Election Day

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Amid violence, Afghan elections draw to a close

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, which were extended into a second day after technical issues led to hours of delays at voting stations (all times local): 7 p.m. The Independent Elections Commission chairman has announced the end of two days of parliamentary elections across the country. Abdul Badi Sayat congratulated voters … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Amid violence, Afghan elections draw to a close

MOSCOW | Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

MOSCOW— A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Elena Khusyaynova. The complaint says … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

WASHINGTON | Democrats’ not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

WASHINGTON— They’re asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They’re connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they’re relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters. Less than three weeks before Election Day, Democrats are sparing nothing to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats’ not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

WASHINGTON | GOP ramps up election-season warning of ‘toxic’ Dem tactics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bashed Democrats and their liberal allies Thursday for statements and actions that he dubbed “toxic fringe behavior,” sharpening Republicans’ campaign-season rhetoric as the party tries rousing conservative voters to turn out on Election Day. The Kentucky Republican’s remarks on the Senate floor were an extended version of a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP ramps up election-season warning of ‘toxic’ Dem tactics

NEW YORK | FBI says man planned to bomb National Mall on Election Day

NEW YORK— Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound (90-kilogram) bomb they say he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington. Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, was charged Wednesday with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive. Prosecutors said … Continue reading NEW YORK | FBI says man planned to bomb National Mall on Election Day

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING The truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh‘s sworn testimony to the Senate as the FBI continues an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT, JUST WAIT From his Cabinet, to … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. Eshoo, McEachin Introduce Legislation to Make Election Day a Federal Holiday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced the Election Day Holiday Act, legislation that will make Election Day a federal holiday. National voter turnout has declined since 1964, and in 2014, reached its lowest level since World War II. Promoting greater participation in our elections increases the … Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C. Eshoo, McEachin Introduce Legislation to Make Election Day a Federal Holiday

WASHINGTON | High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

WASHINGTON — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump’s presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats’ ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls. For both … Continue reading WASHINGTON | High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins