• Fresh Clashes Break Out in Pakistan

    Fresh clashes between antigovernment protesters and police broke out in the Pakistani capital's government quarter, a day after the military warned the administration of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against ...

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  • 5 Ways the Midterms Will Shape the Clean Energy and Climate Future

    Now that Labor Day is behind us, the campaign season is about to heat up in earnest. Candidates, strategists, and pundits will vie for the spotlight from now until November 4. Yet try as they might, midterms never garner as much attention as presidential cycles.This year's election, though, matters…

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  • Guantanamo detainee transfer to Uruguay unlikely before vote - official

    President José Mujica earlier this year accepted a request to take half a dozen inmates from the center used to imprison people detained after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, but at least one poll showed the move to be unpopular among Uruguayans. "I don't believe the process will…

  • President Obama: 'Every Gray Hair Is Worth It'

    Fired up and in campaign form, President Obama delivered what appeared to be a pre-midterm stump speech on Monday to labor activists in Wisconsin, the state that became the labor movement’s political epicenter in 2011. “Every gray hair is worth it,� he told the crowd,...

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  • British government says it has no contingency plans for possible Scottish breakaway

    The British government said on Monday it was not drawing up contingency plans for a surprise vote in favour of Scottish independence, less than three weeks before Scotland holds a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom. Voters in Scotland will decide on Sept. 18 whether they want to form…

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    Betty Yee brings controller campaign to opponent's home turf

    Former Fresno Mayor Karen Humphrey introduced Betty Yee, saying she is the most qualified candidate in the race for State Controller.

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  • Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.

    Associated Press
  • [video] Occupy Central: Hong Kong wants election fair play

    Edward Chin, Organizer of Financial Professionals for Occupy Central, says the campaign is intended as a last resort if Beijing fails to return the rule of fair play to Hong Kong's elections.

  • How Political Attack Ads and Reality Shows Are Pulling Your People Down

    Even though the midterm elections are months away, I’ve already maxed-out on the amount of negative political ads my mind can tolerate without imploding. The rough and tumble game of political campaigning has always involved an element of truth-twisting, scandal-mongering, and mudslinging. However,…

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  • Texas voter ID law heads to trial in U.S. court

    The trial heard by District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos is expected to last two weeks with a decision handed down before the Nov. 4 congressional election. State Republican leaders have said the law aims to prevent fraud at the ballot box and that there is no evidence to show that the law is…

  • How political science conquered Washington

    Perhaps the single best thing that's happened to political journalism in the time I've been doing it is the rise of political science. In 2005, when I came to Washington, knowing political science wasn't a legitimate form of knowing about politics, or at least it wasn't presented as one to young…
  • Greatest Heel Tournament Elite Eight: (1) Vince McMahon vs. (3) Jake Roberts

    The Elite Eight round of the Cageside Seats Greatest Heel Tournament kicks off today with a match-up pitting number one seed, Vince McMahon, against number three seed, Jake Roberts.

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    Brazil's Silva Looks Presidential, But Not A Shoo-in

    Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October, but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over…

  • Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor' Crist

    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion, it may be payback time.…

  • Scottish opinion poll knocks the British pound

    LONDON (AP) — The British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote.

    Associated Press
  • Abdullah takes Afghan election to brink of collapse

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was locked in last-chance talks with the United Nations on Tuesday as a deal to resolve the country's damaging election dispute edged closer to failure. Abdullah alleges that ballot-rigging denied him victory over Ashraf Ghani in the June 14 election…

  • The Three Hottest Issues Dominating the Midterm Elections

    In a new campaign ad last week, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) claimed credit for lifting the Obama administration’s moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill – a move that she boasts has created jobs for Louisiana residents.  The embattled Senate…

    The Fiscal Times