What do Russian disinformation campaigns look like, and how can we protect …

As technological capabilities progress, the threat of political warfare is becoming an even more serious threat to democratic elections. David M. Rubenstein Fellow Alina Polyakova analyzes past disinformation campaigns and political warfare tools employed by hostile foreign actors in Russia and elsewhere. She also discusses how these tactics are influencing U.S. midterm and other elections…

Cotton growers vs. urban farmers: Bitter partisan fight threatens farm bill

Mounting tensions between two of the lead negotiators on the farm bill are jeopardizing Congress’ chances of passing a measure allocating hundreds of billions of dollars for agriculture and nutrition programs before a new session begins next year. Texas Republican Mike Conaway, the House Agriculture chairman, wants more money for Southern cotton growers. Michigan Democrat…

Emily’s List launches 7-figure Spanish ad campaign for Arizona Senate race

Pro-abortion rights group Emily’s List launched Monday a Spanish-language TV ad attacking Republican Senate hopeful Rep. Martha McSally (Ariz.) over her record on healthcare. The healthcare-focused ad by Women Vote!, the independent expenditure arm of Emily’s List, features Steve Gomez of Gilbert, Ariz., whose son Anthony needed a heart transplant as a newborn. Emily’s List…