Stories tagged: Election
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 1:40 P.M.
Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference
President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11:36 A.M.
Far-right French candidate Le Pen to visit Moscow as Russia lauds her as ‘realist’
Marine Le Pen is to visit Moscow on Friday as Russia hailed the French presidential candidate as a realist who opposes globalization along with U.S. President Donald Trump.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:35 A.M.
University of Idaho law professor tackles the problem of political gerrymandering
Cases of political gerrymandering, or the manipulation of electoral district boundaries for political gain, have been occurring domestically almost since the United States declared its independence from England, according to …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6 A.M.
Americans of all political stripes are stressed out regarding the future of the country
Two-thirds of Americans say they are stressed about the future of the nation, according to an
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 3:11 P.M.
Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment
A Ukrainian lawmaker on Tuesday released a document that he said links Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 2:48 P.M.
Analysis: Comey deals Trump a political blow when he least can afford it
FBI Director James Comey dealt President Donald Trump a stinging rebuke on Monday at a time of acute political vulnerability for the White House.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 9:30 P.M.
FBI director confirms investigation of possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russia
FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time Monday that the agency is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian authorities during the 2016 election campaign.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 7:22 A.M.
Trump says Dems ‘made up’ allegations of Russia interference
President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of making up allegations about his campaign associates’ contact with Russia during the presidential election, and said Congress and
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Dutch PM Rutte claims win over ‘wrong kind of populism’
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for …
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 11:09 P.M.
Rutte vs. Wilders puts Wednesday’s Dutch elections in stark light
Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 11:56 A.M.
Obama and Trump analysis: The tick-tock of a truly bizarre relationship
President Donald Trump spent years questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace and his legitimacy as president. On Saturday, Trump accused Obama of his own “Nixon/Watergate” scandal involving the wiretapping of Trump’s phones.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 10:06 A.M.
Bahrain files lawsuit to dissolve secular political party
Bahrain’s government filed a lawsuit Monday to dissolve a secular political party, the second-such organization it has targeted in the last year as part of an intense crackdown on opposition …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 7:34 P.M.
Montana Democrats pick Quist to run for congressional seat
Musician and political novice Rob Quist on Sunday captured the Democratic nomination for the May 25 special election to fill the state’s only congressional seat.
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 7:52 A.M.
Democrats jockey for votes ahead of Montana House convention
Musician Rob Quist tours 130 days a year with the Mission Mountain Wood Band and Rob Quist and Great Northern, but for the past couple of months, he’s been appearing …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 2:05 P.M.
Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect
Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election won’t be a clean enough break from the embattled …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 11:55 A.M.
Campaigners urge Obama to run for French president
People behind a campaign in France are urging former U.S President Barack Obama to join the French presidential race. Their online petition has already attracted more than 45,000 signatures in …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 7:36 A.M.
Pressure mounts as Sessions backs off from Russia probe
Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not have been clear about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, but this much is evident: The controversy over any Kremlin involvement …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 5:02 P.M.
Moscow’s man in Washington is at the center of the political moment
Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s long-serving ambassador to the United States, has a habit noticed by many U.S. officials who have known the envoy. Kislyak shows up everywhere and tries to talk …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 4:22 P.M.
Analysis: Trump ignored first rule of crisis management – come clean – and he’s paying the price
Donald Trump has allowed his young presidency to become mired in a seemingly intractable Russia scandal by singling out journalists for attack instead of squarely facing allegations that his advisers …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 4:21 P.M.
Rift continues among lawmakers probing Russia’s election meddling
The top Republican and Democrat on the House intelligence committee had conflicting messages Thursday when they emerged from a 31/2-hour closed-door briefing with FBI Director James Comey on Russian activities …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 2:25 P.M.
Embattled AG Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Russia investigation
Under growing pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. His action …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 2:51 P.M.
White House staff told to preserve Russia-related materials
The White House counsel’s office has instructed the president’s aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, three administration officials …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 10:14 A.M.
Montana governor calls for May 25 election to replace Zinke
Gov. Steve Bullock says a special election will be held May 25 to fill Montana’s vacant seat in the U.S. House.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 5:07 P.M.
Dan Coats, nominee to be top intelligence official, says Russia tried to meddle in election
Dan Coats expressed concerns Tuesday about Russia’s “assertiveness in global affairs” at his confirmation hearing to be the nation’s top intelligence official, saying that the U.S. must address Moscow’s aggressiveness …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 7:05 P.M.
Sessions says he’ll recuse himself on Russia Probe if needed
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said for the first time that he’ll recuse himself if necessary from investigations into contacts that associates of President Donald Trump may have had with …
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 12:41 P.M.
Trump: ‘I haven’t called Russia in 10 years’
President Donald Trump rejected calls for an independent investigation of his ties to Russia, telling a group of business leaders Monday that he hasn’t called Russia in a decade. At …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 3:38 P.M.
White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 5:03 A.M.
Russia’s pension money for veterans could be linked to election hacking investigation
Hundreds of thousands of dollars flow every month from Russia to its former soldiers living in the United States, usually unseen and unchecked. But now U.S. investigators are examining whether …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 10:42 A.M.
Ecuador election cliff-hanger: Leader near outright victory
Vote counting in Ecuador’s presidential election dragged into a third day Tuesday with ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno still just short of a definitive first-round victory and supporters and opponents …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 9:20 A.M.
Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador’s presidential vote
The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador’s presidential election, although it was uncertain Monday whether he would get enough votes …