Elections

  • A Witch Hunt For Kurdish Politicians Is Brewing In Turkey

    A witch hunt is brewing in Turkey, one that could result in the leading politicians within the country's pro-Kurdish party being sent to jail as terrorists.“Executives of this party should pay,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a fiery press conference Tuesday, referring to the…

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  • Somalia unable to hold full elections in 2016: parliament

    War-torn Somalia will not be able to hold full elections due next year, lawmakers said Tuesday, although it remained unclear whether some kind of voting process would still be held. The current President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and parliament were appointed by clan elders in 2012 with foreign backers…

    AFP
  • You've Been Trumped!

    Every election needs an organizing catchphrase and that goes doubly for the Republican presidential race, with 16 candidates having entered the fray and more on the way. I think I have the perfect one for the moment: "You've been Trumped!" After all, one striking thing about the Republicans, now…

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  • Race Recap: Vettel draws level with Senna on all-time win list with victory in Hungary

    Vettel storms to his 41st career victory in Hungary as both Mercedes drivers hit trouble.

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  • Tanzanian ex-prime minister joins opposition ahead of poll

    "CCM leaders have of late turned to be undemocratic, oppressive and witch-hunting. Lowassa had joined the race earlier this month to run as the CCM's presidential candidate, where he was seen as a frontrunner among 42 candidates, but lost out to government minister John Magufuli. The ruling CCM…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Sports minister Mutko favourite in RFU election

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, July 27 (Reuters) - Sports minister Vitaly Mutko will take on vice-speaker of the Russian State Duma Igor Lebedev in a two-horse race for the president's post at the Russian Football Union (RFU) later this year. Both were registered by the election committee on Monday…

    Reuters
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    What to expect from the first Republican debate

    FNC’s Bret Baier on the 2016 presidential race and the upcoming Republican debate.

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  • Singapore ruling party faces new voting majority

    Singapore's ruling party faces a different electorate as for the first time, citizens born after independence in 1965 will likely account for the majority of voters in the upcoming election.

    CNBC
  • Opinion: Can John Kasich Fix Washington?

    Opinion: The successful governor of Ohio shares many attributes of great CEOs. Maybe that?s what we need in Washington.

    Fox Business
  • Hillary Clinton sticks to safe ground on climate

    Hillary Clinton unveiled a proposal to combat climate change last night, and it appears to be in the pragmatic Clintonian space of sticking to safe ground. Rather than trying to outdo her Democratic rivals, Clinton's plan seems designed to allow her to contrast with Republicans who either don't…

    Vox.com
  • Koch Brothers' Political Group Struggles In Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, July 27 (Reuters) - When it comes to influencing politics, few billionaires are more effective than the industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch.Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nonprofit organization they founded and continue to support, achieved a 95 percent success rate in the…

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  • Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

    A United Nations observer mission said Monday that last week's presidential elections in Burundi were relatively peaceful but had not been "an inclusive free and credible" vote. Separately, the 15 UN Security Council members plan to hold consultations on the crisis Tuesday. In a preliminary report,…

    AFP
  • Rajapaksa 'ready for struggle' in Sri Lanka comeback bid

    By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa vowed on Tuesday to reclaim power in a general election, eight months after he was ousted as president, saying he was "ready for struggle" against an international war crimes investigation. Defeated by…

    Reuters
  • GOP fundraiser calls for Kirk to drop 2016 bid, backtracks

    CHICAGO (AP) — A top GOP fundraiser suggested Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk should abandon his quest for re-election, saying the Illinois Republican would likely lose, but then he quickly backtracked.

    Associated Press
  • One Email That Proves Campaign Finance Laws Are A Joke

    WASHINGTON -- Carly for America, the super PAC backing former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign, invited supporters to join a conference call on Thursday with -- Carly Fiorina. Think this required any "coordination" between the supposedly independent super PAC and the…

    Huffington Post
  • Libertarian donors put up $6 million for Rand Paul GOP bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed libertarians are giving big to help Rand Paul win the Republican presidential primary.

    Associated Press
  • President Obama says he can win a third term. Could he?

    In a display of late-term confidence, President Obama said Tuesday that he could win another term in office if he wanted to, setting tongues wagging in the US about whether Mr. Obama could actually win a third term. "I love my job," he said in a historic speech before the African Union in Addis…

    Christian Science Monitor