Trump: Will Repeal and Replace Obamacare ‘Simultaneously’

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says he will "simultaneously" repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In an interview slated to air on 60 Minutes on CBS-TV Sunday night, Trump said the revised plan "will be great health
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Democrats Want FBI Probe of Alleged Russian Efforts to Tilt US Vote

Democrats in Congress, including the party's Senate leader, Harry Reid, have asked the FBI to investigate concerns that the Russian government may be attempting to undermine the U.S. presidential election through cyberattacks that could include tampering with voting results. "The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free (more...)

Elections Make Americans Google ‘Moving to Canada’ (They Won’t)

VOA Chris Hannas It is 2016, a presidential election year in the United States, and that means it’s time for Americans to research about and threaten to move to Canada. Whether it’s a Democrat or Republican in the White House seeking another term, or an open race like this one, each cycle brings (more...)

They’re Off and Running

By Lee H. Hamilton The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication, and strategizing by many of us who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns. I’ve been following the rhetoric of both parties, and there are (more...)

President Obama on Elections in Ukraine

Statement by the President on Elections in Ukraine On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine for making their voices heard by voting in their presidential election today. Despite provocations and violence, millions of Ukrainians went to the polls throughout the country, and even in (more...)

U.S. Presidential Transitions: Second Terms

U.S. Elections The roughly 75 days between a U.S. presidential election and the inauguration are as important to a second-term president as they are to a newly elected president, but the priorities are different. A re-elected president is not under time pressure to fill a full slate of top (more...)

Georgian Democracy Leader Takes Home Lessons from U.S. Election

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer Georgian democracy leader Irakli Kobalia says working with the government of Wisconsin, a U.S. political swing state, in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election highlighted the United States’ political divisions as well as the U.S. electoral system’s strength. “Despite the party differences

Philadelphia: Look for More Than Political Paraphernalia

A local initiative needs your help (the politicians need your vote):  Clothing Donation Drop Boxes to be at select Philadelphia polling locations With the presidential election coming up, some community organizers and local business owners have teamed up to extend an opportunity for civic responsibility to those who have already committed (more...)

Black Pastors Still Treat Congregations As “Black First, Americans Second”

Recently I received a News Max email that stated Black Ministers are recommending their parishioners sit on their hands and stay home from the polls in the upcoming Presidential election. The reasoning was a very solid argument which stated Obama’s sudden turn to supporting Gay Marriage on (more...)

Mexico Chooses New President

On Sunday night, July 1, Mexico finished voting for a new president. According to Agence France-Presse citing the data from exit-polls, published by local TV channels, Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party gets about 38%  of votes. Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gets approximately 31 percent. Josefina Vazquez Mota (more...)

Two Cities Prepare for Presidential Nominating Conventions

By Mark Trainer Staff Writer The final sprint to the U.S. presidential election begins when the two major political parties throw two major parties: the Republican and the Democratic national conventions. When Republicans gather in Tampa, Florida, the week of August 27 and Democrats in Charlotte, North Carolina, the week (more...)

2011 Country Reports on Human Rights: Europe Highlights

The full report is available at U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011. U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Europe Conditions in Belarus remained poor following the flawed presidential election of December 2010. Security forces beat protestors and detainees, and (more...)

Before Occupy Movement, the Poor People’s Campaign

By Mark Trainer Staff Writer Since protesters began Occupy Wall Street in New York’s Zuccotti Park in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread across the United States, inflaming passions among both supporters and critics. However Americans feel about Occupy, the loosely knit organization has succeeded in highlighting (more...)