Elections

  • The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 10:50 p.m. Greece's prime minister is urging citizens to vote "no" in Sunday's austerity ...

    Associated Press
  • Greeks Perplexed And Undecided Ahead Of Referendum

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled economy. The problem is, the 37-year-old farmer isn't sure what he's voting for."If it's saying 'No' to austerity, then it's a 'No' from me too. But if we are…

    Huffington Post
  • America Ferrera Slams Trump

    Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexican immigrants continue to haunt the Presidential hopeful, but now he's being thanked by America Ferrera. The actress penned an open letter to Trump on Huffington Post Latino Voices taking aim at his "ignorant and racist" remarks he made last month when he…

    Access Hollywood
  • Jim Webb Announces He's Running For President In 2016

    Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) announced Thursday he's running for president in 2016.In an email to supporters, Webb said he understands the odds of a presidential run, citing the billions of dollars that go toward candidates each year."We need to shake the hold of these shadow elites on our…

    Huffington Post
  • Greece opinion poll shows Yes vote 44.8 percent, No vote 43.4 percent

    ATHENS (Reuters) - A new opinion poll on Greece's bailout referendum on Sunday pointed to a closely balanced result with a slight lead for the Yes vote in favour of the bailout on 44.8 percent against ...

    Reuters
  • The Latest: Poll finds Greeks split on keeping the euro

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 9:49 a.m. An opinion poll shows Greeks almost evenly split over Sunday's referendum on recent creditor proposals, with 41.5 percent saying ...

    Associated Press
  • Rahm Emanuel Proposal Could Benefit Campaign Donors

    Just 12 weeks after Rahm Emanuel won a bruising battle for re-election, the Chicago mayor has unveiled a pension initiative that could be a significant financial boon for his largest campaign contributors.

    Huffington Post
  • Support for Catalan independence slips: poll

    Support for independence in Spain's wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia has slipped, according to a Catalan government opinion poll published Friday. The Opinion Studies Centre poll found that 50 percent of eligible voters would vote against Catalonia becoming independent from Spain while 42.9…

    AFP
  • Factbox: What looms for Greece after referendum

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's plan to hold a referendum on Sunday on creditors' demands for austerity has prompted a breakdown in talks with lenders, forced Greece to shut banks and left its future in the euro in doubt. Greece's left-wing government has openly urged Greeks to vote 'no'. It…

    Reuters
  • Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars

    DENVER (AP) — Beer? Wine? Or weed?

    Associated Press
  • Jon Stewart Bashes Trump, His Supporters on 'Daily Show'

    "I believe we have our campaign slogan: 'Trump 2016: Somebody’s doing the raping.'"

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Bernie Sanders is drawing bigger crowds than any other 2016 candidate

    Last night, Bernie Sanders managed to get 10,000 people to show up to a campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin to watch a speech. Whether he wins or loses, Sanders' ability to inspire that kind of intensity around a political campaign has important implications for the future. At the rally, Sanders…

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    Rick Perry: Donald Trump doesn’t represent the GOP

    Former Governor Rick Perry, (R-TX), breaks down his economic plan, 2016 bid for the White House and weighs in on Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Former Democratic Senator Jim Webb just announced his campaign for president

    Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia) on Thursday became the latest contender to throw his hat into...

    Business Insider
  • Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections.

    Associated Press
  • The media is getting better at fact-checking climate deniers — but still not great

    The American politico-media complex is in a bit of an awkward phase on the subject of climate change. By now, virtually everyone acknowledges it's a problem that calls for policy solutions — everyone, that is, except the hardcore base of the Republican Party and, oh yeah, all the Republican…

    Vox.com
  • UN declares Burundi elections not free or credible

    Elections in Burundi that were wracked by violence and boycotted by the opposition were not free or credible, United Nations observers said, a day after clashes left six dead in the capital. The results of the parliamentary polls have yet to be released but Belgium has said it will not recognize…

    AFP
  • IMF warns of huge financial hole as Greek vote looms

    ATHENS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country's future in Europe. Days after Greece defaulted on part of its IMF…

    Reuters