Elections

  • Indonesia's constitutional court ready to take on election result challenge

    By Fransiska Nangoy and Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's top court is prepared to hear a case challenging the result of this month's presidential election, well aware that its reputation is on the line after its top judge was jailed for corruption, his successor said. The losing…

    Reuters
  • Biden to Urban League: U.S. ready for new jobs

    Infrastructure jobs and training are on the White House agenda to fuel growth, he said.

    USA TODAY
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  • Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

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    David Perdue Wins Georgia GOP Senate Runoff

    Businessman David Perdue defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. (July 23)

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  • Italy PM Renzi's reform plans hit resistance in Senate

    By Roberto Landucci ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to slash the powers of Italy's Senate, a key element of his reform agenda, have run into trouble, with opposition politicians submitting nearly 8,000 amendments to delay its approval. The plans to reduce the upper house Senate…

    Reuters
  • The Secret to That Potato-Salad Kickstarter Campaign's Success

    The most common account is that the guy who just wanted to make potato salad—"Basically I'm just making potato salad. I was unable to scrape the endless data on social media, so I looked at a small sample of comments that appeared on a Facebook share of when the campaign had hit $23,000.

    The Atlantic
  • Kurdish Fouad Massoum Elected New President of Iraq

    Congratulations to Kurdish candidate and veteran politician Fuad Massoum who has just been voted in as Iraq's president. "Everyone likes him,” Abbas al-Bayati, a Shiite lawmaker, told The New York Times.  “He is a moderate man and was agreed to by everyone,” adding that the 76-year-old is “a man…

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  • The SEC should shine a light on dark political donations from corporations

    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 influence the outcome of the…

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  • Cook Islands prime minister wins second term

    Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna has won a second term in the small Pacific nation, although the main opposition party said it planned to challenge the results. Preliminary returns in the July 9 poll showed Puna in danger of losing his own seat but a late surge in support from postal ballots…

    AFP
  • Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training

    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities. Biden spoke at the National Urban League ...

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  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point ...

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    Brazil's Rousseff Has 38 Percent Voter Support: IBOPE Poll

    A new poll by the IBOPE polling institute showed on Tuesday, President Dilma Rousseff has 38 percent of voter support ahead of her October re-election bid and would win a second-round runoff. Her main challenger, Aecio Neves, has the backing of 22 percent of potential voters while Eduardo Campos…

    Wochit
  • Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates — including postponing next month's primary — in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.

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  • Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot

    Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot. The measure would allow adults ...

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  • Libertarians sue New Hampshire over alleged suppression of third parties

    The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Libertarian Party to contest New Hampshire's HB 1542, a new state law that restricts the time candidates have to get their names on the ballot. The law stipulates that third-party candidates who want to get their…

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  • In Brazil, Dilma Presidency In Trouble

    Brazil's president could be a one-termer unless she can remind the poor north how well it's don under her party's 12 year rule.

    Forbes
  • Kosovo court suspends vote on parliament speaker, crisis deepens

    By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's constitutional court suspended the appointment of the speaker of parliament on Wednesday, deepening a political crisis over who gets to rule the impoverished Balkan country for the next four years. Kosovo is locked in a battle between political parties…

    Reuters
  • Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.

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  • Commonwealth Games forces truce in Scotland's UK debate

    As the Commonwealth Games kicked off in Glasgow on Wednesday, the chief protagonists in Scotland's independence debate called an unofficial ceasefire, as voters said they would not be swayed by attempts to exploit the event for political ends. Scotland goes to the polls on September 18 to decide…

    AFP
  • Ex-general to challenge Indonesian election defeat

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court, his campaign said Wednesday, a move that is likely to prolong the political uncertainty in the country's transition to democracy.

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