By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 30, 2019 at 1:02 pm | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 1:02 pm By Felicia Sonmez | Washington Post WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that a Democratic bill that would make Election Day a federal holiday is a “power grab,” sparking a fierce backlash online. McConnell was speaking about H.R. 1, legislation that Democrats have made a centerpiece of their agenda since retaking the House earlier this month. In remarks on the Senate floor, McConnell, R-Ky., said Democrats “want taxpayers on the hook for generous new benefits for federal bureaucrats and government employees,” including making Election Day a “new paid holiday for government workers.” “So this is the Democrats’ plan to ‘restore democracy,’” McConnell said, describing the legislation as “a political power grab that’s smelling more and more like what it is.” The … [Read more...] about McConnell: Election day holiday bill is a ‘power grab’
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Jim Heintz, Associated Press Updated 12:21 pm CST, Saturday, January 19, 2019 Anastasia Vashukevich, also known on social media as Nastya Rybka, sits in a cage in the court room in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was arrested immediately upon her arrival in Moscow on Thursday following deportation from Thailand. less Anastasia Vashukevich, also known on social media as Nastya Rybka, sits in a cage in the court room in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of ... more Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko, AP Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko, AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim
THE US Election is still more than a year away, but a few people have already announced they plan on running for president. Most are seeking the Democratic nomination as the Republicans are likely to select sitting president Donald Trump for their ticket. We explain what the latest odds are on who can win as of January 14, 2019. When is the US presidential election? The 2020 election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will be the 59th US presidential election. Before voters cast their ballots for president there will be a series of primaries that will be held in the first six months of 2020. It will be part of the nominating process to see who the Democrats pick as their candidate. Republicans are likely to select the incumbent Trump to be their party’s candidate. The winner of the 2020 presidential election will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021. Donald Trump – 2/1 Ladbrokes puts Trump’s odds of winning the next election at 2/1. The 71-year-old man has … [Read more...] about 2020 US Election odds – who will win the next presidential election?
RUSSIAN fake news bots discouraged black voters with anti-Hillary Clinton memes during the 2016 US election, according to reports released by the US Senate intelligence committee. The bots also encouraged black voters, who tend to support the Democrats, not to cast their ballots. One analysis shows that black voters were targeted through memes and slogans on Facebook pages set by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA). One page was called Blactivist, which had 4.6million likes, and Brown Power, which amassed 2.1million likes. A statement that was posted on Blacktivist 10 days before the election read “NO LIVES MATTER TO HILLARY CLINTON. ONLY VOTES MATTER TO HILLARY CLINTON”, as a play on of the “Black Lives Matter” slogan. Five days before the election the page posted: “NOT VOTING is a way to exercise our rights”. The IRA is made of up of 1,000 people based in St Petersburg and has reached more than 126million Facebook users and at least … [Read more...] about Russian fake news bots bombarded black voters with anti-Hillary memes on Instagram and encouraged them not to vote during 2016 US election
A REPORT has been released by the senate highlights Russia's efforts in targeting minority groups ahead of the 2016 US election. But what exactly did Russia do to meddle? Here's what we know. How did Russia meddle in US Elections? Russia used every major social media platform to influence the 2016 US election, a report released by the senate claims. Former trolls employed by the Internet Research Agency have revealed the industrial-scale 24-hour production of social media hate and fake news. Keyboard warriors are ordered to bombard message sites and news comment sections with propaganda aimed at turning Brits and Americans against their own governments. The agency - based in an anonymous office block in St Petersburg - has backed Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership, rallied support for Brexit and is said to have helped Donald Trump win the US election in 2016. The US Justice Department says The Internet Research Agency was founded by restaurant boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, … [Read more...] about How did Russia meddle in US Elections and what do the Senate reports say?