Elections

  • [video] Steve LaTourette on Supporting 'Mainstream' Republicans

    With the midterm elections coming in November, Steve LaTourette, president of the Republican Main Street Partnership explains why he is supportive of 'mainstream' Republicans and critical of what he calls ...

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  • Romania's leftist PM launches candidacy in presidential election

    By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's ruling leftist alliance endorsed Prime Minister Victor Ponta's candidacy in a Nov. 2 presidential election on Tuesday, with opinion polls showing him leading but not by enough to avoid a runoff ballot. Ponta, 41, the leader of the leftist Social…

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  • Will Carly Fiorina run for president?

    Carly v. Hillary? It may happen in 2016. Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who lost her 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, may be exploring a run for president, reports U.S. News ...

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  • Afghan president's cousin killed by suicide bomber

    Afghanistan's outgoing president, Hamid Karzai, lost a cousin, Hashmat Khalil Karzai, to a suicide bombing on Tuesday. The late Karzai was a "staunch supporter of the president," the Associated Press reports, and he was involved in the country's campaign to select Hamid Karzai's successor. The AP…

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  • Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people are expected to attend public hearings this week in a handful of cities across the U.S. to tell federal regulators what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants.

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  • The Romneys Took a Summer Vacation And It Was Amazing

    He’s reportedly worth around $250 million, so you might think Mitt Romney would opt for an opulent, luxurious vacation now that he’s out of the spotlight. Instead, the former presidential nominee, his wife, Ann, and five of their grandkids roughed it out in the “American...

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  • Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

    Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. And yet Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is talking about the bank on the campaign trail, portraying ...

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  • GOP Candidate Joni Ernst Returns To Senate Race After National Guard Training

    URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.The seat has been occupied for 30 years…

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  • Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials

    A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result. Hashmat Karzai was a campaign manager in Kandahar for Ashraf Ghani, one of the…

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    Israel must be ready for long Gaza campaign: Netanyahu

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday Israelis must be ready for a long military campaign in Gaza during a televised presser with military leaders. Duration: 00:55

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  • Georgian prosecutors charge ex-president Saakashvili

    By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - The prosecutor's office in Georgia has filed criminal charges against former President Mikhail Saakashvili in what the opposition says is a political witch-hunt by the ex-Soviet republic's new leaders. Dozens of former officials, including a former prime…

    Reuters
  • [video] Opinion: Another ‘Wave’ Election for Conservatives?

    Editorial Page Editor Paul Gigot on the likelihood that the GOP will take back the Senate majority in November. Photo credit: Associated Press.

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  • Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily.

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  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

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  • The 5 States Most Likely to Legalize Pot Next

    The times, they are a-changin' for marijuana use as long-time prohibition laws risk going up in flames. TheStreet investigates the five states likely to change cannabis laws next.

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    Britain Cuts EU Migrants' Access To Welfare Payments

    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday set out new welfare rules to cut European migrants' access to social security payments, marking the latest in a string of British measures aimed at addressing voters' concerns over immigration. Writing in The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Cameron said…

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  • In Kansas, a Democrat makes hay on Brownback's budget woes

    By Carey Gillam OVERLAND PARK Kan. (Reuters) - Paul Davis has emerged as the potential wrecker of red state politics. The 42-year-old Democratic nominee for governor in Kansas, one of the nation's reddest states, was a long shot when he announced his candidacy. Nearly a year later his moderate…

    Reuters
  • Kentucky Senate Race Is Still Up For Grabs, Poll Finds

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is nearly deadlocked with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a new Bluegrass Poll sponsored by several Kentucky media outlets.The poll gives McConnell 47 percent to Grimes' 45 percent among likely voters -- a difference that…

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  • Cameron vows to 'put British first' in battle for vote

    Britain's prime minister announced new measures to cut immigration on Tuesday in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from a general election. "We are making changes to put the British people first," David Cameron wrote in an editorial in The Telegraph newspaper. Cameron's…

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  • The SEC Should Shine a Light on Dark Political Donations From Corporations

    Co-Authored with Liz Kennedy.Nate Silver has already dubbed the 2014 election as "the least important in years." But this year's midterms are still breaking records for at least one thing: Secret political spending.A historically unprecedented amount of dark money has already been spent to…

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    A new website makes it easy for anyone to search through anyone's records online. It's as simple as typing in a name and picking a state.

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