Elections

  • O'Malley readying presidential announcement in Baltimore

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is ready to enter the Democratic presidential campaign, mounting a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's nomination in 2016.

    Associated Press
  • Crisis-hit Burundi says elections will go ahead

    Burundi's government insisted the first stage of controversial elections will go ahead next week despite the central African nation's ongoing political crisis. Interior Minister Edouard Nduwimana said that even after the withdrawal of support from the influential Catholic Church and the European…

    AFP
  • FIFA presidential election results from 1904 to 2015

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter secured a fifth term as president of world soccer's governing body FIFA on Friday despite a corruption scandal engulfing the organization. Here is a look at presidential elections since FIFA's foundation in 1904: Paris 1904 The seven founding members,…

    Reuters
  • Cameron urges 'flexible and imaginative' EU reforms

    Prime Minister David Cameron prepared Friday to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated eurozone. The second day of Cameron's European tour came as his government published a law…

    AFP
  • GOP insider declares former NY governor winning the party's nomination 'would be like a monkey flying out of a unicorn's a--'

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) entered the Republican field for president on Thursday...

    Business Insider
  • Anti-Pot Legalization Group Pushes For More Marijuana Research

    Anti-marijuana legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana made an unexpected move this week and called for the Federal government to loosen the restrictions regarding scientific research into medical ...

    Benzinga
  • America is too big. Here’s how to split it into five UK-sized countries.

    Hormisdas explains that because there are roughly 4.8 times as many people in the US as in the UK, each of these regions is a smidge smaller than the UK. Hormisdas made each of these regions have about 61,749,108 people (as of the 2010 census). Hormisdas has made something of a specialty of these…

    Vox.com
  • Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown

    A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks. The Republican senator infuriated ...

    Associated Press
  • Italian PM faces test in regional elections

    Italians are set to vote Sunday in regional elections seen as an important test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and for the fading Forza Italia party of Silvio Berlusconi. This polling battle is the first in Italy, which is slowly emerging from recession, since European elections a year ago in…

    AFP
  • Donald Trump, potential 2016 hopeful, to make announcement June 16: TV station

    (Reuters) - Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump, who has been considering a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, will make a major announcement on June 16 in New York, New Hampshire television station WMUR reported on Thursday. The station said a source close to Trump…

    Reuters
  • Forget Primaries. First GOP Race Is to Get Into Debates

    The 2016 GOP primary debates hosted by Fox and CNN will be restricted to the top 10 candidates. With a possible 16 presidential hopefuls, the race for some will likely be decided before the first face-off ...

    MarketWatch
  • Hillary Clinton Grabs Early Lead In The World Primary

    WASHINGTON -- This April, London was in the grip of a ferocious campaign for Parliament. But on the morning of April 13, neither Conservative David Cameron nor Labourite Ed Miliband led the front pages of the U.K.'s national newspapers. The big news that day was Hillary Clinton, announcing (to no…

    Huffington Post
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    Pataki Announces 2016 Bid, Clinton Trust Falls

    May 28 -- Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin discusses former New York Governor George Pataki’s announcement that he will seek the presidency and a Quinnipiac poll that shows voters are divided on whether Hillary Clinton cares about their needs and problems. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.”

    Bloomberg Video
  • Former Gov. George Pataki Launches Presidential Bid With Minor Flub

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki launched his 2016 presidential run today by committing a minor flub while in New Hampshire.Delivering the final, emphatic lines of his announcement speech, the former Republican governor exhorted the crowd of supporters, saying: "Let us move forward, so just as…

    ABC News
  • European Union suspends Burundi vote observer mission

    The European Union said Thursday it was suspending its electoral observer mission to Burundi and warned that current conditions in the east African nation would not allow for credible polls in June. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini "has decided, with my agreement, to suspend the…

    AFP
  • This interview will make Leslie Knope cry

    In their new book Running From Office, political scientists Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox sift through new survey and interview data and find that millennials — or, depending on your browser extensions, "snake people" — loathe politics. Kids today would literally prefer to be a high school…

    Vox.com
  • Burundi opposition leader declares election boycott

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's most prominent opposition leader said on Friday his party is boycotting national elections amid political unrest stemming from the president's bid for a third term.

    Associated Press