Elections

  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

    Associated Press
  • Memo to: Republican Candidates, Answer War on Women

    Some strategists suggest (they have for years) the key for Republican candidates is to downplay social issues in favor of economic arguments. Pocketbook appeals are great, but the premise — that social issues damage Republican candidates — is shaky at best. When Pew asked women voters to rank a…

    Mona Charen
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  • California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students

    By Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter…

    Reuters
  • Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

    DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to challenge him face to face.

    Associated Press
  • Can cute kids defeat Mitch McConnell?

    He's down in the polls and bleeding campaign staffers, but Kentucky Senate candidate Matt Bevin has a secret weapon in his arsenal to defeat Sen. Mitch McConnell in the upcoming GOP primary: some incredibly cute kids.

    The Week (RSS)
  • Libya starts voter registration for general elections

    By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya will start registering voters for general elections, officials said on Tuesday, in the first concrete step indicating a vote will take place later this year. In February, the Libyan parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), agreed to hold early…

    Reuters
  • Ex-army chief, leftist to run for Egyptian presidency

    By Maggie Fick and Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month's presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter, the committee organising the vote said on Sunday. The…

    Reuters
  • Udall ad attacks GOP's Gardner over abortion

    DENVER (AP) — Democratic Senator Mark Udall aired the first ad of his closely-watched re-election campaign on Tuesday, highlighting his challenger's opposition to abortion rights.

    Associated Press
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    Gov. Scott Unveils Spanish Campaign Ad & Website

    Governor Rick Scott is getting a head start with Hispanic voters with the launch of new television ads which address viewers in Spanish. The Governor has also launched a Spanish language website as he runs for re-election.

    CBS Local
  • Thai court gives PM more time in abuse of power case

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until early May to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, delaying a verdict that could see her removed from office. The charges relate…

    Reuters
  • Mauritania's presidential poll set for June 21

    The mostly desert nation of Mauritania will go to the polls to pick a new president on June 21, the official news agency said on Monday. "The electoral college is convened on Saturday June 21, 2014, and in the event of a second round, on Saturday July 5," the agency reported, citing a government…

    AFP
  • Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies

    Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and its longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday aged 84 after striving for decades to bring freedom to a nation under military dictatorship. He died in hospital in Yangon early Monday, National League for Democracy (NLD)…

    AFP
  • How to Influence Politics If You're Wealthy: A Five-Step Guide

    Napster founder Sean Parker has decided to get involved in politics, so, according to Politico, he's hiring people to guide donations to candidates. Contrast his plan with the rich, trust-fund kids that The New York Times reports got an invite to the White House to meet with senior officials. Have…

    The Atlantic Wire
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  • Supreme Court hears challenge to ban on 'false' campaign speech

    By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum voiced doubts on Tuesday about a state law that prohibits false statements during a political campaign. The Ohio law allows candidates and other citizens to file a complaint for allegedly false…

    Reuters
  • Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad's opponents

    By Alexander Dziadosz BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria announced on Monday a presidential election for June 3, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favor. Western and Gulf Arab countries that…

    Reuters
  • India's Modi condemns anti-Muslim remarks; colleagues remain defiant

    By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi on Tuesday distanced himself from colleagues on the Hindu far right, saying they must focus on development issues in the election campaign, rather than rail against minority Muslims and liberals. Modi, the prime…

    Reuters
  • Urban hero takes on establishment in Colombia presidential race

    By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) - Enrique Penalosa, a jovial economist who made Colombia's congested capital more tolerable when he was mayor in the 1990s, is bringing his urban smarts to the national scene, hoping to persuade voters he will bring peace and prosperity as…

    Reuters
  • UK's anti-EU party launches European election campaign amid racism row

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - UKIP, Britain's anti-EU party, launched its campaign for next month's European elections on Tuesday, fending off accusations from rival lawmakers that its pre-election posters were racist. With polls showing the UK Independence Party will come second ahead of…

    Reuters
  • Will a Supreme Court That Loves Campaign Spending Block Lying in Political Ads? It Shouldn't.

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case challenging an Ohio law that criminalizes lies in campaign ads — but don't misunderstand this as another step on the path toward unlocking campaign spending. 

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
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