FDR wins a second term, Nov. 3, 1936

On this day in 1936, in the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the incumbent president, defeated Republican Gov. Alf Landon of Kansas in a landslide. The election took place as the Depression had entered its…

Democrats Say Republicans Are Stealing the Midterms. Are They Right?

Georgia is the center of a national GOP movement to make it harder to cast a ballot. But Democrats there say voter suppression is the least of their problems. COLUMBUS, Ga.—Ed Harbison remembers Jim Crow. The segregated schools,…

The 2018 Race That Could Settle the Democrats’ Civil War

In a Nebraska swing district, Kara Eastman is running a Brooklyn-style campaign. Can it possibly work? OMAHA — There’s a general election playbook for how to run as a Democrat in Nebraska’s 2nd District, and in many other congressional…

Brexit: Relations ‘fraying’ between Ireland and Britain

The Irish prime minister says Brexit is fraying relations between Ireland and Britain. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it had also “undermined” the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). The GFA was signed by political parties in Northern Ireland in 1998…

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