Ukrainian Court Finds ex-President Guilty of Treason

VOA A court in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Thursday found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason and helping Russia annex the Crimean peninsula. The Kiev court began reading out the verdict in Yanukovych’s case, a process that is expected to
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Clinton, Obama Urge Acceptance of Trump’s Victory

VOA America's Democratic political elite tried to move the country toward acceptance and reconciliation Wednesday in the wake of Republican Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory that continues to reverberate around the world. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama both spoke about the need for the country to give Trump (more...)

Strong Emotions Among Supporters and Candidates During Final Debate

VOA The clash between Republicans and Democrats began even before the start of Wednesday's final presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 built a wall of taco trucks to protest the wall that Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S./Mexico border. “We (more...)

Poll: Five Percent of Americans Would Vote for Harambe

VOA News Americans are not exactly thrilled at the choice between Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, with voters having unfavorable views of both in recent opinion polls. In fact, five percent say they’d rather vote for a dead gorilla, according to a new survey from (more...)

Clinton Wins New Jersey, Sanders North Dakota as Trump Lashes Out

VOA Ken Schwartz As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got her first win in Tuesday's primaries, in the New Jersey, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accused her of "selling access" to the State Department when she was secretary. The sharp-tongued Trump said Clinton and her husband, former (more...)

Republicans Grow Large Majority in State House

Majority climbs to 119 members for 2015-16 session Going into the election with 111 Republican members of the state House of Representatives, the next session will have 119 Republican members as a result of Tuesday’s election returns. It will be the largest majority the House has seen (more...)

Tom Corbett: “We Are Better Off Today Than We Were Four Years Ago”

On November 2, 2010, Tom Corbett was elected governor of Pennsylvania, succeeding Democrat Ed Randell. Four years later in 20014 Corbett announced his candidacy for re-election on November 8, 2013. Now Election Day is just a couple of weeks away. Gov. Tom Corbett has a lot of ideas (more...)

Ukraine Should Be Able to Define Its Future, Kerry Says

Photographer Anton Aleynikov By Jane Morse Staff Writer The Ukrainian people should be able to choose their future in a fair, open, free and accessible election, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says. “Our message is really quite simple,” the secretary said at a May 15 press conference in London. (more...)

Malik Obama Message During The Election In Kenya: Change!

Сountry's election in Kenya is done. Kenyans are awaiting results. Malik Obama, a half-brother of Barak Obama, was standing for the position of governor of Siaya County in this election, according to the media. He was running as an independent, competing against candidates from well-funded parties. Malik Obama, 54,  said he (more...)

Getting Involved and Making a Difference

From the staff members of local government officials to presidents in the Oval Office — everyone involved in the political process has a story about how he or she first decided to become involved in government. Former President Bill Clinton

Re-Elected House Republican Majority Chooses 2013-14 Leadership Team

By acclimation, Smith elected caucus-designee for Speaker and Turzai elected Majority Leader The 111 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus once again elected Rep. Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney) as their choice for speaker of the House and Rep. Mike Turzai as majority leader for the 2013-14 legislative (more...)

Democrats Retain Control of U.S. Senate

By Phillip Kurata Staff Writer President Obama’s Democratic Party strengthened its hold on the Senate after winning several hotly contested races November 6. The Democratic leader in the Senate, Harry Reid, and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, said the election results show that voters want the two parties to work together. “Now (more...)

OSCE on U.S. Elections

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on the Elections in the United States As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 8, 2012 The United States knows that much of the world, including participating States assembled here, have taken a keen interest in our elections this year. As

2012 Vote Will Maintain Status Quo in House of Representatives

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
Republicans held on to a majority of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, though the exact size of their majority is still unknown, pending final counts — and possible recounts — in some of the 2012 contests around the country. With eight (more...)

American Voters Re-Elect President Obama

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer After a closely divided American electorate gave him a second four-year term, President Obama called for unity and appealed to a shared hope for the country’s future. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney telephoned the president November 7 to concede defeat. After accepting the call, Obama (more...)


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