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Poll: Facts Not Major Driver of American Democracy

WASHINGTON — At a time when many Americans say they're struggling to distinguish between fact and fiction, the country is broadly skeptical that facts underlie some of the basic mechanisms of democracy in the United States — from political campaigns to voting ...

United Fresno Council Opposes Release of ‘Tower Rapist’

All six Fresno city council members signed a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, expressing concern about the potential early release of Rudolph Acosta. As reported by others in the Fresno media, Acosta was known as the “Tower District Rapist” and sentenced to 78 ...
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Voters Face Long Lines, Machine Snafus, ‘Mosh Pit’ Crowds

ATLANTA — Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the early hours of voting in some precincts across the country Tuesday. Some of the biggest problems were in Georgia, a state with a hotly contested gubernatorial election, where some voters reported wait...

On Economy and Politics: Australia Shows The Way

As Western nations experience rising populist anger over contentious issues like immigration, health care access and wage equity, one country appears to have cracked the code for maintaining political consensus...
Portraits of President Barack Obama and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro

Who Makes a Better Case for Voting: Obama or Shapiro?

As of Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama was slightly ahead of "The Daily Wire" editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro in the battle of most watched "Why You Should Vote this November" videos. Each was nearing 300,000 views as of 10:30 a.m. At GV Wire, we beli...