Elections

  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker comes in second

    On Saturday, the results of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll were announced. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won for the third consecutive year, with Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) as a close second. Launched back in the 1970s, CPAC gives Republican presidential hopefuls a chance to…

    Vox.com
  • Scott Walker, God's Gift To The Democratic Party

    Beltway Democrats may not deserve good luck, but it looks like they could have plenty in the next presidential race. Heading into the weekend, Scott Walker, a man born to be slaughtered in a general election, is suddenly leading the Republican pack in the Iowa polls.

    Huffington Post
  • Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

    By Philimon Bulawayo VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls on Saturday, prompting many Zimbabweans to question once again when he would leave office and who would succeed him.…

    Reuters
  • Yes. No. Maybe: CPACers on Potential 2016 Candidates

    WSJ asked attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference what they thought of potential 2016 GOP candidates like Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

    MarketWatch
  • Totally Random Tournament: Best TV Characters of the 2000s -- Villains, Survivors and Journalists/Ad Man

    Think you're ready for March Madness? Gear up by voting on the best comedy TV characters of the past 15 years.

    Yahoo Sports
  • D-Backs prospect Will Locante turning heads with improved command

    Diamondbacks prospect Will Locante was advised by the organization a few years ago to lower his arm angle in hopes of improving his command. As a result, Locante has turned heads with a mid-to-upper 90s fastball and slider from a low, slinging arm slot during his most recent live batting practice…

    CBS Sports
  • Scott Walker's 47 Percent Moment

    Image credit: USA TodayIn September 2012, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign ran aground when his rhetoric misfired and he appeared to make a blanket condemnation of half of the American electorate.His campaign never recovered.Yesterday, the Scott Walker campaign hit precisely the same trap when…

    Huffington Post
  • Jeb Bush: Grow the economy, and there'll be plenty of jobs for Americans and immigrants

    Jeb Bush faced a tough crowd Friday at CPAC, the conservative gathering that serves as an early testing ground for Republican presidential candidates. His support for immigration reform isn't popular with much of this crowd, which had been stirred up earlier in the day by speeches by Donald Trump,…

    American City Business Journals
  • Shinzo Abe Wins Japan’s Snap Elections By A Landslide

    Heidi Richardson takes a closer look at Abenomics in light of the election. Shinzo Abe won Japan's snap election.

    Market Realist
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    Rick Perry’s Texas-Sized Speech Fires Up Conservative Activists

    Addressing the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on the morning of Friday, February 27, former governor Rick Perry pulled no punches as he attacked the Obama administration and touted himself as the kind of leader America needs. Perry hammered national…

    Wochit
  • Vote counting begins after snap election in crisis-hit Lesotho

    Vote counting was underway in the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho, following a snap election aimed at resolving a political crisis triggered by an alleged coup bid. "Everything I've come across tells me everything has gone extremely well," Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy president of…

    AFP
  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects.

    Associated Press
  • Colorado sold 17 tons of retail marijuana in first legal year

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Consumers in Colorado bought more than 17 tons of recreational marijuana buds during the first year of the state's new retail market, but sales of medicinal pot still outstripped that at almost 50 tons, officials said on Friday. In a national first, voters in…

    Reuters
  • Mayor of Fresno won't seek US Senate seat

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate, an adviser said.

    Associated Press
  • Should President Obama, or any President, be allowed to serve a third term?

    With the anniversary of the 22nd Amendment on Friday, Constitution Daily looks at two hot-button topics: Should a President be allowed to serve a third term? And should members of Congress and the Supreme Court have term limits like the President?

    National Constitution Center
  • Ivory Coast ruling coalition partner backs Ouattara re-election bid

    By Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's main coalition partner on Saturday formally endorsed a deal to support the incumbent's bid for re-election in polls later this year. The support of former president Henri Konan Bedie's Democratic Party of Ivory…

    Reuters
  • Rick Perry says unemployment rate a ‘sham’

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls the unemployment rate a “sham” as he tells conservative activists he would fight for uncounted Americans.

    MarketWatch