Elections

  • Tanzanian opposition pick ex-prime minister for presidential race

    Tanzania's four main opposition parties chose ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa as a joint presidential candidate Tuesday, three months ahead of a general election scheduled for October 25. Lowassa had joined the race earlier this month to run as the CCM's presidential candidate, where he was seen…

    AFP
  • Donald Trump Blasted by D.L. Hughley: If He Says N-Word, He’ll Be Elected Tomorrow (Video)

    Comedian D.L. Hughley isn’t a fan of Donald Trump and thinks his popularity says a lot about American voters.

    The Wrap
  • Speed-Dating the Republican Candidates

    I just finished watching the first "candidates' forum" (don't call it a debate!) of the season, where 14 of the 17 Republicans running for president all appeared on the same stage in New Hampshire. The "one person on the stage at a time" format was an odd one, meant to get around the Republican…

    Huffington Post
  • There’s Top-Heavy Super PACs, And There’s Super Top-Heavy Super PACs

    Most of the 2016 presidential candidates have at least one super PAC supporting them. And while almost all of those super PACs have raised the majority of their money from a small group of big contributors, there are still some differences among the donor bases. The 5 percent of donors who gave the…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • S.African court postpones Malema corruption trial

    Firebrand South African politician Julius Malema on Monday demanded his day in court after his long-delayed trial for corruption was once again postponed, three years after he was initially charged. Malema, who heads the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), is accused of fraud, corruption,…

    AFP
  • Jeb Bush: The fact that Paul Krugman disagrees with me 'warms my heart'

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday repeated a goal of 4% GDP growth and said the fact that...

    Business Insider
  • Here's Why One Pollster Won't Help Fox Decide Who Makes The Debate

    Fox News is leaving it up to the polls to decide which candidates will make it to the main debate stage. Some pollsters don’t like that very much.Fox has said it'll use an average of the last five national polls conducted using “traditional” methodology to determine which 10 of the 17 GOP…

    Huffington Post
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    Can Hillary Clinton connect with the middle class?

    Former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush Brad Blakeman and former Hillary Clinton campaign advisor Richard Goodstein on Hillary Clinton’s new campaign ads and speculation Joe Biden may enter the presidential race.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Sri Lankan Tamils push for autonomy and justice

    The road blocks and military checkpoints are gone, and the restrictions on foreign tourists and journalists visiting the area have been lifted. Jaffna voted overwhelmingly in January's presidential election to oust the strongman incumbent Mahinda Rajapakse, who maintained de facto martial law in…

    AFP
  • Trump Card?

    Much to the delight of political pundits, Democrats, and roughly one in five Republican voters, Donald Trump has taken the Presidential election season by storm, peddling his version of the "Straight Talk Express" from the Mexico border to the moneyed lobbies of his myriad properties and golf…

    Huffington Post
  • Bobby Jindal Says Sanctuary City Mayors Should Be Arrested

    If it were up to GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, mayors of "sanctuary cities" would all be arrested and sued.In an interview with Boston Herald Radio on Monday, the Louisiana governor took a firm stance against those cities and counties that refuse to fully cooperate with Immigration and…

    Huffington Post
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    Senate GOP blocked in effort to defund Planned Parenthood

    Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes weighs in on the Planned Parenthood scandal and the 2016 presidential election.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.

    Associated Press
  • Republicans Flail at N.H. Cattle Call

    Three piped-in senators. Rick Perry calling the moderator the wrong name. And no future President Trump. Monday night’s forum is a sad harbinger of an epically painful primary season.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • Stephen Colbert Recruits a Hungry Mitt Romney for New ‘Late Show’ Teasers (Video)

    Colbert previously hosted Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” on which he played a die-hard conservative. Romney secured the Republican party’s presidential nomination before losing to democrat Barack Obama in the 2012 general election.

    The Wrap
  • The Fox News GOP Debate Lineup Looks Pretty Set

    It may not even come down to the wire. We now know, in all likelihood, the 10 candidates who will be on stage for the first Republican debate of the 2016 primary season, hosted at 9 p.m. Eastern on Thursday by Fox News. The five most recent national live-interview polls put these candidates in the

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Biden's the dove and Hillary's the hawk on foreign policy

    If Vice President Joe Biden runs for president, his candidacy will surely expose a pair of vulnerabilities Hillary Clinton has largely been able to hide in her second run for the presidency: The former secretary of state is more hawkish than the Democratic base, and she was a leading advocate for…

    Vox.com