The winner-take-all presidential system is unconstitutional. We’re taking it to court. – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe winner-take-all presidential system is unconstitutional. We're taking it to court.USA TODAYTo see why, it's important to remember that voters don't actually cast votes for president but instead vote for slates of presidential electors expected to support that candidate with a vote in the Electoral College. For example, in 2016, California ... … [Read more...]

Tiny Latvia can teach the US a lesson or two about Russian meddling – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTiny Latvia can teach the US a lesson or two about Russian meddlingUSA TODAYOne important lesson from Russian efforts to exacerbate ethnic conflict, spread disinformation and possibly compromise Latvian officials is that Russian methods keep changing, according to advice from Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs. “When it ...and more » … [Read more...]

Big Texas turnout another sign of Democratic energy in Trump era – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBig Texas turnout another sign of Democratic energy in Trump eraUSA TODAYMoser is among several congressional candidates headed to May 22 runoff elections because they didn't win 50% of the vote. She is running against Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a lawyer endorsed by the pro-choice, Democratic women's organization, Emily's ...Democrat turnout rise in Texas could help bid to … [Read more...]

Republicans try to save GOP candidate in PA special election, a district Trump won by 20 points – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRepublicans try to save GOP candidate in PA special election, a district Trump won by 20 pointsUSA TODAYBut after Murphy's resignation this fall, Republicans are scrambling to savethis mostly working-class district outside of Pittsburgh from turning blue in Tuesday's special election — pouring millions of dollars into the race and dispatching President ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump: We will try to block Russian interference in 2018 elections – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump: We will try to block Russian interference in 2018 electionsUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — President Trump claimed Tuesday his administration will work to stop Russian meddling in future elections, and suggested the possibility of paper ballots as a backup for electronic voting. "I think you have to be really watching very ...Trump says US will counteract any meddling in 2018 … [Read more...]

How Thad Cochran’s retirement impacts Mississippi midterm elections, political landscape – USA TODAY

Jackson Clarion LedgerHow Thad Cochran's retirement impacts Mississippi midterm elections, political landscapeUSA TODAYWhat is clear is that Bryant will have 10 days from April 1, when Cochran officially retires, to call a special election. Since we have a general election for U.S. Senate already scheduled for this year, the special election will take place then ...Thad Cochran's … [Read more...]

Aggrieved NPP-USA members petition NEC to stop upcoming elections – GhanaWeb

GhanaWebAggrieved NPP-USA members petition NEC to stop upcoming electionsGhanaWebThe undersigned concerned NPP-USA members write to petition the National Steering Committee to intervene and stop the upcoming NPP-USA National elections until proper measures are put in place to ensure free, fair and transparent elections in line with ...and more » … [Read more...]

Italy election: Exit poll gives edge to center-right coalition – USA TODAY

USA TODAYItaly election: Exit poll gives edge to center-right coalitionUSA TODAYItalians voted in parliamentary elections Sunday after a divisive campaign over immigration and a sagging economy, and an exit poll showed a center-right coalition with a slight edge over the anti-establishment Five Star Movement party. Former prime ...Italian election results MAPPED: Who won the election as latest … [Read more...]

Vatican magazine hits out at clergy's exploitation of nuns

A Vatican magazine has denounced how nuns are often treated like indentured servants by cardinals and bishops, for whom they cook and clean for next to no pay. The March edition of "Women Church World," the monthly women's magazine of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, hit newsstands Thursday. Its exposé on the underpaid labor and unappreciated intellect of religious … [Read more...]

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals The One Movie Role She's Still 'Devastated' She Lost

Jennifer Lawrence has a blockbuster franchise, an Oscar win and countless other film awards under her belt. “Emma Stone and I actually had this conversation once because we used to always audition for the same thing, which now seems silly because our careers are so different,” Lawrence said on Howard Stern’s radio show Wednesday. Lawrence lost that part to actress Mia Wasikowska, who she … [Read more...]

In photos: The top 10 most visited national parks in the US of 2017

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Vladimir Putin Boasts of New Russian Nuclear Weapons

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Unlicensed Day Care Worker Admits to Breaking 1-Year-Old`s Legs, Police Say

A 66-year-old unlicensed day care worker is facing felony child abuse charges after a baby boy in her care went to the hospital with two broken legs. … [Read more...]

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country. … [Read more...]

Alaska lawmaker cites Holocaust deaths to oppose gun control

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Republican and most senior member of the U.S. House argued against gun control by wondering how many Jewish people "were put in the ovens" because they were not armed. … [Read more...]

The ice on Lake Michigan has turned blue. Here's why.

The ice on portions of Michigan's Great Lakes has turned blue, but don't worry, there's a perfectly good reason why.  The phenomenon is common on glaciers, but not so much on large swathes of lake ice. It's happening where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron, at a place called the Straits of Mackinac. There, fat slabs and mounds of cracked blue ice have collected near the … [Read more...]

Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration Raids

SAN FRANCISCO ― Hundreds of activists gathered on Wednesday outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building here to protest the arrests of more than 150 undocumented immigrants in recent days. Local activist groups organized the “emergency rally” to respond to the mass arrests in Northern California, just two weeks after more than 200 people were arrested in similar raids in the Los … [Read more...]

What did Hope Hicks lie about? Newsroom readers have thoughts

“She tells Trump how great he is.” “Does Hicks realize that she is not a contestant on ‘The Bachelor’?” Hope Hicks resigned one day after reports claimed she told “white lies” for President Trump, but it’s unclear what about. Newsroom readers have some theories. During a closed-door testimony, White House communications director Hope Hicks reportedly admitted her job has sometimes required her to … [Read more...]