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Kansas GOP tries keep House seat with novice candidate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans are trying to hold on to an eastern Kansas congressional seat Tuesday with a little-known candidate who spent most of his adult life outside the state and was caught embellishing his credentials. The district represented by retiring GOP Rep. Lynn Jenkins leans Republican and President Donald Trump carried it by […]
Tags: News, Gop, House, Kansas, Donald Trump, Topeka, Kansas GOP, Kan AP, Lynn Jenkins, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Report: Georgia Officials Are Patching Election Security Holes After Insisting Everything Was Just Fine

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has refused to recuse his position as the state’s top election monitor as he runs for governor on the Republican ticket, is running a desperate race against his opponent, Democrat Stacey Abrams. Georgia is a Republican stronghold and hasn’t had a Democratic governor since…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Georgia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, State, Brian Kemp, Stacey Abrams Georgia, Stacey Abrams, 2018 Midterms


Ivanka Trump joins father on stage at final rally – as it happened

President travels to Ohio, Indiana and Missouri for final pushFacebook and Fox pull racist Trump ad – full story 4.47am GMT Trump has finished his Missouri rally, where he brought Sean Hannity on stage hours after the Fox News host insisted he would not be campaigning with the president. Trump repeated his attacks on immigrants, the media, Democrats, and the women who spoke out about Justice Brett Kavanaugh, again inspiring “lock her up” and “CNN sucks” chants. We’re ending our live coverage...
Tags: Republicans, Barack Obama, US news, Cnn, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Missouri, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Sean Hannity, Ivanka Trump, Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin


Trump picks Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. for top Australia post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is picking the man who oversaw the vetting process for his running mate to be the new ambassador to Australia. The White House says Trump plans to nominate Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. to the post. Culvahouse has led the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers. Long affiliated with Republican […]
Tags: News, Australia, Washington, White House, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World Politics, Culvahouse, Arthur B Culvahouse Jr, O Melveny Myers Long


Sean Hannity Takes Stage at Trump Rally After All

Sean Hannity took the stage at President Trump’s final midterm election rally in Missouri, and called the media covering the event “fake news.” “Promises made, promises kept,” Hannity told the crowd in Cape Girardeau, repeating one of the slogans Trump has used in the rallies he’s staged across the country in advance of Tuesday’s vote. On […]
Tags: Politics, News, Missouri, Trump, Sean Hannity, HANNITY, Rush Limbaugh, Cape Girardeau, President Trump


Fox News host Sean Hannity joins Trump on stage at final rally – midterms live

President travels to Ohio, Indiana and Missouri for final pushFacebook and Fox pull racist Trump ad – full story 3.57am GMT Trump brought Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ivanka Trump and Ronna McDaniel (RNC chair) on stage with him for his final rally, saying, “I’ve always said that women are smarter than men, sorry men ... They work hard for us.” 3.45am GMT Here’s video of Hannity joining Trump on stage, directly contradicting the Fox News host’s statement hours earlier, which...
Tags: Republicans, Barack Obama, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Missouri, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Rnc, Sean Hannity, HANNITY, Ohio Indiana, Ronna McDaniel, US midterms 2018


Ivanka Trump to get 16 new China trademarks, including one for 'voting machines'

Why does Ivanka Trump need trademarks for nursing homes, sausage casing, and *voting machines* in China? Or do we not want to know. The fashion brand of Donald Trump's daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump has received first trial approval from the government of China for 16 new trademarks. The approvals were granted in October, only a few months after Ivanka said she was shutting down the Ivanka Trump brand, which was selling poorly in department stores here in the United States. Re...
Tags: Post, Business, Voting, News, Washington, White House, China, US, Vote, World news, US news, Gop, United States, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, ZTE


The election is here — this is what you should know

The day you’ve all been waiting for — or, possibly, dreading — is finally here: Election Day. By now, voters have probably heard all of the hubbub around the congressional midterms, such as a blue wave possibly cascading into Congress, voters delivering a referendum — whether positive or negative remains to be seen — on President Donald Trump’s first two years and more money than ever being dumped into political campaigns nationwide. But what about more local, pragmatic political concerns: “How ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Congress, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Donald Trump, Monrovia, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Whittier, 2018 Elections, Top Stories LADN


