Elections

  • 'I Can't Breathe' Super PAC Formed To Honor Eric Garner

    Eric Garner’s dying words are now the name of a federal super PAC.The “I Can’t Breathe PAC” received the Federal Election Commission’s stamp of approval this week after New Yorker Tarik Mohamed, a visual communications strategist for Outfront Media and a volunteer for Barack Obama's 2012…

    Huffington Post
  • What’s The Most Common Street Name In America?

    Dear readers, This week’s “Dear Mona” comes with a short preamble because it’s kind of a weird one: Normally, I check the inbox for questions before I start looking for answers. This week though, things happened a bit differently. I found a chart titled “The 50 Most Popular Street Names In The…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • 'I Can't Breathe' now a federal super PAC

    A New York activist wants to honor Eric Garner, who died in police custody, though a new political committee.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • What Sibling Research Can Teach Us About Jeb Bush and a 2016 Presidential Run

    Irrespective of the politics of presidential elections, as a sibling researcher, I am elated with the prospect of a brother of a former president "actively exploring" a presidential run in 2016. The Hollywood-made script of an introspective younger brother seeking to match the surprise success of…

    Huffington Post
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    Jack Oliver on '16: Republican Needs $100 Million in '15

    Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The GOP campaign vet tells Mark and John that to compete with Hillary Clinton, the Republican candidate for president will need to raise between $50 million and $100 million by the end of next year. (Source: Bloomberg)

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  • Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday he had been offered a bribe worth up to 3 million euros ($3.68 million) to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president, in the latest twist in the bailed-out country's fraught presidential vote.

    Associated Press
  • EOB Hall of Fame roundtable: Significance of the first ballot

    We -- your three loyal and abiding Eye On Baseball writers -- are discussing the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame candidates for the next three weeks. Today's topic: Does the first ballot hold any sort of special significance? Where do you stand on the idea of the "first ballot" being the most…

    CBS Sports
  • Referendum sought in Italy about use of the euro

    An opposition party in Italy is conducting a petition drive for a referendum that would ask citizens if they want to keep the euro as the country's currency. The 5-Star Movement, led by comic Beppe Grillo, ...

    Associated Press
  • Australian PM urged to go easy on refugees after Sydney siege

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Human rights groups and some politicians on Thursday urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use a deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to crack down on refugees after he repeatedly questioned why the attacker had received political asylum and welfare benefits in…

    Reuters
  • Support for Swedish coalition rises after call for snap vote: poll

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Support for Sweden's Social Democrat-Green ruling coalition has grown after the government earlier in December said it planned to call a snap election, a poll published in daily Dagens Nyheter showed on Thursday. The governing Social Democrats and Greens plus the Left party…

    Reuters
  • FEC gets modest budget boost

    The election watchdog's 2015 funding level reverses years of cuts.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Why Three States Are Sparring Over Legal Weed

    Just weeks before the one-year anniversary of legal marijuana in Colorado, the state's status as breaker of the green ceiling is under assault from an unlikely source: its neighbors. On Thursday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced that his state was teaming up with Nebraska to…

    The Atlantic
  • Tsipras vows to break Greece's 'bad spell'

    By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party will cancel austerity and ask Europe to erase a big chunk of Greek debt to free the country from the dark spell it has fallen under, leader Alexis Tsipras told Reuters on Thursday. In an interview at his…

    Reuters
  • Jeb Bush Might Have A Tea Party Problem In 2016

    Jeb Bush, who announced Tuesday that he was exploring a White House run, has been compared to Mitt Romney so often over the past week you’d think they were long-lost brothers. After all, both are mainstream candidates supported by the Republican establishment but on thinner ice with the GOP grass…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Tunisia presidential vote nears climax

    Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia's presidential campaign neared its climax Friday with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi in a runoff. Essebsi held a last rally on Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, a focal point of the 2011 revolution…

    AFP
  • No risk of contagion from Greek vote: Italy economy minister

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday that possible fallout from Greece's political showdown would not trigger a euro zone debt crisis like the one that pushed Italy close to default three years ago. "Greece in 2015 is not the same as it was in 2010-2011,"…

    Reuters
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    The Gingriches’ guide to surviving a presidential campaign

    Newt and Callista Gingrich on the next generation of Republican presidential contenders

    Power Players
  • Alison Grimes threatens to take Rand Paul to court

    Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is a presumed presidential candidate for 2016, but he may have to quit his day job if he wants to run.

    The Week (RSS)