Elections

  • Sarah Palin Calls Out Tina Fey Again

    Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hasn't forgotten the way Tina Fey impersonated her on "Saturday Night Live."Shortly after Palin was selected as Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's running mate during the 2008 presidential election, Fey debuted her impression of the…

    Huffington Post
  • With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly.

    Associated Press
  • The Perry Indictment: A Texas Farce

    The governor's only crime is partisanship. And Democrats are guilty of that, too

    BusinessWeek
  • Rousseff, rivals change tack in Brazil's reshaped election

    By Brian Winter and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - When Brazil's notoriously private President Dilma Rousseff showed up in her kitchen cooking pasta in a campaign TV ad this week, it was one of the clearest signs yet that the country's October election is up for grabs. Rousseff and…

    Reuters
  • Could Maine Re-Elect Its Wingnut Guv?

    It didn’t take long for Republican Governor Paul LePage to start alienating his voters in Maine but he may be spared by a split in the electorate.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive

    The North Carolina Senate race is close. Gallup finds a racial gap in views of the police. And four political scientists argue that presidential poll swings are largely the artifacts of who chooses to respond to surveys. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, August 20, 2014.FIRST SUFFOLK/USA TODAY…

    Huffington Post
  • Marijuana in Maine: Cities to Vote For Recreational Use in November Elections

    South Portland Maine residents will join residents in Oregon and Alaska when they vote on the issue of legalizing recreational use in November.

    TheStreet.com
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    Rauner appeals for term limits proposal on November ballot

    Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, is making a last-minute appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, trying to get his term limits proposal on the November ballot.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Alaska voters narrowly backing tax cut for oil industry

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaskan voters appear to have narrowly upheld a new law that cut taxes on oil production and is worth up to $1 billion a year for companies such as ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp, according to results available on Wednesday. With 98 percent of…

    Reuters
  • Republicans See Senate Chances Bolstered By Primary Results

    By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to help them win control of the U.S. Senate could have another asset this year - stronger candidates who are less likely to say embarrassing things. As the months-long…

    Huffington Post
  • Romney’s Political Stock Continues to Rise in Muddled GOP Field

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was smiling for his police booking mug shot in Austin on Tuesday. In a similar vein, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is still saddled with the fallout from last December’s “Bridgegate” scandal and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is enmeshed in complex allegations of…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Class warfare with a twist in Iowa Senate race

    Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst, vying for a crucial Senate seat in Iowa, are scrambling terms of engagement in the politics of class.

    CNBC
  • Would the Chance at a Cash Prize Get More People to Vote?

    When the 2012 Los Angeles mayoral election rolled around, about 23 percent of registered voters showed up, down from 37 percent in 2001. Some district elections later saw turnout rates of as little as 15 percent—numbers that Los Angeles’s City Council president, Herb Wesson, called “abysmal” and…

    The Atlantic
  • Paul Ryan: I'd love to see Mitt Romney run again

    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC Wednesday that he'd "love to see" Mitt Romney run for president again.

    CNBC
  • Sullivan claims victory in Alaska's U.S. Republican Senate primary

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Mainstream Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory early on Wednesday in Alaska's three-way primary race ahead of a November election seen as critical to the party's bid to regain control of the U.S. Unofficial results showed Sullivan all but certain to face…

    Reuters
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    Rep. Ryan: I would love to see Mitt run again

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discusses the possibility of Mitt Romney making another run for president and what needs to be done to get the country "back on track."

    CNBC Videos
  • Here's WWE with the greatest poll ever: Where is Dean Ambrose right now?

    Today, that includes a poll running on the company website at WWE.com asking where you think Dean Ambrose is right now. The beauty of the Dean Ambrose character -- and we can't even be sure he's playing a character at this point and that's equally beautiful -- is that any one of those options is…

    SB Nation
  • India's Gandhi family is a dynasty on the rocks

    India’s most powerful political dynasty, the Nehru-Gandhi family, is at its nadir after a historic trouncing in this spring’s national election. On Tuesday, the Gandhi-family led Congress Party was denied its request to lead the opposition in parliament, since the party couldn’t muster the minimum…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Brazil Socialists pick new candidate, target Rousseff

    Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week. Campos's death has radically transformed the outlook for the October vote,…

    AFP
  • Grassroots leader Marina Silva angles for Brazil's mainstream

    By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters and business leaders.     Silva…

    Reuters