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US: Trump allies Graham and Giuliani ordered to testify in election probe

US: Trump allies Graham and Giuliani ordered to testify in election probe

Two prominent political allies of former US President Donald Trump are being probed by public prosecutors for their involvement in possible election interference in the battleground state of Georgia during the 2020 US presidential elections.  Trump narrowly lost the state after unsuccessfully trying to overturn the results by claiming 

‘Dark money’ and negative advertising are distorting the US political process

‘Dark money’ and negative advertising are distorting the US political process

any Americans hoped for a new era in US politics when Congress passed the bipartisan McCain-Feingold bill on campaign finance reform in 2002. The Campaign Reform Act set limits on individual contributions as well as on those made by political action committees (PACs), and required 

Media Unlocked: Pelosi’s Taiwan visit reveals the rot in US’ political system

Media Unlocked: Pelosi’s Taiwan visit reveals the rot in US’ political system

On August 2, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US Congress, paid a high-profile visit, in a military aircraft, to Taiwan. Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party authorities, who openly pursue independence in their party platform, received her with full protocol. In doing so, she openly broke 

Polarization Research Lab to Study Political Animosity

Polarization Research Lab to Study Political Animosity

To understand where partisan animosity comes from and what can be done to address it, Sean Westwood, an associate professor of government, and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University have teamed up to launch the Polarization Research Lab. Survey and experimental data show that 

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Franken calls for ‘country over party’ during Soapbox speech

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Franken calls for ‘country over party’ during Soapbox speech

Democrat Michael Franken, wearing a U.S. Navy baseball cap, addressed a rain-drenched crowd at the Iowa State Fair Monday. “We need to put country over party,” he said. “We need to put people over politics.” Franken, a retired U.S. Navy admiral running for the U.S. Senate, used his seven-minute Des 

Russian man spent years as puppeteer behind US political groups

Russian man spent years as puppeteer behind US political groups

A Russian man orchestrated a yearslong effort to puppeteer political groups in Florida, Georgia and California to sow discord in the US, spread pro-Russia propaganda and meddle in American elections, justice department officials alleged on Friday. Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov of Moscow was charged with conspiring to have