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Rihanna sends Trump cease-and-desist after her song plays at rally

After learning that Trump played her 2007 hit “Don’t Stop the Music” at his Chattanooga, Tenn., rally on Sunday, the hitmaker’s legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s White House counsel Emmet Flood saying as much — and accusing POTUS of copyright infringement. Read More
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Fox News doesn’t condone Sean Hannity appearance with Trump

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Fox News said today that it has addressed the “unfortunate distraction” of Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro speaking at President Trump’s campaign rally in Missouri the night before, and that it doesn’t condone such behavior. Read More
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Voters face long lines, machine snafus, ‘mosh pit’ crowds

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Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the early hours of voting in some precincts across the country today. Read More

Blue wave or red tide? Americans are casting votes to decide

In casting their ballots for House and Senate races, voters will render a verdict on President Donald Trump’s tumultuous tenure, deciding whether his 2016 election was a one-off or if his divisive style of governing will define the future of American politics. Read More
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Voters talk caravan, ‘out-of-control’ Washington and Trump

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Immigration, the economy, women’s issues, partisanship — all weighed heavily on voters’ minds as they cast ballots to decide control of Congress and put Trumpism to the test. Read More
 

Another use for A.I.: Finding millions of unregistered voters

The mechanics of elections that attract the most attention are casting and counting, snafus with voting machines and ballots and allegations of hacking and fraud. But Jeff Jonas, a prominent data scientist, is focused on something else: the integrity, updating and expansion of voter rolls. Read More

Facing threats and bias, LGBT candidates running in record numbers

Advocacy groups describe that surge as a “rainbow wave” powered by liberal enthusiasm and increasing social acceptance, but it comes at a time when the LGBT community faces a hostile White House and an escalating number of bias incidents, particularly against transgender people and people of color. Read More

Trump warns of ‘fragile’ victories in final midterm sprint

President Donald Trump laid out the stakes today in a telephone “town hall” organized by his re-election campaign. Read More
 
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Georgia governor’s race roiled by election security charges

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The bruising race for governor of Georgia has been roiled by unsupported, eleventh-hour allegations from the Republican candidate, who is also the state’s chief election official, that Democrats sought to hack the voter registration system. Read More
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Fox and NBC to stop airing Trump immigrant ad deemed racist

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NBC and Fox News Channel both said today that it will stop airing President Donald Trump’s campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant convicted of murder. Read More

Trump heads to Georgia and Tennessee with 2 days until midterms

With two days left before polls close, President Donald Trump is traveling to two traditionally Republican states as he looks to help put GOP candidates over the top. Read More

Why voting is in fashion this election cycle

This election cycle, getting out the vote is not just a talking, or lobbying, point. It’s a product category: political fashion. Read More

Mitt Romney hits Utah campaign trail in the race for a U.S. Senate seat

Romney is stumping for fellow Republican candidates as he sails toward a likely victory Tuesday in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah and an official return to public office. Read More
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Americans cast votes, setting early turnout records in at least 28 states

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And perhaps even more indicative of the unusual enthusiasm this midterm cycle, some states are approaching their early turnout from the 2016 presidential election. Read More
 

Parkland survivors vote for 1st time, months after Florida school shooting massacre

Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they’ve been leading up to with marches, school walkouts and voter-registration events throughout the country: their first Election Day. Read More

The next governor will shape Nevada’s political landscape for a decade

Like many races in the battleground state of 3 million people, the contest between Republican Adam Laxalt and Democrat Steve Sisolak is close, and the stakes are high. Read More

Young voters could make a difference. Will they?

Today, the question seems almost quaint: If young people could vote, would they? Read More

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