Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

Ms. Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and is no stranger to threats, responded on Twitter. This is the natural result of a political environment where anti-Muslim dogwhistles and dehumanization are normalized by an entire politic…

Boris Johnson recreates the creepiest scene in ‘Love Actually,’ somehow makes it creepier

Love Actually’s “To me, you are perfect” scene is arguably one of the creepiest, most manipulative scenes in rom-com history. But it just got out-creeped, by none other than Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. That’s right: a man who refuses to tell us h…

2020 election crucial for US to catch up on climate action

Washington (AFP) – A significant expansion of state, city, and business climate action could reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 37 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels even without federal support, according to projections published Monday. But the elec…

‘Get Over It’? Why Political Influence in Foreign Policy Matters

‘Get Over It’? Why Political Influence in Foreign Policy Matters

In 1992, when President George Bush was behind in the polls in his re-election campaign against Bill Clinton, a group of Republican lawmakers suggested to White House officials that they ask the British and Russian governments to dig up unflattering informati…

TikTok Kicks Political Ads Off Its Platform Because Screw That Noise

TikTok Kicks Political Ads Off Its Platform Because Screw That Noise

Looks like there will be at least one online safe haven from the flood of political ads our feeds see every election season: TikTok, of all places. The popular short-form video app will no longer run ads from politicians or candidates at any level of governm…

Facebook promises to beef up “election integrity” efforts heading into 2020

Facebook promises to beef up “election integrity” efforts heading into 2020

Enlarge/ Facebook’s election “War Room” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. 6 with 5 posters participating With 379 long, long days to go until the 2020 US presidential election, Facebook is promising to do a better job than it did in 2016 of preventing bad actor…

Why Botswana’s election could be decided by elephants and diamonds

Why Botswana’s election could be decided by elephants and diamonds

Image copyrightGetty Images Botswana will hold general elections on 23 October and as a BBC World Questions debate found out in Gaborone, diamonds and elephants could play a sizeable role in deciding who wins. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has …

Peru’s vice-president resigns and calls for new general election

Peru’s vice-president resigns and calls for new general election

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Mercedes Aráoz was named interim leader by opposition legislators on Monday Peru’s vice-president has resigned from her post after declining the opposition’s nomination to be interim leader, saying she hoped it would pav…

Gordon Sondland: US envoy skips Trump impeachment probe

Gordon Sondland: US envoy skips Trump impeachment probe

Image copyrightAFP The Trump administration has blocked the US ambassador to the European Union from testifying to a congressional impeachment investigation. Gordon Sondland was due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with staff from three Democratic-led…

Bill Taylor says his office’s dealings were constantly undermined by ‘an irregular, informal channel of US policy-making’ led by Rudy Giuliani

Bill Taylor says his office’s dealings were constantly undermined by ‘an irregular, informal channel of US policy-making’ led by Rudy Giuliani

Washington (CNN)The top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testified behind closed doors Tuesday as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats. In his opening statement, Taylor gave an account of his concern, beginning in August of this …

Catch up on the latest from explosive testimony of top American diplomat to Ukraine

Catch up on the latest from explosive testimony of top American diplomat to Ukraine

A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Impeachment Watch newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. (CNN)US top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor testified Tuesday that he was told US politics could hold up aid, contradicting US Ambassa…