Elections

  • Donald Trump's convention polling bump has already evaporated

    Republican Donald Trump took a six-point national lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in at least two polls, from CNN and The Los Angeles Times, immediately following his nomination at his party's convention in Cleveland last week. But that polling bump has since evaporated, as a new Reuters survey…

    The Week
  • Tokyo votes for governor as it readies for 2020 Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital is voting Sunday for its leader after two predecessors resigned over money scandals as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Olympics, and hopes to lead the nation in an economic turnaround.

    Associated Press
  • Venezuela seeks to annul vote to reinstate lawmakers

    Venezuela's attorney general made a request to nullify the National Assembly's decision to reinstate three lawmakers accused of voting fraud. Venezuela's highest court had suspended the three lawmakers in January after they were accused of buying votes in December's legislative election. The…

    AFP
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  • Chloë Grace Moretz gave this important message to young voters at the DNC

    It’s hard to believe Chloë Grace Moretz is just 19, because she’s been a Hollywood darling for almost as long as we can…

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  • Affluent Kansas City suburbs at center of political backlash

    SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Small-government Republican conservatives face a political backlash in Kansas because of the state's budget problems and battles over education funding, and the epicenter is in sprawling Kansas City suburbs where residents have cherished public schools for decades.

    Associated Press
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    Here’s what rich people get when they donate millions to politicians

    If you believe Bernie Sanders, the rich run the political system and the rest have no say at all. "We now have a political situation,” Sanders is famous for saying, “where billionaires are literally able to buy elections and candidates.”

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  • Did Hillary Clinton receive that post convention bump? A new poll says yes

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election. Nearly 41 percent…

    Newsweek
  • Australia refuses to nominate former leader for top UN job

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government rejected a request by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday that it back his late bid for the top United Nations job, effectively crushing the former diplomat's hopes of nabbing the post after he spent months lobbying for government support.

    Associated Press
  • Punish ruling ANC, says opposition ahead of South Africa poll

    South Africa's main opposition party called on voters Saturday to "punish" the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in a final push for support ahead of fiercely competitive municipal polls. Democratic Alliance (DA) chief Mmusi Maimane is hoping to lead his party to a breakthrough result on…

    AFP
  • North Carolina's controversial, probably discriminatory voter ID law, explained

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the pen President Lyndon B. Johnson used to sign it. The latest battleground in this debate: North Carolina. Civil rights groups, joined by the US Department of Justice, are challenging a 2013 North Carolina law that requires a photo ID for all residents to vote,…

    Vox.com
  • Federal judge strikes down parts of Wisconsin voter laws

    U.S. District Judge James Peterson, ruling in a legal challenge to the laws by two liberal groups, said he could not overturn the entire voter ID law because a federal appeals court had already found such restrictions to be constitutional. "To put it bluntly, Wisconsin's strict version of voter ID…

    Reuters
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  • U.S. judge strikes down parts of Wisconsin voter ID law: report

    U.S. District Judge James Peterson, ruling in a lawsuit challenging the 2011 law by two liberal groups, found sections of the law unconstitutional, the paper reported. Wisconsin is one of several Republican-led states that have passed such laws in recent years amid fear of fraudulent voting by…

    Reuters
  • Nicaragua electoral authority unseats opposition lawmakers

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's top electoral authority decimated the country's political opposition on Friday by unseating practically all of its remaining lawmakers in congress as President Daniel Ortega prepares to seek a third term.

    Associated Press
  • Judge: Kansas must count disputed state, local race votes

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must count potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who've registered without providing citizenship documents, a county judged ruled on Friday.

    Associated Press
  • When the Macarena moved Hillary Clinton and the 1996 Democratic National Convention to dance

    The day after the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the hilarious Jesse McLaren celebrates the best fad from the 1996 DNC. The writer and comedian’s video shows delegates, politicians, and Hillary Clinton herself performing the former dance craze and current cruise ship anthem "The Macarena." Ok…

    The Verge
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  • Scars of Ferguson protests shape Missouri governor's race

    Protests over a police killing of an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago forged a new national civil rights movement, and are now shaping a law-and-order message from Republican candidates for state governor. Four Republicans and four Democrats are campaigning ahead of Tuesday's…

    Reuters