Elections

  • Top three reasons Donald Trump is surging in the polls right now

    Donald Trump's poll numbers are surging because of three things he's doing right now, says Jake Novak.

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  • Bill Bratton's Backward Logic on Marijuana

    Earlier this week, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton made a very confused statement about the increasingly popular movement to legalize marijuana. “Here in New York City,” he declared, “most of the violence we see, violence around drug trafficking, is involving marijuana. And I have to…

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  • Defeated right-wing Austrian president hopeful urges unity

    VIENNA (AP) — The right-wing candidate who narrowly lost to a left leaning rival in the Austrian presidential election urged his supporters Tuesday to respect the result and show tolerance to those with different political views.

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    Sanders Fights for Votes Ahead of Calif. Primary

    Bernie Sanders fought to gain support from voters in California on Tuesday, ahead of the state's presidential primary. He called attention to criminal justice reform, suicide prevention and the plight of Native Americans. (May 24)

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  • Poll: Trump And Clinton Are Both Spectacularly Unpopular Candidates

    The two candidates likely to square off in November's general election are both disliked or even hated by roughly six in 10 Americans, according to the results of the latest weekly NBC News/SurveyMonkey tracking poll out Tuesday. 

    Huffington Post
  • Hard-line cleric voted leader of Iran's Assembly of Experts

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A hard-line Iranian cleric who has been in the country's power structure since its 1979 Islamic Revolution was chosen on Tuesday to lead the Assembly of Experts, a clerical body that picks the country's next supreme leader.

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  • Cyprus far right enters parliament as voters protest

    Cypriots disaffected by three years of economic downturn have protested at the polls, staying away in droves and electing two far-right lawmakers in an echo of the populist wave sweeping Europe. Final results released on Monday showed that 3.7 percent of voters backed the National Popular Front…

    AFP
  • Voter ID on Trial: A Poll Worker's Day in Court

    This week I was sworn in as a witness for the first time in my life. I had agreed to testify in a federal trial challenging a series of new election laws in Wisconsin. Why me? From my perspective as a voter registration volunteer and poll worker, I bore witness to the fact that these laws have…

    Huffington Post
  • Ohio violated voting rights by reducing early voting -U.S. judge

    A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Ohio violated voters' rights in 2014 by cutting the number of days in which people were allowed to cast early ballots to 28 from 35. Judge Michael Watson of U.S. District Court in Columbus ordered Ohio to reinstate the 35-day period and also to grant residents…

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  • Does Donald Trump believe climate change affects only golf courses?

    Donald Trump the politician says he does not believe in human-created climate change. It may have caught Trump in another of his straddles on issues, raising questions about what policies he would actually pursue if he wins the White House in November. Recommended: What do you know about Donald…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • IBM denies fault in voter guide delay for special election

    A tech company that provided software services for Arizona's voter registration system says the state's top elections official is wrong to blame it for delays in sending publicity pamphlets to hundreds ...

    Associated Press
  • After Austria election, a look at Europe right wing parties

    BERLIN (AP) — Right-winger Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party narrowly lost Austria's presidential runoff this week. Though he didn't win, the contest was viewed in Europe as a proxy fight pitting the continent's political center against its growing populist and anti-establishment movements. Here's…

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  • System of a Down's Serj Tankian on Bernie Sanders: 'I'm Rooting for Him'

    System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has been outspoken in his support of Bernie Sanders since last summer and, as primary season nears an end, he's standing strong behind the Democratic presidential candidate. "There's only one guy whose voting record I respect here," the singer tells Rolling...

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    Hillary Clinton super PAC raises big cash

    The former Secretary of State's campaign committee ended April with more than $30 million on hand.

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  • EU Urges Congo Authorities to Redouble Election Efforts

    The European Union has urged authorities in Congo to breathe new life into the electoral process so that political chaos doesn't undermine the chances for free, fair and inclusive polls

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  • This Congressman's Story Perfectly Illustrates GOP Obstructionism Of Obama

    Even with President Barack Obama’s triumph on election night in 2008, Tom Perriello needed a recount to squeak out a victory in his House race. He ended up winning by roughly 700 votes in a district the size of New Jersey -- a margin that infuriated Republicans and shocked political observers. A…

    The Huffington Post
  • Tajikistan okays constitutional changes ending president's term limit

    Voters in Tajikistan have overwhelmingly endorsed changes to the Central Asian country's constitution allowing President Emomali Rakhmon to run for an unlimited number of terms, the elections commission said Monday. In a statement, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said that 94.5 percent of…

    AFP
  • With India's Gandhis at rock bottom, opposition comeback a daunting task

    By Douglas Busvine and Rupam Jain NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prashant Kishor, the election campaign manager brought in by India's opposition Congress party to reverse its declining fortunes, knew his real work would begin when the party hit rock bottom. The party run by the fabled Gandhi dynasty, which…

    Reuters
  • Elizabeth Warren Has Had It With Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), amplifying her her recent attacks on Donald Trump, admonished the presumptive GOP presidential nominee in a no-holds-barred speech on Tuesday, calling him "a small, insecure money-grubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt."Warren recounted the story of a…

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    Why the Vice Presidential Predictions Are Probably Wrong

    As the primary races wind down and the presidential candidates turn toward the general election, speculation about vice-presidential picks will run high. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains why the predictions are probably incorrect. Photo: AP

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