• boston mayoral race November 2, 2021 8:41 pm

    Wu, Essaibi George Speak Before Casting Ballots in Boston Tuesday

    The two candidates hoping to make history in Boston’s mayoral contest — Democrats Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George — will cast their ballots on Election Day. Whoever wins will mark a major milestone in the city’s political culture, becoming the first woman and first person of color elected mayor of Boston. In the city’s long history, voters have...

  • Boston August 30, 2021 4:30 pm

    What You Need to Know About Voting in the 2021 Boston Elections

    Preparations are underway for Boston’s 2021 municipal elections, including the availability of vote by mail and early voting for both the Sept. 14 preliminary election and the Nov. 2 general election. Applications for vote by mail ballots have been mailed out to every registered voter in Boston, the city said this week. Voters need to fill out the application, including…

  • voting directions September 29, 2020 5:47 pm

    After Errors During Primary, Vt. Election Officials Urge Attention to Ballot Directions

    Voting is well underway in Vermont, where ballots for November’s general election are automatically being sent this year to every active registered voter in the state. They should be arriving to homes in the coming days, if they haven’t already. “This is so easy,” said Nancy Haff of Williston, who returned her ballot Tuesday to a new drop box...

  • Vermont September 29, 2020 5:30 pm

    Vt. Voters Urged to Pay Close Attention to Ballot Directions

    Voting is well underway in Vermont, where ballots for the general election are automatically being sent this year to every active registered voter. But election officials are urging voters to make sure common errors don’t get their ballots disqualified.

  • Decision 2020 April 18, 2020 6:48 pm

    Trump Team Targets Democratic Advantage With People of Color

    As the election shifts into a new phase, President Donald Trump’s campaign is in the early stages of a broad effort to chip away at the Democratic Party’s advantage with African American and Latino voters

  • Donald Trump December 2, 2019 7:01 pm

    2020 Watch: Why Biden Is Blitzing Iowa and More Questions

    With just two months before primary voting begins, top Democrats are confronting their principal political liabilities with a new sense of urgency. It’s unclear how many voters will be paying attention, however, as the 2019 holiday season is here and impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump accelerate. As Democrats fight amongst themselves in key primary states, Trump is focused on...

  • Facebook November 29, 2019 3:06 am

    Surge in New Voters Sparks Talk of UK Election ‘Youthquake'

    In a British election dominated by Brexit, young voters who had no say in the country’s decision to leave the European Union could hold the key to victory. That is, if they can be bothered to vote. It has long been a truth in British politics that young people vote in lower numbers than older ones. In the last election...

  • Joe Biden November 21, 2019 12:28 pm

    Key Moments From the Democratic Debate

    Watch the ten most memorable moments from the fifth Democratic presidential debate held Wednesday night in Atlanta.

  • Massachusetts November 21, 2019 6:09 am

    Democrats Spar at Debate Over Health Care, How to Beat Trump

    Democratic presidential candidates clashed Wednesday in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry of Trump and at a critical juncture in the Democratic race to run against him...

  • Donald Trump November 20, 2019 8:12 pm

    Google Changes Rules on How Political Ads Target Audiences

    Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored for more specific groups — for instance, using information gleaned from public voter...

  • President November 17, 2019 7:20 am

    Warren Pushes Back on Critics of Her Health Care Plan

    Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday that she is “fully committed” to “Medicare for All” and that she plans to first build on existing health care programs because “people need help right now.” “My commitment to Medicare for All is all the way,”...

  • New Hampshire November 15, 2019 3:15 pm

    Warren Says She Won't Immediately Push for Medicare for All

    Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and instead will work to oversee passage of a sweeping “Medicare for All” program by the end of her third year if elected president — a significant step away from a plan she’s long championed.

  • Donald Trump November 10, 2019 8:42 am

    Still Unknown? Many Yet to Form Opinions on Warren

    Warren has risen in the polls for months, among the front-runners now in the 2020 Democratic primary and finding herself portrayed by comedian Kate McKinnon on “Saturday Night Live.” For many people, however, Warren is still a relative unknown, even among those who have begun paying closer attention with voting beginning in under three months.

  • Donald Trump November 8, 2019 9:06 am

    Joe Biden, Behind in Money Race, Has Returned Nearly $1 Million to Donors, Far Outpacing Rivals

    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has returned nearly $1 million in campaign donations since launching his campaign in April, far exceeding what his rivals in the Democratic primary race have returned to donors.

  • Donald Trump November 6, 2019 1:44 pm

    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 November 3, 2019 5:09 pm

    Poll: Interest in Campaign Is Growing, as Is Anxiety

    A year out from the 2020 general election, there already is significant interest in the presidential campaign. But a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds a growing share of Americans feeling anxious and frustrated compared with early in the summer. Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to say they have been paying close...

  • Donald Trump October 30, 2019 5:58 am

    Warren's No Top-Dollar Fundraiser Pledge Includes Big Caveat

    Dozens of donors enjoyed a white-tablecloth dinner, an open bar and sweeping views of the U.S. Capitol this month when Elizabeth Warren strode on stage to headline a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. The setting was similarly swanky in August, when Warren addressed party contributors at the ornate Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. And it’s likely to be much the same...

  • Donald Trump October 26, 2019 6:39 pm

    Biden Undeterred by Rival Elizabeth Warren's Ascendancy: AP Interview

    Joe Biden said Saturday he is undeterred by the ascendancy of Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren, noting that some of his supporters are already treating the primary campaign as a general election contest between him and President Donald Trump. “She doesn’t affect my strategy, period,” the former vice president said in an interview with The Associated Press before a town hall...

  • Donald Trump October 24, 2019 5:12 pm

    Weld: I'd Vote for Biden ‘In a Heartbeat' Against Trump

    One of President Donald Trump’s Republican challengers says he’d vote for Joe Biden “in a heartbeat” against Trump in the 2020 general election. “Could I vote for a Democrat? Hell yes. If it’s Trump against Joe Biden, I’m with Biden in a heartbeat,” former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said.

  • Daniel Macht October 24, 2019 5:10 pm

    UK's Johnson Seeks Dec. 12 Election to Break Brexit Impasse

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his promise of an October Brexit and pinned his hopes on a December election. Two days after lawmakers stymied Johnson’s latest attempt to pass his European Union divorce deal, he said Thursday that the only way to break Britain’s Brexit impasse was a general election. Johnson said he would ask lawmakers to...

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