Elections

  • John Dingell Says What A Lot Of People Were Really Thinking About Mitt Romney

    Former Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), whose Twitter game is on point, said what many people were really thinking about former presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a tweet on Friday.Romney announced he will not run for president in 2016 in a conference call with donors Friday. There had been much…

    Huffington Post
  • 50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

    LONDON (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic.

    Associated Press
  • Lindsey Graham Would Be A Very Underwhelming Presidential Candidate

    You’d think a relatively well-known, long-serving senator from an early primary state would be given some respect by 2016 handicappers. But Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who on Thursday formed a committee to explore a run for president Thursday, is not even listed on Betfair. To put that in…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Rahm Emanuel's Biggest Threat: 'I Like The Idea Of A Fight'

    On Feb. 24, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is up for re-election.Emanuel has out-fundraised his closest challenger almost 30-to-1 and has benefited from an improved approval rating thanks to a barrage of TV campaign ads, but some still believe the mayor remains vulnerable due to voter anger over the…

    Huffington Post
  • Rand Paul Is Turning Out to Be 2016's Troller-in-Chief

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, may be mulling a bid to be the next commander-in-chief in 2016, but he may already have earned himself the informal title of troller-in-chief.

    ABC News
  • Nancy Pelosi Refuses To Joke About Mitt Romney

    Nancy Pelosi was asked what she thought about Romney's decision not to run in the 2016 election.

    NowThis
  • Mitch McConnell's Misguided Coal Crusade

    Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky. President Obama, he continued, is conducting "a war on…

    Huffington Post
  • DELAYED: Hillary Clinton Keeps Pushing Back Her Plan To Run In 2016

    Hillary Clinton apparently can't decide when to...

    Business Insider
  • New Greek PM Supports Palestinian Rights

    The results of the snap elections in Greece, which propelled the leftist Syriza Party to power this week, sent shockwaves to many world capitals.Alexis Tsipras, the new prime minister, has vowed to fulfill his electoral promises, including reversing the harsh austerity plans that Europe has imposed…

    Huffington Post
  • Senate transparency push gets new GOP allies

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers will soon introduce a bill requiring Senate candidates to electronically file campaign finance documents.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Who Will Run For President: Romney Is Out

    Mitt Romney’s inchoate 2016 campaign for president is dead. After learning that few Republican insiders supported what would be his third bid for the White House, Romney announced Friday that he will not be running for president again. The main benefactor is likely to be Jeb Bush, who has been…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Capital Journal: The GOP and 2016

    The Republican Party has jumped quickly into the race for the presidency in 2016 as all the potential candidates jump behind Jeb Bush declaring their intent to run. WSJ's Patrick O'Connor explains. Photo: ...

    MarketWatch
  • Chances improve for Renzi's pick to become Italian president

    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi forged ahead Friday with his candidate for president, even at the risk of losing broad support for his reform agenda, after initial rounds of balloting by lawmakers failed to yield a new head of state.

    Associated Press
  • Lindsey Graham Explores 2016 GOP Presidential Run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats.Graham told reporters that the committee, called,…

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  • Emanuel, challengers face off before Sun-Times board

    Rahm Emanuel is in full re-election campaign mode, using his incumbency and taking advantage of any good news about Chicago.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Far-Right Leader Leads French Presidential Poll

    The leader of France's far-right National Front party came out on top in a new poll on potential 2017 presidential candidates. The survey, published in Marianne on Thursday, pitted Marine Le Pen against French President Francois Hollande, former President Nicolas Sarkozy and other potential…

    Huffington Post
  • Will RFS play big role in 2016 presidential elections?

    With the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a supporter of the mandate, thinks candidates who don't support the RFS could be at a disadvantage there for the very…

    Autoblog
  • Burundi rivals hold talks to ease pre-vote tensions

    Burundi's ruling party has said it is "ready for compromise" with the opposition to ensure peaceful elections, as warnings mount of the risk of violence in the upcoming key polls. Opposition politicians however said they were suspicious of the apparent olive branch. The CNDD-FDD party of President…

    AFP
  • Israel issues tenders for new settler homes ahead of election

    Israel published tenders on Friday for the construction of 450 new housing units in occupied Palestinian territory, a move that critics denounced as a political gesture ahead of a March general election. Ariel Rosenberg, spokesman for Israel's Housing Ministry, said the government was simply…

    Reuters