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DNC warns of heightened disinformation activity ahead of debate

DNC warns of heightened disinformation activity ahead of debate

The Democratic National Committee warned presidential campaigns on Monday of “heightened disinformation and discourse manipulation activity” around the Democratic debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. CNN has previously reported how Russian government-linked trolls were active online during debate nights in 2015 and 2016, but the DNC’s warning also included what it views…MORE

Elizabeth Warren wants 2020 rivals to name big donors with influential campaign positions

Elizabeth Warren wants 2020 rivals to name big donors with influential campaign positions

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday challenged her Democratic primary rivals to release the names of contributors and fundraisers with influential positions on their campaigns, while pledging to champion legislation that would effectively disqualify big-dollar donors from being appointed to cushy diplomatic posts. The requests were written into a series of mostly new proposed campaign finance…MORE

Liz Cheney tried to blame the Syria debacle on impeachment

Liz Cheney tried to blame the Syria debacle on impeachment

Well, this is a new one. In the wake of President Donald Trump’s disastrous decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) suggested that she had figured out what led Trump to this: Impeachment! Yes, impeachment. Here’s Cheney on “Fox & Friends” on Monday: “The impeachment proceedings…MORE

How to run for President

How to run for President

Yes, being President makes you the most powerful person in the world and puts you in the history books. But it’s also a multi-year commitment that forces you to essentially give up your personal life and any sense of privacy. Plus, it makes about half the country hate you. The Constitution only has three requirements…MORE

Why do Iowa and New Hampshire get to go first?

Why do Iowa and New Hampshire get to go first?

It’s completely unfair to the other 48 states, but Iowa and New Hampshire always get to pick first in the presidential primary process. It’s especially unfair since these two states are not representative of the United States. Like, at all. They both have small populations that are more than 90% white — whereas the US…MORE

Political primaries and caucuses, explained

Political primaries and caucuses, explained

If two political parties are going to continue to dominate US politics, it means only two people have any real chance in the presidential election every four years: the Republican and the Democrat. So while a lot of Americans express frustration with the system and say they’d like more options on Election Day, if a…MORE

How Trump could win in 2020

How Trump could win in 2020

President Donald Trump likes to brag that his 2016 victory was historically large — even though he lost the popular vote by about 3 million ballots, an inconvenient fact he explains away with wild and unfounded allegations of mass voter fraud. But a divisive presidency and a lack of support among independent voters doesn’t mean…MORE

Who can vote in US elections?

Who can vote in US elections?

The United States is a democracy, which means everyone gets to vote in US elections, right? Wrong. Who gets to participate and how easy it is for those voters to cast their ballots has been an ongoing fight since the Constitution was written. What exactly does the Constitution say about who gets to vote? Not…MORE

Another career diplomat caught in the Ukraine scandal speaking to impeachment probe Tuesday

Another career diplomat caught in the Ukraine scandal speaking to impeachment probe Tuesday

Another career diplomat caught in the tangles of the Ukraine scandal is the latest witness in the House Democrats’ growing impeachment inquiry. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning for a closed-door deposition before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees. Republican Rep.…MORE

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