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Rivals allege mass fraud as Russian pro-Putin party wins big majority

MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Opponents accused Russian authorities of mass fraud on Monday after the ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, won a bigger than expected parliamentary majority despite unease over living standards. With 99.9% of ballots counted, the Central Election Commission said United Russia had...
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A red scare in the special election for Iowa House District 37

The red menace of China was a top issue in the recent special Iowa House election, for an office that has basically no influence over U.S. foreign policy. Republican Mike Bousselot narrowly defeated Democrat Andrea Phillips last week in House District 37, made up of suburban and rural precincts north of Des Moines. In a bipartisan display of nationalist fearmongering, each party accused the opposing candidate of being a stooge for Chinese communists.
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Pro-Kremlin party keeps large majority in Russian parliament

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s ruling party retained its supermajority in parliament, further cementing President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power following elections that excluded most opposition politicians and were marred by multiple reports of violations. The vote was watched closely for signs that Putin’s control might slip, however slightly, ahead of...

Putin's party wins big majority in Russian parliamentary elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin's political party, United Russia, will retain a supermajority in parliament after an election opponents say was riddled with fraud. The U.S. State Department released a statement Monday morning saying the election "took place under conditions not conducive to free and fair proceedings." With 99 percent of...
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Dr. Kassahun Bilcha: “Never use assumptions for decision making”

Never use assumptions for decision making. When data is lacking, I had assumed and made disastrous decisions. I should have focused on collecting data and delaying my decisions. As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kassahun Bilcha. Dr. Kassahun Bilcha is a distinguished...

Russia opposition claims mass fraud after Putin party sweeps vote

Russia's opposition accused the authorities of mass voter fraud after election results Monday showed the ruling United Russia party winning a sweeping majority in parliament. The three-day vote that ended on Sunday followed an unprecedented crackdown on critics of President Vladimir Putin and came with pre-election polls showing United Russia's popularity at a historic low. But the party still claimed a two-thirds majority in the lower house State Duma, with United Russia's Andrei Turchak saying it was a "convincing and clean victory". He told reporters United Russia had taken enough seats from both the party and single-mandate lists to have more than 300 of the Duma's 450 seats.

Should Luxury Worry Over China’s Celeb Tax Crackdown?

What Happened: Following a series of celebrity scandals, including some massive tax offenses, the Communist Party is stepping up its regulations in China’s entertainment industry. The State Taxation Administration (STA) recently announced that it has started conducting regular tax investigations on top celebrities and online influencers, promising criminal charges against serious offenders. Nonetheless, high-income celebrities who proactively report and promptly correct tax-related issues before the end of 2021 will receive lighter punishments or could get fully exempted. Details and results from the investigations will be made public in a timely and transparent way.

In Russia Election Results, Online Votes Sweep Putin Opponents Aside

MOSCOW — Russia’s ruling party retained a two-thirds majority in the lower house of Parliament and claimed a sweeping victory in opposition-minded Moscow — a stark display of Kremlin power as the authorities on Monday announced the results of a nationwide parliamentary election that opposition leaders denounced as blatantly falsified.