Elections

  • Sarah Palin Calls Out Tina Fey Again

    Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hasn't forgotten the way Tina Fey impersonated her on "Saturday Night Live."Shortly after Palin was selected as Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's running mate during the 2008 presidential election, Fey debuted her impression of the…

    Huffington Post
  • 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.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • Brazil Socialists pick new candidate, target Rousseff

    Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week. Campos's death has radically transformed the outlook for the October vote,…

    AFP
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive

    The North Carolina Senate race is close. Gallup finds a racial gap in views of the police. And four political scientists argue that presidential poll swings are largely the artifacts of who chooses to respond to surveys. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, August 20, 2014.FIRST SUFFOLK/USA TODAY…

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  • 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
  • Romney’s Political Stock Continues to Rise in Muddled GOP Field

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was smiling for his police booking mug shot in Austin on Tuesday. In a similar vein, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is still saddled with the fallout from last December’s “Bridgegate” scandal and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is enmeshed in complex allegations of…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Would the Chance at a Cash Prize Get More People to Vote?

    When the 2012 Los Angeles mayoral election rolled around, about 23 percent of registered voters showed up, down from 37 percent in 2001. Some district elections later saw turnout rates of as little as 15 percent—numbers that Los Angeles’s City Council president, Herb Wesson, called “abysmal” and…

    The Atlantic
  • Class warfare with a twist in Iowa Senate race

    Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst, vying for a crucial Senate seat in Iowa, are scrambling terms of engagement in the politics of class.

    CNBC
  • Nigeria former anti-graft tsar defects to scandal-hit, ruling PDP

    Nigeria's former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu has defected to the ruling People's Democratic Party to contest a state election, in a filip for President Goodluck Jonathan, whose PDP has been reeling from high profile corruption scandals. Analysts said his move was a big blow to the opposition…

    Reuters
  • Swedish opposition widens lead in opinion poll ahead of Sept elections

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left opposition parties' lead over the governing coalition has increased and the Social Democrats, Green and Left parties would get 50.4 percent of votes if an election were held now, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. The Ipsos poll, published by daily paper…

    Reuters
  • Alaska oil tax supporters fending off repeal efforts

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska voters looked on track to narrowly uphold a new law that cuts taxes on oil production and is worth up to $1 billion a year to companies such as ConocoPhillips , BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp . With 80 percent of voting precincts reporting results in…

    Reuters
  • New wave of conservatives vie for U.S. House seats

    (Reuters) - Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates. Here are some of the most notable departures and the candidates vying to replace them: ALABAMA - Spencer…

    Reuters
  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.

    Associated Press
  • Dan Sullivan Wins Republican Senate Primary in Alaska

    Dan Sullivan, the former Alaska Attorney General and commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, won the Alaska Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday and will challenge Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) for his seat in November.Sullivan defeated his Republican opponents, Lt. Gov. Mead…

    Huffington Post
  • Paul Ryan: I'd love to see Mitt Romney run again

    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC Wednesday that he'd "love to see" Mitt Romney run for president again.

    CNBC
  • Sen. Mike Enzi Wins Republican Senate Primary In Wyoming

    Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) prevailed over four primary challengers on Tuesday night, setting him up to face the Democratic nominee in November as he runs for his fourth term. If he wins re-election in November, he will be the state's second longest-serving senator.Enzi defeated Bryan Miller, an Air…

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  • HUFFPOLLSTER: Will The Polls Get It Right In Alaska?

    Alaska holds this year's last competitive GOP primary. Will the polls accurately forecast the winner? And USA Today teams with Suffolk University to conduct statewide polls in 2014. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, August 19, 2014.ALASKA AND WYOMING GO TO THE POLLS - Samantha Lachman: "As the…

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  • Sullivan claims victory in Alaska's U.S. Republican Senate primary

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Mainstream Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory early on Wednesday in Alaska's three-way primary race ahead of a November election seen as critical to the party's bid to regain control of the U.S. Unofficial results showed Sullivan all but certain to face…

    Reuters