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  • Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the ...

    Associated Press
  • Former UK PM Brown sets aside feud to try to keep Scotland in UK

    Former British prime minister Gordon Brown will set aside a long-running feud on Wednesday to make his first public appearance with Alistair Darling, the leader of the campaign to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom. With three weeks to go before a historic independence referendum on Sept. 18,…

    Reuters
  • Mitterlehner to lead Austria's OVP after finance minister Spindelegger quits

    * Economy Minister Mitterlehner gets party leader post VIENNA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Austria's conservative People's Party (OVP), a partner in the ruling coalition, chose Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner as its leader on Tuesday after OVP chief and Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger abruptly…

    Reuters
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: It's Time to Crown the Hottest Trainer in SF

    It's Blake Harrison versus Erica Stenz in the final round. Blake's photo by Scott Marrs. Erica's photo by Jeff Tse. The votes were cast and the finalists have been selected. Now it's...

    Racked San Francisco
  • Mozambique ceasefire a beginning, not the end, say analysts

    Mozambique rebel movement Renamo's agreement to a ceasefire is seen as aimed at keeping its political aspirations alive ahead of national and presidential elections on October 15. Renamo became the main opposition in the country’s parliament, but support for its leader, Afonso Dhlakama, waned in…

    AFP
  • Karl Rove Is Attacking Democrats From the Left

    Rove's Crossroads GPS ads are attacking Democratic senators Kay Hagan and Mark Pryor for taking a moderate line on entitlement spending

    BusinessWeek
  • UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Reiterates On Pinnacle West Capital Ahead Of Primary Elections

    In a report published Tuesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Rajeev Lalwani reiterated an Equal-Weight rating on Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE: PNW ), and raised the price target from $56.00 to $58.00. In the report, ...

    Benzinga
  • Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats In Tough Races So Far

    WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely sticking with the Democrats as they dole out funds from their political action committees.A review of Federal Election Commission records by The…

    Huffington Post
  • Austrian finance minister quits in tax reform row

    By Michael Shields and Angelika Gruber VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger unexpectedly quit all his political posts on Tuesday, citing lack of support from his conservative People's Party (OVP) in a row over tax reform. Spindelegger also stepped…

    Reuters
  • Representative DesJarlais wins Tennessee primary by 38 votes

    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A challenger to scandal-plagued U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais on Monday conceded the Republican primary election in Tennessee, giving the physician a shot at a third term by 38 votes. DesJarlais and Jim Tracy, a state senator, both had declared…

    Reuters
  • Petrobras Volatility: Up Nearly 5%

    Shares of Brazil's oil exploration and refining giant Petroleo Brasiliero moved higher Monday, continuing a recent see-saw. Shares of the primary U.S.-traded shares of Petrobras (PBR) are up 4.8% today to $18.02, on the heels of a 3% decline Friday. From its unadjusted low of $10.27 reached on…

    Barrons.com
  • The Christie-Giuliani Connections

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shares a lot in common with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, notably political aides, fundraisers and donors.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Ukraine's President Clears Way For New Elections

    KIEV, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday to dissolve parliament, he said on a Twitter post, paving the way for a new election."I have decided to prematurely end the authority of parliament," he wrote.Under the law, the election must be held within 60…

    Huffington Post
  • [video] Opinion: Stop the Presses! Scott Walker Fundraises.

    Editorial Page Editor Paul Gigot on the media outrage over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s fundraising campaign. Photo credit: Getty Images.

    MarketWatch
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: Does Hating Congress Lead To Higher Turnout?

    Gallup finds that turnout correlates with congressional approval, based on just six elections. Daily Kos launches another poll based Senate forecast. And Nate Silver highlights the continuing accuracy of statewide Senate and Governor election polls despite the major challenges roiling the polling…

    Huffington Post
  • Political TV ads will soon know who you are

    Like it or not, another US election is almost upon us -- and this time around, the incessant political advertising may cut a little too close to home. Both Democrats and Republicans are using a new TV ...

    Engadget
  • Rick Perry: I'm Big In New Hampshire

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes the voters...

    Business Insider
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    Afghanistan Election Fraud Patrol Derailed

    Observers representing Abdullah Abdullah's presidential campaign failed to show up to take part in a United Nations-supervised audit, which is supposed to sift out fraudulent votes from Afghanistan's June runoff election. WSJ's Nathan Hodge joins Simon Constable on the News Hub with the story.…

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