New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads

Heaven forbid a political candidate’s Facebook account gets hacked. They might spread disinformation…like they’re already allowed to do in Facebook ads… Today Facebook made a slew of announcements designed to stop 2020 election interference. “The bottom line…

Free Tools Boost 2020 Election Security, But Not Enough

Officials around the United States have spent the last three years scrambling to harden election and voting infrastructure against the disinformation campaigns, phishing attacks, and system probing that plagued 2016. With exactly one year to go until the 2020…

Impeachment politics face test in Kentucky election

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In Trump’s Ukraine flap, risks and opportunities for Biden

In Trump’s Ukraine flap, risks and opportunities for Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The growing flap over whether President Donald Trump used his office to seek re-election help from his Ukrainian counterpart poses political risks, and some opportunities, for Democratic White House front-runner Joe Biden. Biden, the …

Factbox: Netanyahu’s West Bank pledge alarms Middle Eastern states

Factbox: Netanyahu’s West Bank pledge alarms Middle Eastern states

CAIRO (Reuters) – Middle Eastern nations have expressed alarm at a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins a closely contested election less than a week away. Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would a…

How Trump and His 2020 Rivals Are Using the Impeachment Battle to Rake In Cash

How Trump and His 2020 Rivals Are Using the Impeachment Battle to Rake In Cash

One unusual appeal sent Tuesday evening suggested that Mr. Bidens sliding poll numbers were a bigger problem than Mr. Trumps foreign dealings. Look, heres the bad news: Trump is using the Oval Office to pressure a foreign power into interfering in the 2020 e…

China’s industrial production just keeps falling — and its bringing the US down with it

China’s industrial production just keeps falling — and its bringing the US down with it

Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Data released on Monday showed that Chinese industrial production fell in August — that’s after hitting a 17-year low in July, just showing how much the trade war is hurting China’s economy. Pantheon Macroeconomics…

The conservative org that sold out to Trump

The conservative org that sold out to Trump

Republican Charlie Dent is a former US congressman from Pennsylvania who served as chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies from 2015 until 2018. He is currently a CNN political commenta…

Argentina pollsters emerge after primary fail, forecast huge win for Fernandez

Argentina pollsters emerge after primary fail, forecast huge win for Fernandez

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s pollsters, still smarting after failing to predict a landslide defeat for President Mauricio Macri in an August primary, are sheepishly re-emerging with an updated election forecast: a huge win for opposition leader Albert…

What’s in a slogan? Expert insight on Liberal, Conservative, and NDP ads

What’s in a slogan? Expert insight on Liberal, Conservative, and NDP ads

OTTAWA “Choose forward,” “It’s time for you to get ahead,” and “In it for you.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to officially launch the federal election campaign within days. Now that each of the three main parties have unveiled their main messages to …

British PM Johnson bids for election as opponents seek to stop no-deal Brexit

British PM Johnson bids for election as opponents seek to stop no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to call a snap election on Wednesday after lawmakers seeking to prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal dealt him a humbling parliamentary defeat. Parliamen…

Israel’s president floats unity government between Netanyahu and Gantz

Israel’s president floats unity government between Netanyahu and Gantz

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s president on Sunday began consulting with party leaders to discuss who should lead the country after no clear victor emerged from last week’s election, suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud join forces with its ma…

Najib Razak 1MDB: Malaysia’s former PM faces biggest trial yet

Najib Razak 1MDB: Malaysia’s former PM faces biggest trial yet

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Mr Najib says the charges are politically motivated Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has gone on trial again over alleged multibillion-dollar fraud involving a government fund. Mr Najib is facing several trials o…