before. He loves the Iowa State Fair. What better place and what better setup...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 pro-democracy uprising, registered his candidacy Wednesday for next year’s presidential elections, sparking a protest by activists who angrily recalled the widespread human rights atrocities that marked the martial law era under his late father. Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. filed his papers with the elections commission, then waved at dozens of supporters chanting his name. The 64-year-old announced his candidacy Tuesday, vowing to unite Filipinos to overcome the challenges in the wake of of the coronavirus pandemic. But issues surrounding the Marcoses continue to stoke political divisions more than three decades after the dictator’s downfall. More than 100 anti-Marcos activists vowed to campaign against Marcos Jr. and burned effigies of his father and the current president, Rodrigo Duterte, an ally of the Marcoses, in a protest at the Commission on Human Rights. They waved placards that read “never again” and recalled the massive rights violations that took place after Marcos placed the Philippines under martial rule from 1972 to 1981....
    (CNN)Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who worked for Donald Trump for more than five years, now says she fears another four years with Trump in the White House. "I am terrified of him running for president in 2024," said Grisham, who also served as East Wing chief of staff, in an interview Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," a promotional appearance for her memoir, "I'll Take Your Questions Now," which is scheduled for release this week. "I don't think (Trump) is fit for the job."Grisham's take on the former President's fitness for the job came as she was asked by George Stephanopoulos whether she herself contributed to a White House "culture of casual dishonesty," to which Grisham answered, "Yes." "I now want to, in whatever way I can, educate the public about the behaviors within the White House, because it does look like he's going to run in 2024," said Grisham.Grisham said a second term for Trump in her opinion would mean a president driven by "revenge" for his political adversaries. Read More"He will probably have some pretty...
    As part of a grim editorial from the editors of the New York Times, they warn that, not only have new revelations exposed how much work went into subverting the election, but the American public can expect the former president to make another run in 2024 -- and things could be a lot worse. Under an ominous headline reading, "Jan 6th Was Worse Than It Looked," the editors suggested the failed insurrection and legal maneuvering behind the scenes at the White House would likely be seen as a learning experience that would inform Trump's people how to successfully take back the White House in 2024. "However horrifying the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol appeared in the moment, we know now that it was far worse," the editorial began. "The country was hours away from a full-blown constitutional crisis — not primarily because of the violence and mayhem inflicted by hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters but because of the actions of Mr. Trump himself." Noting that health issues aside, there seems no reason to believe that Trump won't...
    By Jim Gomez and Joeal Calupitan | Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced he was retiring from politics and dropping plans to run for vice president in elections next year, when his term ends, paving the way for his politician daughter to make a possible bid for the top post. Speaking before reporters, Duterte said many Filipinos have expressed their opposition to his vice-presidential bid in surveys and public forums. “The overwhelming sentiment of the Filipino is that I’m not qualified, and it would be a violation of the constitution,” Duterte said. “I will follow what you wish, and today I announce my retirement from politics.” The 76-year-old leader, known for his deadly anti-drug crackdown, brash rhetoric and unorthodox political style, earlier accepted the ruling party’s nomination for him to seek the vice presidency in the May 9 elections. The decision outraged many of his opponents, who have described him as a human rights calamity in an Asian bastion of democracy. Duterte announced his surprise withdrawal from the election after accompanying his former longtime...
    (CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he would retire rather than run for vice president next year, in a surprise move that sparked speculation over his political future, according to the Philippines News Agency (PNA).Duterte, 76, is barred by the Philippine Constitution from seeking a second term after his six years in office, but he said last month that he would campaign for vice president in the upcoming election in May. His plan to pursue the largely ceremonial post was criticized by rivals and many Filipinos as an attempt to maintain his political power and avoid potential legal action at home or abroad.But on Saturday, Duterte accompanied his longtime aide, Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, as he submitted papers to register for the vice presidential ticket in Pasay City. International court backs probe into Philippines war on drugs"The universal sentiment of the Filipino has been reflected in the different surveys and in many forums, caucuses, and meetings to discuss what should I do in my life," Duterte said, referring to opinion polls that suggested the public opposed his plan,...
    Fox News' Kayleigh McEnany took aim at Vice President Kamala Harris, who has hired two crisis communications experts in the wake of her latest "misstep" in applauding a student who had just accused Israel of "ethnic genocide." On "Outnumbered," McEnany called out Harris for prioritizing her image in the press rather than directly addressing the crises at hand.  KAMALA HARRIS APPLAUDS STUDENT, WHO ACCUSED ISRAEL OF ‘ETHNIC GENOCIDE,' FOR SPEAKING ‘YOUR TRUTH’ KAYLEIGH MCENANY: All she cares about is the communications of it and her future presidential run. She doesn't care about the actual problem. Do you think she cares about the little kids on the border in horrific detention facilities – ones she used to call human rights violations? Of course she doesn't care about that. She just cares about how she's perceived. It's why she didn't go to the border until she was pressured.  But it's interesting. So she's hired a strategic [communications] person because there's nothing strategic about the way Kamala Harris cackles when asked about Afghans hanging from planes, cackles when asked about the border. She...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass is planning to run for mayor of Los Angeles, according to reports Friday. During the 2020 presidential election, she was vetted by then presidential candidate Joe Biden to potentially be his vice presidential running mate, and her name has been in the mix for the LA Mayor’s race for months. The Los Angeles Times on Friday reported that Bass is planning a run in the 2022 election. Rep. Karen Bass attends a campaign event with Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom in Culver City, Calif., on Sept. 4, 2021. (Getty Images) A spokesperson for Bass would not confirm the reporting, but released a statement that, in part, read, “Los Angeles is facing a humanitarian crisis in homelessness and a public health crisis in the disproportionate impact that this pandemic has had on Angelenos. She does not want to see those two issues tear the city apart. Los Angeles has to come together. That’s why the Congresswoman is considering a run for mayor.” Earlier this week, Bass was asked about her possible candidacy in...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed controversial leader Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, a child scavenger before becoming an actor then entering politics, told The Associated Press that he would fight still-raging coronavirus outbreaks and long-entrenched poverty and promote democracy if he triumphs in the May 9 elections. While the 46-year-old mayor is expected to bank on his rags-to-power life story, movie star looks and widely praised projects in Manila, including cleaning up its filthy main roads and restoring order in its chaotic streets and public markets, Moreno will be up against formidable national politicians and celebrities. Two senators have declared their intent to run — international boxing star Manny Pacquiao and Panfilo Lacson, a former national police chief. At least seven other politicians have said they were considering either a presidential run or lower posts, including Vice President Leni Robredo, who leads the opposition; Duterte’s daughter, who is...
    TREYNOR, IOWA - Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton spent last weekend campaigning on behalf of Republicans and meeting with local leaders in Iowa, which will host the first GOP presidential primary in 2024.  Fox News caught up with Cotton, whose name has been floated as a potential 2024 contender, in between events at a local community center where the senator attended the Pottawattamie County GOP’s Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner and participated in an agricultural roundtable with county locals.  BIDEN’S BEACH TRIP WHILE AMERICANS STUCK IN AFGHANISTAN ‘AN EMBARRASSMENT,’ COTTON SAYS Cotton, whose busy weekend schedule included freshman Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks' reelection campaign launch in Iowa City, predicted that Republicans would win back both the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.  "The American people want to put the brakes on the Biden agenda," Cotton told Fox News. "This is not what they thought they were voting for last year. Certainly not $6 trillion of reckless, socialized spending and not weakness abroad. Not rising crime at home."  "The American people are going to want a Republican Congress to put the brakes on...
    Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, pledging to honestly serve the Filipino people who he said have been waiting for a change of government. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring," Pacquiao, 42, said in his speech. "In the name of our countrymen who have long been desiring for the right change in government, I wholeheartedly, bravely, and humbly hope for your support," he added. Pacquiao is the president of the PDP-Laban faction led by him and Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III. Another faction of the party earlier this month nominated President Rodrigo Duterte to be its vice presidential candidate, and Duterte’s former aide, Sen. Bong Go, as its presidential nominee. Duterte, who is forbidden by the constitution from seeking a second six-year term, has accepted the nomination, but Go has declined to run for president. CLICK HERE...
    A week before Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom beat back a recall election, Vice President Kamala Harris returned to California to rally voters to his side. United in victory for now, Democrats suspect Harris and Newsom will soon find themselves on a collision course. The two California Democrats were molded by the “same political machine, same political family," said Mike Madrid, a Republican California political operative, referring to the San Francisco-based team that helped jump-start their careers. A longtime Newsom adviser said that as the governor gains momentum from his win, “they could end up both wanting the same thing, which is the White House.” Gil Duran, a former aide to Harris when she was California attorney general, said this could pose a challenge for the advisers who led both her 2020 presidential bid and Newsom's successful campaign against the recall. Rumors of backroom negotiations brokered by the firm swirled when California Sen. Barbara Boxer announced her retirement in 2015. The seat ultimately went to Harris. NEWSOM VICTORY ARGUES FOR 'SCIENCE BASED' COVID-19 MEASURES, WHITE HOUSE SAYS “The real question...
    (CNN)Mike Pence is adding staffers for his brand-new office in downtown Washington -- inching closer to a possible White House run even as his standing worsens with former President Donald Trump and his base of supporters.The former vice president's ramp-up comes as Trump appears to be making good on his declaration to Pence that "I don't want to be your friend anymore." That quote, first reported this week, is attributed to Trump in a forthcoming book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. The last conversation between the two Republican leaders was a phone call from Trump in April, Republican sources tell CNN, wishing Pence well as the former vice president recovered from heart surgery.Pence isn't waiting to make up with his former running mate -- nor is he waiting for the former President to make up his own mind about his political future. People around Pence rejected the idea that he would hold off on his 2024 planning until Trump announces whether he'll run."Mike is going to look at this and say, 'Where am I being called to serve?'...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Amr Moussa, Egyptian diplomat, ambassador and former minister of foreign affairs.PersonalBirth date: October 3, 1936 Birth place: Cairo, Egypt Father: Muhammad MoussaRead MoreMarriage: Laila (Badawy) Moussa (1968-present)Children: Hazem Moussa; Hania MoussaEducation: Cairo University, L.L.B., 1957Timeline1958-1972 - Works in several different governmental departments including Egypt's missions to the United Nations.1974-1977 - Assistant to the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs.1977-1981 - Director of the Department of International Organizations in Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.1981-1983 - Alternate Egyptian representative to the UN.1983-1986 - Egyptian Ambassador to India.1986-1990 - Director of the Department of International Organizations in Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.1990-1991 - Permanent representative of Egypt to the UN.1991-2001 - Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs.2001-2011 - Sixth Secretary General of the League of Arab States.June 13, 2010 - Moussa meets with Hamas leader Ismail Haniya in Gaza, the first senior Arab leader to visit Gaza since 2006.February 4, 2011 - Moussa participates in demonstrations in Cairo seeking to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. On a French radio station, he hints at presidential aspirations, "I am available...
