Elections

  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager quits in the wake of Iowa and Ron Paul scandal

    The campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has now resigned his position as a result of the ongoing scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Jesse Benton joined the McConnell campaign…

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  • Democrats Are Doomed (Unless They Make the Minimum Wage the #1 November Election Issue)

    If you were the Democrats and you were looking for a good vote-getting midterm election issue, what criteria would you use? How about an issue with 70-80 percent support in polls? How about one that is bipartisan -- supported by Republicans like Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum and Bill…

    Huffington Post
  • Groups appeal Florida congressional maps, but give OK to 2014 vote

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A coalition of voters rights organizations that successfully sued Florida over gerrymandering is appealing the state's newly redrawn congressional districting maps, though it will not protest use of the new boundaries in the November elections,…

    Reuters
  • The amazing resurrection of Mitt Romney

    When Mitt Romney was trounced by President Obama in the 2012 election, it seemed as if the former governor of Massachusetts was a political corpse. Romney "appears well on the way to disappearing," wrote The Washington Post in a merciless campaign autopsy, "with a not-so-gentle shove from his own…

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  • The Meaning of the Koch Brothers Tapes: "I Don't Know Where We'd Be Without You"

    One of the classic strategies for politicians caught saying embarrassing things is to use the old "there's nothing to see here, keep moving" ploy. Republicans tried that at first when Romney was caught on the 47% tape, but it didn't work for them because it wasn't only what Romney said that was so…

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  • Israelis Frustrated With Outcome of Gaza Conflict

    Benjamin Netanyahu faces frustration over how the conflict with Hamas is winding down, both from the Israeli public and from parties that wanted harsher action against Gaza's Islamist rulers.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.

    Associated Press
  • Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has created uncertainty among advocates and lawmakers from both parties, barely two months before the November national elections.

    Associated Press
  • Texans make 22 roster moves, many more on the way

    The Texans made 22 cuts this weekend to get to the 53-man roster limit. But since they hold the first spot in waiver-claim order and need plenty of help, they’ll likely make many more over the coming days and weeks. Other than former second-rounder Brandon Harris, there weren’t many surprises among…

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  • Sen. Mary Landrieu owns no Louisiana home. What was she thinking?

    What was Mary Landrieu thinking? She and her husband own a $2.5 million house on Washington’s Capitol Hill, and she lists her parents’ home in New Orleans as her Pelican State pied-à-terre, according to The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker, who broke the story with a detailed report. Senator…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 5 things to know about 2014 governor's races

    Thirty-six states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle.

    Associated Press
  • Abercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriage

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

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  • Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.

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  • Texas frontrunner for governor, Abbott, backs out of sole TV debate

    The frontrunner for the Texas race for governor, Republican Greg Abbott, has pulled out of the sole statewide televised debate, the debate's broadcaster, WFAA-TV, said on Friday. "Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General Greg Abbott will regretfully not be…

    Reuters
  • Jon Stewart Says Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Make ‘Creepy Inmate’ in ‘Orange Is the New Blecch’ (Video)

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  • Egg-throwing and road rage as Scotland campaign heats up

    Insults, egg-throwing and rage: the campaign ahead of Scotland's independence referendum is heating up, even forcing an intervention by British Prime Minister David Cameron. The victim of the egg attack was Jim Murphy, an ex-Europe minister and formerly the Scotland secretary in the British…

    AFP