Elections

  • Monica Wehby, Oregon GOP Senate Candidate, Shifts Message On Obamacare Repeal

    WASHINGTON -- Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has spent months positioning herself as the moderate, establishment candidate in the crowded GOP primary to challenge Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley. She's struck a milder tone on issues such as abortion, immigration, and…

    Huffington Post
  • Algeria's ailing Bouteflika poised to clinch 4th term

    Ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika was poised to clinch a fourth presidential term despite chronic health problems after Algerians voted Thursday in an election that saw 70 people wounded in protests. In his first public appearance in two years, a smiling Bouteflika arrived at a voting centre in…

    AFP
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  • Ad Company Tremor Video Now Offers Automated Campaign Optimization Across Screens

    Tremor Video, a video ad company that went public last year, has announced a new product that should take a lot of headache and uncertainty out of running ad campaigns across desktops, tablets, smartphones, ...

    TechCrunch
  • In Indian election trail, a new brand of 'rurban' voters

    The main drag in Kanhan, a small settlement close to the coal mines of central India, is lined with small restaurants, auto repair shops, and political banners. He commutes from his farm in Kanhan to a vocational training center an hour away in Nagpur, a city of 10 million people in Maharashtra.…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    ROB FORD KICKS OF REELECTION CAMPAIGN

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicked off his reelection campaign by saying he believes in the 'spirit of second chances'.

    TouchVision
  • Berlusconi 'pleased' to do community service with needy

    Italy's former premier and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi said Thursday he was happy to do his community service in a centre for disabled and elderly people and would do his best to be helpful. I'm actually pleased because in my life I have always helped people," Berlusconi told journalists…

    AFP
  • Guinea-Bissau run-off vote pits ex-finance minister Vaz against Nabiam

    By Bate Felix and Alberto Dabo BISSAU (Reuters) - Jose Mario Vaz, Guinea-Bissau's former finance minister, will face Nuno Gomes Nabiam, a candidate seen closest to the army, in a May 18 presidential run-off due to complete the country's return to civilian rule. The presidential and parliamentary…

    Reuters
  • Brazil's leader holds wide lead six months from election: survey

    Despite a mushrooming scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras and bad news on the economic front, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is still the hands-down favorite to win the elections in October, according to a new poll on Wednesday. The survey last week by local polling firm Vox Populi…

    Reuters
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  • Ex-finance minister Vaz to face Nabiam in Guinea-Bissau presidential run-off

    Guinea-Bissau's former finance minister, Jose Mario Vaz, will face Nuno Gomes Nabiam, an independent candidate, in a May 18 presidential run-off after no candidate secured a majority in the first round, the election commission said. Vaz, candidate of the dominant party African Party for the…

    Reuters
  • After a Supreme Court Victory, a New Challenge to Campaign-Finance Limits

    The lawyer who won a ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is now looking to lift limits on donations to PACs

    BusinessWeek
  • Two incompatible gun ballot measures lead in Washington state

    By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Two incompatible ballot measures on background checks for gun buyers in Washington state enjoy majority support in a poll released on Tuesday, but the one advancing stricter gun controls is more popular. They are the latest touchstones in a…

    Reuters
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.

    Associated Press
  • Paul, Rubio lead potential Republican 2016 contenders in spending

    By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Groups supporting Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio lead the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in spending money and investing in possible campaigns this year, more than 20 months before the first votes are cast in 2016. No…

    Reuters
  • Mississippi Prefers Pork to Tea

    In an attempt to slip into a Senate seat, Republican candidate Chris McDaniel has abandoned home state issues to focus on national matters—and state voters don’t like the taste of it.

    The Daily Beast
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  • Syria presidential candidates 'to register from Monday'

    Candidates for Syria's presidential election can begin registering on April 21, when the date for the vote will be announced, a government source told AFP on Thursday. "On Monday April 21, the Council of the People (parliament) will meet to open registration for presidential candidates and set a…

    AFP
  • Why Democrats are gearing up for a rocky ride in Colorado

    Recently on Political Wire's podcast, we brought on Lynn Bartels, a longtime political reporter for the Denver Post, for a fascinating discussion about Colorado politics and the state's all-important Senate and gubernatorial races. This Colorado Republican, who previously said he would stay in the…

    The Week
  • BACK ANY CANDIDATE YOU WANT AS LONG AS IT'S ONE OF THESE THREE

    As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority. Anyone opposing an incumbent Republican…

    Ann Coulter
  • Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, said Thursday that he has decided not to seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year and instead plans to run for governor in 2016.

    Associated Press
  • S.Africa's Zuma booed at election rally

    Disgruntled residents in a small South African town booed President Jacob Zuma Wednesday during an election campaign of the ruling ANC three weeks ahead of general polls, according to a report. Rally-goers reacted angrily while Zuma -- under fire for multimillion-dollar state-paid renovations to…

    AFP
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