Elections

  • UK opposition leader kicks off election campaign

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition leader launched the Labour Party's campaign for the May 7 election on Friday, bringing supporters to the top of a tower with a commanding view to offer a vision for the future.

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  • Man kills self in Colorado after eating pot candies: coroner

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Oklahoma man committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at a Colorado ski resort after witnesses said he ate "a large amount" of marijuana-infused edibles, the local coroner said on Thursday. Luke Gregory Goodman died from a self-inflicted…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria claims key Boko Haram success on eve of polling

    Nigeria on Friday announced the recapture of Boko Haram's headquarters, on the eve of a knife-edge vote at which President Goodluck Jonathan is eyeing re-election against a stiff opposition challenge. The military hailed the claimed victory in Gwoza as a crushing defeat for the rebels, whose…

    AFP
  • Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Bid and more...

    What's News: Ted Cruz announces 2016 presidential bid. The Euro falls 22% against the dollar in less than a year. Starbuck halts initiative to stimulate discussion of race. Photo: Getty Images.

    MarketWatch
  • Reid Won't Seek Re-Election

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will not seek re-election, he said in an interview with The New York Times published Friday. Reid has led the Senate Democrats since 2005.In a video posted Friday morning, Reid thanked his constituents for allowing him to serve the state of Nevada. (Watch…

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  • How 'marijuana refugees' brought legal cannabis to Georgia

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday said he would sign into law a bill that would make the Peach State the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana, continuing the rapid expansion of cannabis into the Deep South and underscoring a dramatic shift in pot politics for social conservatives in the US.…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Largest Teachers Union Already Involved In 2016 Presidential Race

    The National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers union, has already jumped into the 2016 presidential race, even though only one major candidate has announced a campaign. NEA president Lily Eskelsen García told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that the union and its 3 million…

    Huffington Post
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    Jimmy Fallon Impersonates Mitt Romney to Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney was on "The Tonight Show" where Jimmy Fallon played his reflection in a segment called "Mitt in the Mirror". The bit started with Jimmy reassuring Mitt of his choice not to run for president in 2016 saying, "You get to sit back, relax, golf all the time." To which Mitt took a dig at…

    TV In No Time
  • Australia's NSW state election set to greenlight blockbuster energy sell-off

    By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian state of New South Wales is expected to re-elect its conservative government on Saturday, endorsing the country's largest ever privatization, the partial sale of a state-owned electricity network worth around A$17 billion ($13 billion). Electricity…

    Reuters
  • Britain's Labour launches election campaign after TV clash

    Opposition leader Ed Miliband launched his campaign Friday to defeat Prime Minister David Cameron in upcoming general elections after primetime television interviews in which neither man landed a knockout blow. His speech came hours after he and Cameron took part in the first big television event…

    AFP
  • US diplomat for Africa will observe Nigeria elections

    The top US diplomat for Africa will travel to Nigeria to observe presidential elections, the State Department said Thursday, an unusual move for Washington that is closely monitoring the country's Islamist crisis. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will lead an…

    AFP
  • Harry Reid Will Not Run for Re-Election

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday that he will not seek re-election in 2016. Photo: YouTube/Nevada Senator Harry Reid

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  • Presidential Politics And Climate Change: How Will Voters Assess Candidates?

    If Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t take climate change seriously, should the American electorate give his 2016 presidential bid any credence? Whereas the history among those who doubt the science had, generally, been flat-out denial, the trend now is to say that they lack the science background to make…

    Forbes
  • Conservatives Look To Unite Behind A Jeb Bush Alternative

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary…

    Huffington Post
  • 2016 GOP 'Horse Race' Poised to Be Long, Expensive

    With more likely candidates, more delegates up for grabs and more super PAC spending, the 2016 GOP Republican Presidential primary may become one of the longest and most expensive yet.

    MarketWatch
  • Mitt Romney Reveals Why He Isn’t Running for President in Face-Off With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

    Mitt Romney officially bowed out of the GOP race in January, and on Wednesday he revealed why he ended his presidential aspirations — to himself. Well, it was actually Jimmy Fallon pretending to be the former Republican candidate in a “Tonight Show” skit, but the resemblance was uncanny. When asked…

    The Wrap
  • The political kingmaker nobody knows

    The founder of 5-hour Energy has become one of the biggest donors to state politics as his product comes under scrutiny.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • UK's Cameron beats Labour's Miliband in first TV contest before election: poll

    Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter before a close national election in Britain, turning in a stronger performance than Labour leader Ed Miliband, a poll showed on Thursday. The snap Guardian/ICM poll showed 54 percent of those asked thought Cameron, the leader of the…

    Reuters