Elections

  • Britain votes in election which could define its future

    Polls opened Thursday in Britain's closest general election for decades -- but voters may have to wait days for a new government as politicians battle to take power. The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974 but could also push Britain closer to leaving…

    AFP28 mins ago
  • Pennsylvania's Fight Over Paid Sick Days Could Be The Presidential Campaign's Next Issue

    You’ve got a nasty head cold, or maybe your kid is home with the flu. If you’re a waitress and you call in sick, should the law forbid your employer from withholding your day's wages? A big debate over that question is taking place in Pennsylvania, pitting conservative state lawmakers in Harrisburg…

    Huffington Post
  • Former Connecticut mayor tries political comeback after prison term

    By Richard Weizel BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Reuters) - A former mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who served seven years in prison after being convicted of racketeering and bribery charges kicked off a campaign on Wednesday to win back the office he last held 12 years ago. Democrat Joseph Ganim had been…

    Reuters
  • Huckabee: Smart Enough to Win

    The 2016 Republican candidates run from the truly scary to the thoughtful. But, after all, we live in a democracy and voters will decide who is the nominee. That's the problem. The GOP primary voter is a red-meat, no compromise, rear-end-kicking, hard right-winger. The candidates in 2016 are being…

    Huffington Post
  • Some key terms in Britain election campaign

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich — and sometimes confusing — lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms:

    Associated Press
  • Poll Signals Good News For Scott Walker

    In a week where the number of official candidates in the GOP presidential race doubled, still-unannounced Scott Walker leads the pack in Iowa, according to a new poll.

    Huffington Post
  • How Reform Repubs Can Topple Hillary

    Republicans aren’t known for their hostility to big money in politics. But a reform Republican who harnesses grassroots hostility to crony capitalism could be perfectly positioned to take on Hillary Clinton.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • What New Hampshire voters are looking for in a candidate

    GOP strategist Frank Luntz gathered a group of Republican and independent voters to discuss former Gov. Mike Huckabee and what it will take to beat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton

    CBS News
  • If black Americans lived as long as whites, 1 million more would have voted in 2004

    In a new paper, four researchers look at a dramatic way US elections could be skewed — black Americans tend to die earlier than whites, so a disproportionate amount of them aren't around to vote. The researchers — Javier Rodriguez, Arline Geronimus, John Bound, and Danny Dorling — came to this…

    Vox.com
  • Send in the Clowns: A Theme Song for the Republican Party Primary

    The song, Send in the Clowns, written by Stephen Sondheim for the show A Little Night Music, is an appropriate theme for the Republican Party Primary. Surely many rational Republicans are thinking about it today as candidates keep tossing their hat into the ring to compete for their Party's…

    Huffington Post
  • Did Carly Fiorina read the FCC rules she’s railing against?

    Carly Fiorina is no fan of the"400 pages" of net neutrality rules. But it doesn't sound like she really knows what's in them.

    Fortune
  • Prosecutor tied to chokehold case wins NY special election

    NEW YORK (AP) — A district attorney connected to the case of an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer's chokehold was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.

    Associated Press
  • Finding credibility and trustworthiness

    In the United States, presidential candidates have once again officially announced their run for office. While it’s been known for a while that a true presidential campaign never really ceases, even during years of non-election, the question has risen this year concerning the credibility of…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Fight for next UK prime minister 'too close to call': bookmakers

    Bookmakers Ladbrokes say it is 'too close to call' whether Conservative leader David Cameron or Labour's Ed Miliband will be occupying 10 Downing Street after the British election. Duration: 00:59

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  • Hillary is the favorite among millionaire voters

    In a head-to-head runoff, Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election over GOP hopeful Jeb Bush, a CNBC Millionaire Survey reveals.

    CNBC
  • Think You Know Who Will Win The U.K. Election? Want To Bet?

    For U.K. voters, Thursday’s parliamentary election will determine who will govern them — setting the taxes they pay, the government services they get and who is allowed to immigrate into the country. For Ladbrokes PLC and its clients, the stakes are pounds and pence. The London-based betting…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Huckabee, TV-savvy ex-preacher, enters White House race

    Fox News personality Mike Huckabee threw his hat in the race for the US presidency Tuesday, joining a swelling crowd of contenders for the Republican nomination. The conservative Huckabee, a former Baptist minister who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican ticket seven years ago, announced at his…

    AFP
  • The Soft Corruption of Clinton, Inc. -- And How It Could Cost Democrats the Presidency

    No one has even come close in recent years to enriching themselves on the scale of the Clintons while they or a spouse continued to serve in public office. The ability of any other ex-politician, when a former president, or congressman, Republican or Democrat, to accumulate such large amount of…

    Huffington Post
  • If UK election inconclusive, calling another not an easy option

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's deputy prime minister has said Britons risk being called to the polls again before Christmas if Thursday's election does not produce a stable government, but calling a second election will not be an easy way out of a crisis. With one day to go, the…

    Reuters