Elections

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  • Palestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor

    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's mayor broke ground 13 years ago by winning election after coming out as gay. Now a top candidate to succeed him wants to make history of his own: Palestinian-born Raed Saleh is seeking to become Berlin's first immigrant mayor.

    Associated Press
  • Massachusetts Democrats asked to help Martha Coakley with campaign money in race for governor

    Massachusetts Democrats are scrambling to help out their nominee for governor, state Attorney General Martha Coakley, as she faces a serious financial disadvantage in a close race against Republican nominee Charlie Baker. Now, the state's 11 all-Democratic members of the House of Representatives…

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  • Politics Shmolitics: Republicans Parody Say Yes to the Dress to Woo Ladies

    The College Republican National Committee thinks that the best way to get millennial women to listen is by dressing up political campaigns as episodes of Say Yes to the Dress. In their latest ad campaign for Florida governor Rick...

    Racked
  • Eyeing 2015 vote, British PM Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

    By Andrew Osborn and William James BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over…

    Reuters
  • Sanders ready to preach revolution to Democrats

    Bernie Sanders says the Democrats can’t coast to victory in 2016, but need to reconnect with the working class, writes Darrell Delamaide.

    MarketWatch
  • The 5 Key Issues Most 2014 Candidates Have Ignored

    So says a new study of the American political system. There are certainly a few Senate and House races that may turn on issues of war, immigration reform, jobs, the economy and federal spending – and the competing candidates’ differences. As two veteran  journalists discovered in an exhaustive…

    The Fiscal Times
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    Brazil's Rousseff: tortured guerrilla to first woman president

    Dilma Rousseff is leading in the polls for Brazil's first electoral round on October 5. But a weak economy and a corruption scandal have hit her campaign, and ecologist Marina Silva has emerged as a serious challenger. Duration: 02:34

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  • Catalans rally for independence vote

    Barcelona (AFP) - Thousands of Catalans rallied in a rainstorm Tuesday as their leaders battled to defend their bid for a referendum on independence from Spain after a court suspended it.

    AFP
  • Ivory Coast truth commission testimony ends

    Abidjan (AFP) - Public testimony ended Tuesday in Ivory Coast's truth commission, which was formed to probe nearly a decade of bloody political violence.

    AFP
  • College GOP Says Voting For Governor Is Just Like Picking Out A Wedding Dress

    At face value, there isn't much in common between picking a wedding dress and a Florida gubernatorial candidate, other than that one's choices are almost guaranteed to be white. But a new web ad from the College Republican National Committee draws comparisons between the two.The "Say Yes to the…

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  • In Georgia, 2 parties battle over minority votes

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.

    Associated Press
  • Democratic Senate candidate plagiarized nearly his whole website

    A Democratic Senate candidate from Tennessee, Gordon Ball, is the latest target of BuzzFeed's plagiarism exposés. According to BuzzFeed, Ball's campaign website lifted material directly from a number of fellow Democrats' websites, mainly from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's and Ohio Sen.…

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  • College Republicans' new pitch to young women: Voting for governor is like picking out your wedding dress

    Picking a gubernatorial candidate to vote for is a lot like picking out a wedding dress — at least according to the College Republican National Committee.

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  • Ibope poll shows Brazil's Rousseff lead over Silva widening

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff widened her lead ahead of Sunday's presidential election and would defeat environmentalist Marina Silva in an expected runoff vote, pollster Ibope showed late on Tuesday. Rousseff of the ruling Workers' Party has 42 percent of voter support in…

    Reuters
  • Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

    Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away. Local organizing committee officials say ...

    Associated Press
  • Poll: Republican Senate seat in serious jeopardy -- in Kansas

    Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is in danger of losing his re-election bid in bright red Kansas — and so, too, is incumbent GOP governor Sam Brownback, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Wednesday.In the survey, independent Greg Orman leads Roberts 46 percent to 41 percent. (The…

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