Elections

  • Former HP CEO Fiorina puts chances of presidential bid over 90 percent

    By Alina Selyukh and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said on Sunday the chances she would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 were "higher than 90 percent" and that she would announce her plans in late April to early May. Fiorina,…

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  • 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
  • David Cameron Rallies Party Before 'Knife Edge' Election

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party with a personal attack on his main rival.Cameron told a party rally that "this isn't any election. This is a high-stakes, high-risk election.""This is a…

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  • 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
  • Will Marijuana Be Covered by Your Insurance Plan?

    Support for marijuana is rapidly gaining steam, but could this changing tide of public opinion sway your insurer to eventually cover marijuana for medical purposes? The answer is more complicated than ...

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 $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
  • 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
  • Why Harry Reid’s Retirement Will Hurt Democrats In Nevada

    Sen. Harry Reid’s announcement Friday that he won’t seek re-election wasn’t a total surprise. Reid is 75 and recently suffered a severe eye injury, and his Democrats lost their majority in the Senate last year, reducing his role to minority leader. But will Reid’s decision make it harder for…

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  • Togo election postponed after concerns over voter roll

    Togo's presidential election has been postponed by 10 days to April 25, the communications minister announced, after calls for a delay over claims the voter register was flawed. "The presidential election will be held on April 25, 2015 and not April 15, the initial date," said a presidential decree…

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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