Women candidates and voters — often in districts that Democrats had given up contesting — helped the party to its extraordinary gains in Virginia. In the year since Donald Trump was elected, thousands of women across the country have expressed interest in running for office, and new organizations are
As of 9:30, Democrats had picked up 13 seats and had a 47-46 edge in called races, with seven contests still too close to call, putting them on the cusp of a majority in the 100-seat chamber.
The Democratic Party has mounted the most intense, coordinated national effort in modern party history to elect its candidates to down-ballot state and local offices.
Facebook and Google declined under repeated congressional questioning Tuesday to commit to stop taking Russian rubles and other foreign currencies as payment for American political advertisements, despite federal election law prohibiting payments from foreign nationals.
This week Facebook came through as a forum for truth as women across the country unspooled their tales of sexual harassment and abuse under the #MeToo hashtag — and the movement is already having real-world consequences.
Only a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.
As the president’s tweets have grown increasingly belligerent and erratic, and with social networking companies facing congressional scrutiny over their use by foreign governments to influence elections, the once-outlandish notion seems to be gaining traction.
Videos recorded by concertgoers at a Sunday country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip in Las Vegas reveal a scene of stunning terror as a gunman let loose with a stream of bullets that police say killed at least 58 and injured more than 489.
President Trump offered words of praise for the courage and quick actions of first responders during the Las Vegas shooting and sought to provide words of comfort for grieving families.
President Trump on Monday tweeted his condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert that left at least 58 dead and hundreds wounded. God bless you!” he wrote.
A study concluding it’s almost impossible to persuade voters to change their views raises provocative questions about how much impact foreign influence campaigns on Facebook might actually have had in 2016.
Hillary Clinton pushed back against one of the most frequent criticisms she faced as a candidate last year — a lack of “authenticity” — agreeing with an interviewer that it amounted to a “bulls***” and sexist double standard.
A social networking website popular with white supremacists faced a fresh round of controversies this week after it banned the former system administrator of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer from using its services. It also faced a deadline from its domain registrar in Australia, which said it would delist
Humans evolved in a world where most speech was intimate, casual and ephemeral. Facebook and Twitter have redefined it as public, formal and permanent. Jokes and gaffes that once would have gone no further than the water cooler—or Trump’s infamous “locker room”—now have a potentially worldwide audience
Online comics have created a small set of fake book excerpts formatted to look like photos of actual pages of the print book and mimic the format of news organizations' tweets about advance excerpts.
The events in Charlottesville, Va., triggered difficult historical memories and forced some Jews to freshly confront troubling questions about their safety.
Michael Signer has emerged as a fierce critic of the president — and also as an important voice for the new South’s reckoning with its difficult history.
“There wasn’t really an alternate route. This was the alternate route,” said a former Obama aide about the Affordable Care Act. “And ultimately [Republicans] ran into this reality.”
Organizers for the Women's March, March for Truth, March for Science and the Tax March are now organizing against the Republican health care bill.
Anyone surprised by President Trump's tweeted attack on Mika Brzezinski early Thursday must have missed the 2016 presidential campaign.
Disability rights activists have now spent two nights in Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office, where they are holding a sit-in to protest the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would cut $772 million from Medicaid by 2026. The members of the Colorado branch of the national disability-rights organization
The longer the bill is out for the public to see, the better the odds of rallying support to halt it, progressives believe.
Bush went against his party in raising taxes, spurring outrage among conservatives -- especially an ambitious House member from Georgia's Sixth District named Newt Gingrich -- while Trump's position finally puts him in sync with his own party.
The Trump effect that has mobilized so many and turned suburban moms across the country into resistance activists has had an even greater impact on a community with a long history of political organizing.