Turkish Islamist Party Calls Parliamentary Elections to ‘Overcome Uncertainties’

The Turkish Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced on Wednesday that it would hold snap parliamentary elections on June 24, expected to reinforce President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s control of national policy. The nationwide election will be the first to occur since the mass arrests of leaders of the Kurdish-friendly Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in … More Turkish Islamist Party Calls Parliamentary Elections to ‘Overcome Uncertainties’

Keith Ellison: ‘Women Are Dying’ Because Dems Are Losing Elections

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is urging Democrats to vote, asserting that “women are dying” because the left is losing elections. [embedded content] The Democratic National Committee vice chairman made the remarks Friday at a progressive training session in Washington, DC, saying the party needs to win elections to save women’s health. “Women are dying because … More Keith Ellison: ‘Women Are Dying’ Because Dems Are Losing Elections

A California Housing Fight, Waged With Pen and Walking Shoes

SACRAMENTO — How do you get a landlord to endorse a proposal to limit rent increases? Yong Her, a 39-year-old bookkeeper, was one of 40 or so organizers who considered the question on a recent afternoon. The group had gathered in a conference room here to discuss strategies for getting people of various backgrounds, incomes … More A California Housing Fight, Waged With Pen and Walking Shoes

Zuckerberg to Tell Congress Facebook Made ‘Big Mistake’ on Multiple Fronts

When he goes before Congress this week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, will issue a broad apology for letting the website be used as a conduit for fake news, election meddling by foreign entities, hate speech and privacy abuses, according to a copy of his testimony released on Monday. “We didn’t take a broad enough … More Zuckerberg to Tell Congress Facebook Made ‘Big Mistake’ on Multiple Fronts

Hillary Clinton Warns America: ‘The Russians Are Still in Our Elections’

MIKHAIL METZEL/AFP/GettyImages by Charlie Spiering30 Mar 20180 30 Mar, 201830 Mar, 2018 Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned supporters that the Russians are still meddling in elections and questioned the validity of the 2016 presidential election. “The Russians are still in our elections. They think they had a pretty easy first run, and they are … More Hillary Clinton Warns America: ‘The Russians Are Still in Our Elections’

Kansas: Kris Kobach Leads National Fight Against Non-Citizen Voting

Charlie Riedel/AP by John Binder21 Mar 2018Topeka, KS0 21 Mar, 201821 Mar, 2018 Kansas Secretary of State and leading gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach has charged through on his fight to defend the state’s voter proof of citizenship law in a case that will likely set precedent for the country. Kobach, defending himself in the trial, battled … More Kansas: Kris Kobach Leads National Fight Against Non-Citizen Voting

Elections Security Officials Head to Capitol Hill Amid Warnings of Russian Meddling

WASHINGTON — A day after urging elections officials to shore up their systems ahead of the midterm voting, the Senate Intelligence Committee planned to call top federal and state elections security officials to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to explain how they are trying to protect ballots from being hacked. It is already proving to be … More Elections Security Officials Head to Capitol Hill Amid Warnings of Russian Meddling

Senators Warn About Russian Election Meddling and Call for Paper Ballots

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee offered recommendations on Tuesday for securing American elections from foreign attacks, pressing states to buy voting machines that produce paper ballots and to secure voter databases, and calling for better cooperation between state and federal elections officials ahead of November’s midterm elections. The committee’s recommendations — the first such … More Senators Warn About Russian Election Meddling and Call for Paper Ballots

What Special Elections Can’t Tell Us About a Democratic Wave

Advertisement There shouldn’t be much doubt that the Democrats are riding a wave heading into November’s midterm elections. That was clear well before Conor Lamb’s apparent victory in Pennsylvania last week. There have been nearly 100 special elections over the last year, and at this point there’s so much evidence of Democratic strength that there’s … More What Special Elections Can’t Tell Us About a Democratic Wave

Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians

Advertisement WASHINGTON — Sitting in a hotel bar, Alexander Nix, who runs the political data firm Cambridge Analytica, had a few ideas for a prospective client looking for help in a foreign election. The firm could send an attractive woman to seduce a rival candidate and secretly videotape the encounter, Mr. Nix said, or send … More Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians