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Fiery rhetoric marks Trump’s final rally before Election Day
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
For his last rally before the midterm elections, President Trump took the stage on Monday night and delivered an hour and twenty-minute long speech before a packed house at the Show Me Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Republicans’ core message to Georgia voters: Be afraid of Stacey Abrams
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
There is a core Republican message regarding Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s gubernatorial election: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Engendering enthusiasm: Ivanka, Kellyanne and Sarah join Trump at rally
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In his efforts to narrow the gender gap Republicans face in Tuesday's midterm elections — in which women voters strongly favor Democrats —  Donald Trump brought three of the top women in his administration to a rally in Fort Wayne, Ind.: senior adviser Ivanka Trump, counselor Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Networks pull Trump ad on migrants — even Fox News
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The cable network joins NBC in pulling the ad that has been decried by Republicans and Democrats alike.
On eve of midterms, polls give Democrats edge on generic ballots
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
If the final round of major national polls is to be believed, Democrats are poised to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans are set to maintain control of the Senate.
Abrams rips Kemp for handling of vulnerabilities in Georgia voter system  
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor in Tuesday’s elections, lashed out Monday morning at Republican Brian Kemp over his handling of a report to his office overseeing the election about vulnerabilities in the state’s voter system. Abrams noted that she does not use such rhetoric lightly.
Scenes from the Texas Senate race
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
When Beto O’Rourke announced his longshot bid to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz well over a year ago, no one would have predicted the race would emerge as one of the most closely watched elections in the country. In theory, the race is still Cruz’s to lose. Texas is a deeply red state that has moved further and further to the right since George W. Bush defeated Ann Richards, the sitting Democratic governor in a stunning upset that put Republicans firmly in control of the Lone Star state 24 years ago.
Cruz makes closing pitch in Dallas suburbs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Ted Cruz tries out different messages as his hard-to-predict, tighter-than-expected Senate race against Beto O’Rourke comes down to the wire.
1 day until the midterm elections: Where things stand
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
(Countdown above in EDT) Key races checkup
Trump rally in Georgia aims to prevent Democratic miracle in Deep South
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
MACON, Ga.  — President Trump has focused his final week of campaigning before the midterm elections on helping the GOP in key Senate races, but on Sunday afternoon he made a detour to Georgia to help prevent what would be a massive upset for Democrats in the state’s contest for governor. Trump appeared with Republican Brian Kemp, who is locked in a dead heat with Democrat Stacey Abrams, a notable show of strength for the Democrats in a state long known for its conservative politics. If Abrams, an African-American woman, were to win, it would be the second major victory for Democrats in the Deep South in a year, following on the heels of Doug Jones’s victory a year ago, when he become the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in 26 years.
Obama stumps for senator who supports Trump’s wall
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former President Barack Obama campaigned for Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana on Sunday — despite some significant ideological differences.
The 10 moments that made the midterms
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
From the Women’s March to the Kavanaugh confirmation drama, here are the events that have shaped the 2018 midterm elections — and how they will reverberate in key races on election night.
Bracing for Bannon: Europe isn't sure it wants to be remade in Trump's image
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Steve Bannon, now alienated from Trump, with his plans to remake the Republican Party a dismal failure, is focused on abetting the rising tide of nationalism in Europe. But most right-wing European parties are reluctant to align with him.
Stacey Abrams, Yale Law graduate, calls Trump’s attacks on her qualifications 'vapid'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams defended herself against President Trump’s claim that she is unqualified to be governor on Sunday.
Ending the Qatar blockade might be the price Saudi Arabia pays for Khashoggi's murder
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Just one month after Jamal Khashoggi's death, and with his body still missing, his murder looks set to transform regional politics.
2 days until the midterm elections: Where things stand
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A scorecard on where the two parties stand as the campaign draws to a close for the elections Tuesday.
Is Steve King too toxic for Trump?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Disavowed by the National Republican Congressional Committee and abandoned by several of his corporate donors for racist rhetoric and ties to far right extremists, embattled Iowa Rep. Steve King seemed to be grasping for support last week as he struggled to get his re-election campaign on track ahead of Tuesday’s election. On Twitter Wednesday, King shared tweets of support from Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert and Ralph Norman, a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives from South Carolina. In an interview with Bloomberg News, King said he’d also received a supportive call from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.).
As Iranian sanctions deadline looms, ending the Qatar blockade might be the price Saudi Arabia pays for Khashoggi's murder
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Just one month after Jamal Khashoggi's death, and with his body still missing, his murder looks set to transform regional politics.
