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A New Coalition With Merkel? Not So Fast

The Social Democratic Party votes on Sunday on whether to pursue a new government. A refusal could send Germans back to the polls and usher in months more uncertainty.
Tags: Elections, News, Merkel, Social Democratic Party, Politics And Government, Legislatures and Parliaments, Voting and Voters, Social Democratic Party (Germany, Essen (Germany


A Problem for Republicans Fighting to Keep California House Seats: Trump

California, with its vulnerable Republicans in Congress, is ground zero for the Democratic plan to take back the House. President Trump may be making those efforts easier.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, California, House, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Trump, Issa, Donald J, Darrell E, Keep California House






Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left in Warming Up for 2020 Race

The 2020 race for the White House is already unfolding in the Capitol, with no fewer than six Democratic senators angling for their party’s nomination.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, White House, Democratic Party, Capitol, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2020


As Presidential Hopefuls Maneuver, Democrats in the Senate Get Pushed to the Left

The 2020 race for the White House is already unfolding in the Capitol, with no fewer than six Democratic senators angling for their party’s nomination.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, White House, Democratic Party, Capitol, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2020


AP Sources: White House directed Bannon silence in House interview

By TOM LoBIANCO, ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON  — Steve Bannon’s attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session told The Associated Press. As lawmakers probed Bannon’s time working for President Donald Trump, Bannon’s attorney Bill Burck was asking the White House counsel’s office by phone during the Tuesday session whether his client could...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Crime, News, Congress, California, White House, Russia, Legislation, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, House, New York Times, Capitol Hill


Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

A Democrat on Tuesday won a State Senate seat long held by Republicans in western Wisconsin, and some saw it as a sign of worry for Republicans in elections ahead.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Wisconsin, Walker, State Legislature, Politics And Government, Scott K, Patty Schachtner


Joshua Wong Sentenced in Hong Kong for Role in Umbrella Movement

Joshua Wong got three months in prison for his role in 2014 protests demanding freer elections for the leader of Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, Elections, News, China, Joshua Wong, Wong, Umbrella Movement, Joshua (1996-


Joshua Wong, Democracy Advocate, Is Sentenced in Hong Kong

Joshua Wong got three months in prison for his role in 2014 protests demanding freer elections for the leader of Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, Elections, News, China, Joshua Wong, Wong, Joshua (1996-


If one only more GOP senator flips, the FCC's Net Neutrality order will be up for grabs

After Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai rammed through an order killing Net Neutrality -- citing easily disproved lies, ignoring millions of public comments -- activists started pinning their hopes on something called the Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress and the Senate the power to overrule the decisions of regulators from the administrative agencies like the FCC. (more…)
Tags: Post, Politics, Elections, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, Senate, Gop, Trump, Uspoli, Ajit Pai, Congressional Review Act, Prisoners Dilemma


EMILY’S List President: Trump Has Empowered American Women — By Accident

The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has been a disaster, policy-wise, for American women. Donald Trump and the Republican Congress wasted no time going after the Affordable Care Act — and even though they failed at their attempt to repeal it, they still managed to gut key provisions of the law, practically dismantling the…
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Congress, Uncategorized, Gender Equality, Donald Trump, Emily, Emily's List


Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium.
Tags: Elections, News, Spain, Catalonia, Mariano Rajoy, Mariano, Rajoy, Carles Puigdemont, Puigdemont, Politics And Government, Legislatures and Parliaments, Madrid (Spain, Catalonia (Spain, Carles (1962-, Secession and Independence Movements, Convergence and Union Party (Spain


Editorial: Now Chris Christie Is Just a Bad Memory

His microscopic approval rating, after years of scandal and neglect, is a clear sign that, whatever he thinks, few are sorry to see him go.
Tags: Elections, Chris Christie, News, New Jersey, Governors, Christie, Christopher J, George Washington Bridge Scandal (2013, Polls and Public Opinion, States (US


In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

A presidential vote will help decide whether the Czech Republic continues to be drawn east toward Russia and China or fully re-embraces the European Union.
Tags: Elections, News, China, Russia, European Union, Czech Republic, Zeman, Babis, Milos, Andrej, Politics And Government, Jiri, Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Legislatures and Parliaments, Drahos, Ano (Czech Political Party


False Missile Alert Looms as a Black Eye for Hawaii and Its Governor

The false alarm and its delayed retraction added to criticism of Gov. David Ige and raised worries about the state’s reputation with tourists.
Tags: Elections, News, Hawaii, Federal Communications Commission, Governors, David Y, Gabbard, David Ige, Ige, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Politics And Government, Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, False Alarms, Tulsi (1981-, False Missile Alert Looms


Warren-Sanders Democrats vs Oprah: "One billionaire president in a decade is going to be plenty for us"

While plenty of people have evinced a belief that delivering a single speech qualifies Oprah to be president (presumably with Dr Oz as Surgeon General and history's smoothest selljob for invading other countries on flimsy pretenses), the young, motivated Warren-Sanders wing of the Democratic party are a lot less enthusiastic. (more…)
Tags: Post, Elections, News, Democrats, Oprah, Democratic Party, Potus, Warren Sanders, You Get An Oligarchy And You Get An Oligarchy


Chelsea Manning is challenging Maryland Democratic Senator Benjamin L Cardin in the 2018 elections

Whistleblower and torture survivor Chelsea Manning has filed papers to challenge Senator Benjamin L Cardin for his seat in the 2018 midterm elections. (more…)
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Gender, Elections, News, Maryland, Democrats, Chelsea Manning, Uspoli, Benjamin L Cardin


‘I’m Running,’ Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?

Mitt Romney’s expected return to politics as the next senator from Utah has set off a debate over whether he should actively counter President Trump.
Tags: Utah, Elections, News, Senate, Mitt, Va, Mitt Romney, Charlottesville, 2017, Trump, Romney, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Violence (August


Is Partisan Gerrymandering Legal? Why the Courts Are Divided.

Diverging decisions this week by federal judges in North Carolina and Pennsylvania are certain to draw the Supreme Court’s interest as it mulls whether to curtail partisan gerrymandering.
Tags: Elections, News, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, House Of Representatives, North Carolina, Supreme Court (US, Redistricting and Reapportionment


Op-Ed Contributor: Why Malaysia’s Opposition Picked an Old Foe as Its New Leader

Could Mahathir Mohamad dismantle the system he helped build during his previous decades in power?
Tags: Elections, News, Malaysia, Mohamad, Mahathir, Mahathir Mohamad, Politics And Government, Muslims and Islam, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB


To Grease Wheels of Congress, Trump Suggests Bringing Back Pork

President Trump’s suggestion that Congress revive the old practice of salting spending bills with lawmaker pet projects has revived a simmering debate.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, House Of Representatives, Jack, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Congress Trump, Federal Budget (US, Earmarks (Finance, Abramoff


Editorial: Who Will Listen to Democrats’ Warning on Russia?

In the face of Republican complacency, Senate Democrats issue the most comprehensive public analysis thus far of Moscow’s war on the West.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Russia, Moscow, Politics And Government, Cyberwarfare and Defense


Darrell Issa, a California Republican, Will Not Seek Re-election to House

Mr. Issa becomes one of the most prominent in a long list of Republican retirements, adding to talk of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections.
Tags: Elections, News, California, House, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Darrell Issa, Issa, United States Politics and Government, Darrell E, Midterm Elections (2018


Joe Arpaio, Ex-Sheriff Pardoned by Trump, Announces Senate Run in Arizona

Mr. Arpaio, who developed a national reputation for hard-line immigration policies, upended the race to replace Senator Jeff Flake.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Arizona, Joe Arpaio, Arpaio, Flake, Joseph M, Jeffrey L, Trump Announces Senate


Editorial Observer: Joe Arpaio’s Latest Offense — Running for Senate

On a day of hope for a breakthrough on immigration, the race-baiting ex-sheriff pardoned by the president makes a pathetic plea for attention.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Joe Arpaio, Arpaio, Immigration and Emigration, Joseph M, Maricopa County (Ariz


Joe Arpaio Announces Bid for Senate in Arizona

Joe Arpaio, the polarizing former Arizona sheriff pardoned by President Trump, upended the race to replace Senator Jeff Flake.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Arizona, Joe Arpaio, Trump, Arpaio, Flake, Joseph M, Jeffrey L


Awkward: Brownback Said He Was Leaving as Kansas Governor. He Hasn’t.

Almost six months ago, Gov. Sam Brownback said he would be leaving for a Trump administration post. The appointment has been tangled up in Washington, leaving Kansas befuddled.
Tags: Elections, News, Washington, Kansas, Governors, Sam, Trump, Sam Brownback, Brownback, Colyer, Donald J, Jeffrey W (1960-


A bipartisan, GOP-led voting machine security bill that would actually fix vulnerabilities in US elections

The Secure Elections Act is a bipartisan Senate bill with six co-sponsors that reads like a security researcher’s wish-list for voting machine reforms. Specifically, it reads like Matt Blaze’s wishlist, hewing closely to the excellent recommendations laid out in his testimony to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology and Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs Hearing on Cybersecurity, recounting his experiences as a se...
Tags: Security, Elections, Voting, Government, Senate, US, Sem, Gop, Hacking, Defcon, Radio Show, House of Representatives Committee, Matt Blaze


Catalonia’s Separatists: In Exile. In Jail. In Power?

A tight regional election means tough coalition talks. But this time, eight separatist lawmakers are either in prison awaiting trial or abroad avoiding it.
Tags: Elections, News, Spain, Catalonia, Mariano, Rajoy, Puigdemont, Politics And Government, Junqueras, Legislatures and Parliaments, Catalonia (Spain, Oriol, Carles (1962-, Popular Party (Spain, Secession and Independence Movements, Ciudadanos Party (Spain