Elections

  • Bainimarama proclaims victory in Fiji poll

    Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama declared himself the ethnically divided Pacific nation's new prime minister on Sunday and promised "genuine democracy" and to work for all Fijians. Although the final count from Wednesday's election has not been released, provisional results showed Bainimarama's Fiji…

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  • Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

    Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses. Biden, speaking at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee's women's leadership forum, said the 20th…

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  • Voters go to the polls in New Zealand election

    Voters in New Zealand began casting their ballots Saturday in a general election that has Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office. Polls indicate Key's center-right National Party is the most popular party, and Key is the front-runner to remain the country's leader. Key's closest…

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  • Fiji coup leader Bainimarama claims election victory

    By Morag MacKinnon PERTH Australia (Reuters) - Voreqe Bainimarama, the former naval officer who has twice seized power in Fiji via military coups, on Sunday claimed victory in the Pacific island nation’s first election following eight years of military rule. The 60-year-old strongman ruler, known…

    Reuters
  • Every Vote Counted in These Elections That Were Won (or Lost) by a Hair

    The battle for control of the Senate is a matter that will be decided by a relatively small swath of the electorate. Democrats currently have the majority, with a total of 53 Senators—there are 45 Republicans and two Independents. Republicans need six seats to take the helm of the Senate and move…

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  • Scots vote shows pitfalls, opportunities for EU referendum

    By Paul Taylor and Alastair Macdonald PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's vote against independence offers lessons for British politicians and their European partners faced with a referendum on whether to stay in the EU which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised for 2017. The fact that the…

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  • Christie Cleared in Bridgegate, But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

    Supporters of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrated on Thursday when the news broke that federal prosecutors have found no evidence he knew about a plot hatched by some of his staff to close off a town’s access to a major bridge in an act of political revenge. According to Kondik, being cleared…

    The Fiscal Times
  • How ISIS is helping the GOP

    The Washington Post's "Election Lab" political model now forecasts that Democrats have a 51-percent chance of retaining the Senate. It's pretty clear that the second, horrific beheading of an American journalist - Steven Sotloff - affected Americans in a way that altered their collective thinking…

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  • Italy's Northern League founder Bossi saddened by Scottish vote

    By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - The founder of Italy's pro-devolution, anti-immigrant Northern League expressed bitter disappointment at the result of the Scottish independence referendum and said voters had been intimidated by the media. Umberto Bossi, who created the movement for autonomy for…

    Reuters
  • Scotland says the UK is ‘better together’

    It’s official: the Scottish people have rejected independence. As results first started trickling in around 2:00am ET from each of Scotland’s 32 council areas, it quickly became clear that the “Better Together” campaign against independence would likely prevail. Notably, Edinburgh, the largest…

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  • An essential guide to the midterm elections

    None of those steps will alter the dynamics of a midterm election whose contours have been clear for a long time. Fundamental conditions favor the Republicans . The president's party nearly always loses ground in mid-term elections, and Obama's popularity has significantly eroded.

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  • A look at the charges in Rowland case

    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland was convicted Friday of all seven charges against him at his federal trial in New Haven. The charges:COUNT 1: FALSIFYING RECORDSRowland was convicted of drafting a phony contract for consulting work with an animal

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  • Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits after losing independence vote

    Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum. "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die," Salmond told reporters…

    Reuters
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    New Zealand's National Party marches back to power

    New Zealand's National party won 48.1 percent of the New Zealand vote, translating into 61 of 121 parliamentary seats and improving its performance from the 2011 election. Sarah Toms reports.

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  • Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal after long dispute

    Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday, ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the war-weary nation's history. The final vote count is also scheduled for release, after being delayed for last-minute talks to…

    AFP
  • How Long Can the GOP Hide the Crazy?

    I have to give the Republicans credit for one thing in this election cycle. They’ve been able to keep their crazies quiet. But the big question is: Will some GOP crazy talk seep out between now November 4? In the words of Sarah Palin, I’d have to say,

    The Daily Beast
  • Monica Wehby Fights To Keep Her Campaign Afloat

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year. Now that voters are paying closer attention,

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