World The Justice Department on Friday charged a Russian woman with conspiracy for allegedly attempting to meddle in the U.S. political system and influence the 2018 midterm elections. Prosecutors claim that 44-year-old Elena Khusyaynova managed the funds for “Project Lakhta,” whose aim was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system” by spreading misinformation online about contentious political issues like immigration, gun control and the national anthem during sporting events. Officials and experts have been warning for months that foreign nations would attempt to interfere in the 2018 elections and that too little was being done to prevent election meddling. But Friday’s charges were the first brought against a foreigner for attempting to interfere in the November elections. “This case serves as a stark reminder to all Americans: Our foreign adversaries continue their efforts to interfere in our democracy by creating social and political … [Read more...] about Who is Elena Khusyaynova? Russia Woman Charged With Conspiracy for 2018 Midterm Election Interference
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POLITICS 07/17/2018 12:53 pm ET A California congressman appeared to show his support for a (fake) school program arming young children. By Sara Boboltz For Harley Rouda, the Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District, Christmas came in July when the incumbent got duped in an outrageous TV show prank by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Rohrabacher and a handful of other current and former Republican lawmakers were sharply criticized this week for appearing in an ad for a made-up school program that would train children as young as preschoolers how to use firearms. “Arming children in response to an epidemic of gun violence sounds like a good idea to Dana Rohrabacher, which can only mean one thing: Dana Rohrabacher is completely out of good ideas,” Rouda said in a statement released Tuesday. Cohen, the host of the new series “Who Is America?” on Showtime, … [Read more...] about Sacha Baron Cohen’s New TV Show Rattles This 2018 Race
WASHINGTON, DC – The thousands-strong migrant caravan still growing as it marches towards the United States’ southern border could generate a political force inside the U.S. that will impact the upcoming congressional elections, experts said Tuesday at an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Speaking during a panel discussion on foreign policy and the 2018 midterm elections hosted by AEI, Myra Miller, the co-founder of the research firm Winston Group, said:What’s happening with this caravan, I think It’s something that really could be, potentially, a decision-making issue in the next two weeks … With these undecided voters who are still in the process of making up their minds, what’s happening with that could play a role in influencing how they make a decision in the next two weeks. Panel participant Rick Dearborn, a partner at the strategic advisory firm the Cyprus Group that counsels clients on public policy risk and … [Read more...] about Experts: Migrant Caravan Could Be ‘a Decision-Making Issue’ During Mid-Term Elections
Election Day is now less than two weeks away. As the candidates make their final pushes across Minnesota and around the country, we want to know what questions you have about this year's midterm elections and the races on your ballot. Submit them using the form below, and we'll do our best to answer some of them in Tuesday morning's edition of our "Be a better voter" series. In the meantime, check out the previous posts on voter registration, candidates, campaign finance and polling. You asked, we answered … [Read more...] about Send us your questions about the 2018 midterm elections!
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