Conservatism

Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson speaks during a Tory leadership hustings in Nottingham, England, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Members of Britain's Conservative Party have started receiving their postal ballots in the contest to become the country's next prime minister, amid concern that some people have been sent more than one voting paper. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
July 06, 2019 - 10:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Members of Britain's Conservative Party have started receiving their postal ballots in the contest to choose the country's next prime minister, but concerns emerged Saturday that some people have been sent more than one voting paper. About 160,000 members of the governing party are...
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June 26, 2019 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a conservative push to limit the power of federal agencies. The high court declined to overrule two past cases that had been criticized by conservatives as giving unelected officials vast lawmaking power. But the way the justices clarified...
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FILE - In this two photo file combo image, Jeremy Hunt, left, and Boris Johnson, right, pictured outside 10 Downing Street, who are the final two contenders for leadership of the Conservative Party, it is announced Thursday June 20, 2019. Following elimination votes Britain's Conservative Party members will vote for the final two contenders with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. (AP Photo FILE/Alastair Grant, Alastair Grant)
June 21, 2019 - 6:25 am
LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The country's next leader will be chosen by about 160,000 members of the governing Conservative Party in a runoff between two...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives for a Cabinet meeting in 10 Downing Street, London. Hunt, is named Thursday June 20. 2019, as a contender to become leader of Britain's Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister, vying against Boris Johnson for the post, and Hunt pledges to put “heart &soul’’ into giving Boris Johnson “the contest of his life.’’ (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
June 20, 2019 - 2:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ringing a bell seemed a safe photo opportunity for Jeremy Hunt as he sought to show London was ready to host a problem-free Olympic Games in 2012. But the bell broke apart, its base flying into a group of onlookers, just missing one of them. "My goodness me!" Hunt said, leaping into...
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A poster is brandished during a public demonstration as Conservative party leadership contender Rory Stewart arrives at the television studios ahead of a scheduled live television debate for the Conservative Party leadership candidates, in London, Sunday June 16, 2019. Five out of the six candidates will appear in the first TV debate, with Boris Johnson declining to take part, although other candidates accuse him of trying to avoid scrutiny. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. "Where is Boris?" Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt...
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Britain's Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during the official launch of his leadership campaign, in London, Wednesday June 12, 2019. Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 13, 2019 - 9:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in first-round voting by Conservative Party lawmakers. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner, secured 114 of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, file photo, economist Arthur Laffer, known as the "father of supply-side economics" and who was an economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, speaks to an executive committee meeting of the California Republican Party at their convention in Anaheim, Calif. President Donald Trump is set to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Laffer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 31, 2019 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer, who co-wrote a book about him. The White House made the announcement Friday. Laffer is known as the father of supply side economics, which gained popularity under President Ronald...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, center left, speaks to the media at an event to mark the gains his party made in the European Elections, in London, Monday, May 27, 2019. In results announced Monday for all regions of the U.K. except Northern Ireland, the Brexit Party had won 29 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs and almost a third of the votes. At second right is Brexit Party MEP and former Conservative lawmaker Anne Widdecombe. (AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
May 27, 2019 - 1:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — British euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Monday that his new Brexit Party's victory in the European election should spur Britain to leave the European Union even without a divorce deal — a call echoed by many senior Conservatives, stung by their party's humiliating defeat. Farage's...
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Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini arrives to meet reporters for a press conference at the League headquarters in Milan, Italy, early Monday morning, May 27, 2019. Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini, of the League kisses a crucifix as as he talks to reporters during a press conference at the League headquarters in Milan, Italy, early Monday morning, May 27, 2019. Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, boosted his right-wing League party to become the No. 1 party in Italy, with more than 30 percent of the vote, according to early projections. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 26, 2019 - 10:54 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 a.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, left, reacts as results are announced at the counting center for the European Elections for the South East England region, in Southampton, England, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 26, 2019 - 8:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party was all but wiped out in the European Parliament election as voters sick of the country's stalled European Union exit flocked to uncompromisingly pro-Brexit or pro-EU parties. The main opposition Labour Party also faced a drubbing in a vote that...
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