Elections

  • Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at campaign workers in Sri Lanka's capital on Friday, killing one and wounding 13, police and hospital officials said, in the first major political violence before the parliamentary election.

    Associated Press
  • Technical issues force 2 votes for 2022 Winter Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The vote to decide the 2022 Winter Olympics host city should have taken about 10 minutes using tablet-like electronic devices. Instead, a technical glitch left 85 voting members of the International Olympic Committee using paper ballots to ultimately give Beijing the…

    Associated Press
  • Turkey's Erdogan uses terror fight for political gain

    Turkey's bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq has diverted attention from "exploratory talks" for a new governing coalition. However, Turkey's president is almost certainly seeking to reassert ...

    CNBC
  • Jon Stewart is giddy over Republicans' Donald Trump problem

    After losing big elections in 2008 and 2012, Republicans promised to shed their image of the party of old, wealthy white men and do more to attract Hispanic and women voters. Then Donald Trump came along — and The Daily Show's Jon Stewart could not be happier about it. "The living embodiment of…

    Vox.com
  • Soccer-Mutko set to become RFU president after Lebedev pullout

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, July 31 (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko is set to become president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) after his only rival for the position, vice-speaker of the Russian State Duma Igor Lebedev, withdrew from next month's vote on Friday. "Today we met…

    Reuters
  • 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
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    Sununu: Trump campaign will collapse

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

    Fox Business Videos
  • Big Checks Power Jeb Bush Super PAC's Unreal Money Haul

    WASHINGTON -- Former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s decision to pretend not to be a candidate for nearly six months paid off as the super PAC he raised money for, Right to Rise, reported $103 million haul on Friday with most of that money coming from six-figure…

    Huffington Post
  • Union boost for leftwinger hoping to lead UK's Labour party

    Britain's opposition Labour party looked closer than ever to surging to the left on Wednesday after the anti-austerity, pro-nationalisation leadership candidate won the backing of two major trade unions. Long-serving lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn had initially been dismissed as an outsider with no chance…

    AFP
  • Gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally, one dead

    By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - One person was killed and 13 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, a further act of political violence in a nation still recovering from civil war. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake called the…

    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
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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…

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  • 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
  • Clinton team threatens New York Times, but don't expect the paper to back down

    The big political news overnight was the release of a letter Hillary Clinton's campaign sent to the New York Times complaining about a story the paper bungled last week. The Times reported that two inspectors general had asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into the former…

    Vox.com
  • 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
  • Chris Christie Threatens To Upend Marijuana Laws

    This week, marijuana firms were forced to confront the possibility that their entire industry could go up in smoke following the 2016 Presidential elections. While President Barack Obama has promised to ...

    Benzinga
  • 9 things to know about Jim Gilmore

    The former Republican governor of Virginia is running for president.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Who Would You Invite To The First Republican Debate?

    For weeks, my colleague Harry Enten has been stalking the halls of our office, muttering to himself about Fox News’ slippery criteria for inclusion in its Aug. 6 Republican primary debate, the first of the 2016 campaign. For someone as obsessed with clean numbers and hard data as Harry, this kind…

    FiveThirtyEight