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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
News Image17 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
News ImageAnti-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
Trump defeats Clinton in 2016 electionDonald 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
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