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Myanmar city holds first poll in 60 years

Critics say municipal election in country's biggest city, Yangon, is flawed, with only one vote per household allowed.

Polian could return to Buffalo and still get to Canton in 2015

The New Year could end up being a very good one for Bill Polian. He could end up rejoining the Buffalo Bills as soon as Monday, and he could end up being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite his return to the NFL. Unlike coaches and players, who must endure a five-year…

Right-Wing Attempt to Outlaw Election Fails

Right-wing favorite, Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, just vetoed an effort to outlaw an election of Delegates to an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the US Constitution. Over the last 50 years there have been efforts to start and resist state applications for an Article V Convention, which requires the states to cross a [...]

2015 Precap

2015 Precap By Peter Funt The year gone by was marked by a tangle of stories involving midterm elections, grand juries and scandalous outfits worn by Sasha and Malia Obama. No need for a tedious yearend recap. Here instead is a precap of news certain to break in 2015: JAN. 1 – President Obama ushers [...] The post 2015 Precap appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Judge orders private investigator to stay away from councilmen

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An Orange County Superior Court judge has ordered a private investigator to stay away from two Costa Mesa councilmen whom he allegedly followed and kept under surveillance in the run-up to local elections in 2012.

Sweden’s Löfven Does Deal with Right, Cancels Snap Elections

The Swedish prime minister saves his government by agreeing to carry out the opposition's budget.

Milwaukee Elected Official's Tweet Mocks The Death Of Eric Garner

Last weekend, Milwaukee was in the grip of fierce racial tensions as the city waited for the decision by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm on whether to charge former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney, who is...Show More Summary

California Official: It’s Not Racist That I Keep Saying ‘Ngger Babies’

An elected official with the sanitary district’s board of directors in California has been censured  for racial slurs and sexist remarks he made to district employees. “Mr. Landis has made sexist comments to our female district staff. And it’s becoming more and more of a pattern of behavior,” board president Tim Becker told KPIX  Landis, [...]

New for Washington Post: Politicians Don't Always Tell the Truth and TPP Is Not a Free-Trade Agreement

People in places like rural Kansas and downtown Washington, DC often have a misplaced trust in authority and elected officials. They are inclined to take their comments at face value, not realizing that these people often have ulterior...Show More Summary

Sweden calls off planned snap elections

Move follows deal with opposition that would allow coalition of Social Democrats and Greens to continue in power.

Battle Lines Emerge in Israel’s Election Campaign

For the first time since the collapse of the "peace process" in 2000, Israel’s center and left parties sniff the chance for victory.

Obama: America ‘Less Racially Divided’ Than Before I Was Elected

President Obama told NPR that the country is “less racially divided now” than before he became president. Obama told Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep that low morale around race relations in the U.S. is exaggerated by the national conversation around recent violence and not an accurate reflection of the state of affairs around the country. [...]

Raped by Sex Traffickers, She Could Have Had an Abortion to Save Her Life But Did This Instead

“To save the life of the mother.” It’s one of the conundrums that advocates of elective abortion use to justify a woman’s decision to compromise the health or end the life of her unborn child in favor of protecting her own. But while ethicists and advocates may discuss and debate the relative morality of these […]

"Everything Is Awesome"

As Politico's Michael Grunwald writes below (we believe non-satirically), the midterm election’s discontent was illegitimate. The point is that Americans should cheer up! And whose fault is all the collective doom? Well, Bill De Blasio already explained that, as Grunwald confirms, the press has a problem reporting good news. Show More Summary

Diana Rauner, Illinois' next first lady, to stay focused on early education

A few days before the election, a Chicago radio host introduced Bruce Rauner and wife Diana, telling listeners "behind every great man is a great woman."

Accomplishing Popular Things is Popular

Since the midterm election President Obama has really been flexing his executive authority. In just the past month he has done two big actions to accomplish popular goals and it has paid off. The first was his move on immigration. While the public would prefer the issue wasn’t handled via executive action, the public overwhelmingly [...]

Brendan Rodgers does not know how to handle goalkeepers

The management of Liverpool's goalkeeping situation has officially crossed from "bad joke" to "giant mess." For Liverpool's high-stakes match at Manchester United, Brendan Rodgers elected to sit a struggling Simon Mignolet in favor of  bringing in Brad Jones for his first start. