On November 28th the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) held its second presidential and parliamentary election since the devastating war that began in 1996 and continues to claim lives in the eastern part of the country. Assassinations, intimidation, and other human rights violations have been reported since the electoral process started. On December 6th, 2011 the preliminary presidential election results are expected to be announced. This December 6th briefing will address the significance of the elections and recommendations of the Mapping Exercise Report to US Foreign Policy.
It looks like voters across the country are having second thoughts about the tea party agenda, now that they have seen what it actually means in practice.
George Clooney’s new film takes us beyond school-taught political science and into the reality of murky deal-cutting arenas.
After that Rose Garden speech, it looks like maybe I didn’t dance for you in vain.
You don’t have to support Stephen Colbert’s Super-PAC to earn this proud distinction.
Unfortunately this event will not take place on the date posted and has been postponed until further notice.
We all watched as Donald Trump took credit for the release of Obama’s birth records and also demanded a copy of Obama’s university transcripts claiming he “heard he was a terrible student.” While many have seen attacks of Trump and other elitist Republicans for what they really are, overt racism, they have been dismissed as merely ignorant remarks that do not have a place in U.S. politics. However, these attacks have uprooted racial prejudices felt by many white Americans and may significantly impact the 2012 election. In an age of “colorblindness,” it is apparent that color remains an issue for many Americans.
International attention to Turkey’s recent election reflects Ankara’s rising role not only in the Arab Spring but as a newly powerful democracy with broad regional influence.
The Wisconsin GOP is running real Republicans as fake Democrats in an official Democratic primary.
Voters want an annulment.
Democratic win in New York special election says Americans are finally waking up to flawed Republican plans.
Obama is thinking about issuing an executive order that would mitigate some of the damage done to our democracy by the Supreme Court’s dastardly Citizens United edict.
VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, on the developments in Ivory Coast.VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, on the developments in Ivory Coast.
The rule of law, the will of the people, and the results of the elections must be upheld in the Ivory Coast, says Emira Woods.
Our elections aren’t yet like those in Egypt, Haiti, or Belarus, but give us time.