Elections

  • Obama's approval rating just hit its highest point in years, and that could be a huge problem for the GOP

    The wild, wacky exhibit that has been the Republican presidential primary — and the man who...

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  • Spaniards hold 'march of dignity' ahead of new polls

    A month ahead of a general election, thousands of disgruntled Spaniards attended a "march of dignity" Saturday demanding "bread, work and shelter" and an end to "neo-liberal policies imposed by Brussels". Spain's political class has struggled to rally popular support in a country weary of years of…

    AFP
  • California US Senate choice could come down to 2 Democrats

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an election-day surprise by ousting her strongest rival and fellow Democrat, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, from the race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

    Associated Press
  • Brexit camp launches £50 mn competition doubling as poll

    Campaigners for a "Leave" vote in Britain's EU referendum launched an online competition and poll Friday offering £50 million for anyone who correctly predicts the outcome of every Euro 2016 fixture. Participants must be registered voters and have to indicate how they are planning to vote on June…

    AFP
  • Final vote on impeachment could come 3 days before Olympics

    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been upstaged by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Brazil Sen. Antonio Anastasia has said the final vote on removing Rousseff should come on Aug. 2 - just three days before the Olympics officially open in Rio de Janeiro. Rousseff was suspended from office…

    The Associated Press
  • Trump Celebrated Clinching the GOP Nomination with McDonald's on His Private Jet

    Donald Trump secured the delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination on Thursday, and he celebrated with two of his favorite things: McDonald's and Diet Coke. It was a modest victory meal but the billionaire businessman enjoyed it in classic Trump style – on his private jet.

    People
  • Will Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law Get Stiff-Armed by Its Governor? -- The Motley Fool

    Governor Kasich could derail a recently passed medical marijuana law in Ohio.

    The Motley Fool
  • The Libertarian Party has a cognitive dissonance problem

    The Libertarian Party selects its nominee in Orlando this weekend, and for the first time since the mid-1990s, their leading candidate is polling at or around 10 percent nationally. That man — former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson — is a regular on network and cable television, and his running mate,…

    The Week
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  • As in 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Trump fosters rivalries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. lawmakers want Obama to impose sanctions on Congo

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators called on President Barack Obama's administration on Friday to impose targeted sanctions on officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for violence and rights violations amid rising political tensions. Hoping to increase…

    Reuters
  • Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews has revealed that the major television networks plan to call the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton during the day on June 7th -- hours prior to the close of polls in California -- on the grounds that Clinton has "clinched" the nomination as soon as she crosses the…

    The Huffington Post
  • ICoast court rejects appeal by ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo

    Ivory Coast's supreme court has rejected former first lady Simone Gbagbo's appeal against a 20-year sentence over her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections that her husband Laurent Gbagbo lost, her lawyer said. "The supreme court Thursday rejected our appeal," Rodrigue Dadje told…

    AFP
  • After focus on social issues, Pence facing tough re-election

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence smiled for the TV cameras this month as a technology company announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers and add its name to the tallest tower in the Indianapolis skyline. Then the celebratory news conference took an awkward turn.

    Associated Press
  • Marcos son loses Philippines vice president election

    The son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has narrowly lost the election for vice president, according to an official count that was only completed Friday, almost three weeks after polls closed. The result dealt a blow to the political aspirations of the family, which…

    AFP
  • ISIS Military Commander Killed in Fallujah Airstrike

    Maher al- Bilawi was killed Wednesday.

    ABC News
  • How the AP-NORC poll on the 2016 election was conducted

    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on the feelings about the 2016 election was conducted by NORC from May 12-15. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,060 adults who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel.

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    Starbucks CEO weighs in on 2016 race

    Howard Schultz said "no" to a White House run last year. So what does he think of the candidates who said "yes?"

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  • Donald Trump Encourages Marco Rubio to Run for Re-Election

    Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump is making peace with former rival and presidential candidate Marco Rubio, encouraging him to run for re-election for his Florida Senate seat. Trump expressed his support on Twitter yesterday, saying: “Poll data shows that @marcorubio does by far the best…

    ABC News
  • The Voters Who Want Islam Out of Germany

    How does a party of economists and businessmen transform into a party of new voters bashing Islam? Republican elites wringing their hands over Donald Trump—who officially clinched their party’s nomination on Thursday and who has called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States—aren’t the only…

    The Atlantic