Elections

  • There’s Only One Candidate People Actually Like – and It’s Not Trump or Clinton

    The only one of the declared presidential candidates that Americans have positive feelings for overall isn’t a frontrunner and has never held public office before. According to a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the sole presidential candidate…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Denver officials to discuss possible pot use in clubs, bars

    Supporters of a proposed Denver ballot initiative to allow some marijuana use in clubs, bars and hotels are pulling the measure while they negotiate with city officials. City officials promised to work ...

    Associated Press
  • Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut Will Be Supersized

    Set your DVRs: CBS’ unveiling of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is going to run long Tuesday night. Expect it to run to 12:44 AM ET, the network advised today. That will give Colbert plenty of time to ask GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush if he wishes he’d first run by Colbert his campaign’s…

    Deadline
  • Bob Dole jokes he's running for president in 2016

    The former senator and frequent presidential candidate spoke at a V-J Day event

    CBS News
  • Kanye West's Early Presidential Polling Numbers Not Looking Great

    Sad as it makes us to say it, the Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign is off to an incredibly slow start, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.Half of those polled by YouGov this week said they have a “strongly unfavorable” opinion of the noted fresh juice advocate. Only 13 percent said they…

    Huffington Post
  • Rand Paul's presidential app is no joke

    Imagine an app with which you can vote on the bills in the Senate in real time. Today Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released an app promoting his bid for the presidential nomination of the GOP, and it includes all of the filler you'd expect. A calendar lists Paul's public events, a meme generator helps…

    The Verge
  • We’re Looking For An Experienced Political Reporter

    Too much campaign coverage is crappy — credulous, overheated and unenlightening. FiveThirtyEight was founded to help remedy that (or at least to try), and as the 2016 election gets going, we’re looking for a chief political reporter to help us continue that mission. You don’t need crazy data…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Donald Trump just handed the Republican Party a major gift

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has signed a pledge...

    Business Insider
  • Iowa Pork Producers Grill (with) 2016 Presidential Candidates

    Every four years, Presidential candidates swarm the Iowa State Fair and always make a stop at the Pork Producers Tent. Iowa is the largest pork producer in the U.S.

    ABC News
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    Chung claims 'fraud' in FIFA presidential poll

    South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon accuses the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of "election fraud" in backing rival candidate Michel Platini.

    AFP Videos
  • Leading Islamist party faces test in local Moroccan elections

    By Aziz El Yaakoubi IMIDER, Morocco (Reuters) - Campaigning for Friday's local elections, Moroccan lawmaker Ahmed Sakdi made sure to hammer home his Islamist party's anti-corruption message to a few dozen voters listening to his speech in the desert town of Imider. Turnout may have been meager, but…

    Reuters
  • Joe Biden Jokes About 2016 Speculation

    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden flew to Miami, Florida, on Wednesday to deliver a speech on higher education and income inequality. But as he began his prepared remarks at Miami Dade College, the vice president couldn't help but slyly comment on the intense speculation over his possible candidacy in the…

    Huffington Post
  • Chung says AFC broke election rules ahead of FIFA vote

    South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation of breaking FIFA election and ethics rules by lobbying for rival candidate Michel Platini in the presidential contest. The AFC sent letters to officials of member federations urging them to vote for the UEFA…

    The Associated Press
  • Low-key but hopeful, UK's 'Corbynistas' eye fairer future

    Sipping a cup of tea and dressed like a teacher nearing retirement, Jeremy Corbyn does not look like the next leader of Britain's Labour Party, whose improbable rise has electrified European leftists. Despite his surprise popularity in a race he only entered as a wildcard, the 66-year-old's public…

    AFP
  • Here's What Baby-Name Data Says About Our Current (And Next) President

    With all the wackiness coming from the Republican presidential field, including but not limited to immigrant "package tracking" and a great Northern wall (ironically, a proposal coming from a white Walker), it's easy to forget that the candidates in this election may be more conventional than their…

    Huffington Post
  • Donald Trump Throws His Support Behind Kanye West's 2020 Presidential Bid

    Depending on how you look at things, Kanye West's 2020 presidential campaign could have just been dealt a crushing blow: Donald Trump's support. The 69-year-old current presidential hopeful supported the idea of Kanye's run in an interview with The Rolling Stone, quipping, "I wonder who gave him…

    ETonline
  • $14 Million In Campaign Spending Down. $4.4 Billion Still To Go.

    If you’re reading this article, there’s a decent chance you’re a political junkie. You probably have strong opinions on most of the presidential candidates. Yet, as I pointed out this morning, the Republican presidential primary contest is still in its infancy. Most voters — if they’re even paying…

    FiveThirtyEight