Politics & Government

Voting machine vendor treated election officials to trips to Vegas, elsewhere

Election Systems and Software, the nation’s largest voting equipment vendor, has for at least nine years coaxed state and local elections officials to serve on an “advisory board” that gathers twice annually in cities across the country for company-sponsored conferences, including one last year at a ritzy Las Vegas resort hotel. One ethics expert said the arrangement is so cozy it "shocks the conscience."

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Pastor who shot Walmart gunman calls the event 'tragic and shocking'

David George, who killed the gunman who terrorized the Tumwater Walmart on Sunday, teared up at a press conference as he recounted events leading up to the Sunday shooting. Police say the gunman, Tim Day, fired into two vehicles, stole a third and drove to the Walmart, where he fired in the store and shot another man in the parking lot.

Trump signs order stopping family separations at the border

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.