Showbiz Figures Make Last Pitch Before Historic Midterm Vote

WASHINGTON — Entertainment figures canvassed precincts, tweeted out last-minute endorsements, rallied millennials and, most of all, urged people to vote in a midterm election characterized by former President Barack Obama as perhaps “the most important of our lifetimes.” In a sharp contrast to 2016, few Democratic Hollywood figures were publicly predicting outcomes, even as pollsters see […]
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Washington, Barack Obama, Midterms, Barbra Streisand, President Trump


Without evidence, Trump and Sessions warn of voter fraud in Tuesday’s elections

Accusations of voter fraud and voter suppression have roared to the forefront in several closely contested races this year.
Tags: News, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


For activists, blue and red, election day is a transition point, not an end

Aaron McCall was sure Hillary Clinton was going to win the Presidency in 2016. When it turned out he was wrong — and Clinton lost to President Donald Trump — McCall decided it was time to get involved. For John Berry, who has pushed for conservative ideals since 2012, Trump’s election meant there was something worth fighting for. While both men fall on different sides of the political spectrum, their work over the past two years culminates today, Tuesday, Nov. 6, as voters head to the polls to c...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, California, Iraq, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, European Union, Afghanistan, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Army, Jerry Brown


Brian Kemp targets Stacey Abrams with false claims in robocalls – midterms live

President travels to Ohio, Indiana and Missouri for final pushFacebook and Fox pull racist Trump ad – full story 12.08am GMT Numerous protesters have briefly interrupted Trump’s Indiana rally. Here’s video of one of them shouting, “Fuck the president!” Another protester, the third so far,” a young man of color. “FUCK THE PRESIDENT,” he says. “I don’t know what it is about Indiana but I’m not surprised ... that’s Indiana for you, going back home to momma,” POTUS says. pic.twitter.com/A8aHzUNE...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Barack Obama, US news, Indiana, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Missouri, Donald Trump, Trump, Fort Wayne, Brian Kemp, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Ohio Indiana


Pompeo to meet with NK counterpart Thursday in New York

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be traveling to New York on Thursday to meet with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Yong Chol. The State Department says the top U.S. envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, will join Pompeo and Kim to discuss efforts toward what it calls “achieving the final, fully […]
Tags: New York, News, Washington, North Korea, Ap, State Department, Kim, State, NK, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Nation & World Politics, Kim Yong chol, Stephen Biegun


Javid launches study into advertising on child abuse sites

Home secretary asks charity to investigate scale of problem and make recommendationsAdvertising is fuelling the sexual exploitation of children online, the home secretary has said, as he commissioned research into the issue.Before setting off on a trip to the US west coast to meet tech leaders, Sajid Javid announced that a charity would look at how digital advertising may fund exploitation. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Technology, Media, Internet, Advertising, US, Society, UK News, Child protection, Sajid Javid, Javid


International election monitor admits driving drunk in US

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An international organization observing the U.S. midterm elections decided on Monday to pull its two Montana-based election monitors from the state after one of them pleaded guilty to drunken driving. Ognjen Domuz, a 30-year-old citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence after he was stopped […]
Tags: News, Montana, US, Bosnia, Herzegovina, HELENA Mont AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Ognjen Domuz


Fractious Arizona Senate race heads into final hours

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Rep. Martha McSally barnstormed rural Arizona on Monday while Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema dashed around its urban core in Phoenix as the congresswomen tried to drum up every last vote in the final day of their neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race. The candidates’ itinerary and rhetoric was a microcosm of their […]
Tags: News, Senate, Ap, Arizona, Phoenix, FLAGSTAFF Ariz, Arizona Senate, Martha McSally, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Democratic Rep Kyrsten Sinema


Exclusive ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Clip: Why Spike Lee Was The Right Director For This True Story

BlacKkKlansman tells the unbelievable true story of Ron Stallwortth, an African-American police officer who managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. Spike Lee helms the acclaimed film, which makes its way to Blu-ray this week. Ahead of the Blu-ray release, we have an exclusive BlacKkKlansman clip that delves into why Spike Lee was the perfect director to tell this story. BlacKkKlansman Clip “Spike understands the culture,” says the real Ron Stallwortth in the clip above. “He...
Tags: Movies, Drama, White House, NFL, America, Spike-Lee, True Story, Ku Klux Klan, Video Clips, Blu, Lee, Ku Klux, Jordan Peele, Stallworth, Colorado Springs Police Department, Behind the Scenes Footage


Trump effect? Candidates plow record amounts of their own money into congressional bids

Two years after a wealthy celebrity scored a White House upset, House and Senate candidates have spent a record $213 million of their own money in midterm races, a new analysis shows. And wealthy candidates in state contests are spending millions more.
Tags: Senate, White House, Cnn, House


Trump prepares to remake his Cabinet

As Washington awaits a potential reshaping of the political order on Capitol Hill, multiple sources inside and outside the Trump administration tell CNN that an all but certain shakeup is quietly underway at the White House, as President Donald Trump is poised to reshuffle his Cabinet for the second half of his first term.
Tags: Washington, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Trump


Why It Would Be a Major Military Mistake to Deploy Troops to Confront the Migrant Caravans

According to Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.), who once commanded U.S. troops throughout Central America
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Onetime, Major Military Mistake to Deploy Troops, James Stavridis Ret


Murder Charge Can’t Deter Sharpton’s Brother From Voting Rights Crusade

As more states adopt laws that could restrict turnout, Kenneth Glasgow and his allies are pushing to extend the vote to millions of ex-felons. Will the flimsily supported charge against him undermine this movement on the verge of its greatest success? The last weekend in March, Kenneth Glasgow had planned to be in Atlanta strategizing with other Southern organizers about how to help pass the Florida ballot measure that would result in the most sweeping restoration of voting rights for felon...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Gop


Trump holds final rallies as midterm election campaign concludes – live

President travels to Ohio, Indiana and Missouri for final pushFacebook and Fox pull racist Trump ad – full storyEverything you need to know about the midterms 11.03pm GMT Sam Levin here, taking over our live coverage of the final day of campaigning. Trump is scheduled to speak soon in Indiana. Before the rally, reporters asked him if he was concerned that Democrats would go after his tax returns if they win the House. He responded:Asked if he’s concerned Democrats will go after his tax retur...
Tags: Republicans, Barack Obama, US news, Indiana, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Missouri, House, Ohio, Michigan, Donald Trump, Trump, Fort Wayne, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne Indiana


Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’

The latest Living Planet report from the WWF makes for grim reading: a 60% decline in wild animal populations since 1970, collapsing ecosystems, and a distinct possibility that the human species will not be far behind. The report repeatedly stresses that humanity's consumption is to blame for this mass extinction, and journalists have been quick to amplify the message. The Guardian headline reads “Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations", while the BBC runs with “Mass wildlife loss caus...
Tags: Politics, Animals, Markets, Sustainability, Society, Bbc, Wildlife, Capitalism, Innovation, Wwf, Population, Social Change, Rebecca Solnit, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Global Issues, Anna Pigott


The Startup That's Trying to Make It Easier to Figure Out What the Hell You're Actually Voting On

If you think things are messed up right now, you’re not alone: For years, polls have shown that trust in U.S. political institutions is either at rock-bottom levels or damn near close to it. And while elections are supposed to be the way Americans can push through actual, sustainable change, a lagging voting…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Democracy, BallotReady, Voting Infrastructure


Administration asks high court to fast-track DACA cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president’s decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation. The administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to take up three cases about Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Ap, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Nation & World Politics


There are 13 scientists running for Congress tomorrow — here's what these engineers, physicians, and computer programmers want to do in DC

When politicians are asked tough questions about policies that defy science, they'll sometimes retort: "Hey, I'm not a scientist."  In fact, there is currently only one PhD scientist among the 535 members of Congress: Bill Foster, who represents Illinois' 11th District. The medical professions are a bit better represented, with three nurses and 15 doctors in Congress. But 13 new political candidates are attempting to bolster the science credentials on Capitol Hill in the 2018 midterm elections....
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Mit, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Tennessee, House, Capitol Hill, Las Vegas, Nevada, Dc


Trump administration asks high court to fast-track DACA case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track a lawsuit over the president’s decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation. The administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to hear a case about Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Ap, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Nation & World Politics


Understanding the Female Psyche in Light of the “Me Too” Movement

With the Me Too movement underway in the past year women from all walks of life, renowned or not, have been coming forward to share vulnerable experiences of sexual assault and misconduct. Women have been speaking out against the alleged misconduct of actors, politicians, movie moguls, and Supreme Court justices. Women have been speaking out on social media and in smaller circles as well, among groups of friends. There is a website for this movement, too, which serves as a platform for women...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Supreme Court, Personal, Feminism, Policy and advocacy, Women's Issues, Violence And Aggression, Minding the Media, Women's March, Me Too, Me Too Movement, Times Up Movement



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