Stories tagged: Election
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Candidates in Oregon’s top election race building war chests
An election to choose Oregon’s next governor is more than a year away and the primary is eight months down the road, but the main Democratic and Republican candidates’ fundraising …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Kenya electoral officials set Oct.26 as date for new polls
The rerun of Kenya’s presidential elections has been pushed back to Oct. 26, as President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly criticized the court decision to nullify his re-election calling it “a judicial …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election ‘integrity’
Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:21 a.m.
Mueller seeks documents related to Trump’s actions while in White House
Special counsel Robert Mueller has sought a variety of documents related to President Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, the president’s attorney, John M. Dowd, confirmed.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because it couldn’t see data
Kenya’s Supreme Court said Wednesday it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election largely because the electoral commission refused to allow an investigation of its computerized system that transmitted results.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
German officials see no sign of election hacking – yet
German officials say there’s no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country’s upcoming election, but warned Wednesday against giving the all-clear yet.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Iraqi Kurds set to vote on independence
Iraqi Kurds are set to vote next week on independence from Iraq in what many say is a popular expression of their desire for self-determination after suffering for a century …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Trump nominee says Russia’s election meddling led to low level of trust
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
News or propoganda? GOP governors launch ‘news’ site that critics are now bashing
Republican governors are getting into the “news” business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Miffed Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer
A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Legal defense fund created for Michael Flynn in Russia probe
The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Russia condemns U.S. ban on Kaspersky Labs software
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia regrets a decision by the U.S. government to ban federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
U.S. agencies ordered to stop using Russian company’s software
The U.S. on Wednesday banned federal agencies from using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about the company’s ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Russia probe is said to have ‘red-hot’ focus on social media
Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election and possible links to President …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Lawmakers seek Facebook data on Russian meddling in U.S. election
Congress needs more information on Russia’s use of social media to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, including from Facebook and Twitter, the top Democrats on the Senate and House …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
For $500, Oregon gives voter registration to Trump’s fraud commission
Oregon officials have handed over a statewide list of voters to President Donald Trump’s commission investigating allegations of voter fraud, for a $500 fee.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Iraqi Kurdish leader defends independence vote
The leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region defended an independence referendum planned for later this month during a visit Tuesday to the oil-rich Kirkuk province, the epicenter of a long-running dispute …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Racial politics color New York City’s looming mayoral race
Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t much of a dancer. But there he was on a recent Sunday morning, bobbing his head and bending his knees ever so slightly, as the …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Merkel’s challenger lists red lines for governing Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-left challenger set out Monday what he said are non-negotiable aims for entering Germany’s next government, among them ensuring equal pay for men and women and insisting …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Trump’s voter fraud panel remains lightning rod
If anyone in Washington was wondering just how seriously Democrats were taking a presidential advisory commission tasked with finding voter fraud, the answer came in late August, when Senate Minority …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Merkel criticizes hecklers in German election campaign
Chancellor Angela Merkel and a senior aide on Saturday criticized pro-nationalist protesters who have loudly heckled Germany’s leader during campaign appearances ahead of the Sept. 24 national election.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Mueller looks to interview six former or current Trump aides in Russia probe
Special counsel Robert Mueller has alerted the White House that his team will likely seek to interview six top current and former advisers to President Donald Trump who were witnesses …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Trump Jr. tells senators he ‘did not collude’ with Russians
President Donald Trump’s eldest son told lawmakers Thursday he was open to receiving information about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qualifications” in a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:01 a.m.
Kenya’s electoral body changes team to oversee new vote
Kenya’s electoral commission has announced changes in its top personnel to oversee the new presidential election next month, while campaigning officially began Wednesday.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2 p.m.
Hillary Clinton set for first post-election TV interview
CBS has announced that former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will sit down with Jane Pauley for her first TV interview about her new book and …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Trump Jr. to speak to Senate staff about Russia contacts
President Donald Trump’s oldest son is expected to meet privately with a Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Mexico right, left parties strike alliance for 2018 election
Mexico’s main conservative party and a center-left party struck an alliance Tuesday to run a joint candidate in the 2018 presidential race, though so far they’re not in agreement on …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Merkel, rival Schulz spar over Turkey in TV election debate
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are poised to hold their only televised debate Sunday, three weeks before the country’s general election.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Russia-linked bots hone online attack plans for 2018 U.S. vote
After the 2016 U.S. presidential race was subject to Russian cyber meddling, analysts say the ferocity of more recent assaults is a preview of what could be coming in the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Kenyan court annuls election result, setting African precedent
Kenya’s top court nullified last month’s presidential election, upholding the main opposition’s complaint that Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was aided by rigging in a shock decision that’s unprecedented in Africa.