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Elections

  • Sarah Palin's Bizarre Speech Gets Thanks -- From Democrats

    Shortly after declaring that she's "seriously interested" in running for president in 2016, Sarah Palin delivered a confusing speech that was panned by many, even some on the right. Speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Saturday, the former Alaska governor and one-time vice…

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  • Chris Christie Moves Closer to Presidential Candidacy

    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie has formed a new political action committee to enable him to raise money for a potential 2016 presidential bid. WSJ's Heather Haddon has more. Photo: Getty

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  • Greek vote is a rejection of failed plans, not austerity: UK's Osborne

    The Greek election result is not a defeat of austerity but a defeat of failed economic plans and should act as a reminder to Britain that it needs to stick to what it is doing, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party swept to victory…

    Reuters
  • Bookmaker-funded Ginola campaign could breach FIFA rules

    Even if David Ginola gains the nominations required by Thursday's deadline to stand against Sepp Blatter, his improbable bookmaker-funded campaign could be scuppered by FIFA's gambling rules. Ginola's campaign is being organized by stunt-prone Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which is paying the former…

    The Associated Press
  • Greece's Syriza on verge of outright majority in vote

    Greece's anti-austerity leftist party Syriza will easily win Sunday's election but may fall short of an absolute majority in parliament by as little as one seat, the first official projection of the vote showed. An official from Singular Logic, which processes the election results for the interior…

    Reuters
  • Inside Hillary Clinton's 2016 Plan

    Not only is she running, but we have a very good idea of what it will look like.Hillary Clinton is in the final stages of planning a presidential campaign that is likely to launch in early April, and has made decisions on most top posts, according to numerous Democrats in close contact with the…

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  • Anti-austerity Syriza poised for Greek election victory

    Radical anti-austerity party Syriza headed for a stunning victory in Greece's election Sunday, exit polls showed, putting it on a collision course with the EU over plans to rewrite the country's massive bailout deal. Syriza took between 36 and 38 percent of the vote, according to updated exit…

    AFP
  • Euro briefly sinks to 11-year low vs dollar after Greek vote

    The euro briefly sank to a new 11-year low against the dollar in early Asian trade Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's general elections. The dip comes after the euro fell to a fresh 11-year low of $1.1115 in New York on Friday, after the European Central Bank…

    AFP
  • Opponents weigh referendum on Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

    BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics are looking into a voter referendum, an effort that could jeopardize hopes of bringing the Summer Games to U.S. soil for the first time since 1996.

    Associated Press
  • Greek vote shows growing European backlash against austerity

    The election result in Greece reflects a growing European backlash against austerity policies. Across the continent, support is growing for parties and groups outside the mainstream like Syriza, which triumphed in Greece on Sunday after pledging to renegotiate the country's huge bailout agreements.

    Associated Press
  • Christie Launching PAC For Possible 2016 Run

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.Opening the political action committee allows Christie to begin to hire staffers, build the…

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  • Eyeing May re-election, UK's Cameron says voters 'deserve' tax cuts

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday voters deserved to be rewarded with tax cuts "after years of sacrifice," pledging to reduce taxes if he won a national election in May. Speaking less than four months before an election that is set to be the most closely-fought in modern British…

    Reuters
  • Zambia's new president Lungu pledges unity after tight vote

    Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu was sworn in Sunday, pledging to unite the country and rebuild the economy after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition. Lungu, the former defence minister from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), takes over the helm for the remainder of the late Michael…

    AFP
  • Factbox: How the Greek election works

    Greeks vote on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party. The anti-bailout party led by Alexis Tsipras is leading in the polls but it is unclear if it can win enough seats to govern without having to rely on one or more of the smaller parties. - A…

    Reuters
  • Tunisia lawmakers delay tight confidence vote on new govt

    The Tunisian parliament on Monday delayed what was expected to be a tight vote of confidence on the first government since landmark free elections held last year. MPs were to convene Tuesday to vote on prime minister designate Habib Essid's line-up, parliament said on its website, only to announce…

    AFP
  • Trio Of GOP Presidential Hopefuls Pan Romney 3.0, Talk Income Inequality

    WASHINGTON -- A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls serving in the U.S. Senate participated in a quasi-debate Sunday night, where they weighed in on Mitt Romney's renewed ambitions for the White House, income inequality and stagnant wages, among other topics.Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted…

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  • Greeks Head to the Polls for Parliamentary Elections

    Greek voters headed to the polls Sunday for parliamentary elections that will have repercussions for both Greece and the eurozone. Photo: Getty Images

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