midterm elections

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

White House Weighs in on Steve Scalise

While Sen. Steve Scalise's involvement in a white supremacist gathering back in 2002 has returned to haunt him over a decade later, opportune politicians have jumped on the occasion to take sides on the matter. The White House, however, has largely…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

Obama Isn't Ruling Out a U.S. Embassy in Iran

After President Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba, his next two years could see him attain another foreign policy coup with yet another country with which the U.S. has had long-standing tensions. In an extensive interview with NPR, when…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

POTUS' Goofiest Moments This Year

What a whirlwind of a year it's been. Among others, Ferguson, ISIS, Ebola, and the midterm elections have shook us up in different ways, so much so that I almost feel like Billy Joel could come up with a 2014 version of "We Didn't Start The Fire."…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

How Was 2014 For Reproductive Rights? Well...

2014 was the year Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Beyonce teamed up as the perfect pair of feminist fighters, but when it comes to reproductive rights in the United States, there are still some battles to be waged. The landscape of abortion and…
By Lauren Barbato

Senate Votes No On Keystone Pipeline

The Senate voted to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline project on Tuesday, with a narrow final tally of 59-41 — a single vote shy of passage. The House-approved version of the bill was passed on Friday. Had the Senate approved it, President Obama…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim