October 19, 2017

2012 Elections

  • 64 hours in October: How one weekend blew up the rules of American politics - October 6 2017 09:28

    64 hours in October: How one weekend blew up the rules of American politicsA firsthand account of the drama that unfolded during Oct. 7-9, 2016, from the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape to the second presidential debate — and everything in between.


  • Packing and cracking: The Supreme Court takes up partisan gerrymandering - October 2 2017 02:00

    Packing and cracking: The Supreme Court takes up partisan gerrymanderingOn October 3, the second day of the new term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that likely poses the most momentous question on its docket: Should it, for the first time in history, strike down a state’s electoral map on the grounds of partisan gerrymandering?


  • Democrats line up to take on ‘Putin’s favorite congressman’ - July 28 2017 02:00

    Democrats line up to take on ‘Putin’s favorite congressman’Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., has won reelection from Orange County 14 times, but he’ll face more opponents next year than any other congressman.


  • Democrats rolling out 2018 midterms message next week - July 19 2017 12:15

    Democrats rolling out 2018 midterms message next weekDemocrats will begin rolling out their message for the 2018 midterm elections next week, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., the No. 4 House Democrat, told reporters.


  • Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to win - June 22 2017 07:00

    Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to winRep. Tim Ryan says the party’s “toxic” brand under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making it difficult for Dems to connect with voters.


  • Tens of thousands protest Trump’s election victory - November 16 2016 06:00

    Tens of thousands protest Trump’s election victoryAnti-Trump protests continued for a seventh straight day in large cities throughout the country. In Washington, D.C., more than 1,000 students staged a walkout and protested outside of Trump International Hotel, holding signs that read "Boycott Bigotry" and "Stronger Together."


  • Trump defeats Clinton in 2016 election - November 9 2016 00:02

    Trump defeats Clinton in 2016 electionDonald Trump was elected America’s 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House. His triumph over Hillary Clinton will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama.


  • Clinton’s primetime soap opera reaches its finale - November 3 2016 02:00

    Clinton’s primetime soap opera reaches its finaleWe’ve finally arrived at sweeps week in the televised event posing as our presidential election. And if American viewers can’t quite bring themselves to click away from Donald Trump’s vulgar and monotonous reality show, it’s probably because they’ve had all they can take of the cloying, predictable soap opera that keeps rerunning on the other channel.


  • 16 in 2016: The places - October 23 2016 20:45

    16 in 2016: The placesBy Nov. 9, the votes will have been cast and counted, there will be a winner and a loser, and the country will begin a slow return to normal. Historians will have their say on the outcome, but all of us who have lived through this election will carry away indelible memories of a shocking year in American history: of a handful of ordinary people, swept up in the rush of history; of a series of moments on which the fate of the nation seemed, at least briefly, to turn; and of places on the map that became symbols of a divided nation. ...


  • Down Ticket #12: GOP Sen. Toomey hopes to save his seat by bucking his party on guns - September 15 2016 08:53

    Down Ticket #12: GOP Sen. Toomey hopes to save his seat by bucking his party on gunsDown Ticket is Yahoo News’ complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors’ races of 2016. PHILADELPHIA — With control of the Senate at stake in this year’s election, it’s not surprising to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic star, stumping for Katie McGinty, the challenger to Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, a tea party favorite for most of his career. It is noteworthy, however, that some gun control groups are backing Toomey.


  • New clues link election hacks in U.S. to Russian intelligence - September 2 2016 07:51

    New clues link election hacks in U.S. to Russian intelligenceThe Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin: Did the Russians hack U.S. election databases? A top cybersecurity firm said Friday it has found “significant” links between the hacks of two U.S. state election databases this summer and suspected Russian state-sponsored attacks against the ruling political party in Turkey and members of the Ukrainian Parliament. ThreatConnect, a firm founded by former U.S. military intelligence analysts, said it discovered the connection this week by researching a Web address linked to one of the election hacks and cited in an Aug. 18 confidential “flash” alert to state election officials. The alert was first reported Monday by Yahoo News.


  • FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems - August 29 2016 02:00

    FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systemsThe FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. Johnson emphasized in the call that Homeland Security was not aware of “specific or credible cybersecurity threats” to the election, officials said.


  • Manufacturing political masks for the U.S. election - June 26 2016 07:35

    Manufacturing political masks for the U.S. electionOne Chinese factory is expecting Donald Trump to beat his likely U.S. presidential rival Hilary Clinton in the popularity stakes. At the Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory, a Halloween and party supply business that produces thousands of rubber and plastic masks of everyone from Osama Bin Laden to Spiderman, masks of Donald Trump and Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton faces are being churned out. Sales of the two expected presidential candidates are at about half a million each but the factory management believes  Trump will eventually run out the winner.


  • Violent clashes in Kenya over election body protests - May 17 2016 09:15

    Violent clashes in Kenya over election body protestsKenyan police fired tear gas and water cannon on Monday at stone-throwing crowds protesting in central Nairobi against an election oversight body they say is biased and should be scrapped, Reuters witnesses reported. Officers armed with batons confronted hundreds of protesters outside the offices of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the third clash over the issue in less than a month. The opposition CORD coalition, led by Raila Odinga who lost the 2013 vote and unsuccessfully challenged the result in court, has accused the IEBC of bias and said its members should quit.


  • Anti-Hillary Clinton Group Hopes To Crowdfund Its Way Into The Indy 500 - February 9 2016 10:33

    Anti-Hillary Clinton Group Hopes To Crowdfund Its Way Into The Indy 500The 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 will run this May, and advertisers of all stripes will be looking to take advantage—including this unusual political one.