In Texas Senate race, both parties are at the door — all 7.4 million of them
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke has mounted one of the most ambitious voter-outreach efforts in the state’s history, sending volunteers to knock on doors in every single county. Ted Cruz has outsourced his ground game to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Tuesday will show who had the better strategy.
3 days until the midterm elections: Where things stand
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Beto O'Rourke battle on the border, while former President Barack Obama joins the fray in Florida.
Trump's target audience for migrant caravan scare tactics: Women
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president makes the case that the Central American migrant caravan is an issue that will lure female voters to the polls.
Obama on the stump in Florida: 'They're coming after your health care'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The former president calls out Republicans over what he sees as their hypocrisy on protecting people with preexisting conditions.
Battle for the soccer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The congressional race between Republican Lena Epstein and Democrat Haley Stevens in suburban Detroit is a model for the battle for the key demographic of white, college-educated, suburban women.
RISE UP: CELEBRATING YOUTH LEADERS – Marley Dias, age 13
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
For our fifth and final installment, we talk to 13-year-old Marley Dias of West Orange, NJ. Marley Dias has been in love with books for as long as she can remember, and thanks to some help from Mom and Dad, was exposed to various fables and adventures involving people of diverse backgrounds. One day over lunch with her mother, Marley revealed how she felt about the lack of diversity in the books available at school and how she felt the need to do something about it.
The Pentagon has prepared a cyberattack against Russia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
U.S. military hackers have been given the go-ahead to gain access to Russian cyber systems as part of potential retaliation for any meddling in America’s elections.
A House rematch in a suburban Republican district sheds light on how landscape changed from 2016
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Second District is just one of 435, but the rematch from 2016 may offer clues to how the political landscape has shifted in a district that was almost evenly split between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. (Trump won it by a point.)
In Texas, Beto and Cruz take the fight to the border
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As President Trump delivered an alarmist speech from the White House on Thursday, warning of a looming immigration crisis from an approaching caravan of Central American migrants still weeks away, Beto O’Rourke stood barely two miles from the nation’s southern border here, in a serene city park where the only impending conflict was over parking spaces for the hundreds of people who came to hear the Democratic Senate hopeful speak. “There’s never been a better time for us to be alive, to be from Texas and to be from the U.S.-Mexico border,” O’Rourke, a congressman from El Paso, declared as he took the stage, offering an unusual split screen moment in the final days of a contentious midterm election where Republicans, including his rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, have sought to make the campaign a referendum on immigration.
The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise. It started in Iran.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
From around 2009 to 2013, the U.S. intelligence community experienced crippling intelligence failures related to the secret internet-based communications system, a key means for remote messaging between CIA officers and their sources.
The Fear Factory: How Robert Mercer's hedge fund profits from Trump's hard
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Renaissance Technologies has invested in firms that operate private prisons and immigrant detention centers, investments apparently based partly on President Trump’s plans and the ability to influence them. And it's all legal.
4 days until the midterm elections: Where things stand
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Oprah Winfrey hits the campaign trail in Georgia for Stacey Abrams, and a super-PAC hits Beto O'Rourke over alleged support of the migrant caravan.
Worldwide Google walkout over sexual harassment, racism and pay inequality
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
More than 1,000 Google employees and contractors in Asia and Europe staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday, with more expected to follow at offices worldwide, amid complaints of sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplaces.In a statement late Wednesday, the organizers called on Google parent Alphabet Inc. to add an employee representative to its board of directors and to internally share pay equity data. They also asked for changes to Google’s human resources practices intended to make bringing harassment claims a fairer process.Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in a statement that “employees have raised constructive ideas” and that the company was “taking in all their feedback so we can turn these ideas into action.”Hundreds of workers filed out of its European headquarters in Dublin shortly after 11 a.m. local time, while organizers shared photographs on social media of hundreds more leaving Google offices in London, Zurich, Berlin, Tokyo and Singapore. (Reuters)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
RISE UP: CELEBRATING YOUNG LEADER ACTIVISTS – Kian Tortorello
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
From the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War protests and the fight for women’s rights, the youth of America have been at the forefront of leading and advocating for social change, and the young people of today are no different. In a new series titled Rise Up: Celebrating Young Leader Activists, Yahoo News profiles five up-and-coming leaders from the Gen Z and millennial generations, with our fourth installment featuring 17-year-old Kian Tortorello-Allen of Mount Kisco, NY. Although he never knew his name, Kian Tortorello-Allen hasn’t forgotten the trans high school senior he looked up to in the eighth grade.