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country’s top office as the Horn of Africa nation moves toward a long-delayed presidential election. Parliament member Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam is well aware of the challenges in winning votes in a nation where women often remain marginalized. In an interview with The Associated Press, she described the struggle of leading a foreign ministry staff that was overwhelmingly male. “They were very reluctant to collaborate with me just because I am a female,” she said. Even as more educated women return to Somalia from the large diaspora to help rebuild the country after three decades of conflict, attitudes toward Adam’s run for office are mostly skeptical, if sympathetic. Even friends and colleagues see her chances as next to impossible because of her gender. “She’s good, but unfortunately she’s a woman,” said Abdiwahid Mohamed Adam, a doctor at Mogadishu Memorial Hospital. Complicating her bid, he said, is the fact that Adam comes from the...
                      by Sebastian Hughes  Former President Donald Trump did not commit to running for president in 2024 while on Fox News on Thursday, but said he’d make a decision “in the not too distant future.” “I think you’ll be very happy,” Trump told host Greg Gutfeld. “I’ll make a decision in the not too distant future, but I love our country.” Trump contradicted his previous statement to Sean Hannity in June, according to which he had already made a decision on whether he would run for president again. In his conversation with Gutfeld, Trump pointed to polls that show he would win in a potential rematch against Biden and bragged about his high approval rating among Republicans. “That makes me feel good. It makes me feel appreciated,” he said. WATCH: Gutfeld jokingly said a potential downside to Trump running is that it would “save CNN.” Trump agreed that would be a problem and said he was “very proud of what they’ve done for them. They are down 81%.” Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said last week he believed Trump...
    Manila, PhilippinesPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday accepted his party's nomination to run for vice president in next year's election, forging ahead with a plan criticized by rivals as a cynical move to maintain his political power.Duterte, 76, is barred by the constitution from seeking a second term and his interest in the largely ceremonial post has been dismissed by opponents as a bid to stay in office to avoid potential legal action at home or abroad.But Duterte, who has always portrayed himself as a reluctant leader, said his decision was driven by love of country."It is really because I want to see the continuity of my efforts even though I may not be the one giving direction, I might be able to help," Duterte said.Political vendettas are common in the Philippines and several former leaders, who lose their immunity of office, have been prosecuted and even jailed after changes in power.Read MoreA prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in the Hague is seeking to investigate the firebrand leader over thousands of killings in his notorious "war on drugs".Experts believe...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – As he faces a re-election campaign next year, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday tried to dispel speculation that he is preparing to run for the White House in 2024. During an appearance in St. Cloud to discuss monoclonal antibody treatment for people who become infected with COVID-19, DeSantis was asked by a reporter about the possibility that he and former President Donald Trump might run for president. Trump has been a political ally of DeSantis and helped get him elected governor in 2018. READ MORE: Broward Center To Require Vaccinations For All Workers, Negative COVID Tests For Audience Members “All the speculation about me is purely manufactured,” DeSantis said. “I just do my job. We work hard. Obviously, our state has led on a lot of things, including on this (monoclonal antibody treatment) now. Other states are copying us. But that’s what it’s really all about, just helping folks here. I hear all this stuff and, honestly, it’s nonsense.” DeSantis has become a favorite of many Republicans nationally and has raised huge amounts of money. His political...
    We announce to the national and international community our participation in the regional and municipal process of November 21, 2021, with the Circular Schedule of Democratic Solidarity (MUD), which unites the main opposition parties in Caracas. The opposition boycotted the 2018 presidential election, where President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected, and the 2020 legislative elections, the only power he has controlled since 2015, when he lost parliament. She chose to withdraw each time, and these two ballots, despite qualifying as “fraudulent”, did not discriminate in fulfilling election promises. Nov. “However, we understand that they will be an effective battleground to achieve a real solution to the serious crisis our country is going through: independent presidential and legislative elections,” he concludes. Mr. As Maduro’s government and opposition parties begin negotiations in Mexico, the Norwegian mediator will create an election calendar with institutional guarantees in exchange for withdrawing the elections. READ  Clashes in Sydney at a rally against control measures
    AS RUMORS hot up that Donald Trump will run for President again in 2024, he is set to drop his biggest clue today in Alabama by declaring "it's time for real leadership in the White House". The former president has repeatedly teased another potential grab for the White House as he looks to oust Joe Biden at the next election after continually slamming his presidency. 2Donald Trump is expected to drop his biggest 2024 presidential run hint todayCredit: Reuters 2The former president is set to address thousands of MAGA fans at a rally in AlabamaCredit: Getty Images - Getty Trump has taken aim at Biden throughout the past week over his handling of the Afghanistan crisis as US troops continue to withdraw from the war-torn, saying America has "never been so humiliated." Now, the 75-year-old is expected to hint that he is planning to run for president in 2024 at a rally in Alabama this evening. According to an ally - who has seen drafts of his speech - Trump is set to ask thousands of MAGA fans in Cullman County...
    Even Manny Pacquiao is uncertain whether his 26-year professional boxing career is ending Saturday night when he faces Yordenis Ugás for the WBA welterweight title. Pacquiao has plans and ambitions reaching far beyond the fight game at this point in his wild life, and that's why he might be saying goodbye at T-Mobile Arena. If he enters the presidential race in his native Philippines a few weeks after this bout, as nearly everyone expects, he will be running for a job that would effectively prevent him from fighting again. While the 42-year-old Pacquiao has said nothing official, his fans around the globe realize it's at least one of the final chapters in a boxing story with few equals. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "I never imagined what I would have accomplished in boxing from the beginning of my career leading up to now," Pacquiao said. "I went from nothing to something in order to be an inspiration for people both inside and outside of the ring." Almost nobody in the history of boxing could do what Pacquiao...
    Sen. Tom Cotton says he’s "very confident about 2022." The GOP senator from Arkansas is crisscrossing the country this summer, helping to raise money and support Republicans running in the 2022 midterm elections, when GOP aims to win back majorities in the House and Senate. FIVE BIG QUESTIONS AS THE GOP TRIES TO WIN BACK THE SENATE IN 2022 Two of the Republicans top four Senate targets in next year’s midterms are in Nevada and New Hampshire, where first-term Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez-Masto and Maggie Hassan are running for reelection. Those two states also happen to play crucial roles in the race for the White House, holding the second and fourth contests in the GOP presidential nominating calendar.  Cotton, whom pundits consider a potential 2024 GOP presidential contender, was in Nevada this weekend, one of the featured speakers at former state Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s sixth annual Basque Fry, which raises money for Silver State Republicans. "Maybe [Laxalt] can’t say it, but I’m going to preview it," Cotton said during his speech to the crowd at the event, which attracted...
    White House and Democrat National Committee (DNC) infighting combined Thursday to shine a light on President Joe Biden’s plans to run in 2024. “People are super frustrated in the trenches around what’s happening with the DNC and the White House’s control of it,” a DNC member told the Hill, speaking “on the condition of anonymity to candidly discuss the internal dynamics at play.” “The White House is not thinking about how to build the electorate writ large, but they’re concentrating on [a] few states,” the source continued. “It’s all about [the] presidential re-elect. What’s happening is a bit of a split within the DNC between ‘Team Biden’ and people who are trying to run an election cycle.” The Hill notes that “omnipresence has left the impression that Biden, 78, is ‘clearly posturing’ to run again in 2024, said a second well-placed and seasoned DNC member, with little discussion about any other prospects to replace him.” White House Senior Adviser Steve Rucchetti seems to be Biden’s arm who controls the DNC for the president by “providing informal advice” to the committee....
    A majority of Americans think that it would be bad for the country if former President Donald Trump launched a comeback campaign in 2024, a new poll shows. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 60% thought another Trump run would be bad for the nation, while 32% thought that it would be good. Trump has for months teased a run in 2024 following his loss to President Joe Biden. He even said last month that he had already decided what he was going to do, though he did not reveal his plans. He has sought to wield his influence in Republican primaries ahead of the 2022 midterms, aiming to oust GOP lawmakers critical of him and endorsing candidates across the country. (RELATED: Trump-Endorsed Congressional Candidate Loses Congressional Runoff) Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Almost half of the survey’s respondents said they thought Trump would ultimately run in 2024, while 39% said he would not. While 19% said they would be more likely to vote for a...
    Last week DeSantis visited and plugged Conservative Grounds, a MAGA-themed coffee shop in Largo, Florida.Photo via DeSantis/TwitterNo mask mandates in classrooms. No vaccination “passports.” And no more business shutdowns. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ management of COVID-19 has boosted his countrywide cachet among fellow Republicans as he seeks re-election to the governor’s mansion next year and mulls a run for president in 2024. But the governor’s insistence on staying the course amid a skyrocketing number of infections --- as of Monday, Florida had the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation --- is drawing fire as Democrats point the finger at the Republican incumbent. Elected officials’ attitudes and actions about masks and vaccinations have become a flashpoint in the increasingly tribal nature of partisan politics. The ideological schism over preventive protocols in Florida has aided DeSantis’ rise as a national presidential contender and, at the same time, become a cornerstone of Democrats’ efforts to oust him. “I think it’s gross politicization, and I think it’s shameful, and I think it’s based on a guy who’s got his eyes on the Republican nomination...
    Legendary boxer and current Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao will seek the Philippines’ highest political office next summer, Pacquiao’s spokesman confirmed to CNN Philippines over the weekend. “I want everyone to know … Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao is going to run for president,” Sen. Pacquiao’s spokesman, Monico Puentevella, told the news outlet on July 23. “He will file his candidacy,” Puentevella said. The Philippines’ next presidential election is scheduled for May 9, 2022, as part of the country’s general election that year. Senator Manny Pacquiao will surely run for President in the 2022 elections, says his spokesperson, former mayor and congressman Monico Puentevella, whos also one of his political advisers. | @eimorpsantos pic.twitter.com/V3h04boN4i — CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) July 23, 2021 “He is very serious,” Puentevella continued. “That’s why he always tells me, ‘Tell them: This is it. This is our last fight.'” Puentevella referred to Pacquiao’s upcoming boxing match against the U.S. welterweight world champion Errol Spence, Jr., in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 21. In addition to his senatorial duties, Pacquiao maintains an active boxing career and is currently in the U.S....
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott said Sunday that he would not run for reelection after his 2022 bid, but he did not confirm or deny plans to run for president in 2024. Scott joined guest host Martha MacCallum on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss infrastructure and police reform, and the conversation turned to the senator’s future plans. (RELATED: Sen. Tim Scott Launches 2022 Senate Reelection Bid) WATCH: MacCallum noted that Scott had amassed a hefty war chest, raising more than any other 2022 senate candidate — and asked why he wouldn’t run again if he had that kind of support. “What does that say about — why are you not going to run for Senate again after that, and there’s a lot of talk about you in 2024. Will you be running for president in 2024?” “I’m going to run for reelection,” Scott said of the 2022 midterm elections, adding, “Here’s what I believe. I believe the American people would really appreciate politicians not being lifetime public servants.” Scott went on to say that he was thankful...
    DONALD Trump will reportedly deliver an "important" announcement today after weeks of teasing a potential 2024 presidential run. The former president has scheduled a news conference on Wednesday morning from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, where he is spending the summer. 5Donald Trump will reportedly announce plans to sue Facebook and Twitter on WednesdayCredit: Getty The briefing is believed to be in relation to his plans for his own social media platform, Newsmax reported. "Mr. Trump will have a major announcement about social media," a source told the publication. The announcement will not be about a new social media platform but on his plans to sue Facebook and Twitter, according to a New York Times reporter. Trump received a permanent suspension from his favored social media platform Twitter earlier this year after the violence of the Capitol riot on January 6. 5Trump is currently banned from the two platformsCredit: AP He also has a two-year suspension from Facebook and was hit with bans from Snapchat and YouTube, among others, this year....