Competitive House race in Maine to test the ‘ranked-choice’ voting system

(CNN)A competitive House race in Maine will be decided by “ranked-choice” voting, marking the first time in US history the process will determine the outcome of a congressional race. While this would normally be done in multiple rounds, both the third and fourth place candidate will be immediately eliminated since…

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Bolton says Russian meddling had no effect on 2016 result

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton said Monday in Moscow he thinks Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US election did not have any effect on the outcome and warned Russian officials that, from a “very cold blooded cost benefit ratio,” interfering in the American electoral process is…

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Francis Fukuyama: Trump instinctively picks racial themes to drive people on the left crazy

In 1989, the economists essay The End of History? asked whether liberalism had triumphed over ideology. History, however, had other ideas and his new book responds to the return of extremism Every thought-leader needs a catchy leading thought. Francis Fukuyama made his name and fortune with the definitive one-liner political…

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Its time Congress invites Reddit to its next hearing

It's time to stop ignoring Reddit.Image: Vicky Leta / Mashable Earlier this month, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing on social media as it pertains to foreign influence in our elections took place on Capitol Hill. Representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube have sat before Congress to answer questions…

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Jack Dorsey’s Senate hearing on conservative shadowbanning was a hot mess

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sits before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss reports of Twitter shadowbanning conservatives.Image: C-SPAN It was round two of a doubleheader for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Capitol Hill this afternoon. After providing testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee alongside Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg…

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Alex Jones deletes InfoWars tweets so he can stay on Twitter

Apparently this is what taking "the super high road" looks like.Image: Brian Blanco/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Belching human smokestack Alex Jones is scrubbing his Twitter accounts of their most overt violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service.  On Thursday, CNN published a list of InfoWars and Jones tweets that contained fun content like individual…

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Democrat in Ohio special puts call for ‘new leadership’ at center of closing argument

Washington (CNN)Democrat Danny O’Connor is putting his call for new leadership in both parties front and center in the final days of the Ohio special election and one week after the candidate delivered an unartful answer on his opposition to Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the party’s leader in the House.…

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2016 National Teacher of the Year could be Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress

(CNN)Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesday when the former National Teacher of the Year bested Mary Glassman in the state’s 5th Congressional District primary. Hayes ran toward her story during her primary campaign, touting the hurdles she overcame to get…

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Alleged Russian agent’s infiltration of GOP circles anything but subtle

Washington (CNN)As far as spy craft goes, Maria Butina’s skills didn’t seem particularly impressive. “If you’re not an agent for a foreign government, you can’t lie and say you are in order to get rid of this,” Driscoll said. But intelligence experts say Butina’s far-from-subtle approach to infiltrating Republican political…

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Kavanaugh Once Questioned Supreme Court’s Nixon Tapes Ruling

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once questioned the correctness of the 1974 high court decision that forced then-President Richard Nixon to turn over secret White House tape recordings and led to his resignation. Kavanaugh’s comments came in a lawyer roundtable sponsored by The Washington Lawyer almost two decades ago,…

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