Elections

  • Man kills self in Colorado after eating pot candies: coroner

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Oklahoma man committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at a Colorado ski resort after witnesses said he ate "a large amount" of marijuana-infused edibles, the local coroner said on Thursday. Luke Gregory Goodman died from a self-inflicted…

    Reuters
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Senators vote on amendments, score points

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is a place where hidebound tradition mixes with raw politics, sometimes with a touch of the absurd. Then there's the "vote-a-rama."

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • Largest Teachers Union Already Involved In 2016 Presidential Race

    The National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers union, has already jumped into the 2016 presidential race, even though only one major candidate has announced a campaign. NEA president Lily Eskelsen García told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that the union and its 3 million…

    Huffington Post
  • The political kingmaker nobody knows

    The founder of 5-hour Energy has become one of the biggest donors to state politics as his product comes under scrutiny.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Scott Walker shifts stance on immigration at private dinner

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible ...

    MarketWatch
  • Factbox: How Nigeria's elections should work in 2015

    Here are some details of how Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday will work. BIOMETRIC CARDS The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) registered 68.8 million voters, of whom 82 percent have picked up their voter cards. For the first time, Nigeria will use…

    Reuters
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Not a Serious Contender for President in 2016

    Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz officially announced his White House bid in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning, becoming the first candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential campaign."I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" Cruz tweeted with an embedded 30-second…

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  • ECOWAS urges Togo vote delay

    West African regional bloc ECOWAS has urged Togo to delay its presidential election over claims the voter register was flawed, its chairman said after talks in the country. ECOWAS chairman and Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said during a visit to Togo Tuesday it was unlikely the election…

    AFP
  • Conservatives Look To Unite Behind A Jeb Bush Alternative

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary…

    Huffington Post
  • Rand Paul Reverses Stance on Defense Spending by Trying to Increase It

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul revealed a new stance on defense spending when he introduced an amendment to the budget that would increase defense spending by $190 billion over the next two years. It is irresponsible and dangerous to continue to put America further into debt,” Paul said on the Senate floor.

    ABC News
  • Ivory Coast's coalition partners to merge after elections

    By Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The two main parties in Ivory Coast's ruling coalition will merge after elections later this year, aiming to consolidate support for President Alassane Ouattara, one of the party leaders said on Wednesday. Ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular…

    Reuters
  • UK's Cameron rejects charge he's become lame duck by nixing third term

    By Andrew Osborn and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron used his final debate in parliament before a tight national election to deny he had become a lame duck leader, emphasizing instead an economic record he hopes will overcome stagnant opinion polls.…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria election: Northern voters place hopes on native son

    These traits are ingrained into society's image of him from his days as Nigeria's head of state in the early 1980s. It has been almost three decades since he left office, and Mr. Buhari, now 72 years old and running for president of Nigeria in an election this weekend, is still remembered for his…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Mitt Romney Reveals Why He Isn’t Running for President in Face-Off With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

    Mitt Romney officially bowed out of the GOP race in January, and on Wednesday he revealed why he ended his presidential aspirations — to himself. Well, it was actually Jimmy Fallon pretending to be the former Republican candidate in a “Tonight Show” skit, but the resemblance was uncanny. When asked…

    The Wrap
  • An Open Letter to President Obama About Anti-Arab Racism in Israel

    Dear President Obama,Since Israel's Election Day, the White House has expressed its "deep concern" over a video message released by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he warned voters that the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel - a fifth of the state's population - were "coming out in…

    Huffington Post
  • Togo govt workers strike one month ahead of election

    Government workers in Togo went on strike for the second consecutive day on Tuesday over pay, a union official said, raising pressure on the government a month ahead of an election. "The movement will continue until Friday and we will see what happens next as the election campaign is due to begin…

    Reuters
  • Here are the odds of who will win in 2016

    Now that the first major candidate has made...

    Business Insider