Elections

  • Morocco's PAM party, Islamists win most seats in local vote -results

    A political party formed by a close associate of Morocco's king secured most seats in local elections on Friday, closely followed by the ruling Islamist party which also won in major cities, according to preliminary results. Moroccans voted on Friday in elections seen as a test for the ruling…

    Reuters
  • Maine Voters Hope To Restore Their Revolutionary Election System

    WASHINGTON -- In 1996, Maine became the first state to enact a public financing system for statewide elections, inspiring other places, including Arizona, Connecticut and New York City, to follow suit. This year, Maine hopes to blaze a trail again by becoming the first state to fix the heavy damage…

    Huffington Post
  • Anger as Guatemala votes amid graft scandals

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The wave of political turmoil that toppled Guatemala's president has overshadowed Sunday's vote to elect a new leader — an election many fear could put a lid on the anti-corruption drive.

    Associated Press
  • Stephen Colbert had this amazing response to Jeb Bush’s surprise fundraising pitch

    Public shaming, with proceeds going to the Yellow Ribbon Fund.

    Fortune
  • Denver officials to discuss possible pot use in clubs, bars

    Supporters of a proposed Denver ballot initiative to allow some marijuana use in clubs, bars and hotels are pulling the measure while they negotiate with city officials. City officials promised to work ...

    Associated Press
  • In Colorado, Smoking Pot Legally Is Harder Than You Might Think

    Although Colorado was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the state is still struggling with laws that prevent people from smoking it in public places. However, as marijuana tourism ...

    Benzinga
  • In Backing Kim Davis, Cruz & Co. Betray the Rule of Law

    "We must ... never surrender to judicial tyranny." -- Mike Huckabee"it's absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberty." -- Rand Paul"Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny." -- Ted CruzKim Davis may be deluded, shrewd, or both. Whatever her motives, the…

    Huffington Post
  • Morocco's ruling Islamists trailing in local polls

    Morocco's ruling Islamists were on course Saturday to finish second behind the liberal opposition in local polls seen as a gauge of the political climate ahead of next year's general election, partial results showed. With around 80 percent of the ballots tallied, the Party of Authenticity and…

    AFP
  • Nigeria's President Buhari and Vice-President Osinbajo declare assets

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari owns five homes, two mud huts and has $150,000 in his bank account, the presidency said late on Thursday, as the head of state and his deputy honoured a promise to declare their assets to demonstrate transparency. Buhari, a 72-year-old former military ruler, owed…

    Reuters
  • Guatemala swears in new president amid corruption storm

    Guatemala's Congress swore in former judge Alejandro Maldonado as president Thursday as his disgraced predecessor appeared in court over corruption allegations hours after resigning in the face of unprecedented protests. Maldonado, a 79-year-old conservative who only became vice president in May,…

    AFP
  • Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut Will Be Supersized

    Set your DVRs: CBS’ unveiling of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is going to run long Tuesday night. Expect it to run to 12:44 AM ET, the network advised today. That will give Colbert plenty of time to ask GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush if he wishes he’d first run by Colbert his campaign’s…

    Deadline
  • Mia Love Will Repay Taxpayers For $1,000 In Flights

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) will pay back taxpayers for weekend plane tickets she bought to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner earlier this year. Love said she would repay the more than $1,000 in tickets after The Hill reported on Thursday that the Republican, considered a…

    Huffington Post
  • Ethics panel investigating Rep. Mike Honda of California

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of California remains under scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that he had congressional aides perform campaign work when they were supposed to be working on government business.

    Associated Press
  • Donald Trump: I have agreed to sign GOP pledge

    "I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands," Trump said.

    CNBC
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    Harvard professor using crowdfunding to run for president

    Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig is considering running for president as a Democrat.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Leading Islamist party faces test in local Moroccan elections

    By Aziz El Yaakoubi IMIDER, Morocco (Reuters) - Campaigning for Friday's local elections, Moroccan lawmaker Ahmed Sakdi made sure to hammer home his Islamist party's anti-corruption message to a few dozen voters listening to his speech in the desert town of Imider. Turnout may have been meager, but…

    Reuters
  • Grieving Biden: 'Emotional energy' will guide decision on 2016 run

    US Vice President Joe Biden said he is still uncertain about whether he can endure the rigors of a White House run so soon after the death of his son. "I will be straightforward with you," Biden said in candid, and at times sorrow-filled remarks made just months after the loss of eldest son Beau.…

    AFP