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Momentum Builds for Disclaimers on Internet Election Ads

Momentum Builds for Disclaimers on Internet Election Ads

Facebook, Google and Twitter have been at the center of a political firestorm after allegations that people in Russian used their services to spread divisive political messages.

Trump’s Limited Appeal a Warning Sign for Republicans Ahead of 2018 Elections

Trump’s Limited Appeal a Warning Sign for Republicans Ahead of 2018 Elections

President Donald Trump’s unpopularity could cost Republicans dearly in next year’s congressional races.

Out for Votes: Battle over Rights Inspires More Transgender Candidates

First Openly Transgender Person to Serve in State Legislature after Defeating ‘Chief Homophobe’

Danica Roem, a Democrat of Virginia, has taken the seat from self-proclaimed “chief homophobe” Bob Marshall, who has sat on the legislature since 1992.

Tech Companies in Crosshairs on White Supremacy and Free Speech

Facebook Says 126 Million Americans May Have Seen Russia-linked Political Posts

Facebook’s latest data far exceeds the company’s previous disclosures.

Twitter Bans Ads from Two Russian Media Outlets, Cites Election Meddling

Twitter Bans Ads from Two Russian Media Outlets, Cites Election Meddling

Russian news agency Sputnik said on its website that Russia has “vowed retaliatory measures against the U.S. media.”

Social Media Executives to Testify About Russia and U.S. Election

Facebook Pushes ad Overhaul Before 2018 U.S. Election: Executive

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said last month that the company would begin treating political ads differently from other ads.

Trump’s Popularity Is Slipping in Rural America: Poll

Trump’s Popularity Is Slipping in Rural America: Poll

The Republican president’s popularity is eroding in small towns and rural communities, whose populations helped put him in office.

Google Women Earn Less than Men, Employee-Reported Data Shows

Google Uncovered Russia-Backed Ads on YouTube, Gmail: Source

“If Vladimir Putin is using Facebook or Google or Twitter to, in effect, destroy our democracy, the American people should know about it,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) said Monday.

Tina Campbell Says Trump’s Christianity Earned Her Vote, Angela Rye to Boycott Her Show

Tina Campbell Says Trump’s Christianity Earned Her Vote, Angela Rye to Boycott Her Show

The “Mary Mary” gospel singer received backlash for an open letter in which she said not to “discredit that potential and greatness inside of Mr. Donald Trump.”

U.S. Drops Some Claims Against Texas Voter ID Law

Life Expectancy Tied to Voting Choices in Last Presidential Election

Voters in counties where life expectancy has stagnated and declined in recent years were more likely to abandon the Democratic Party to help elect President Donald Trump.

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

“Investing in Black women's political leadership is a solid return on investment,” the women said in a letter to Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez.

Dave Chappelle is ‘Sorry’ for Giving Trump a Chance

Dave Chappelle is ‘Sorry’ for Giving Trump a Chance

The widely popular comedian said he regrets rooting for President Donald Trump on a “Saturday Night Live” appearance.

Why Courting White Voters Will Not Save the Democratic Party

Why Courting White Voters Will Not Save the Democratic Party

By not leveraging the growing population of minority voters — who over time will collectively become the majority — Democrats are contributing to their party’s own demise.

Senate Stalls Progress on Russia Election-Meddling Probe

Senate Stalls Progress on Russia Election-Meddling Probe

Nearly 50 Senate staffers on just one of seven committees investigated Benghazi, while only seven total staff members are investigating Trump and Russia.

Did Russia Meddle in Election? ‘There’s No Question’ Says UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

Did Russia Meddle in Election? ‘There’s No Question’ Says UN Ambassador

Nikki Haley said “there’s no love” with Russia but will not push the president to take a hard stance against the country publicly.

U.S. Hate Crimes Up 20 Percent in 2016 Fueled by Election Campaign

U.S. Hate Crimes Up 20 Percent in 2016 Fueled by Election Campaign

Bias crimes appeared to increase in some cities following the Nov. 8 election, a trend that has extended into this year.

Trump's Voter Fraud Probe Could Pave Way for Tougher Voting Rules

‘Voter Fraud’ Investigation Based on One Tweet

President Donald Trump seemingly based his "voter fraud" cry on an unsubstantiated tweet from November alleging "verified" voter fraud.

President Donald Trump hosts congressional leaders in the State Dining Room at the White House on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Trump Sticks to False Facts on Election Votes

The president’s claim that 3 million to 5 million “illegals” voted has been debunked by numerous studies and mathematical improbability.

Country Headed on 'Wrong Track' with Trump: Poll

Country Headed on ‘Wrong Track’ with Trump: Poll

Millennials also cite feelings of disgust and fear following Trump’s victory on Election Day.

Hate Speech, Nazi-Inspired Vandalism Rears Ugly Head in Trump Aftermath

Post-Election Hate Crimes Roughly Seven Times Higher than Average

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released its newest report, revealing nearly 900 incidents of harassment and hate in the 10 days following Donald Trump’s election.

Hate Incidents Seven Times More Common in Post-Election Week

Hate Incidents Seven Times More Common in Post-Election Week

The alarming spike in hate incidents mostly occurred in K-12 schools, and the most were anti-immigrant.

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Calls for Vigilance on Hate Crimes

NY Attorney General Calls for Vigilance on Hate Crimes

"To remain silent is to engage in a dangerous new permissiveness that threatens our American way."

'Go to hell!' A Divided America Struggles to Heal After Ugly Election

‘Go to hell!’ A Divided America Struggles to Heal After Ugly Election

In a survey, 15 percent of people reported they had stopped talking to a family member or close friend as a result of this divisive election.

Democrats Sue Trump for Alleged Voter Intimidation in Four States

Trump supporters have made public implications that they will engage in voter intimidation after Trump told them to watch "certain areas."