John Fetterman will win Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania, CNN projects

Fetterman checked into a hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Friday as he was on his way to a campaign event. He was found to have had a stroke. Fetterman has been in the hospital ever since, and he underwent nearly three-hour surgery on Tuesday to implant a pacemaker that includes a defibrillator. Fetterman — surrounded … Read more

Trump-backed Rep. Madison Cawthorn will lose GOP primary in North Carolina, CNN projects

Edwards confirmed the call in remarks to supporters. “I received a call from Congressman Cawthorn just a few minutes ago. Just as I expected, he presented himself in a very classy and humble way and offered his support to our campaign in absolutely anyway that we can use him,” the state senator said. Edwards was … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 18

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures fall as inflation claims another retailer Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 17, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures dropped Wednesday as rising inflation slammed another retailer. Target sank 24% in the premarket, … Read more

Takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries in Pennsylvania and North Carolina

The winner of that race will face Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who cruised in the Democratic primary despite being hospitalized after suffering a stroke days earlier, in a race that both parties see as crucial in the battle for control of the Senate. Pennsylvania was one of five states to hold primaries on Tuesday. In … Read more

Primary election: High-stakes Pennsylvania GOP primary that could shape control of the Senate remains too close to call

The race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey had been dominated by millions of dollars in negative advertising, mostly between Oz, the celebrity doctor backed by former President Donald Trump, and McCormick, a former hedge fund executive, and their allies. In the final days before Tuesday’s primary, political commentator Kathy Barnette had appeared poised … Read more

Watchdog report says Trump and Biden administration decisions drove collapse of Afghan security forces

The interim report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction called the US decision to withdraw — conceived by the Trump administration in 2020 and implemented by the Biden administration in 2021 — the “single most important factor” behind the collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. The inspector general’s report, which … Read more

2022 Pennsylvania primary election updates: Fetterman, Mastriano declared winners

(AP) — An error by a company that prints ballots for several Pennsylvania counties made thousands of mail-in ballots unreadable Tuesday as voters were deciding hotly contested primaries for governor and US Senate in one of the nation’s most important battleground states. Officials in Lancaster County, the state’s sixth most populous, said the problem involved … Read more

CNN Poll: Most Americans are concerned about the US and ‘burned out’ on politics

Just 14% of Americans say they’re either excited (4%) or optimistic (10%) about the way things are going in the country, with 65% calling themselves concerned and another 21% saying they’re scared. Only about one-quarter, 23%, call themselves “fired up” about politics, with 53% describing themselves as burned out. And roughly one-third, 32%, say they … Read more

Dr. Oz faces McCormick and Barnette

Polls closed Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s primary elections, including a high-profile and hyper-competitive Republican fight that could play a decisive role in which party controls the US Senate after the midterms. Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity physician and former host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” made waves when he announced he would run as a Republican … Read more

Justice Department asks January 6 committee to offer up transcripts

The committee has not agreed to the request, because Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Democratic congressman from Mississippi, told reporters that the depositions were the property of the committee, according to the spokesman. The other source said simply that there’s been no response from the committee since the letter requesting the transcripts was sent in late … Read more