Elections

  • Tanzania's main opposition coalition kicks off campaign

    A coalition of four main opposition parties in Tanzania launched their campaign for the October election on Saturday, vowing to end five decades of the ruling party's domination of the east African country's politics. Addressing a massive rally in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam, the…

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  • Black Lives Matter marches on Minnesota State Fair

    Several hundred protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday to bring attention to race issues ranging from policing to underrepresentation of minorities at one of the nation's biggest state fairs. "There's a cliche that Minnesota is nice to…

    Reuters
  • Here's When You Can Expect Primary Polls To Really Start Mattering

    The 2016 campaign already feels like it's been going on forever. But if one thing's been consistent over the past three presidential elections, it's that closely contested primaries don't tend to start shaking out until considerably later in the election cycle. As GOP strategist Patrick Ruffini…

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  • Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt

    Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters. ...

    Associated Press
  • Rubio calls Obama an appeaser on China, despite policy similarities

    Marco Rubio and Scott Walker, both mired in single digits in recent polling, will try to gain traction on foreign policy in dueling speeches Friday. Both will accuse the Obama administration of weakness in the face of threats, but they'll focus on different parts of the world to do it. Rubio's…

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  • The 1 Battle That Marijuana Users May Not Win

    Medical marijuana's reach has grown by leaps and bounds, but inside the workplace its usage is still considered taboo among employers.

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  • Top Jeb Fundraisers Leave After Low Poll Numbers

    Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned.

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  • Sarah Palin Promises Donald Trump Interview With No ‘Gotcha’ Questions About Bible

    Sarah Palin is interviewing Donald Trump. The former Alaska governor scored a one-on-one with the GOP presidential frontrunner which will air on One America News Network, a conservative news channel available on a limited number of cable TV systems. Palin took to social media to promote her…

    The Wrap
  • Graft probe taints Catalan separatists ahead of election

    An anti-corruption operation targeted Catalonia's ruling CDC party on Friday, tainting a separatist coalition that wants the wealthy region to secede from Spain if it wins a regional election next month. Police searched the headquarters of the party and of its CatDem Foundation in Barcelona as well…

    AFP
  • Black Box Voting: Voter Intimidation

    Hard to believe, but true. Voters are flat-out intimidated to come to the polls.During the 2014 midterms, incumbent Mitch McConnell sent out warnings to Kentucky voters that read: ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE. You are at risk of acting on fraudulent information that has been targeted for citizens…

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  • French Socialists see reason to hope with Greens in turmoil

    By Ingrid Melander LA ROCHELLE, France (Reuters) - French Socialists welcomed a decision by two senior Green lawmakers to split away and create a new movement to support them, saying on Friday it would strengthen the Left's hand in regional and presidential elections. The extra support could be key…

    Reuters
  • Former PM Tsipras' popularity tanks ahead of Greek elections

    Greece's former governing radical-left party is unlikely to win an outright majority in a crucial national election next month, and its lead over the opposition conservatives has narrowed, early opinion ...

    Associated Press
  • A Dangerous Shift Against Democracy in Tanzania

    Last Saturday, we in Tanzania kicked-off our official campaign season that will culminate in elections at the end of October. Twenty four million Tanzanians are registered to vote to elect a new President, Parliament, and local government Councilors. Unfortunately the day after, the government…

    Huffington Post
  • How Larry Lessig's presidential campaign changed the campaign reform agenda

    As you may have heard, Harvard law professor and activist Lawrence Lessig is, maybe, running for president, identifying as a "referendum candidate" on the single issue of political reform. There are lots of reasons to be dubious of Lessig's experimental political theory, many of them raised during…

    Vox.com
  • A surging presidential candidate is going to war with CNN over its debate rules

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina was perhaps the biggest winner of the first GOP debate...

    Business Insider
  • GOP candidate Trump to offer plan to overhaul US tax code

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code." He's been hinting at such a plan ...

    Associated Press
  • Turkey PM to form cabinet ahead of November polls

    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will on Friday submit for presidential approval a list detailing the provisional cabinet which will run Turkey until new elections in November. The meeting between Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take place at 1530 GMT, a press aide from premier's…

    AFP
  • Gun control debate resumes after live-television shooting

    As a Virginia town recovers from the on-air shooting of two television journalists by a former station employee earlier this week, and as tributes to the two journalists flow in from around the country, politicians are weighing in on new calls for gun control reforms. Alison Parker and Adam Ward –…

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