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May 29,2017 00:20

How Team Obama tried to hack the election

New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials. The irony is
May 27,2017 03:20

Iran After the Election

Iran's hardliners ran on a populist and isolationist platform, and they lost the election by a large margin. But that doesn’t mean that the battle is over; hardliners are now seeking to oppose Rouhani more forcefully by creating a shadow government.
May 25,2017 11:00

Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

Venezuela’s setting of dates for a constituent assembly and regional elections that had been postponed failed to calm the streets as the opposition rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s plans to push forward with a new constitution and called for more protests Wednesday.
May 23,2017 20:40

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan: Russians contacted Trump campaign

WASHINGTON -- Former CIA Director John Brennan says he warned Russia against meddling in the presidential election during a call to the head of the Russian intelligence service on Aug. 4. Brennan told the House intelligence committee on Tuesday that he was the first U.S.
May 18,2017 09:20

In Iran's Presidential Elections, Reformists' Hopes Are Limited

It may be hard to believe—especially for Western observers who measure change in Iranian society by the extent of women’s hair showing under the veil—but many Iranians will not be looking primarily for justice, human rights, or social and personal freedoms when they go to the polls in the pres...
May 16,2017 06:40

Pollworkers still needed for Tuesday's LA elections

There’s a last-minute scramble to recruit workers to staff polling places for Tuesday’s election, especially those who speak Spanish, Los Angeles city clerk officials said Monday afternoon.The City Clerk’s Office has about
May 15,2017 16:40

Over 100 international observers to witness PNG Elections

Port Moresby, 15 May 2017 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the 2017 national election in Papua New Guinea (PNG) by coordinating and supporting over 100 international electoral observers. Responding to a request from the PNG Electoral Commissioner, UNDP will coordinate international electoral observers from more than 12 groups including The Commonwealth, the Melanes...
May 13,2017 23:20

The Fray: Maloney predicts big changes in 2018 elections

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney had some advice for fellow Democrats about reconnecting with voters in the wake of last year’s elections during his interview with the Times Herald-Record editorial board on Tuesday.Maloney pointed out that he won re-election in November in a district that Donald Trump won, and argued that New York’s 18th District shares some of the same characteristics as p...
May 13,2017 01:20

Kenya elections renew violence fears

If the political talk in Jeevanjee Gardens in the business district here is a sign of the future, civil unrest is likely to follow fraught presidential elections slated for late summer.
May 13,2017 01:20

Donald Trump's Cynical, Corrosive 'Election Integrity' Commission

Friday, after months of innuendo and exaggeration, President Trump signed an executive order to create a commission to look at "election integrity." It comes after repeated claims from Trump and his team that millions of noncitizens voted in November. They are, as he would say, "Wrong!"That didn't happen, and the notion that it could without anyone noticing is completely a...
May 09,2017 17:00

US, French elections: Different results. Also, different processes.

For Americans, the French election felt like déjà vu all over again: presidential candidates locking horns in uncivil debate, campaigns foundering in scandal, hackers releasing troves of e-mail, Russia leaning on the scale — not to mention those last-minute revelations walking the tightrope between tragedy and farce.
May 07,2017 22:00

Ohio elections chief Jon Husted joins 2018 race for governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted entered the race for governor Sunday, positioning himself in an announcement ad as a pro-gun, pro-family values conservative. Capitalizing on divisive remarks that came back to haunt high-profile Democrats, the Republican says Barack Obama was right when he said Midwesterners cling to religion and guns and that Husted's family "would...
May 06,2017 20:40

Straw draw decides UK local election result

In Northumberland, north-east England, the final seat on the local council was determined by a straw draw. The Liberal Democrat candidate won the contest, denying the Conservative Party a majority on the council.