Elections

  • Five-star RB plans to stay at Oklahoma

    Joe Mixon isn’t leaving the University of Oklahoma. Mixon was suspended from all football activities for a year Monday after the Cleveland County (Oklahoma) District Attorney’s office charged him with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury. The running back maintains his…

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  • Rick Perry's Mugshot Might Be A Money Maker

    Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) hopes to profit from his mugshot.The potential 2016 presidential candidate's newly created political action committee, RickPAC, is selling T-shirts emblazoned with his mugshot on the front. The back of the shirt features the mugshot of Travis County District Attorney…

    Huffington Post
  • Rand Paul Calls Hillary Clinton a 'War Hawk' in NBC Interview

    It looks like 2016 can't come soon enough for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) The increasingly likely presidential candidate lobbed an early salvo at Hillary Clinton in an NBC interview set to air Sunday, calling the presumptive favorite for the Democratic nomination a "war hawk." If you wanna see a…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Elizabeth Warren officially rejects the "Ready for Warren" 2016 activist group

    The group "Ready for Warren" has been hoping to recruit Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to be the great progressive candidate for president in 2016 — even with a name that imitates the far more organized "Ready for Hillary" committee. "This letter serves as a formal disavowal of the organization…

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  • [video] Opinion: California’s Republican Comeback?

    Former California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro highlights competitive races in the run-up to November's mid-term elections. Photo:

    MarketWatch
  • Rousseff, rivals change tack in Brazil's reshaped election

    By Brian Winter and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - When Brazil's notoriously private President Dilma Rousseff showed up in her kitchen cooking pasta in a campaign TV ad this week, it was one of the clearest signs yet that the country's October election is up for grabs. Rousseff and…

    Reuters
  • Could Maine Re-Elect Its Wingnut Guv?

    It didn’t take long for Republican Governor Paul LePage to start alienating his voters in Maine but he may be spared by a split in the electorate.

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  • The Perry Indictment: A Texas Farce

    The governor's only crime is partisanship. And Democrats are guilty of that, too

    BusinessWeek
  • Thai junta leader tells nation to move on from coup

    Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in an address to the nation a day after he was elected prime minister by a legislature he hand-picked, asked Thais not to dwell on the dramatic coup he led in May. "There is no point saying whether a coup is good or whether it is bad," Prayuth said in…

    Reuters
  • Here's WWE with the greatest poll ever: Where is Dean Ambrose right now?

    Today, that includes a poll running on the company website at WWE.com asking where you think Dean Ambrose is right now. The beauty of the Dean Ambrose character -- and we can't even be sure he's playing a character at this point and that's equally beautiful -- is that any one of those options is…

    SB Nation
  • Scott Brown gains on Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire poll

    Scott Brown gains on Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire Senate poll.

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  • Maine independent's campaign for governor boosted by ruling

    By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maine law unfairly limits the amount of money supporters can contribute to independent candidates, providing a boost to the campaign of Eliot Cutler in one of the country’s most hotly contended governor’s races. The…

    Reuters
  • Why Obama Is the Most Polarizing President Ever

    President Obama and members of Congress left for vacation this month with the expectation of relative calm before a resumption of political wrangling this fall over immigration reform and spending measures – and before a critical mid-term election campaign.  With so much going on, The Fiscal Times…

    The Fiscal Times
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    Paul Ryan pushes Mitt Romney to run for president in 2016

    Mitt Romney took the stage with his former running mate for the first time since their failed 2012 campaign. In an interview about his new book, Romney said that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president himself." Norah O'Donnell reports.

    CBS News
  • Indians keep their faith with Modi, best hope for economy: poll

    More than 70 percent of Indians are satisfied with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took office nearly three months ago, an opinion poll showed, seeing in him the best hope to put the economy back on track. The 'Mood of the Nation Poll' by India Today-Hansa Research stands…

    Reuters
  • Pakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's famed cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who has led a week of anti-government protests in the capital, resigned from parliament on Friday in its latest bid to drive Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power over alleged election fraud.

    Associated Press