Elections

  • GoFundMe pulls crowdfunding page for Baltimore police officers in Freddie Gray case

    The Baltimore police union launches an effort to raise money for legal fees, but the fund-raising site says no go. It's the latest campaign involving alleged police misconduct that's been shuttered.

    CNET
  • Benin president's party leads after partial vote results

    The party of President Thomas Boni Yayi has won Benin's parliamentary elections with 32 seats out of 83 but failed to secure an absolute majority, according to the first partial results. The small west African nation voted Sunday in polls seen as a key test for Boni Yayi, whom the opposition…

    AFP
  • Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

    We've got everything from hippies to Satanists to cover this week, so let's just dive right in, shall we?The Supreme Court heard a monumental case on marriage equality, which could indeed be their last case ever on the subject (if Justice Kennedy votes the way many expect him to, resulting in gay…

    Huffington Post
  • The Sanders Challenge

    Tweeting that "America needs a political revolution," Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders threw his hat into the race for the Democratic nomination for president this week. Sanders is in many ways the mirror image of Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive favorite in the race. She has universal name…

    Huffington Post
  • Jobs report, UK elections and Cinco de Mayo: What to watch next week

    Every Friday Midday Movers asks our panel what might move the markets next week. Here's what they had to say.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Myanmar ruling party chief ready to stand as president if called

    By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of Myanmar's ruling party said on Friday he would stand as national president if nominated, and was willing to cooperate with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, or anyone working in the interests of the country. Shwe Mann, the speaker of…

    Reuters
  • London Eye lit by Facebook election chat

    The London Eye was lit up Saturday in party political colours reflecting the amount of social media interactions about them on Facebook. The more a political party crops up in people's interaction on Facebook, the bigger a portion of the ring gets lit up in that party's colours. Between January 1…

    AFP
  • How the AP-GfK poll on Hillary Clinton was conducted

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on Hillary Rodham Clinton was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications April 23-27. It is based on online interviews of 1,077 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

    Associated Press
  • John Roberts Basically Thinks It's OK When Politicians Just Do What Wealthy Donors Say

    WASHINGTON -- When it comes to campaign finance law, Chief Justice John Roberts taketh away even as he giveth.On Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld a state campaign finance law banning judicial candidates from soliciting contributions for their elections in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar. The…

    Huffington Post
  • Baltimore's prosecutor faces big test 4 months into job

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, moved swiftly Friday to address the biggest challenge of her career when she announced charges including second-degree murder against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

    Associated Press
  • Macedonian opposition leader charged in wiretapping scandal

    Macedonian opposition leader Zoran Zaev and four other people were Friday charged over a wiretapping scandal that has seriously shaken the rule of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Zaev was charged with "violence against top state officials", while four other people were accused of…

    AFP
  • Chris Christie’s Access Lanes To The GOP Nomination Are Closed

    We may be about to find out whether a politician can have a negative chance of winning a presidential nomination. On Friday, two people, including a former member of Chris Christie’s staff, were indicted in Bridgegate, shorthand for the scandal that erupted after two of three access lanes to the…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Bernie Sanders Raised $1.5 Million In First Day Of His Campaign

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) raised $1.5 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his 2016 presidential bid, his campaign said Friday. According to the campaign, the contributions came from 35,000 donors, and the average donation was $43.54."This is a remarkable start for Bernie's campaign,"…

    Huffington Post
  • Britain's party leaders throw kitchen sink at election

    Kitchens have been at the heart of Britain's general election campaign, with party leaders giving confessional, off-the-cuff interviews as they shuffle between the tea cups and the toaster. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband and Deputy PM Nick Clegg of…

    AFP
  • Togo opposition says will not challenge poll result in court

    Togo's opposition said Friday it would not go to court to challenge incumbent Faure Gnassingbe's victory in a weekend presidential vote it claimed was rigged. "We have not taken legal action, as we believe the Constitutional Court serves" the Togolese government, opposition leader Jean-Pierre…

    AFP
  • Chris Christie: Will 'Bridge-gate' put an end to his presidential bid?

    Nobody ever said politics in New Jersey was beanbag. More like rough-and-tumble – “do unto others before they do unto you” – and Governor Chris Christie became a master of the art, more likely to shout down an aggressive reporter (or constituent) then to suffer gladly those he saw as fools. So it…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term.

    Associated Press
  • John Kasich ‘optimistic’ he’ll have resources for 2016 presidential run

    Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio sounds like a man ready to run for president again. Over lunch Friday with reporters, Governor Kasich touted “a good résumé – not just saying, but accomplishing.” The question is whether he can raise the money.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home.

    Associated Press
  • In South Carolina, GOP hopefuls run against Obama, terrorism

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls eventually will have to start running against each other. But, for now, many are content to run against President Barack Obama, Iran and Middle East extremists.

    Associated Press