Elections

  • Opposition leader urges US help for Guinea polls

    A Guinean opposition leader Thursday urged the international community to help monitcor presidential elections due in the west African nation this year, voicing fears of possible fraud and violence. Former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo accused Guinea's President Alpha Conde of using the…

    AFP
  • Rahm Emanuel's Biggest Threat: 'I Like The Idea Of A Fight'

    On Feb. 24, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is up for re-election.Emanuel has out-fundraised his closest challenger almost 30-to-1 and has benefited from an improved approval rating thanks to a barrage of TV campaign ads, but some still believe the mayor remains vulnerable due to voter anger over the…

    Huffington Post
  • Lindsey Graham Explores 2016 GOP Presidential Run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats.Graham told reporters that the committee, called,…

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  • Italy fails to elect president in first round of voting

    Italian lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting on Thursday, leaving Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hoping to push through his candidate only in a fourth round when the required threshold of votes is lower. Renzi proposed constitutional court judge Sergio Mattarella, 73,…

    Reuters
  • Why Mitt Romney Isn't Thinking About Speaking Fees: "I'm Already Rich"

    The former Republican presidential nominee cracks jokes in speech to Mississippi State University.

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  • The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

    The 2016 presidential election cycle is already underway. Whether you are delighted or horrified at the prospect, the race is indeed now on. While it might seem impossibly far in the future, consider that the Iowa caucuses are only a year away. So we're going to take a very early look at the…

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  • Should South Sudan really hold an election this year?

    South Sudan's government has announced that it will hold elections in June, but a hasty vote could cause more instability in this fragile nation already mired in a year-old civil war. The young country's conflict began in December 2013 after a massacre of civilians in the capital, Juba, by…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Far-Right Leader Leads French Presidential Poll

    The leader of France's far-right National Front party came out on top in a new poll on potential 2017 presidential candidates. The survey, published in Marianne on Thursday, pitted Marine Le Pen against French President Francois Hollande, former President Nicolas Sarkozy and other potential…

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    After sparring with 2 Chainz, Nancy Grace debates pot with Dr. Drew

    On the heels of her endlessly entertaining debate with rapper 2 Chainz over the legalization of marijuana, Nancy Grace picked up the anti-pot argument on Tuesday with fellow HLN host Dr. Drew.

    Yahoo News
  • Indonesian president's advisers urge him to drop police chief pick

    A team of advisers appointed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged him on Wednesday to withdraw his nomination for national police chief after the anti-graft agency declared the candidate a suspect in a bribery case. The declaration by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) that Widodo's…

    Reuters
  • Politics Today: Jan. 28, 2015

    WSJ's Sara Murray wraps up the day's political news, including who may or may be testing the presidential campaign waters. Photo: AP.

    MarketWatch
  • Dem Donors Plot Campaign Battle Against $889 Million Koch Behemoth

    WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats to news that the billionaire Koch brothers are planning an $889 million blitz for the 2016 election has run the gamut from outright alarm to shoulder shrugs. Various top party officials interviewed by The Huffington Post said they expected outside groups and…

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  • PM backs anti-mafia figure for Italy President

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday backed a little-known Constitutional Court judge, whose brother was slain by the mafia, to be Italy's next president. White-haired Sicilian Sergio Mattarella, 73, will be supported by Renzi's ruling Democratic Party in a multi-round election to…

    AFP
  • Politics: "Two years ago, Mitt Romney...

    "Two years ago, Mitt Romney didn't think he would run for political office again. And in the aftermath of his bitter defeat in the presidential campaign, he embarked on something of a real estate spree. He simultaneously began building...

    Curbed Boston
  • How to defeat Hillary Clinton

    Karl Rove on the three main issues that could be problematic for the possible presidential candidate

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  • 2 Chainz Might Run for Mayor of College Park, Georgia: Rapper Gets Political

    "Feds Watching" Rapper 2 Chainz is considering a career in politics as he discusses running for mayor of College Park, Ga. -- get all the details!

    Us Weekly
  • DELAYED: Hillary Clinton Keeps Pushing Back Her Plan To Run In 2016

    Hillary Clinton apparently can't decide when to...

    Business Insider
  • Senate transparency push gets new GOP allies

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers will soon introduce a bill requiring Senate candidates to electronically file campaign finance documents.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into…

    Associated Press
  • The Race for the White House

    We are two years away from the inauguration of the next president of the United States. We are one year away from the New Hampshire Republican primary and ten months from the Iowa "caucus" (a funky voting mechanism like a primary but not like a primary).

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