midterm elections

A Georgia Rep Reportedly Took A Student's Phone When They Asked About Voter Suppression

On Saturday, Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue reportedly took a student's phone when they asked about possible racist voter disenfranchisement at an event at Georgia Tech's Atlanta campus, according to a video of the confrontation. The unnamed…
By Caitlin Cruz

This Voting PSA Features So Many Celebs Talking About Their First Time (... At The Polls)

What do you remember about your first time? Was it quick and painless, or did you take your time? Did you feel confused, excited, nervous, or uncomfortable? In March For Our Lives' new "My First Time" voting PSA, a slew of celebrities (including…
By Parry Ernsberger

Obama's Latest List Of Midterm Endorsements Has Some Potentially History-Making Women

Barack Obama's deep into the midterm campaign trail for the Democrats, and he's making sure that not just the people showing up for his speeches know who he's supporting. Obama released his second midterms 2018 endorsement list of Democratic…
By Lani Seelinger

Yara Shahidi & Jimmy Fallon Are Reviving 'School House Rock' To Get You To Register To Vote

The next presidential election isn't until 2020, and while that may be one of the biggest elections in the United States, especially for young voters, there's a pretty important election happening this year first. That would be the midterm…
By Alani Vargas

These Stats On Women Running For Office In 2018 Will Get You Fired Up

Sometimes political trends are fuzzy and difficult to notice or interpret — and sometimes they're entirely clear. One of the defining trends of 2018's upcoming elections falls into the latter category: more women are running for public office than…
By Lani Seelinger

This Is When You Can Expect To Hear The Results Of 2018's Crucial Super Tuesday

The 2018 midterm elections are officially heating up, and 2018's "Super Tuesday" has eight races for poll-watchers to follow. Everyone wants to see who will win, but if you're wondering what time primary results come in, there's a whole set of…
By Lani Seelinger

Why A Local Delaware Election Gives Democrats Hope

Donald Trump's election appears to have sparked a surge in enthusiasm among the grassroots movements on the left. Between protests and marches in the streets, direct engagement at town halls across the country, and even boycotts of certain brands,…
By Jon Hecht

The One Thing You Should Do If You Didn't Vote

The 2016 presidential election seemed to completely dominate the nation's attention for months, but the constant news coverage didn't work on everyone. Only 55 percent of voting aged Americans cast their ballots in (or before) November, one of the…
By Cate Carrejo

Don't Dwell On The Past — Instead, Fight In 2017

It's understandable that some people have fallen into a post-election despair — I know that I have. All things considered, it's easy to do so when you peel back even the first layer of what a Trump presidency will entail. Combine that with Hillary…
By Melissa Cruz

17-Year-Olds Can Vote, Too... Well, Sort Of

The number that always gets thrown around about the legal age to vote is 18, so you'd be forgiven for assuming that you aren't eligible to cast your ballot on Nov. 8 unless you've reached that age. But, in the interest of due diligence, here's a…
By Alexis Rhiannon

New Yorkers' Voter Law Complaints Come Too Late

As the state's primary approached, some independent voters, many of whom wanted to feel the Bern, called foul on New York's voting laws. With its closed primaries (which mean you need to be a member of one of the parties to participate) and its…
By Katherine Speller

Who Is New Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards?

In a hotly contested runoff election held Saturday, Louisiana elected John Bel Edwards as the state's first Democratic governor since 2008. Edwards defeated rival former governor and state representative and current U.S. Senator David Vitter with a…
By Cate Carrejo

8 Key Ways Hillary And Bernie Differ

With so many candidates in the 2016 presidential race, it can be hard to keep track of who stands for what issues. Political parties help determine which politicians most align with our own views, but there are a lot of intricacies of issues that…
By Kendyl Kearly

McCain Blasts Cruz About An Imaginary Conversation

The GOP might be largely united in its hostility towards President Obama, but tension within the party is occasionally palpable to the public. The disdain between some of the most prominent Republican lawmakers was made public on Monday, when John…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

Gryrocopter Pilot: Security Isn't The Problem

Doug Hughes, the mail carrier who flew his gyrocopter onto Capitol Hill, launching a full investigation and review of Washington security, told the Associated Press on Sunday he was frustrated that his message wasn't getting through. He said he…
By Josephine B. Yurcaba

So, Is Mandatory Voting A Good Idea?

With a little under two years left to his presidency, Barack Obama has perhaps become bolder in his ideas and more willing to take on his Republican detractors: free community college, curbing entitlement growth, and now, in what could be one of his…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

Abortion Policy Satisfaction Numbers Have Dropped

Pro-life activists are decidedly less than pleased with the way things are going in Washington, D.C., according to a Gallup poll conducted in January. After surveying a random sampling of 804 adults aged 18 or older, researchers found that only 34…
By Melanie Schmitz

Keystone Pipeline Advances, Despite Veto Threat

The GOP managed to progress a long-delayed, controversial issue on Monday, as the Republican-led Senate advanced legislation approving construction of the Keystone pipeline in spite of President Obama's vow to veto any such bill that lands on his…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

New Year, New Congress, Four DOA Issues

A new year, a new Congress — but we shouldn't expect much progress in White House-Republican relations. For the first time since the Bush administration, Republicans have control of both the House and Senate, but it will be much harder to push…
By Jacqueline Derks

Israel To Ask Congress To Halt Palestinian Aid

The past week has been rather, well, eventful, for both Israel and Palestinian officials. The UN Security Council rejected the Palestinian's statehood bid six days ago, after which the Palestinians decided to join the International Criminal Court…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim