Elections

  • Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties

    MADRID (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists.

    Associated Press
  • Here's What Both Parties Think About Their 2016 Candidates So Far

    Democrats might prefer to see a few more presidential challengers enter the race, while Republicans may wish their candidate list was winnowed down -- but voters in both parties say they're largely happy with their options, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.Democrats know who they're voting for,…

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  • Blatter v Prince Ali for FIFA job as Figo, van Praag exit

    Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the race for the FIFA presidency Thursday, leaving controversial incumbent Sepp Blatter in a straight fight with Jordan's Prince Ali bin al Hussein. Former Portugal captain Figo withdrew with a bitter broadside at the contentious election campaign which…

    AFP
  • APNewsBreak: Contact lens seller gave to official's campaign

    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a new law that critics say was written at the company's ...

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  • Marco Rubio: Back to the Future

    The surprising disintegration of Jeb Bush's presidential campaign has opened up the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, benefitting the other candidate from Florida, Senator Marco Rubio. This is a bizarre political development because Rubio is running as the second coming of George W. Bush.One…

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  • What you get if you donate $1 million to back presidential candidate Scott Walker

    A super PAC backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is enticing donors with rewards of conference...

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  • Rand Paul is talking. Here's why we should all be listening.

    On the surface, Rand Paul held the Senate floor for nearly 11 hours Wednesday to protest a new version of the Patriot Act provision under which the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program was justified.

    Vox.com
  • Libyan Islamist leader proposes elections to end conflict

    By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Fresh elections are the only way to end conflict in Libya where two governments and parliaments are competing for power and the country's oil wealth, an influential Islamist supporter of a self-declared government in Tripoli said. Prime Minister Abdullah…

    Reuters
  • If The First GOP Debate Were Held Today, Who Would Be In?

    As you may have heard, the first Republican debate is scheduled for Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. And everyone who's had some hand in organizing this first primary debate has been forced to face the same problem: There are too many candidates. Way too many! By the time August rolls around and…

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  • Guinea's opposition 'disappointed' by talks with president

    Guinea's opposition leader said on Wednesday he was "disappointed" by talks with President Alpha Conde aimed at ending a political deadlock which has led to deadly nationwide protests. Cellou Dalein Diallo had been summoned to the presidential palace in Conakry after weeks of clashes between…

    AFP
  • Soccer-FIFA presidential elections since 1904

    (adds codes, no changes to text) By Mike Collett LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - For the first time since 1961 the names of more than two men will be on the ballot paper when delegates cast their votes for the next president of FIFA in Zurich on May 29. Three men contested the 1961 election with…

    Reuters
  • 10's a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage

    The first Republican presidential debate will feature no fewer than 10 candidates. That's according to guidelines released Wednesday by debate hosts Fox News and Facebook, which offer the first clues as ...

    Associated Press
  • Understanding Scotland's Historic Election Result

    This week, a historic new class of fifty-six pro-Scottish independence Members of Parliament is being sworn into the House of Commons in London.With a record high turnout -- significantly higher than the rest of the UK -- Scots voted in the recent UK election for 95 percent of their Parliamentary…

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  • Burundi leader says country peaceful, warns against 'encouraging insurrection'

    Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza insisted Wednesday that "security reigns" in the country, after a failed coup and weeks of violent protests at his bid for a third term in power. Nkurunziza said the current situation in the capital was not representative of the whole country. "Peace and security…

    AFP
  • Catalan independence agenda at risk in Barcelona mayor's race

    By Sarah White BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - In the windows along Barcelona's leafy avenues, some of the red blue and gold independence flags flying for the past two years have lately begun to lose their colors. Like a banner hanging too long in the sun, Catalonia's drive to break away from Spain -…

    Reuters
  • A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - When Thailand's army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lackluster economy and a delayed…

    Reuters
  • Mitt Romney Says He's Officially Done With Running For President

    After two unsuccessful attempts, Mitt Romney says he's over running for president. The former Massachusetts governor, who first sought the Oval Office in 2008 before winning the Republican nomination in 2012, spoke with "Extra's" Mario Lopez about his political future before his charity boxing…

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