Elections

  • Hillary Clinton unleashed the sickest of burns when Trump complained about his microphone at the debate

    Last night, the country (and the world) witnessed a televised debate between the first woman to be nominated for U.S. President by a…

    Hello Giggles
  • Senate poised to advance bill to avert government shutdown

    By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Wednesday was poised to pass legislation funding the federal government from Oct. 1 to Dec. 9 and avert a shutdown of agencies this weekend. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the vote on the stop-gap spending bill…

    Reuters20 mins ago
  • Mass resignation among Spain Socialists to oust leader

    Close to half of the leadership of Spain's Socialist party quit Wednesday, a spokesman said, in a bid to oust leader Pedro Sanchez that deepens the crisis in the 137-year-old grouping. The Socialists (PSOE) have for months been wracked by internal dissent that has now burst firmly into the open…

    AFP54 mins ago
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    Georgian politicians duke it out on live TV

    Georgian parliamentary candidates make the Trump vs. Clinton debate look tame, getting into a physical fight on live TV during a televised debate ahead of next weeks' election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

    Reuters Videos
  • Can social media turn the US into a nation of voters?

    Facebook, SnapChat, and Twitter are rocking voter registration. The social media networks are part of a national voter registration campaign that has seen records set in numerous states since Facebook first started to nudge its users on Friday. “Going back to 2008, we’ve been reminding people on…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Morgan Stanley research shows how presidential elections impact the markets in the long term

    It’s election season, and with the 2016 campaigns in full swing, we are inundated with the latest in presidential politics on a daily basis. This has left many investors wondering how the presidential election may affect the markets and — ultimately — their portfolios. Morgan Stanley conducted a…

    Houston Business Journal
  • How the AP-GfK poll on the candidates' health was conducted

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on health and the presidential race was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Sept. 15-19. It is based on online interviews of 1,694 adults, including 1,476 registered voters and 1,251 likely voters, who are members of GfK's nationally…

    Associated Press
  • 'Harsh but no knockout blow': Europe's media react to Clinton-Trump duel

    Europe has woken up to headlines dominated by the first televised debate between U.S. presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

    CNBC.com
  • Gabon president Bongo sworn in after disputed poll

    By Edward McAllister LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon President Ali Bongo was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday and called for unity following a razor-thin election victory whose integrity was questioned by international observers. Bongo's victory by less than 6,000 votes has drawn unwelcome…

    Reuters
  • Israel to charge Lieberman party officials in graft probe

    Israel plans to charge officials from Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party in a major corruption probe, with one also accused of drug offences, the attorney general said. The charges are linked to what has been called "one of the largest public corruption investigations in Israel," involving…

    AFP
  • President Obama: 'If You Don't Vote, That's a Vote for Trump'

    President Obama has made it clear to voters: if you don't want Donald Trump as president, choose Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead. “If you don't vote, that's a vote for Trump,” Obama stressed in a new line of attack during a radio interview with Steve Harvey that aired…

    ABC News
  • Ugandan soldier captured by Somali insurgents pleads for freedom

    By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) - A Ugandan soldier captured by Islamist insurgents in Somalia more than a year ago has been paraded in an insurgent video in which he appealed for his country's leaders to help free him. Join hands and come up with a solution that can secure my release."…

    Reuters
  • Here's the markets' biggest fear about the debate ... and beyond

    For Wall Street, Monday night’s first presidential debate is a bit like a dress rehearsal for the election, and the markets could call the winner.

    CNBC.com
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    Presidential Historian: Donald Trump won the debate

    Presidential Historian Doug Wead on the first debate in the 2016 presidential race.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Catalonia leader promises 2017 independence referendum

    The president of Spain's Catalonia region said Wednesday he would call an independence referendum in September 2017, in a move likely to infuriate Madrid as the country endures a protracted political crisis. Secessionist parties in the wealthy, northeastern region approved a plan to achieve…

    AFP
  • Sarkozy slips in French Republican presidential race

    Nicolas Sarkozy has lost ground against his main conservative rival in the race for France's Republican party presidential nomination, two polls showed on Wednesday, hurt by legal and political setbacks. Sarkozy, who was president from 2007-2012, is pitching himself as a man of action who will push…

    Reuters
  • Portman quietly deploys web tools as Ohio Senate race rages

    Much of the work of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's re-election campaign in Ohio is happening under the fingertips of voters. Google says Portman has made some of the savviest use this election cycle of its digital ...

    Associated Press