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Trump makes baseless 'infected' ballot claims amid Florida recount
News ImagePresident Trump on Monday suggested that the ongoing recounts in Florida should be halted and the races called for Republican candidates while floating baseless claims of voter fraud.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:04:50 -0500
Trump tries to spin Republican losses: GOP 'defied history'
News ImagePresident Trump said Republicans defied history in the midterm elections by maintaining control of the Senate and winning a slew of governors races despite losing its majority in the House of Representatives.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:45:29 -0500
Full coverage: Midterm elections 2018
News ImageWill Democrats take back the House? Can Republicans maintain control of the Senate? Tune in here for live updates and instant analysis beginning at noon ET.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:01:35 -0500
Candidates cast their ballots (presumably for themselves)
News ImageIts Election Day in America, and voters will deliver their first verdict on President Trumps tumultuous tenure in midterm elections that are expected to draw historic numbers to the polls. Across the country, people are talking about this election as one of the most momentous in their lifetimes a fight for the very soul of America. Heres a look at candidates, politicians and the political elite as they vote on Election Day.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:52:07 -0500
On eve of midterms, polls give Democrats edge on generic ballots
News ImageIf the final round of major national polls is to be believed, Democrats are poised to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans are set to maintain control of the Senate.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:24:34 -0500
Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky sets a new political course
News ImageCameron Kasky says one of the "biggest problems" is the lack of discussion among those who disagree, and he wants to change that.
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:45:50 -0400
When it's Woman (D) versus Woman (R), interesting things happen
News ImageThe record number of women running for office this midterm election year has led to a record number of races in which both major-party candidates are women, creating an interesting real-world experiment in political science.
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:51:52 -0400
White House blocks bill that would protect elections
News ImageA bill that would have significantly bolstered the nations electoral security has been held up in the Senate at the behest of the White House, which expressed its displeasure with the proposed legislation.
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:34:59 -0400
Can this Democrat crack the Trump-era election code?
News ImageLast month, Harley Rouda advanced to the general election after finishing 125 votes ahead of his closest rival. His goal for November is to unseat the only candidate who finished ahead of him: 15-term congressman Dana Rohrabacher, an eccentric, pro-Russia Republican.
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:00:02 -0400
A note of caution about 'the Year of the Woman' in politics
News ImageA record number of women have entered primaries for local, state and national office this year, creating an expectation among activists that there will be a record number of women on the ballot in November, and that a record number of women will be among the officials sworn in on January, especially in the House of Representatives.
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 05:00:44 -0400
Post-election clashes in Zimbabwe turn deadly
News ImageProtests in Zimbabwes historic elections turned bloody on Wednesday as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and President Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed for calm.
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:47:05 -0400
Progressive Dems try to catch some of Ocasio-Cortezs lightning in a bottle
News ImageBoston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who is running for Congress, on July 28 near Boston. SOMERVILLE, Mass. On a sweltering July Saturday in this city a few miles west of Boston, Ayanna Pressley is making a pitch for change. Pressley, a member of the Boston City Council, is attempting to unseat Rep. Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent who previously served as mayor of Somerville, in the congressional primary for Massachusettss SeventhDistrict.
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 05:00:17 -0400
Expert: Putin can hack our midterm elections
News ImageBarbara Simons, a leading expert on securing voting systems, says the U.S. is not prepared for the threat facing the November elections.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:00:03 -0400
California votes today, with control of Congress in play
News ImageFor the next 24 hours, California will be the center of the political universe with repercussions that will almost certainly reshape this falls high-stakes midterm elections. Heres everything you need to know about Tuesdays key Golden State primaries.
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:18:12 -0400
Picking winners: National Democrats try to winnow the primary field, and not everyone is pleased
News ImageAhead of Californias nonpartisan primaries, the national Democratic Party is trying to winnow the field of contenders to avoid splitting the progressive vote. Its a sound strategy, but the candidates pressured to drop out arent happy about it.
Fri, 11 May 2018 11:58:41 -0400
Amid the devastation left by ISIS, Iraqis vote, hoping for a better future
News ImageWhile Americans have been looking the other way, Iraqis are preparing to vote for Parliament, even in devastated areas like Mosul. In an optimistic sign for democracy, for the first time the parties arent divided strictly by religion.
Fri, 11 May 2018 11:21:25 -0400
Voting twice in Russia
Voting twice in Russia17 people were photographed by Reuters apparently casting ballots at more than one polling station Sunday during Russias presidential election in the town of Ust-Djeguta, southern Russia.Many appeared to be state employees, and some showed up in groups and in mini buses bearing the names of state-provided services.Here are a few.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:17:03 -0400
Voters flood the polls for Catalonia's parliamentary elections
News ImagePro-independence parties may keep their absolute majority in Catalonias regional parliament, an exit poll suggested after elections on Thursday, potentially prolonging Spains worst political crisis in decades. No official results have yet been published and it was unclear if final results would match the poll, published by La Vanguardia newspaper as voting stations closed. If confirmed, the projection would open a new, uncertain chapter and cast doubts over Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoys ability to draw a line under a crisis that has damaged Spains economy and prompted a business exodus away from Catalonia.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:25:14 -0500
A state in bondage to its past confronts a difficult choice for Senate
News ImageIn Alabama, religion brings people together but blacks and whites still see the controversial Senate race through very different eyes.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:11 -0500
Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle
News ImageThe nations divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, When you turn from symbols to policy, theres less polarization, says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:05:44 -0500
For Democrats in 2018, how many candidates are too many?
News ImageDemocrats are flooding into key House races, but could too many candidates hurt the partys chances on retaking Congress? Californias nonpartisan primary system may play a role here.
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:29:05 -0500
64 hours in October: How one weekend blew up the rules of American politics
News ImageA firsthand account of the drama that unfolded during Oct. 7-9, 2016, from the release of the infamous Access Hollywood tape to the second presidential debate and everything in between.
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:28:27 -0400
Packing and cracking: The Supreme Court takes up partisan gerrymandering
News ImageOn October 3, the second day of the new term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that likely poses the most momentous question on its docket: Should it, for the first time in history, strike down a states electoral map on the grounds of partisan gerrymandering?
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:00:50 -0400
Democrats line up to take on Putins favorite congressman
News ImageRep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., has won reelection from Orange County 14 times, but hell face more opponents next year than any other congressman.
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:02 -0400
Democrats rolling out 2018 midterms message next week
News ImageDemocrats will begin rolling out their message for the 2018 midterm elections next week, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., the No. 4 House Democrat, told reporters.
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:15:17 -0400
Democratic congressman: Our toxic brand under Pelosi makes it hard to win
News ImageRep. Tim Ryan says the partys toxic brand under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making it difficult for Dems to connect with voters.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:30 -0400
Tens of thousands protest Trumps election victory
Tens of thousands protest Trumps election victoryAnti-Trump protests continued for a seventh straight day in large cities throughout the country. In Washington, D.C., more than 1,000 students staged a walkout and protested outside of Trump International Hotel, holding signs that read "Boycott Bigotry" and "Stronger Together."
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:00:07 -0500
Trump defeats Clinton in 2016 election
News ImageDonald Trump was elected Americas 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House. His triumph over Hillary Clinton will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 03:02:35 -0500
Clintons primetime soap opera reaches its finale
News ImageWeve finally arrived at sweeps week in the televised event posing as our presidential election. And if American viewers cant quite bring themselves to click away from Donald Trumps vulgar and monotonous reality show, its probably because theyve had all they can take of the cloying, predictable soap opera that keeps rerunning on the other channel.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:00:02 -0400
16 in 2016: The places
News ImageBy Nov. 9, the votes will have been cast and counted, there will be a winner and a loser, and the country will begin a slow return to normal. Historians will have their say on the outcome, but all of us who have lived through this election will carry away indelible memories of a shocking year in American history: of a handful of ordinary people, swept up in the rush of history; of a series of moments on which the fate of the nation seemed, at least briefly, to turn; and of places on the map that became symbols of a divided nation. ...
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:45:05 -0400
Down Ticket #12: GOP Sen. Toomey hopes to save his seat by bucking his party on guns
News ImageDown Ticket is Yahoo News complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors races of 2016. PHILADELPHIA With control of the Senate at stake in this years election, its not surprising to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic star, stumping for Katie McGinty, the challenger to Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, a tea party favorite for most of his career. It is noteworthy, however, that some gun control groups are backing Toomey.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:53:51 -0400
New clues link election hacks in U.S. to Russian intelligence
News ImageThe Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin: Did the Russians hack U.S. election databases? A top cybersecurity firm said Friday it has found significant links between the hacks of two U.S. state election databases this summer and suspected Russian state-sponsored attacks against the ruling political party in Turkey and members of the Ukrainian Parliament. ThreatConnect, a firm founded by former U.S. military intelligence analysts, said it discovered the connection this week by researching a Web address linked to one of the election hacks and cited in an Aug. 18 confidential flashalert to state election officials.The alert was first reported Monday by Yahoo News.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:51:44 -0400
FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems
News ImageThe FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained in a flash alert from the FBIs Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. Johnson emphasized in the call that Homeland Security was not aware of specific or credible cybersecurity threats to the election, officials said.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:05 -0400
Manufacturing political masks for the U.S. election
Manufacturing political masks for the U.S. electionOne Chinese factory is expecting Donald Trump to beat his likely U.S. presidential rival Hilary Clinton in the popularity stakes. At the Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory, a Halloween and party supply business that produces thousands of rubber and plastic masks of everyone from Osama Bin Laden to Spiderman, masks of Donald Trump and Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton faces are being churned out. Sales of the two expected presidential candidates are at about half a million each but the factory management believes Trump will eventually run out the winner.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:35:55 -0400
Violent clashes in Kenya over election body protests
News ImageKenyan police fired tear gas and water cannon on Monday at stone-throwing crowds protesting in central Nairobi against an election oversight body they say is biased and should be scrapped, Reuters witnesses reported. Officers armed with batons confronted hundreds of protesters outside the offices of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the third clash over the issue in less than a month. The opposition CORD coalition, led by Raila Odinga who lost the 2013 vote and unsuccessfully challenged the result in court, has accused the IEBC of bias and said its members should quit.
Tue, 17 May 2016 12:15:42 -0400
Anti-Hillary Clinton Group Hopes To Crowdfund Its Way Into The Indy 500
News ImageThe 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 will run this May, and advertisers of all stripes will be looking to take advantageincluding this unusual political one.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:33:18 -0500
Why Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina and Lindsey Graham say they won last nights GOP debate
News ImageHours after stepping off the stage at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, several of the lower-polling Republican presidential candidates hit the morning talk shows to explain how they won the last GOP debate of 2015.
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:35:48 -0500
Ben Carson Sometimes Deviates From GOP Health Care Thought
News ImageMeanwhile, the federal government could offer catastrophic care coverage akin to the National Flood Insurance Program, paid for with taxes on insurers profits. He has called for government regulators to determine with the help of medical professionals what providers can charge for care, ensuring fair and consistent payments throughout the country. Once he declared his candidacy, Carson said hed scrap Medicare and Medicaid two longtime targets of conservatives and spend the money instead on giving every American $2,000 a year for a health savings account. Now, three months from when Iowa and New Hampshire voters cast ballots, Carsons campaign is promising a policy announcement that will clarify just where the candidate stands on health care.
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:44:59 -0500
Neurotic? Extroverted? Disagreeable? Political campaigns have an ad for you.
News ImageIll put it in your personality file, Nix joked. Weve modeled every personality of every voter in the United States. If one were to try to imagine the person who claims to know every single American personality, one would probably not think of Nix, an Eton-educated Englishman in a tweed coat who speaks in fluid, grammatically correct paragraphs of his companys microtargeting strategy. Whether we like it or not, political campaigns know more and more about each and every one of us, and theyre using that data to craft increasingly specific advertising tailored to our lifestyles. Republicans, led by Karl Rove, pioneered the technique of political microtargeting in a presidential election in 2004, to get out the vote for George W. Bush.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:01:11 -0500
Hong Kong's "umbrella revolution" explained
News ImageBy Katie Brinn The scene in Hong Kong over the past week has gone from chaos to calm and back again, as tensions grow and pro-democracy throngs clash with pro-China demonstrators. It all started on Sept. 26, when hundreds of students gathered in a courtyard in Central Hong Kong, demanding an end to Chinese oppression and control. Chinas modern history with Hong Kong has been complicated, to say the least. For more than 150 years, Hong Kong belonged to Britain. Then in 1997 Britain handed the thriving metropolis back to China in a political deal called One Country, Two Systems, which allowed Hong Kong to maintain some of the freedoms and independence mainland Chinese people do not have, such as freedom of the press and the right to assemble. The people of Hong Kong would even be allowed to elect their own leader in 2017.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:52:56 -0400
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