Elections

  • Analysis: Clinton drama hangs over GOP lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily.

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  • [video] Opinion: Another ‘Wave’ Election for Conservatives?

    Editorial Page Editor Paul Gigot on the likelihood that the GOP will take back the Senate majority in November. Photo credit: Associated Press.

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  • Georgian prosecutors charge ex-president Saakashvili

    By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - The prosecutor's office in Georgia has filed criminal charges against former President Mikhail Saakashvili in what the opposition says is a political witch-hunt by the ex-Soviet republic's new leaders. Dozens of former officials, including a former prime…

    Reuters
  • The 5 States Most Likely to Legalize Pot Next

    The times, they are a-changin' for marijuana use as long-time prohibition laws risk going up in flames. TheStreet investigates the five states likely to change cannabis laws next.

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  • Americans really wish they elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

    Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid. Two years ago, Obama won re-election with about 51 percent of the vote.

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  • Kentucky Senate Race Is Still Up For Grabs, Poll Finds

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is nearly deadlocked with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a new Bluegrass Poll sponsored by several Kentucky media outlets.The poll gives McConnell 47 percent to Grimes' 45 percent among likely voters -- a difference that…

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  • Cameron vows to 'put British first' in battle for vote

    Britain's prime minister announced new measures to cut immigration on Tuesday in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from a general election. "We are making changes to put the British people first," David Cameron wrote in an editorial in The Telegraph newspaper. Cameron's…

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  • Leaked Memo Tells Senate Candidate To Spend 80 Percent Of Her Time Raising Money

    WASHINGTON -- A campaign strategy memo prepared for Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn last year and leaked online on Monday reveals far more than just the inner workings of one high-profile Senate campaign. Details in the memo illuminate the dominant role of fundraising in the…

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    Britain Cuts EU Migrants' Access To Welfare Payments

    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday set out new welfare rules to cut European migrants' access to social security payments, marking the latest in a string of British measures aimed at addressing voters' concerns over immigration. Writing in The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Cameron said…

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  • Take A Look Inside A Romney Family Vacation

    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann recently took a few of their 22 grandchildren on a vacation through the American West, a trip documented by Romney in a blog post on Medium."My Mom and Dad began the tradition, showing their grandchildren the majesty of our…

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  • Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy endorsed by parliament, ends year-long stalemate

    By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's parliament endorsed opposition leader Sam Rainsy as a lawmaker on Monday as part of a deal with long-term rival Prime Minister Hun Sen that both leaders hailed as an end to a year-long political crisis. Cambodia has been without an effective…

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  • The SEC Should Shine a Light on Dark Political Donations From Corporations

    Co-Authored with Liz Kennedy.Nate Silver has already dubbed the 2014 election as "the least important in years." But this year's midterms are still breaking records for at least one thing: Secret political spending.A historically unprecedented amount of dark money has already been spent to…

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  • Florida support for medical marijuana stays near 90 percent: poll

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is holding steady at 88 percent despite weeks of vigorous campaigning by opponents ahead of a November referendum on the issue, a poll released on Monday showed. The survey, conducted by Quinnipiac…

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    Corruption Trial Begins For Former Va. Governor, Wife

    Jury selection began on Monday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with the couple charged with selling political favors for a loan, gifts and vacations. McDonnell, a Republican once mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, and…

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  • GOP Candidate Joni Ernst Returns To Senate Race After National Guard Training

    URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.The seat has been occupied for 30 years…

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  • What a breakaway Scotland means for sterling

    Scotland has been joined together with England in the United Kingdom since 1707. Nonetheless for some time now many people in Scotland have been arguing that they should become an independent country again, ...

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  • New Spain opposition leader vows to get country 'back on track'

    The new leader of Spain's main opposition Socialist Party vowed Sunday during his inaugural speech to lead the party back to power and get the crisis-hit country "back on track". Pedro Sanchez, a 42-year-old economist who was virtually unknown only a few months ago, said Spain was "exasperated,…

    AFP
  • A Country Divided

    A just released CNN/ORC national poll indicates that if the 2012 presidential election were held today Governor Mitt Romney would beat President Barack Obama by a margin of 53% to 44%. But a slew of recent national polls show that three-quarters of all Americans disapprove of the job Congress is…

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  • A Majority Of Florida Voters Support Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    Florida residents don't just love medical marijuana, they support legalizing the recreational use of it, too. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, a whopping 88 percent of residents support legalized marijuana for medical use, with the number in favor reaching as high as 95…

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  • Ernst back from military training to Senate race

    URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.

    Associated Press
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