Elections

  • Main contenders for 2016 Philippines presidency

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino named Interior Minister Manuel Roxas on Friday as the candidate he will support in the May 9, 2016 presidential election. The following are the leading contenders for the post: MANUEL "MAR" ROXAS, 58 A scion of the old, landed rich from the central Philippines'…

    AFP
  • Don't sleep on Trump-remember Jesse Ventura?

    From one real estate mogul about another: Don't underestimate Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Barry Sternlicht said, "Jesse Ventura won the governorship."

    CNBC
  • Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

    In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his party to decisively sideline rebels ...

    Associated Press
  • Hillary Clinton: Planned Parenthood videos "disturbing"

    The Democratic presidential frontrunner says people shouldn't single out the organization for criticism, however

    CBS News
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    Sununu: Trump campaign will collapse

    Former Gov. John Sununu, (R-NH), on the 2016 presidential election.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Soccer-Prince Ali says Platini candidacy is "not good for FIFA"

    Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has described Michel Platini's decision to stand for the post in February's election as "not good for FIFA." UEFA president Platini announced earlier on Wednesday that he intended to stand in the election to choose a replacement…

    Reuters
  • Fox's lawyer to meet with election regulators about finances

    A lawyer for imprisoned former House Speaker Gordon Fox said he has a meeting scheduled for Thursday with Board of Elections staff as he tries to sort out his client's campaign account, which Fox pilfered ...

    Associated Press
  • Strike While the Donald Is Hot

    Today's Republican Party is a disgrace like nothing ever seen before at center stage of American politics. From 2001 to 2009, it gave us the most lawless presidency in the history of the nation, and then from 2009 till now, it has given us the most obstructionist opposition party the nation has seen.

    Huffington Post
  • 9 things to know about Jim Gilmore

    The former Republican governor of Virginia is running for president.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • John Boehner will survive this weak coup attempt, explained

    Speaker John Boehner is facing the boldest challenge yet to his job, but one that's highly unlikely to end up costing him the House gavel. Instead, his resolution was referred to the House Rules Committee, where it will surely die an ignominious death.

    Vox.com
  • Bernie Sanders Won't Run As Independent If He Loses To Hillary Clinton

    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Thursday that he won't seek election as an independent candidate if he loses the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton. Sanders, an independent in the U.S. Senate who is seeking the 2016 presidency on the Democratic ticket, explained in a Q&A session with…

    Huffington Post
  • Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter for Obama terror comments

    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on...

    Business Insider
  • Sri Lanka to sack graft busters for allegedly stalling probes

    Sri Lanka's government announced Thursday it will sack its top anti-corruption investigators, accusing them of protecting former president Mahinda Rajapakse and other members of his regime against graft allegations. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed his cabinet of the decision to replace…

    AFP
  • USC picked by media as preseason Pac-12 title favorites

    If the media is correct — and when are they ever wrong? — the Reign of the Duck will be a short one. The results of the media’s preseason voting was released Thursday morning, with the voters determining that USC will win the 2015 Pac-12 championship.  The Trojans received 21 of the 44 first-place…

    NBC Sports
  • Rick Perry In A Harrowing Position As First Debate Nears

    By Patrick Svitek, The Texas TribuneRick Perry has had a good July, all things considered.The former governor and Republican presidential candidate earned plaudits for delivering thoughtful speeches on financial reform and race relations, seized the opportunity to tussle with bombastic foe Donald…

    Huffington Post
  • Greek PM says may have to call early election

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he may have to call an early election to bolster a parliamentary majority that has been strained by bailout reforms demanded by creditors. About three dozen of his 149 lawmakers have refused to back reforms agreed by Tsipras at a European summit…

    Reuters
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    How Does Trump's Straight Talk Sit With NH Voters?

    July 30 -- How do New Hampshire voters feel about Donald Trump's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination? Bloomberg's John Heilemann sat down with a group of voters to get their views on Trump and the other GOP contenders. Bloomberg's Steven Yaccino examines the results on "Bloomberg…

    Bloomberg Video
  • Just What the GOP Needs – a 17th Presidential Candidate

    Just when it seemed the field of GOP presidential candidates was already bursting at the seams with 16 major contenders, former Virginia governor James Gilmore III tossed his hat in the ring. Gilmore, 65, is a hard-core conservative who served as chair of the Republican National Committee in 2001…

    The Fiscal Times