Elections

  • New Hampshire's results were a total disaster for the Republican establishment

    The results in New Hampshire were the best possible result for Donald Trump and the worst possible result for his Republican critics. New Hampshire didn't just hand Trump a win, it left him perfectly positioned to dominate in South Carolina, Nevada, and other future races. John Kasich finished in…

    Vox.com
  • Trump, Bush and Anger

    It was a better victory than even the Donald could have hoped for. With big question marks embedded.His people showed up. He's no longer a flaky billionaire businessman, he's an election winner, and the front runner. Trump read the electorate better than any other American politician. He's invented…

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  • The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

    Primary season is now underway, and in less than a year the United States electorate will vote for the nation’s 45th president. Most of the leading candidates among both Republicans and Democrats represent ...

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  • 9 things we learned about American politics this February

    Party elites don't really matter, and endorsements are a terrible predictor of primary outcomes. Retail politics isn't important, especially in New Hampshire. Socialist is a winning affiliation in American politics. Gaffes are incredibly important. Super PACs don't matter. Fundraising doesn't…

    Vox.com
  • The Latest: North Carolina asking US Supreme Court for delay

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on appeals involving a federal court decision directing North Carolina legislators to redraw congressional maps (all times local):

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  • AP Interview: Sheikh Salman urges 1 candidate in FIFA poll

    FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman is calling on voters to agree on a single candidate ahead of the election. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sheikh Salman dismissed suggestions that winning a contested election would give him a stronger mandate to lead world soccer's…

    The Associated Press
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    New Hampshire votes (22 photos)

    The first-in-the-nation primary (not a caucus!) takes place today in the Granite State. The Yahoo Politics team will be on the ground as ballots are cast before reporting tonight as the candidates celebrate victories and attempt to spin losses. As soon as results begin tabulating this evening,…

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  • Providence Says Goodbye to Colorful Ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci

    Providence, Rhode Island, has said goodbye to former Mayor Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking king of one-liners who led the city for a turbulent and troubled six terms

    ABC News
  • Guide to the Presidential Primaries

    Over the next several months, Democrats and Republicans will select their parties' presidential nominees through a series of state-by-state primaries and caucuses. Here's a regularly updated guide to the process — how it works, where it came from, and why it matters.

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  • How Much Does It Cost to Buy the Presidency?

    In 2012, Obama and Romney spent $11.75 per registered voter during the election, reports, El Toro. Despite the decline of broadcast TV, more than half of the campaigns' advertising budgets got dropped on TV ads. And thus far in this election cycle, the pattern continues. While digital ad spend is…

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  • Rubio's British Doppelganger: Ed Miliband

    Marco Rubio’s “robotic” performance during Saturday night’s Republican debate was bad, yes. But it wasn’t unprecedented. To recap, when Chris Christie accused Rubio of just repeating talking points, Rubio quickly repeated a talking point. And then again. And again. A gleeful Chris Christie offered…

    The Atlantic
  • The Latest: Clinton Vows to 'Make a Difference' Every Day

    Hillary Clinton is holding her final rally before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, vowing to "get up every day to make a difference" for Americans if she wins the White House

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  • IRS grants long-delayed tax exempt status to Crossroads GPS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has granted tax-exempt status to one of the best-known and best-funded politically active nonprofit organizations, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies.

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    Strait Talk: Why This Political Climate Could Create the Perfect Storm for a Third Party Candidate

    ABC News Contributors Matthew Dowd and LZ Granderson on the state of the primary presidential race in New Hampshire.

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  • John Kasich Surprises With Second-Place Finish In New Hampshire

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Compassionate conservatism is back. Running on a message of civility, empathy and moral purpose in a race dominated by fear and race-baiting, Ohio Gov. John Kasich surged to a second-place finish Tuesday night in New Hampshire, becoming the latest in a long line of long-shot…

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  • North Carolina takes map delay request to US Supreme Court

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal court that struck down two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina refused Tuesday to delay its order demanding that new boundaries be drawn in barely a week's time.

    Associated Press
  • South Africa faces another unhinged political year after Zuma’s latest about-turn

    Why now? Will he really #PayBackTheMoney? How much of it will he pay back? These are some of the questions on the lips of many South Africans. These questions come after president Jacob Zuma’s surprise announcement that he would pay back part of the 246 million rand ($15.2 million) of public money…

    Quartz
  • A Winner in NH, Trump Faces Fresh Test in South Carolina

    Now officially a winner after clinching New Hampshire, Donald Trump faces a fresh test for his once-improbable campaign as the Republican presidential race careens into more conservative territory in South Carolina

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  • Is That the Ticket?

    Thanks to MSNBC and the recent Democratic candidate debate in Manchester, N.H. I've seen enough. At one point during it, Bernie Sanders said, asking for some slack on a question, "This is the first time I've run for president." God bless him. Without Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in this race…

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