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Tweets and Consequences

Recently published: Tweets and Consequences: 60 Social Media Disasters in Politics and How To Avert A Career-Ending Mistake by Michael Schlossberg. “This book analyzes real world examples of elected officials and government employees who committed major errors while using social [...] The post Tweets and Consequences appeared first on Political Wire.

The Front National: Populism in Europe

25 minutes agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Front National will attain unprecedented support in the French departmental elections less than a month from today. Although the party, led by Marine Le Pen, received 17.9% and 24.86% of votes in recent presidential and European elections respectively, it has not yet replicated such results in local elections. In one survey the Front National more...

Senate to vote Wednesday to undo labor union rule

By Jordain Carney, The Hill The Senate will vote Wednesday on a GOP-backed motion that would undo a controversial National Labor Relations Board rule that makes it easier for workers to hold union elections.

PMQs: The TV debates row rumbles on

There are only a couple more sessions of PMQs left before the election and there was a slightly end of term feeling to today’s session. Ed Miliband started by mocking… Continue reading The post PMQs: The TV debates row rumbles on appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Alabama Supreme Court Gonna Halt All Them Homosexual ‘Marriages,’ By God

Apparently Chief Justice Roy Moore and his ‘Bama Supreme Court judge pals, all of whom are clear examples of why judges should not be elected, and all of whom should be fired, would prefer that the United States Supreme Court have to...Show More Summary

Robert Reich: How the Next Democratic Nominee Could Rescue America

We need to take radical steps. It’s seed time for the 2016 presidential elections, when candidates try to figure out what they stand for and will run on.  One thing seems reasonably clear. The Democratic nominee for President, whoever...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Maryland prepares for a crowded race to replace Barbara Mikulski

Rep. Donna Edwards is one of the many Democrats to acknowledge her interest in this open Senate seat Leading Off: • MD-Sen: It's going to be a while before the race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski fully takes shape, but potential candidates are assessing their odds. Show More Summary

Obsessing about UKIP misses the biggest story of the General Election

Britain is obsessed with Nigel Farage. The pint-waving, covert coat-wearing, anti-establishment shtick-spouting activities of the UK Independence Party leader are exhaustively covered by friend and foe alike. Few parties of its size could afford such blanket advertising (especially a party with the limited resources of UKIP). Show More Summary

Lesotho election results reveal no outright winner

Incumbent PM's party wins 40 constituencies, falling short of the 60 plus one needed for forming independent government.

The Progressive Case for Rahm's Re-Elect

4 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Chicago mayor, who is facing a run-off election, deserves more credit than he’s getting for the city’s resurgence.

L.A. measures to shift elections forge big lead

In a campaign where the issue of voter participation was front and center, two measures to bolster turnout by combining Los Angeles elections with state and federal contests sailed toward passage Tuesday, early results showed.

L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A push by backers of charter schools to have a bigger voice on the Los Angeles Board of Education appears to have paid off, according to early election returns in three contested races.

Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big

When Eric Garcetti won the 2013 mayoral election, he did so without the financial backing of Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southwest. As a company that held contracts worth more than $100,000 with the city, Psomas was barred from contributing to...

Backers of election charter amendments declare victory

Backers of two measures to shift Los Angeles city and school board votes to higher-turnout election years declared victory Tuesday evening after an initial count showed the measures had lopsided leads in absentee ballots.

Early returns favor L.A. school board incumbents

The four incumbents on the Los Angeles Board of Education held early leads in the first returns reported on election night.

What will be Ed Miliband’s First Question in this week’s PMQs?

Betfair have a market up on What will be Ed Miliband’s First Question in this week’s PMQs. These were the odds at 11pm last night. Including today’s PMQs, there are four PMQs left before the general election, the one in a fortnight’s time will be drowned out by the budget that follows on from that, and […]

Unions Win Obama Veto Threat Over GOP Effort To Curb NLRB’s Ambush Election Rules

On Wednesday, the GOP-led U.S. Senate will vote to undo the National Labor Relations Board’s announced rules enabling unions to “ambush” companies with so-called “quickie elections.” According to the Hill: Republicans are using the Congressional...Show More Summary

Polls close and count begins in L.A. City Council, school board races

The polls are now closed in Los Angeles’ municipal primary election, and campaigns across the city are awaiting the first wave of results from the city clerk’s office.

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