Trump, stoking caravan fears, says troops will fire on migrants if they 'throw rocks'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump warned the caravan of Honduran migrants making its way toward the southwest border of the United States that if they began to "throw rocks" they might expect a hostile reception from U.S. troops.
Conspiracy theorists try, fail, to smear Robert Mueller with sexual misconduct claim
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Two conservative activists revealed at an inauspicious press conference in Northern Virginia what they (but few others) deemed to be credible allegations of rape against special counsel Robert Mueller.
Georgia on her mind, Oprah heads to state to endorse Stacey Abrams
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The former talk show host gives a forceful endorsement of the Democratic woman hoping to make history in the state of Georgia.
In Arizona, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema runs hard to the middle, defying most of her party. Will it work?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Oct. 15, 2018, in Phoenix. When Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema announced last September that she would be running for Republican Jeff Flake’s Senate seat, Washington Democrats rejoiced. Elected in 2012 by a mere 10,000 votes to represent Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District, which curves around central Phoenix to the north, east and south, Sinema, a self-styled moderate, went on to win reelection by widening margins: 13 percentage points in 2014, 22 percentage points two years later.
Google walkout marks new direction for #MeToo, #TimesUp
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In the past year, a growing outcry against harassment and abuse has toppled dozens of men from power, but less attention has been paid to the institutional scaffolding that allowed those men to gain and keep power in the first place.
Texas, beware! The caravan of criminals is coming — in ad backing Ted Cruz
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A super-PAC funded by Sen. Ted Cruz's supporters has released a new attack ad against his opponent, Beto O’Rourke, charging that he is “cheering on” the caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S.
Political satire was on parade at Halloween in NYC
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Election 2018 was clearly the unofficial theme at the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York City, as thousands of costumed revelers made their way up Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue Wednesday night.
5 days until the midterm elections: Where things stand
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Clinton administration Secretary Donna Shalala clings to a small lead in Florida, while Iowa Republican Steve King gets some bad news.
Feeding caravan hysteria, Trump says border troop levels may reach 15,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Before flying to campaign rallies in Florida, the president suggests the U.S. could send as many as 15,000 U.S. troops to the border with Mexico.
RISE UP: CELEBRATING YOUNG LEADER ACTIVISTS – Zachary Wood, age 22
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
From the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War protests and the fight for women’s rights, the youth of America have been at the forefront of leading and advocating for social change, and the young people of today are no different. In a new series titled RISE UP: Celebrating Young Leader Activists, Yahoo News profiles five up-and-coming leaders from the Gen Z and millennial generations, with our second installment featuring 22-year-old Zachary Wood of Potomac, Md. As a teenager, Zachary Wood attended a predominantly white high school in Potomac, Maryland, where he says he frequently encountered passive aggressive forms of racism from his peers.
Early signs point to a Latino wave for Democrats
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Democrats could benefit from a late surge of interest in the midterms from Latino voters, a crucial constituency in key House districts, especially in California.
At 77, Donna Shalala got ticked off enough to run for Congress
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Donna Shalala, a former Cabinet secretary and college president, got mad enough at Trump to make her first run for public office at the age of 77, seeking a congressional seat in South Florida.
Trump cites Harry Reid to back his position on birthright. He’s 25 years out of date.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Harry Reid on Wednesday responded to President Trump after the commander in chief used a speech the former Democratic senator from Nevada made 25 years ago to justify a push to end birthright citizenship.
Former Obama staffer tied with Republican Leonard Lance in N.J. House race
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The House race between New Jersey moderate Republican Rep. Leonard Lance and Democratic challenger Tom Malinowski, a former official in the Obama administration, is one of the closest in the country.
Trump dismisses a century of constitutional scholarship in bid to end birthright citizenship
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump again sought to turn the nation’s attention to the issue of immigration ahead of next week’s midterm elections, claiming birthright citizenship is not covered by the Constitution.
Blockchain voting too risky, cybersecurity expert says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Joe Hall, chief technologist and director of internet architecture at the Center for Democracy & Technology, says a West Virginia pilot program pushing cellphone voting should be shelved.
6 days until the midterm elections: Where things stand
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Central American migrant caravan is an issue in states far from the U.S. border with Mexico, and Florida is poised to return voting rights to convicted felons.
Joe Kennedy praises Republican in close House race, but endorses Democrat
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rep. Joe Kennedy III picks an odd time to praise Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, and the campaign of her Democratic challenger, Carolyn Long, issues a response.