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Congo Court Affirms Results of Contested Presidential Election

The court backed an electoral commission’s result showing that the opposition candidate Félix Tshisekedi was the winner, rejecting a challenge from the runner-up.
Tags: Elections, News, Congo, African Union, Politics And Government, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Felix Tshisekedi


As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

Some Democrats still blame Mr. O’Rourke for his embrace of a Texas Republican, Will Hurd, and wonder whether he can be counted on as a liberal ally.
Tags: Elections, Texas, News, House Of Representatives, Will, Jones, BETO, Democratic Party, Endorsements, Hurd, United States Politics and Government, Will Hurd, O'Rourke, Presidential Election of 2020, Midterm Elections (2018, Beto O'Rourke


Shutdown Prompts Centrist Freshman Democrats to Flex Their Muscles

While flashy liberal freshmen soak up the attention, more moderate Democrats who won G.O.P. districts in November are searching for compromise to end the shutdown.
Tags: Elections, News, House Of Representatives, Nancy, Pelosi, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers


Steve King Still Has Backing in Iowa, but Even Supporters Say ‘He’s Done’

Many voters in western Iowa still like Mr. King, even after Congress rebuked him for his views on white supremacy, but also think that his career is effectively over.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, King, Ernst, Joni, United States Politics and Government, Steven A, Race and Ethnicity


Facebook to launch a political ads library in India next month

Facebook will put all political ads on its platform in India in a searchable online library starting next month. This library will contain contact information of the ad buyers and their official regulatory certificates, which have to match their government-issued documents, reports Reuters.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Policy, Political Ads, Fake News, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


As Republicans Rush to Condemn Steve King, Some Ask: Why Not Trump?

Republican leaders are piling on in their condemnations of Representative Steve King of Iowa, but they remain silent on similar comments by President Trump.
Tags: Elections, News, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Discrimination, King, Mccarthy, Mitch, Trump, McConnell, Steve King, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Steven A, Kevin (1965-


Republicans Are in Lock Step With Trump on Shutdown. But for How Long?

In Trump country, even some furloughed federal workers are backing the president’s wall demands, and keeping Republican senators in line as the shutdown stretches on.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, West Virginia, Trump, Capito, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers, Shelley Moore, Government Employees


With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York

After years of lagging behind other states. New York is poised to pass a barrage of bills which will place the state among the nation’s most liberal.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, Plastic bags, New York State, Cuomo, Democratic Party, Andrea, State Legislature, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Andrew M, Voter Registration and Requirements, Heastie, Carl E, Stewart-Cousins


Congo President Didn’t Run for Re-election, but He’s Still in Control

In the absence of intense international pressure or a public uprising, neither of which seems imminent, the outgoing president may be outgoing in name only.
Tags: Elections, News, Congo, Martin, FELIX, Joseph, Kabila, Tshisekedi, Roman Catholic Church, Southern African Development Community, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Fayulu


Mediator: Fake News as ‘Moral Imperative’? Democrats’ Alabama Move Hints at Ugly 2020

Reports about the use of homegrown disinformation online in a 2017 Senate race suggest foreign operatives may be just one thing threatening the integrity of the next presidential election.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Warren, Republican Party, Biden, Booker, Jones, BETO, Trump, Elizabeth, Democratic Party, Moore, Hoffman, Facebook Inc, Senate Committee on Intelligence


Mediator: Chilling Notion for 2020: Disinformation Will Be Homegrown

Reports that a group of Democrats used online disinformation in the Alabama Senate race in 2017 raise the question of how low will the next presidential campaign go.
Tags: Elections, News, Warren, Republican Party, Biden, Booker, Jones, BETO, Trump, Elizabeth, Democratic Party, Moore, Hoffman, Facebook Inc, Senate Committee on Intelligence, Jamieson


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


Righting 150 Years of Wrong in Florida

The end of felon disenfranchisement in the Sunshine State marks a bright spot in a nation where voting rights remain under siege.
Tags: Florida, Elections, News, Senate, Volz, Ex-convicts, Voter Registration and Requirements, States (US, Neil G


New York Today: N.Y. Today: Changing Queens, From D.A. Brown to Ocasio-Cortez

Shea Stadium is gone. Amazon is coming. A lot has changed since Richard Brown first became district attorney in 1991.
Tags: Amazon, Elections, News, New York City, Bill, De Blasio, Brown, Shea Stadium, Richard Brown, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, District Attorneys, Richard A, Ocasio Cortez


Facebook suspends Philippines media company’s accounts for scamming

Facebook has banned Twinmark Media Enterprises, a Philippines digital marketing group, because it was using fake accounts, leading users to ad farms, and selling access to their Facebook pages to increase distribution. “This organization has repeatedly violated our misrepresentation and spam... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Policy, Philippines, Misinformation, Fake News, Election Integrity, Twinmark Media Enterprises


Disputed Congo Election Result Leaves Country on Edge

The candidate some say was unfairly denied the presidency called on citizens to “rise as one man to protect victory.” World leaders also raised questions.
Tags: Elections, News, Congo, Martin, FELIX, Joseph, Kabila, Tshisekedi, Politics And Government, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Fayulu


The Inevitable, Necessary Death of Israel’s Labor Party

Sometimes a political party outlives its usefulness.
Tags: Elections, News, Israel, Labor party, Zionism, Jews and Judaism, Labour Party (Israel, Jewish Home Party (Israel


Congo Says Felix Tshisekedi Won Election, Rebuffing Independent Review

Outside observers said another presidential candidate, Martin Fayulu, was the runaway winner. Mr. Fayulu called the official results an “electoral coup.”
Tags: Elections, News, Congo, Joseph, Kabila, Tshisekedi, Etienne, Politics And Government, Martin Fayulu, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Felix Tshisekedi, Fayulu, Won Election Rebuffing Independent Review


Congo Says Felix Tshisekedi Won Presidential Vote, Rebuffing Independent Review

Mr. Tshisekedi, who was considered acceptable to the departing President Joseph Kabila, was named the winner over a rival seen as the top vote-getter.
Tags: Elections, News, Congo, Joseph, Joseph Kabila, Kabila, Tshisekedi, Etienne, Politics And Government, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Felix Tshisekedi, Won Presidential Vote Rebuffing Independent Review


Doug Jones Seeks Inquiry Into Misinformation Efforts in Alabama Senate Race

The Alabama Democrat said “deceptive tactics have no place in American politics and must be repudiated by those involved in our political system.”
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Alabama, Social Media, Jones, Moore, Federal Election Commission, Alabama Senate, United States Politics and Government, Doug Jones, Rumors and Misinformation, Roy S, Doug (1954-


Cambridge Analytica pleads guilty, faces the first in a probable series of criminal convictions

EU privacy rules force European companies to surrender data they hold on anyone, anywhere; and that includes SCL Elections, which owned Cambridge Analytica, the notorious Facebook data-miner and election-manipulator that extravagantly claimed to have won the election for Donald Trump. Back in 2017, Parsons School of Design prof David Carroll teamed up with PersonalData.io to request data from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica that they hope will reveal the way the targeted ads worked; but Ca...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Elections, UK, Crime, News, Eu, Afghanistan, Taliban, Donald Trump, Ukpoli, Carroll, Trump, Parsons School Of Design, Ico, David Carroll


Trump Storms Out of White House Meeting with Democrats on Shutdown

President Trump slammed a table, then stormed out of a negotiating session with Democrats, declaring it “a total waste of time” as the shutdown stretches on.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Collins, Mitch, Trump, Capito, McConnell, White House Meeting, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers, Susan M, Shelley Moore


Pressure Builds on Republican Senate to End Government Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit

President Trump’s Oval Office address appeared to do little to change minds as cracks spread among Senate Republicans ready to reopen the government.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Collins, Mitch, Trump, Capito, Oval Office, Republican Senate, McConnell, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers, Susan M, Shelley Moore


Pressure Builds on Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit

President Trump’s Oval Office address appeared to do little to change minds as cracks spread among Senate Republicans ready to reopen the government.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Collins, Mitch, Trump, Capito, Oval Office, McConnell, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers, Susan M, Shelley Moore


Posing as Prohibitionists, 2nd Effort Used Online Fakery in Alabama Race

The Dry Alabama campaign appeared to be led by supporters of the Republican Senate candidate. But it was a stealth creation of progressive Democrats.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Alabama, Social Media, Jones, Moore, Republican Senate, Facebook Inc, Political advertising, Alcoholic Beverages, Rumors and Misinformation, Roy S, Doug (1954-


Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race

A prohibitionist campaign appeared to be led by supporters of the Republican Senate candidate in 2017. But it was created by progressives — the second such secret effort to be unmasked.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Alabama, Social Media, Jones, Moore, Republican Senate, Facebook Inc, Political advertising, Alcoholic Beverages, Rumors and Misinformation, Roy S, Doug (1954-




11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

A killing in Gaza. Meet the freshmen in Congress. How to find friends after 50. Catch up with Michelle Yeoh and Chadwick Boseman. And more.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, Senate, House Of Representatives, Gaza, Michelle Yeoh, Chadwick Boseman, Michelle, Chadwick, Boseman, Yeoh


Fratricide in Full Bloom as Israeli Election Campaign Heats Up

Political alliances are all well and good, but they are falling by the wayside as lawmakers jockey for position in an eventual post-Netanyahu Israel.
Tags: Elections, News, Israel, Netanyahu, Bennett, Benjamin, Avi, Shaked, Zionist Union, Livni, Naftali, Politics And Government, Tzipi, Gabbay, Labour Party (Israel, Likud Party (Israel


Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Will Not Seek Re-Election

Mr. Roberts became the second long-serving Republican lawmaker to announce he will not seek re-election, joining Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Kansas, Republican Party, Pat, Alexander, Mike, Lamar, Roberts, Pat Roberts, Lamar Alexander, Pompeo