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Srebrenica votes with Bosnian Serb tipped for mayor

Twenty-one years after the death of her brother in the Srebrenica massacre, Sehida Abdurahmanovic anxiously awaits Sunday's local elections in Bosnia, in which a Serb is favoured to become her mayor. Srebrenica, where 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb forces in 1995, is today a microcosm of the fragile Balkan country. Show More Summary

MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES UNITED: How Democrats Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Big Donor M…

MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES UNITED: How Democrats Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Big Donor Money The flow of money, documented in Federal Election Commission reports, shows Democrats expanding their fund-raising advantage inShow More Summary

5 CLEs For The Aspiring POTUS

2 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

While 25 of our nation’s 44 presidents have been lawyers, just being an attorney isn’t enough to get you elected. But taking the right CLE might help you get closer to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave...

Germany tells Philippine envoy Duterte Hitler remarks 'unacceptable'

The German government on Friday told the Philippine ambassador that comments by President Rodrigo Duterte likening his deadly crime war to Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews were "unacceptable". Duterte, 71, won elections in May in...Show More Summary

4 Words That Could Ruin a First Date

??? Can you guess what most happy couples have in common? Shared values? Sure, that’s important, but I’m thinking of something else. Similar political views? Helpful, especially in this heated U.S. election year. I’m referring to one...Show More Summary

You HAVE to read this column by Washington Post blogger Alexandra Petri

Petri is a favorite of mine; I read her regularly.  For those who aren’t familiar with her: Her blog columns are humorous ones about (mostly) politics, and of course these days mostly about the presidential election. Suffice it to say that this column of hers today is not along those lines. I’ll just say that this […]

Two More Candidates for Public Office Announce Their Non-Theism Before the Election

Two more politicians on the ballot this November have come out as non-theistic ahead of the election. The Freethought Equality Fund has endorsed both of them.

Ouch! Richard Burr makes front-page news back home, and not in a good way

11 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has been largely absent on the campaign trail back home in North Carolina so far in this election. But he's not been absent in the local headlines, and boy, has it been brutal for him. Here's the capper, theShow More Summary

Hackers are targeting state and local election officials

12 minutes agoNews : The Rundown News Blog

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson tells MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that "exactly who did it" remains under investigation. Last month, the FBI warned state elections officials to boost their election security after hackers targeted data systems in at least two states, Illinois and Arizona. Show More Summary

Electronic voting machines suck, the comprehensive 2016 election edition

13 minutes agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

It's been thirteen years since we started writing here about the shenanigans of the electronic voting machine industry, who were given a gift when, after the contested 2000 elections, Congress and the Supreme Court signaled that elections officials had to go and buy new machines. (more…)

The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election: Why Bill Clinton's Sex Scandals Still Matter

13 minutes agoNews : Vice News

The controversy over Bill Clinton's conduct wasn't just the product of a "vast right-wing conspiracy," it was the result of his habit of lying and obfuscation.

Katy Perry and Madonna Are Getting Naked to Make Us Vote -- Yep, We're Enjoying This

Post by Caroline Olney. For all its ups and downs, this election season is turning out to have one major attraction: Celebs are getting real weird to encourage us to get involved in politics. The latest iteration of this is Katy Perry, Madonna, and, oddly, Joel McHale getting naked to encourage you to vote. Show More Summary

Jeannine and Monét Give Us Hope for the World

As we enter the final month before the election, the news can feel dominated by stories of people being awful to each other. (Who could imagine that one of the worst offenders of said awfulness would be a major party nominee for president?...Show More Summary

Newswire: The Purge gets a prequel and TV spin-off, still has a lot of law breaking to do

[There are spoilers for The Purge: Election Year herein, so please return to your law-abiding existence if you’d rather not read about ’em.] James DeMonaco completed his trilogy of Purge films with The Purge: Election Year, which culminated in the abolition of the nationwide crime spree. Show More Summary

How Evangelicals Should Be Like Hitler's Army on Election Day

What do April 30, 1945, and Nov. 8, 2016, have in common? The first date was the culmination of World War II. On that fateful day, Adolf Hitler apparently shot himself in the mouth as Russian soldiers moved in on his compound.

Colbert Absolutely Destroys Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson

18 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Click here for reuse options! "Bombing that bad ought to be a war crime." Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has been getting more mainstream media attention as the general election looms. But is he really worth your protest vote? “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is doubtful. Show More Summary

Prawfs Election Symposium

Check it out: Forr October, we are going to try something different with our guest slate. With the election looming, we decided to do a month-long symposium, with expert guests writing about the election, election law, and related issues, such … Continue reading ?

The GOP’s Next Target: Get-Out-the Vote Operations?

On September 15, elections officials across Indiana received an alarming note from Connie Lawson, the state’s Republican secretary of state. “Unfortunately, it has recently come to my attention that nefarious actors are operating here in Indiana,” warned Lawson’s letter, which was sent to election administrators in each of the state’s 92 counties. Show More Summary

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