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One fifth of all (1/3 of SF) MLAs sitting right now are unelected…

25 minutes agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

CUSHY NUMBERS: In the Assembly you can resign with no subsequent test before the electorate. No tug of war in the courts (as in the Donegal SW by election of 2010) which at least holds the possibility of massive electoral change. Is it going to change any time soon? Do Turkey’s vote for Christmas each more...

March protesting Laquan McDonald's death to hit Chicago's Magnificent Mile

1 hour agoHealth : Booster Shots

Elected officials, community activists and labor leaders are planning a demonstration billed as a “march for justice” Friday up Michigan Avenue, the city’s premier shopping district, in the wake of the release of video showing a police officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. Demonstrators are...

Venezuelan opposition calls for investigation of official's slaying

Venezuela's politics have long been volatile, but this week an opposition campaign official was gunned down at a rally, the latest in a series of violent incidents leading up to crucial Dec. 6 congressional elections. Now opposition leaders are calling on President Nicolas Maduro to investigate...

Aung San Suu Kyi's awkward North Korea problem

As the NLD celebrated its election victory, the US Treasury announced it had added four North Korean individuals and one company to its targeted sanctions list due to links with the Korean Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID),...Show More Summary

Phew. Another Thanksgiving in the books. Got something to get off your chest?

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Oof. Last year’s Thanksgiving might have been kind of rough for Daily Kos readers who have conservative relatives, coming weeks after a terrible Election Day for Democrats. But this year … it’s presidential primary season. That means...Show More Summary

Free Hitman 2: Silent Assassin sweetens Square Enix Black Friday offers

Just a quick PSA if you were thinking of picking anything up in the sales today. The Square Enix Black Friday sale is now in full swing and in addition to the admirable bargains on offer the publisher has elected to throw in a free game. For a limited time, you’ll score a copy of […]

Observations from Ouagadougou: The Days before the Election

[This guest post is part of a series on Burkina Faso’s 2015 Elections. My colleague Daniel Eizenga, a Research Associate with the Sahel Research Group and Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Florida, has been based in Burkina Faso’s … Continue reading ?

Laquan McDonald shooting protest groups plan Friday march

A collection of elected officials, community activists and labor leaders are planning a demonstration billed as a "march for justice" Friday on Michigan Avenue in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. Demonstrators are calling for an independent investigation...

Tonight’s Local By-Election Preview with ten separate contests

Carnforth and Millhead (Con defence) on Lancaster Result of council at last election (2015): Labour 29, Conservatives 19, Green Party 9, Independents 3 (No Overall Control, Labour short by 2) Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected Conservatives 1,405, 1,238, 1,184 (48%) Labour 1,027, 981, 921 (35%) Green Party 495 (17%) Candidates […]

Turkey Drops "Independence" From Central Bank Mandate As NATO's Favorite Autocrat Strikes Again

In the nearly six months since summer elections saw AKP lose its absolute parliamentary majority in Turkey after a strong showing at the ballot box by the pro-Kurdish HDP, it’s been interesting to watch how the central bank has reacted (or, more appropriately, “not” reacted) to periods of weakness in the lira. Show More Summary

WSJ: Skadden Is At Center Of Election Year Tax Policy Debate Over Inversions

Wall Street Journal, At Skadden, Tax Law Isn’t So Boring as Inversions Raise the Stakes: Law Firm Lands in the Middle of an Election-Year Debate About U.S. Tax Policy: It isn’t boring to be a tax attorney these days. Just ask the team at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom,...

Venezuela opposition candidate gunned down during campaign event

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Venezuelan opposition election candidate was shot dead while campaigning, political leaders said Thursday, raising tensions ahead of a legislative vote that could weaken the major oil producer’s socialist government. An attacker shot Luis Manuel Diaz on Wednesday evening at an event also...

Venezuela Opposition Politician Gunned Down

Luis Manuel Diaz, a regional opposition leader in Venezuela, “has been shot dead at a campaign rally less than two weeks before parliamentary elections,” the BBC reports.

DNC Nearing $7 Million in Debt

The Democratic National Committee is in the red when it comes to their operating finances. A new Federal Election Commission report reveals the...

Venezuelan opposition leader assassinated at campaign rally

A regional opposition leader in Venezuela has been shot dead at a campaign rally less than two weeks before parliamentary elections. The Democratic Action party says Luis Manuel Diaz was killed by attackers in a car as he was holding a public meeting in central Guarico state. Opposition leaders blamed militias supporting the governing United […]

If police shooting video had been released sooner, would Emanuel be mayor?

Would Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been re-elected if voters had seen the video of Laquan McDonald's execution? No. Rahm would have lost the election. Why? Because he would have lost Chicago's black vote. Without the black vote, Rahm Emanuel would not be the 9.5-fingered boss of Bartertown. Black political...

The most interesting thing about Côte d’Ivoire’s election was that it wasn’t interesting

Kim Yi Dionne: Continuing our series of Monkey Cage Election Reports, the following is a post-election report on last month’s presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire by political scientist Tyson Roberts. There is an ancient Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which is neither ancient nor Chinese. The curse is appropriate, however, for elections in […]

Party leader shot to death outside Venezuela campaign rally

22 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

An opposition leader was shot to death at a campaign rally Wednesday for next week’s congressional elections in Venezuela.

Is the next election becoming a contest between Fine Gael and Sinn Fein?

23 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

CAMPAIGN TACTICS: Interesting poll out in the Irish Times today showing a continuing improvement in both Fine Gael and Sinn Fein’s vote. Whilst Fianna Fail remain steady at just around 19% and Labour are stuck at 7%.

Opposition activist's murder shakes Venezuela before election

CARACAS (Reuters) - South America's regional bloc UNASUR and Venezuela's opposition called on Thursday for a probe into the murder of an activist days before a legislative election that has sparked fears of renewed political violenc...

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