Elections

  • Bouteflika urges Algerians to vote, opponents warn of fraud

    President Abdelaziz Bouteflika urged Algerians to defy boycott calls and vote in Thursday's election, as his rival Ali Benflis said an "army" of supporters would monitor the poll and warned against fraud. The ailing 77-year-old incumbent is widely expected to clinch a fourth term in office, but he…

    AFP
  • [video] Pro-Russian Presidential Candidates Bashed in Ukraine

    Two pro-Russian presidential candidates were attacked in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev overnight, as the city again erupted in violence. Ukraine holds its presidential election on May 25. Photo: Associated ...

    MarketWatch
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  • Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

    MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend four hours a week helping the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, a sentence that imposes few restrictions on his campaigning in the upcoming European elections.

    Associated Press
  • French Socialists pick veteran to run party after poll rout

    By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) - France's Socialist Party named its new chief on Tuesday, a one-time political opponent of President Francois Hollande who will have to overhaul a ruling party reeling from local election losses in time for European parliament elections in May. Jean-Christophe…

    Reuters
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  • [video] GOP Quietly Maps a Path to Senate Control

    The GOP is refining its strategy for the mid-term elections, but is there a rumble coming within the ranks over tea party favorites? WSJ's Washington Bureau chief Jerry Seib discusses on the News Hub. ...

    MarketWatch
  • Marijuana and Madison Avenue: Pot's Advertising Struggles

    Marijuana is a boon to advertising. Not only have marijuana legalization proponents utilized an effective public relations campaign to legalize it in Colorado and ...

    TheStreet.com
  • 4/14/14-4/20/14 Pollster Open Thread

    This open thread is to review this week's polling, look ahead toward future elections or whatever else you want to talk about. The thread will remain open until the end of the week. National Issues Americans Don't Think Donation Limits Hurt Free Speech, Poll Shows (HuffPost) Parents Lean in Favor…

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    Times Minute | Afghan Uncertainty

    On the Minute, the chief of The Times’s Kabul Bureau, Rod Nordland, discusses the first results from Afghanistan’s presidential elections.

    New York Times
  • Romney Son Takes a Swipe at Harry Reid on Tax Day

    Almost two years after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repeated an unsubstantiated report that Mitt Romney did not pay taxes, one of the Romney sons fired back. Josh Romney tweeted a photo of his father standing in line at the post office to mail his...

    ABC News
  • A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections

    Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament.

    Odd News
  • Burkina Faso referendum call hints at leader's re-election bid

    Supporters of Burkina Faso's leader rallied at the weekend to press for a referendum on removing limits to presidential terms, the clearest sign yet that he may seek re-election in 2015. Blaise Compaore - in power since leading a coup in 1987 - has positioned himself as a power broker in West…

    Reuters
  • Where are nervous Dems seeking votes? Hint: Not here

    A newly formed super PAC will try to attract votes this election cycle from typically under-represented Americans living abroad.

    CNBC
  • 'Here comes the mayor!' - Greek far right fires up Athens campaign

    By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek far-right Golden Dawn lawmaker Ilias Kasidiaris strode into a packed hotel room in central Athens last month to the sound of a marching song and supporters' cries of "Here comes the mayor!" "In less than 100 years, Greeks will become a…

    Reuters
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  • Joseph Kennedy III Blasts GOP Efforts To Advance 'Selective Science'

    Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) denounced House GOP efforts to advance “selective science” in an interview with The Boston Globe on Monday, in which he targeted a recent Republican proposal to slash millions of dollars in federal funding for social science research and control which projects get funded.…

    Huffington Post
  • The forgotten man who almost became president after Lincoln

    On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from his assassin’s wounds. But if John Wilkes Booth’s plot were entirely successful, a little-known senator may have been thrust into the White House for almost a year.

    National Constitution Center
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    Fioretti considers run against Emanuel for mayor

    Second Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti is considering challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Seattle group files measure for $15 minimum wage

    A group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage filed paperwork Monday for a voter measure that would amend the Seattle charter, a move aiming to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to ...

    Associated Press
  • Senate Majority PAC Raises Large Sum To Fight Back Against Kochs

    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority PAC, the super PAC trying to hold the Senate Democratic majority in the 2014 elections, posted a huge fundraising quarter to start the election year with $11 million raised over the first three months of 2014, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission…

    Huffington Post
  • Win Women, Win the Midterms

    The female vote gave the House to Republicans in 2010 and to Democrats in 2006. No wonder we’re talking about pay equality six months before Election Day.

    The Daily Beast
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