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What’s behind Alabama GOP’s reaction to Roy Moore allegations? 2018 primaries – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhat's behind Alabama GOP's reaction to Roy Moore allegations? 2018 primariesUSA TODAYOfficials and political observers say they range from a desire to watch future developments in the story to fear of electoral consequences in next year's primaries. Wednesday: Roy Moore wants you to report 'inappropriate' contact ... from reporters ...Two more women accuse Senate … [Read more...]

Fresh off big wins, wealthy liberals plot 2018 election strategy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFresh off big wins, wealthy liberals plot 2018 election strategyUSA TODAYWealthy liberals in the Democracy Alliance are huddling to celebrate big wins in Virginia, New Jersey and Washington state and plot for the midterms.and more » … [Read more...]

Breaking news! Russia funded Russian elections – BuzzFeed ‘secret finding’ – RT

RTBreaking news! Russia funded Russian elections – BuzzFeed 'secret finding'RTOn Tuesday, the US media outlet ran a story headlined “Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments 'To Finance Election Campaign of 2016'”. The 959-word article opens with the revelation that during August 2016, at the height of US election euphoria, the ...Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in … [Read more...]

Despite Trump’s comments, CIA stands by assessment that Russia meddled in election – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDespite Trump's comments, CIA stands by assessment that Russia meddled in electionUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo on Saturday stood by the U.S. intelligence assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, despite President Trump's suggestion that he believes President Vladimir Putin's denials.Trump believes Putin on Russia meddling, … [Read more...]

Republican Moore faces allegations in senate elections – Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comRepublican Moore faces allegations in senate electionsAljazeera.comUltraconservative Republican candidate Roy Moore is ahead by a narrow margin in the race for Alabama's senate seat. But damning new allegations of sexual harassment against him are threatening his candidacy. Moore contends that the allegations are ...To help Doug Jones, national Democrats lie low in Alabama … [Read more...]

Trump administration unleashes more Venezuela sanctions following state election problems – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump administration unleashes more Venezuela sanctions following state election problemsUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — The Trump administration targeted 10 current or former Venezuelan officials with sanctions Thursday, accusing them of being part of a campaign to undermine local elections, censor the press and engage in other corrupt activities.US imposes sanctions against 10 Venezuelan … [Read more...]

Top takeaways from Democratic wins in Tuesday’s elections – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTop takeaways from Democratic wins in Tuesday's electionsUSA TODAYDemocrats have yet to flip a national seat held by Republicans, though they came close in a couple of special elections for the House of Representatives. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine — who also was Clinton's running mate — told USA TODAY that anyone ...Trump's limited appeal a warning sign for Republicans ahead … [Read more...]

Danica Roem, Andrea Jenkins, more: Is this election a moment for the transgender community? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDanica Roem, Andrea Jenkins, more: Is this election a moment for the transgender community?USA TODAYDanica is not the first transgender person elected to state office, but she is the first openly transgender person, GLAAD noted in an email to USA TODAY. Althea Garrison was elected in Massachusetts in 1992, but did not disclose that she was ...Who Is Danica Roem? Virginia Elects First … [Read more...]

Ryan says election results make passing tax cuts more important because GOP promised them – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRyan says election results make passing tax cuts more important because GOP promised themUSA TODAYWorse-than-expected defeats of Republicans in Virginia elections Tuesday night make it more urgent for Congress to pass tax cuts because the party promised them in the 2016 election, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday. "I fundamentally believe ...Investors size up US tax reform … [Read more...]

5 things you need to know Tuesday – USA TODAY

USA TODAY5 things you need to know TuesdayUSA TODAYElection Day is here again, and while it may not have anywhere near the buzz as last year's presidential election, there is plenty at stake. Cities and states around the country will vote on local officials and issues Tuesday, while New Jersey and ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump forces high-wire act for Republican in Virginia governor’s race – Reuters

ReutersTrump forces high-wire act for Republican in Virginia governor's raceReutersThe Virginia governor's race, one of only two in the country this year, is being watched nationally by political observers looking for clues about next year's midterm elections, in which Democrats are seeking to seize one or both houses of Congress.and more » … [Read more...]

Democratic PAC Priorities USA budgeting $50 million for digital ads in 2018 – Washington Post

Washington PostDemocratic PAC Priorities USA budgeting $50 million for digital ads in 2018Washington PostSince the 2016 elections, Priorities USA has sought to remake itself into a permanent center of opposition to the Trump administration in hopes of helping the Democratic Party win back support it lost last year. The group merged with a nonprofit voting ...and more » … [Read more...]

Georgia Attorney General Won’t Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral Server – Gizmodo

GizmodoGeorgia Attorney General Won't Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral ServerGizmodoOn July 2, one day before the lawsuit was filed, Kemp wrote an editorial in USA Today calling the allegations the server had security holes “misinformation from the media or disgruntled partisans” and “fake news.” Per Slate, Kemp later blamed the ...and more » … [Read more...]

Senators threaten new rules if social media firms can’t stop Russian manipulation themselves – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSenators threaten new rules if social media firms can't stop Russian manipulation themselvesUSA TODAY"I must say, I don't think you get it," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told the attorneys at a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee focused on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "What we're talking about is a ...US lawmakers … [Read more...]

Despite Congressional testimony, Facebook still isn’t fully cooperating – USA TODAY

ReutersDespite Congressional testimony, Facebook still isn't fully cooperatingUSA TODAYThis week a Facebook executive testified before Congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The evidence is now overwhelming that Facebook, along with Google, Twitter, and other social media platforms, was central ...US senators hammer Facebook for power over … [Read more...]

Allegations of Russian meddling in US, Europe elections ‘fantasies’: Ifax cites foreign minister – Reuters

ReutersAllegations of Russian meddling in US, Europe elections 'fantasies': Ifax cites foreign ministerReuters“Without a single piece of proof, we are as you know being accused of meddling not only in the U.S. election, but also in those in European states,” the agency quoted Lavrov as telling a briefing at the Association of European Businesses in Russia ...Russia's Lavrov says … [Read more...]

Twitter bans Russia-backed outlets RT and Sputnik from advertising over election meddling – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTwitter bans Russia-backed outlets RT and Sputnik from advertising over election meddlingUSA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — After facing criticism for not taking Russian meddling in the U.S. election seriously enough, Twitter took one of the most aggressive moves yet, banning the Kremlin-backed Russia Today and Sputnik news outlets from advertising on the ...New Transparency For Ads on Twitter … [Read more...]

Sen. Jeff Flake says he will not seek re-election in 2018, citing nastiness of Trump-era politics – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSen. Jeff Flake says he will not seek re-election in 2018, citing nastiness of Trump-era politicsUSA TODAYOnly one other senator from Arizona served just a single six-year term: Republican Ralph Cameron, who was elected in 1920 and ousted by Hayden in the 1926 election. Contributing: Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, and Eliza Collins, USA TODAY.and more » … [Read more...]