North Carolina Republican Mark Harris revealed his campaign owes $34,000 to a political operative accused of illegally collecting — and not submitting — absentee ballots

Sean Rayford/Getty Images Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for the House seat in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, revealed on Thursday night that his campaign owed over $ 34,000 to a political operative who’s been accused of election fraud.  The operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless, was contracted by a consulting group that Harris’ campaign paid for […]

Why investors in emerging-market bonds are so attuned to political risk

PAULO GUEDES might not be your first-choice brother-in-law. He is a close adviser to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s populist president-elect, who is wistful for military rule. But if you invest in emerging-market government bonds, Mr Guedes is the sort of person you might want as economy minister, the post he will take up on January 1st. […]

EU army: Will it be easy for Europe to get rid of American political diktat?

The creation of a European army would be a boon for Russia-EU relations, various military experts have told RT. It would mean getting rid of the US political diktat – and that’s why Washington will not allow it. Were the European Union to create an army of its own, as French President Emmanuel Macron and […]

Media used pipe bomb scare to score political points, Trump says

US President Donald Trump has slammed the mainstream media for using the recent “sinister” string of anti-Democrat bomb mailings to blame him for inciting political violence. He said he would do all in his power to stop it. Trump previously dismissed the notion that he bears any responsibility for the crude pipe bombs mailed to […]

Trump insists he’s not to blame for suspected bomber who attended his campaign rally and targeted his political opponents

Alex Brandon/AP President Donald Trump insisted he is not to blame for Cesar Sayoc Jr., the Florida man who was arrested in connection to the package bombs that were sent to top Democrats and government officials. Sayoc is believed to have been an avid Trump supporter who also sent threats to critics of the Trump […]

Political correctness is widely unpopular with Americans of all ages and races, a study finds

Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images 80% of Americans think that political correctness is a problem, a new study has found. A majority of Americans in all race and age categories felt this way, despite stereotypes and assumptions in society, it said. The study found that most Americans are part of an “exhausted majority” that are flexible in […]

MIT CSAIL’s AI can detect fake news and political bias

Fake news continues to rear its ugly head. In March of this year, half of the U.S. population reported seeing deliberately misleading articles on news websites. A majority of respondents to a recent Edelman survey, meanwhile, said that they couldn’t judge the veracity of media reports. And given that fake news has been shown to […]