The Guardian Council’s attempt to ban religious minorities from running in Iran’s nationwide local council elections on May 19, 2017 is unlawful and infringes on their constitutional rights, a former reformist member of Parliament told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Ahmad Shirzad, who represented Isfahan in the sixth parliamentary session (2000-04), said the […]
PARIS (AP) — When France last put a Le Pen onto the threshold of the presidential Elysee Palace, one step from power, it could write off the 2002 election shock as a mere accident.
Since the ordinary folks won in November, the crazies on the left have gotten crazier as they come to realize that we finally elected someone who keeps at least some of his campaign promises. Of course, that has caught the Democrats totally by surprise – a politician who actually does what he says he will […]
A socialist mayor whose town voted for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election says he’s considering resigning because he doesn’t want to “dedicate” his life to “assholes.” Daniel Delomez,...Show More Summary
After a consultation with doctors, Suzuki World MXGP rider Kevin Strijbos has elected to undergo surgery on his elbow and will miss the next few rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
"The protests started almost immediately after the presidential election.... And it hasn't let up. Each Trump proclamation has seemed to inspire a new round of agitation and action.... Whether this ideological high alert will produce good art is one question; whether the art will do any good is another." Carl Swanson explores the […]
Not long after the election, The Hollywood Reporter published an embarrassingly slobbering profile of Steve Bannon that cast the CEO of Donald Trump’s campaign as some kind of Machiavellian genius. “Darkness is good,” began the pull quote. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Whatever Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives promise in their manifesto before a June election, managing Britain's exit from the European Union will limit her opportunity to push wide-ranging radical domestic change.
A Senate Judiciary Committee panel on Tuesday said former U.S. intelligence and judiciary officials would testify at a May 8 hearing amid investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Deputy...
Financial Times has this chart up about the voters for the National Front, which is Marie Le Pen's party. I find the chart very hard to decipher, even though I usually like the dot plot format. The first thing to...
Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yates is to appear May … Click to Continue »
The former acting Attorney General who resigned after reported clashes with President Donald Trump will testify in the Senate probe on Russian election interference. Sally Yates, who was fired in January after she refused to defend the...Show More Summary
LONDON — Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie, the chairman of the influential House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, is standing down from parliament after next month's general election, he announced on Tuesday. Tyrie has been an MP for...Show More Summary
The adage about the trend has become as ubiquitous as the trend itself: dystopian books are everywhere, and their popularity doesn’t seem to be waning. Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, sales of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale spiked. Show More Summary
By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the favorite to win France’s presidential election, has been targeted by a cyber espionage group linked by some experts to the Russian military intelligence agency...Show More Summary
Public opinion on the role of government is shifting. President Trump continues to struggle on job approval. And we take an early look at the French election runoff. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, April 25, 2017. AMERICANS SPLIT ON...Show More Summary
By Jefferson Morley / AlterNet The first round of voting in France’s presidential election marked another step in the emergence of a new political world in the Western democracies.
Leading Off ? Pres-by-LD: Daily Kos Elections' project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation arrives in Colorado, where Democrats hold the state House and the governorship, but where the GOP has a one-seat edge in the Senate. Show More Summary
Flipkart, which had recently announced an internal competition to elect one of its employees as an acting-CEO-for-a-day to mark its 10th anniversary