An Election to Replace the Longest-Serving Leader of the Netherlands Gives Voters a Clean Slate

[ad_1] THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One thing is certain for the Dutch voters casting ballots Wednesday in a general election: Mark Rutte, the Netherlands’ longest-serving prime minister, is on the way out. His replacement after 13 years in office could be the country’s first female premier or a social democrat who left his job … Read more

Nearly Half of Americans Think the US Is Spending Too Much on Ukraine Aid, an AP-NORC Poll Says

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — As lawmakers in Washington weigh sending billions more in federal support to Kyiv to help fight off Russian aggression, close to half of the U.S. public thinks the country is spending too much on aid to Ukraine, according to polling from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Those sentiments, … Read more

Biden Celebrates His 81st Birthday With Jokes as the White House Stresses His Experience and Stamina

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden celebrated his 81st birthday on Monday by joking repeatedly about his advanced age, even as the White House strongly defended his stamina and batted away polling — and one prominent Democrat — suggesting that the issue could cost him votes in next year’s election. White House press secretary … Read more

Biden Says He’s an Optimist. but His Dire Warnings About Trump Have Become Central to His Campaign

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ends nearly every speech by saying he’s “never been more optimistic” about the country’s direction. But lately he also has begun painting a vision of a catastrophic future for the United States — that is, if Donald Trump returns to the presidency. Biden in recent days has accused … Read more

Trump Returns to Iowa for Another Rally and Needles the State’s Governor for Endorsing DeSantis

[ad_1] FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will campaign Saturday in west-central Iowa as part of his fall push to sign up supporters and volunteers ahead of the state’s leadoff caucuses, now less than two months away. Trump is expected to headline an organizing rally in Fort Dodge, a GOP-leaning hub, the … Read more

Eating Less Meat Would Be Good for the Earth. Small Nudges Can Change Behavior

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Preston Cabral eats meat nearly every day at home, but his favorite meals at school are served on “Meatless Mondays” and “Vegan Fridays.” “Today I ate chips, tangerines and this thing that looked like chili but without the meat — just beans,” the 12-year-old said after lunch on a Friday … Read more