The big winners of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections were the two main, pro-Western parties, led respectively by the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, and its prime minister. But there was no voting in Russian-annexed Crimea, and little voting in eastern provinces where pro-Russian separatists hold sway. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. Continue reading
When the run toward the 2014 election began, several things were certain. All that, and more, has changed as several races have taken unexpected turns and the fate of once-hopeful candidates hangs in the balance.
President Obama is delaying any executive action on immigration reform until after the midterm elections in November. While both Republicans and Democrats criticized the decision, the Obama administration renewed its request for $1.2 billion to deal with the influx of unaccompanied immigrant minors from the southern border. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates, hoping to secure a path out of the country’s postelection crisis. Continue reading
Getting African-Americans and other minority voters on board is a priority for the GOP in part because birth rates among whites are shrinking in the U.S.; racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up a majority of Americans within about 30 years. The number of African-American voters has increased steadily: 12.9 million in 2000, 14 million in 2004, 16 million in 2008 and 17.8 million in 2012. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: The Clintons strike back Christie says “Bridgegate” will be “footnote” Shinseki to face Senate grilling Thursday Incumbents on a roll this primary season Going on the attack: Clinton World came out fighting Wednesday, defending former … Continue reading
With 814 million eligible voters, the election is thought to be the largest in the world, with voting taking place in stages over a six week period. Results are expected on May 16, and Election Commissions officials have recorded the highest voter turnout in the nation’s history: 66.38 percent. Continue reading