With backers of gun safety laws increasingly optimistic that they can corral the votes necessary to begin debate, Senator Harry Reid said he would schedule a vote for Thursday.
Continue reading More Senate Republicans Oppose Filibuster on Gun Bill
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta won 50.03 percent of votes after a troubled counting process. The result is likely to bring a challenge from Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Continue reading Kenya’s Presidential Vote Yields Winner, but Margin Is Slim
Confusion rose on Wednesday as results from the presidential election were delayed by electronic breakdowns and officials announced a late-night change in tabulating votes.
Continue reading Snags in Vote Tabulation Spur Anxiety in Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta, who is accused of crimes against humanity, held a commanding lead with more than a third of the votes counted in Kenya’s presidential election.
Continue reading Early Tally Shows Kenyatta Ahead in Kenya Vote
A pre-dawn attack on police in Kenya on Monday killed several officers hours before Kenyans began casting votes in a nationwide election being held five years after more than 1,000 people died in election-related violence.
Continue reading Violent Start to Kenya Vote: Police Die in Attack
A Quinnipiac Poll shows support for Chris Christie in New Jersey (14 electoral votes) that is simply astounding.
Continue reading Chris Christie is the Real Deal
With studies suggesting that long lines at the polls cost Democrats hundreds of thousands of votes in November, party leaders are beginning a push to make voting and voter registration easier.
Continue reading Voter Waiting Time Disparities Draw Democrats’ Scrutiny
Lawmakers and aides said the new rules would end the use of a tactic that forces the majority party to marshal 60 votes to bring a bill to the floor.
Continue reading Bipartisan Filibuster Deal Is Reached in the Senate
New rules would end the majority party’s need to marshal 60 votes to bring a bill to the floor.
Continue reading Bipartisan Filibuster Deal Is Taking Shape in Senate
For the first time since 1996, no players received the necessary 75 percent of the votes from baseball writers, a rejection clearly linked to misgivings about the sport’s steroids era.
Continue reading No Players Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame