federal elections

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2019

    Democrat Beshear Is Apparent Winner in Kentucky Governor Race

    Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades on Tuesday while Democrat Andrew Beshear pulled off an apparent upset in the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. Beshear — the state’s attorney general and the son of Kentucky’s last Democratic governor, Steve...

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2019

    House Democrats Pass Election Security Bill Amid Impeachment

    The House approved legislation Wednesday to better protect the country’s elections from foreign interference, the third major bill the Democratic-controlled chamber has passed this year addressing problems that arose in the 2016 presidential election. The 227-181 vote comes as lawmakers pursue an impeachment inquiry centered on allegations that President Donald Trump improperly solicited election help from Ukraine ahead of the...

  • CEO Oct 10, 2019

    Florida Businessmen Who Helped Giuliani in Ukraine Arrested on Campaign Finance Violations

    Two Soviet-born business partners from Florida, who made hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations to Republican campaign committees and helped Rudy Giuliani meet a key Ukrainian prosecutor, were arrested Wednesday on charges tied to campaign finance violations. Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas were arrested on a four-count indictment that includes charges of conspiracy, making false statements to the...

  • President Oct 7, 2019

    Bernie Sanders Releases Campaign Finance Plan While Recuperating

    Bernie Sanders is unveiling a major campaign finance plan, continuing his 2020 presidential bid even as he’s at home recuperating from a heart attack. The Vermont senator said Monday that as president he’d enact mandatory public financing laws for all federal elections and ban corporate donations for inaugural events. Sanders also would institute a lifetime lobbying prohibition for former members...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2019

    Don’t Vote? The Trump Campaign Would Like a Word With You

    Ashley Arentz is a political unicorn. The 28-year-old Marine from Jacksonville, North Carolina, didn’t vote in 2016, and she wasn’t even registered to vote in the state. But there she was on Monday, standing in line for hours in the 90-degree heat waiting to enter President Donald Trump’s rally in Fayetteville. That made her a golden target for the volunteers...

  • President Aug 27, 2019

    Maine Voters Could Use Ranked Choice in Presidential Election

    A big change could be coming for Maine voters. The state could become the first in the nation to use ranked choice voting in presidential primaries and general elections.

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    Myriad Election Systems Complicate Efforts to Stop Hackers

    A Senate report on Russian interference in U.S. elections highlights one of the biggest challenges to preventing foreign intrusions in American democracy: the limited powers and ability of the federal government to protect elections run by state and local officials. That has given fuel to those who argue for a larger federal role. The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday issued...

  • California Jul 10, 2019

    Trump Officials Warn of ‘Active Threats’ to US Elections

    The Trump administration warned of unspecified “active threats” to U.S. elections as top security officials briefed Congress Wednesday on steps the government has taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, FBI Director Christopher Wray and other officials “made it clear there are active threats and they’re doing everything...

  • Donald Trump Jul 1, 2019

    Majority of Americans Say They Won’t Donate to 2020 Presidential Campaigns

    Political polarization in the U.S. has increased — in the news, social media and out on Main Street. But that is not translating into a major change in willingness of Americans to open up their wallets and pocketbooks and donate to candidates in the 2020 presidential election. Under one-third of Americans have already made donations or say they plan to...

  • New Hampshire Apr 15, 2019

    Unions Urge Democrats to Focus on Kitchen Table Economics

    Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist’s dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time talking about esoteric issues like the Senate filibuster and the composition of the Supreme Court and not...

  • Massachusetts Mar 6, 2019

    Ayanna Pressley Proposes Lowering Voting Age in Federal Elections to 16

    Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has introduced an amendment that would lower the voting age to 16-years-old. The federal election voting age is currently at 18, but Pressley’s amendment would allow teens as young as 16 to cast their ballots in federal elections. In several states, including Massachusetts, teens 16-years-old and older can pre-register to vote.

  • Weather Feb 25, 2019

    Potentially Damaging Winds Set to Slam New England

    Today (Monday): Scattered snow showers while damaging wind gusts roar to 70 mph for some. Highs in the 30s.
    Overnight Monday Night: Damaging wind gusts until midnight, clearing sky. Lows in the 20s, wind chill around zero.
    Tuesday: Blustery but bright. Highs in the 20s, wind chill around 10.

  • Mexico Feb 7, 2019

    ‘Roma’ Explored 1970s Mexico. Here’s How Issues in the Film Have Played Out

    Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” a darling of the 2019 award season with 10 Academy Award nominations and two wins in the Golden Globes, is an intimate story of Cuarón’s childhood told through the eyes of an indigenous woman who works as a nanny to a middle-class family in Mexico City. The family drama also provides a gripping glimpse of...

  • Attorney Jan 25, 2019

    58,000 Non-U.S. Citizens Voted in Texas State Elections, Attorney General Paxton Says

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified 58,000 non-U.S. citizens who voted in one or more Texas elections, dating to 1996, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office. Further, the DPS said there were about 95,000 non-citizens they identified as having a voter registration record in the state.

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2018

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins Looks Ahead to 2020

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she’ll focus on 2020 in 2020.

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2018

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins Discusses Mueller, 2020 Election

    Between the midterm elections and the threats to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian collusion, there’s a lot on Sen. Susan Collins’ mind. But one thing the Republican from Maine is not worried about is winning re-election in 2020.

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2018

    For Governor Candidates Propelled by Trump in Primary, General Election Looms

    In a video advertisement for his Florida gubernatorial campaign, Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis urged his toddler-aged daughter to “build the wall” with colorful toy blocks. DeSantis, who faced off against an establishment Republican, had already gotten President Donald Trump’s endorsement the month before. DeSantis would go on to win his primary in a landslide, the race called within minutes of...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2018

    How Facebook Regulates the Wild West of Political Ads

    With less than three months to go before the midterm elections, Facebook is enforcing strict new requirements on digital political ads. Among other things, they force political ad buyers to verify their identities by receiving mail at a known U.S. address. Facebook credits the system with catching at least one ad from a fake, and possibly Russia-connected, Facebook page that...

  • Maine Jun 14, 2018

    Couriers Deliver Ranked Voting Results to Maine’s Capital

    Couriers began delivering ballots to Maine’s state capital on Thursday as residents await the results of the nation’s biggest test of ranked-choice voting.

  • Maine Jun 8, 2018

    Maine Ranked Choice Voting Gets Spotlight From Jennifer Lawrence

    Ranked choice voting advocates are bringing out the star power in advance of a referendum aimed at ensuring the system is used in the November election in Maine.

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