Elections

  • Conservatives' lead down in Opinium poll

    The Conservatives' lead over Labour has dropped to one percent in the latest weekly poll by Opinium, which appeared in The Observer newspaper Sunday. The survey put the Conservatives down two points on 34 percent, just ahead of Labour who were unchanged on 33 percent, as the campaign for the May 7…

    AFP
  • Jim Harbaugh finishes fourth in Michigan Student Government president election

    Jim Harbaugh's popularity on the Michigan campus since taking over as the head football coach has been well documented. Jim Harbaugh and Jabrill Peppers, Jim Harbaugh and His Khakis and Jim Harbaugh and Jesus Shuttlesworth all received write-in votes as well.

    SB Nation
  • Congo Republic president says expects referendum over third term

    By Aaron Ross BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - The President of Congo Republic, Denis Sassou Nguesso, said on Friday he expected a referendum on a change to the constitution that would allow him to stand next year for a third term at the helm of the oil-producing nation. Sassou Nguesso has ruled the central…

    Reuters
  • Labour to cap private profits in NHS

    A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband says as he launches the party's election campaign.

    BBC News
  • Nevada GOP Moves To Limit Early Voting On Sundays, Weeknight Evenings

    A Nevada state Senate committee has introduced legislation that would eliminate early voting on Sundays and restrict counties' abilities to set their own voting hours, in the latest move to reshape how elections are held in the state. Senate Bill 433 was introduced on Monday by the Nevada Senate…

    Huffington Post
  • The Senate's Surprising Support for Paid Sick Leave and Gay Marriage

    The Senate on Thursday night returned to one of its odder occasional traditions: a round-the-clock session in which a legislative body full of lawmakers in their 60s and 70s stays up all night to vote on budget amendments. The end result was that shortly before 3:30 a.m. Friday, the Republican…

    The Atlantic
  • Harry Reid Will Not Run for Re-Election

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday that he will not seek re-election in 2016. Photo: YouTube/Nevada Senator Harry Reid

    MarketWatch
  • Nigeria's high-stakes presidential elections: a very basic guide

    Nigerians are voting in a presidential election today. President Goodluck Jonathan, in office since 2010, is running for a second four-year term against Muhammadu Buhari, a former military dictator. Elections in Nigeria can be plagued by rampant vote-buying as well as the use of political thugs to…

    Vox.com
  • Kenya to hold interviews for new central bank governor in April

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya has short-listed five candidates for the post of central bank governor and will interview them next month, the Public Service Commission said. The successful candidate will replace Njuguna Ndung'u, whose term ended earlier this month after eight years in office. Those…

    Reuters
  • UK's Cameron launches re-election campaign with health vow

    British Prime Minister David Cameron kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday for May's tight poll by echoing his main rival with a new promise to improve the state-run National Health Service (NHS). Cameron's centre-right Conservatives are neck-and-neck in opinion polls with the main…

    AFP
  • The $50 million vanity project

    A lot of people want to be President, but it won’t come cheap. Here, our breakdown of the cost just to launch a 2016 campaign.

    Fortune
  • UK opposition leader kicks off election campaign

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition leader launched the Labour Party's campaign for the May 7 election on Friday, bringing supporters to the top of a tower with a commanding view to offer a vision for the future.

    Associated Press
  • Delayed results show opposition conservatives win El Salvador vote

    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's main conservative opposition party narrowly won the most seats in legislative elections earlier this month, electoral authorities said on Friday, a result which could force the ruling leftist government to seek a middle ground with the newly elected lawmakers.…

    Reuters
  • The 5 Biggest Obstacles Facing Medical Marijuana

    Marijuana's current momentum is undeniable, but medical marijuana's expansion could eventually be slowed or halted due to these five huge obstacles.

    Motley Fool
  • Report: Duckworth To Run For GOP-Held Senate Seat

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) will announce a 2016 Senate bid come Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday afternoon. Duckworth's campaign did not immediately respond to The Huffington Post's request for comment. Just a day earlier the paper obtained a fundraising letter from…

    Huffington Post
  • New Tactics for Getting Out the Vote in Nigeria

    Elections in Nigeria have typically been won through rigging and intimidation. But when Nigerians head to the polls on Saturday, it may be because of campaign workers hitting the streets — not corruption....

    MarketWatch
  • Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill seven as Nigerians vote

    At least seven people were killed in separate attacks in the northeast Nigerian state of Gombe on Saturday as the country held presidential elections, with suspected Boko Haram gunmen opening fire on voters at polling stations. The first attacks happened in the neighbouring villages of Birin Bolawa…

    AFP
  • Schumer’s road to the top greased by donations to colleagues

    Generous contributions from Sen. Charles Schumer to Senate colleagues give him edge in leadership race

    Center for Public Integrity