Elections

  • Madagascar pardons five political prisoners after reconciliation

    Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Wednesday pardoned five political prisoners who had got stiff prison sentences for allegedly plotting against his predecessor, who took power in a coup. The five men bore allegiance to former president Marc Ravalomanana and were accused of plotting…

    AFP
  • Curbed Cup 2014: Here's Your Curbed Cup 2014 Second Round Recap

    The Curbed Cup continued this week as we set out to determine Seattle's top neighborhood of 2014. The winners from the first round have been competing in the Elite Eight round. The results are in, and as usual, there...

    Curbed Seattle
  • Trial of former Ivory Coast first lady starts Dec 26

    The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo, accused of "harming state security" for her role in deadly post-election violence in 2010 and 2011, opens Friday, a defence lawyer told AFP. The 65-year-old, nicknamed the "Iron Lady", and 82 supporters of her husband, former president…

    AFP
  • Euro Above $1.22 As Dollar Surges

    The euro was steady on Wednesday morning as markets headed into a short day before the Christmas holiday. The common currency traded at $1.2202 at 9:00 GMT after U.S. data helped propel the dollar to new ...

    Benzinga
  • Hall of Fame candidate breakdown: Lee Smith

    For the next several days, we at Eye On Baseball will be breaking down the cases of each candidate on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot for 2015. Up now is Lee Smith ... Though the new rules on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot limit players to 10 years, Lee Smith has been grandfathered in under the…

    CBS Sports
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    Shinzo Abe returns as Japanese PM after snap election

    Japan's parliament on Wednesday confirmed Shinzo Abe for another term as prime minister after his election triumph, but the return to power stirred warnings from China over a bid to change the pacifist constitution. Duration: 00:44

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  • Insurgency, fraud pose risks for credible Nigerian election

    By Julia Payne ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has made an effort to clean up voter registration for elections next February, but holding a credible poll is a daunting prospect amid chaotic distribution of ballot cards and an Islamist insurgency that could disenfranchise millions. Nigeria's last…

    Reuters
  • Wealthy donors sided with Democrats in midterms

    For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed ...

    Associated Press
  • Again? Really? What if it's Bush-Clinton in 2016?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really?

    Associated Press
  • Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new prime minister

    Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haitian President Michel Martelly named veteran politician Evans Paul prime minister to lead a new government, as he seeks to defuse a crisis over long-delayed elections. Thursday's announcement followed the resignation of Laurent Lamothe from the post earlier this month in…

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  • Israeli police probing major political corruption case

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case that could impact upcoming elections.

    Associated Press
  • Don’t Take Ben Carson Seriously (Except In Iowa — Maybe)

    “Who is Ben Carson? Where did he come from?” asked CNN’s Jake Tapper after a CNN poll revealed that Carson, a political novice, was running second to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Carson has also placed second in other national polls, second in…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

    ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

    Associated Press
  • Hillary Clinton leads Chris Christie in New Jersey. Sign for 2016?

    In a hypothetical general election matchup Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton would crush Republican Chris Christie in his home state of New Jersey, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Parties assess variables looking at 2016 map

    A look at some key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:

    Associated Press
  • Israel officials in corruption probe

    Israeli police say they are investigating at least 30 public officials over alleged corruption. A police spokeswoman said the suspected crimes included fraud, breach of trust and money laundering. Police did not name the officials involved but Deputy Interior Minister Faina Kirshenbaum confirmed…

    BBC News
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    Clinical study concluded that natural joint supplement demonstrated a significantly significant reduction in joint issues within 5 days of treatment.

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  • Haiti political veteran nominated as next prime minister

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former mayor of Port-au-Prince and presidential candidate was nominated Thursday to be the next prime minister amid an ongoing standoff with parliament that has stalled legislative elections.

    Associated Press