Elections

  • Elizabeth Warren officially rejects the "Ready for Warren" 2016 activist group

    The group "Ready for Warren" has been hoping to recruit Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to be the great progressive candidate for president in 2016 — even with a name that imitates the far more organized "Ready for Hillary" committee. "This letter serves as a formal disavowal of the organization…

    The Week (RSS)
  • [video] Opinion: California’s Republican Comeback?

    Former California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro highlights competitive races in the run-up to November's mid-term elections. Photo:

    MarketWatch
  • The Perry Indictment: A Texas Farce

    The governor's only crime is partisanship. And Democrats are guilty of that, too

    BusinessWeek
  • Rousseff, rivals change tack in Brazil's reshaped election

    By Brian Winter and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - When Brazil's notoriously private President Dilma Rousseff showed up in her kitchen cooking pasta in a campaign TV ad this week, it was one of the clearest signs yet that the country's October election is up for grabs. Rousseff and…

    Reuters
  • Could Maine Re-Elect Its Wingnut Guv?

    It didn’t take long for Republican Governor Paul LePage to start alienating his voters in Maine but he may be spared by a split in the electorate.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • Alaska voters narrowly backing tax cut for oil industry

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaskan voters appear to have narrowly upheld a new law that cut taxes on oil production and is worth up to $1 billion a year for companies such as ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp, according to results available on Wednesday. With 98 percent of…

    Reuters
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    Paul Ryan pushes Mitt Romney to run for president in 2016

    Mitt Romney took the stage with his former running mate for the first time since their failed 2012 campaign. In an interview about his new book, Romney said that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president himself." Norah O'Donnell reports.

    CBS News
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive

    The North Carolina Senate race is close. Gallup finds a racial gap in views of the police. And four political scientists argue that presidential poll swings are largely the artifacts of who chooses to respond to surveys. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, August 20, 2014.FIRST SUFFOLK/USA TODAY…

    Huffington Post
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.

    Associated Press
  • Grassroots leader Marina Silva angles for Brazil's mainstream

    By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters and business leaders.     Silva…

    Reuters
  • Florida judge approves new state congressional maps, no special elections

    A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps redrawn by Republican legislative leaders in a lawsuit over gerrymandering, and ruled that he would not order a special election in affected districts. Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis said the 2014 midterm elections would proceed on Nov.…

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  • Turkey opposition rudderless after Erdogan triumph

    President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's election victory this month has left Turkey's opposition party riven by a revolt over its future with little prospect of a radical change in strategy. The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) proudly boasts its heritage as the party of modern…

    AFP
  • Why Obama Is the Most Polarizing President Ever

    President Obama and members of Congress left for vacation this month with the expectation of relative calm before a resumption of political wrangling this fall over immigration reform and spending measures – and before a critical mid-term election campaign.  With so much going on, The Fiscal Times…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Here's WWE with the greatest poll ever: Where is Dean Ambrose right now?

    Today, that includes a poll running on the company website at WWE.com asking where you think Dean Ambrose is right now. The beauty of the Dean Ambrose character -- and we can't even be sure he's playing a character at this point and that's equally beautiful -- is that any one of those options is…

    SB Nation
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    Rauner appeals for term limits proposal on November ballot

    Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is making a last-minute appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, trying to get his term limits proposal on the November ballot.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Scott Brown gains on Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire poll

    Scott Brown gains on Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire Senate poll.

    MarketWatch
  • Pakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's famed cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who has led a week of anti-government protests in the capital, resigned from parliament on Friday in its latest bid to drive Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power over alleged election fraud.

    Associated Press
  • Maine independent's campaign for governor boosted by ruling

    By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maine law unfairly limits the amount of money supporters can contribute to independent candidates, providing a boost to the campaign of Eliot Cutler in one of the country’s most hotly contended governor’s races. The…

    Reuters
  • Entrepreneurs Say They Will Vote for Change in November

    When midterm election day arrives 1o weeks from now, most small business owners will be going to the polls with the economy on their minds and a vote against their current elected officials. Only 19 percent intend to vote for incumbents. An online survey that the virtual small business community…

    Profit Minded
  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Beg Each Other to Run for President

    Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan sat down for their first joint interview since losing the 2012 presidential race on Thursday night, and after the customary round of bashing President Obama, Megyn Kelly of Fox News got down to the key question of the moment: Which of them is going to run for…

    The Atlantic Wire