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President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he boards Air Force One for travel to Pennsylvania from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey, on August 13, 2019.

Trump said US intelligence shows Chinese troops moving to border with Hong Kong and says he’s being blamed for ‘problems’ there

Trump faces increasing pressure to offer a more forceful defense of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sanders faced questions about Michael Cohen, upcoming talks with North Korea, why the president called some immigrants non-people and animals and other inquiries.

Press freedom is under attack in some of the world’s most influential democracies, according to new report

Efforts to suppress the media have seen an increase over the past decade in both authoritarian countries and democracies alike, Freedom House said.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for an end to the Senate filibuster.

Elizabeth Warren just endorsed an idea to radically reshape the Senate that Trump also loves

"Let me be as clear as I can about this — when Democrats next have power, we should be bold," Warren said a conference on Friday.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday condemned President Donald Trump, characterizing him as an "authoritarian leader."

Bernie Sanders says the ‘simple truth’ is Trump is an ‘authoritarian leader,’ and several experts tell INSIDER they largely ag...

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday said the "simple truth" is that President Donald Trump is an "authoritarian leader" who does not care about democracy.
A line of voters wraps around Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church during midterm elections in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday.

25 photos show what Election Day 2018 looks like in America

Democrats are hoping that a "blue wave" of voters will help them win back Congress, turning Trump into a lame duck president.
A view of the crowd at the women's march in Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

People are saying US democracy is falling apart — but it’s actually working like the Constitution intended it to

Two of the three branches of US government might currently be sputtering — if they're not completely broken — but there are other powerful engines the Constitution outlines that protect US democracy, and keep it moving forward.

In Myanmar, economic opportunity and a renewed commitment to democracy are on the horizon if leader Aung San Suu Kyi wants them

Supporters had looked to Aung San Suu Kyi for hope after decades of military rule in Myanmar. But with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the country for refugee camps in Bangladesh and two Reuters journalists being imprisoned for seven years, many Burmese are questioning her reforms
Barack Obama.

Obama calls out Facebook and Google and says it’s hard to know how long democracy can survive the current political climate

The former US president's comments make him the highest-profile figure to criticize the tech giants for the roles they play in today's political discourse.
Riot police and protesters clash outside the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, in November 2011.

RANKED: The most authoritarian regimes in the world

These nations scored the lowest points in the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2017 Democracy Index.
US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2018.

These are the best democracies in the world — and the US barely makes the list

The Economist Intelligence Unit says the US is a "flawed democracy" for the second year running.