Senate committee launches effort to prevent election hacking

By Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday released its first draft recommendations on how to prevent foreign hacking of U.S. elections, calling on Congress to help states tighten security after spending more than a year investigating Russian attempts to target the voting system in the 2016 campaign. read more

Ted Cruz, Whose Real Name Is Rafael, Releases Campaign Ad Attacking Democratic Challenger For Changing His Name

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is running for re-election and, after winning his primary race on Tuesday, he immediately released a radio ad attacking Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

The ad is a 60-second country jingle with lyrics insisting that a liberal man can’t represent Texas, that O’Rourke wants to take away firearms away from gun owners, and that the Democrat is a phony for not going by his given birth name. read more