Elections

  • Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.

    Associated Press
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  • Catalans rally for independence vote

    Barcelona (AFP) - Thousands of Catalans rallied in a rainstorm Tuesday as their leaders battled to defend their bid for a referendum on independence from Spain after a court suspended it.

    AFP
  • Ivory Coast truth commission testimony ends

    Abidjan (AFP) - Public testimony ended Tuesday in Ivory Coast's truth commission, which was formed to probe nearly a decade of bloody political violence.

    AFP
  • In Georgia, 2 parties battle over minority votes

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.

    Associated Press
  • Democratic Senate candidate plagiarized nearly his whole website

    A Democratic Senate candidate from Tennessee, Gordon Ball, is the latest target of BuzzFeed's plagiarism exposés. According to BuzzFeed, Ball's campaign website lifted material directly from a number of fellow Democrats' websites, mainly from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's and Ohio Sen.…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Rousseff takes lead in Brazil election poll

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff climbed in two election polls released Tuesday — opening a solid runoff vote lead in one but remaining in a technical tie with her chief rival in another.

    Associated Press
  • Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

    Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away. Local organizing committee officials say ...

    Associated Press
  • Ibope poll shows Brazil's Rousseff lead over Silva widening

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff widened her lead ahead of Sunday's presidential election and would defeat environmentalist Marina Silva in an expected runoff vote, pollster Ibope showed late on Tuesday. Rousseff of the ruling Workers' Party has 42 percent of voter support in…

    Reuters
  • Guam moves ahead with medical-marijuana ballot

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — An election official in Guam says a medical-marijuana vote will go forward as planned on the November ballot unless told otherwise.

    Associated Press
  • On the Market: Again, 'The Hamptons' is Pol-Speak for 'Wealthy, Out of Touch'

    This is getting old. Must "the Hamptons" always be used as a smear against politicians who come here? Democrat and Republican alike. Earlier this year, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in...

    Curbed Hamptons
  • I'm a Values Voter, And Why You Are Too

    How do you choose which candidate to vote for? I'll bet you go into the booth, earnestly scratch your head, and muse: "Now which of these candidates do I most fervently disagree with? Ah -- yes -- this guy or gal -- they really upset me! I'll vote for them!"No? You don't? Why in that case you must…

    Huffington Post
  • 2016 Run for the Roses

    As autumn leaves begin to fall, the electoral countdown begins. Not just this year's but also the presidential contest in 2016 The tempo already has quickened as the could-be candidates skittishly begin to flex and caper in preparation for the big race: the run for the White House. This is a field…

    Huffington Post
  • Hire for the Long Haul: 6 Tips to Find Candidates Who Will Stay

    Employment bliss can happen for both you and employees--if you hire for retention.

    Inc
  • Polls giving GOP the edge in Senate takeover

    The latest polls reflect the attractive terrain the GOP has always enjoyed in the 2014 midterms, Politico's Ben White says.

    CNBC
  • Bulgaria election frontrunner open to talks with other parties

    By Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA (Reuters) - The frontrunner in Bulgaria's October election said on Thursday he was ready to hold talks with other parties after the vote, including to discuss securing cross-party support for legislation to ensure political stability. Boiko Borisov, the leader of the…

    Reuters
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    Bill Clinton headlines Kay Hagan fundraiser in North Carolina

    Former President Bill Clinton visited North Carolina Tuesday to help raise money for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election campaign.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Brazil Stocks Sink As Rousseff Takes Airwaves

    The market seems to think the president of Brazil could get reelected, and the Bovespa Index is down nearly 3.75%. More of the same is perceived as a negative for Brazil's sagging economy, monetary and ...

    Barrons.com
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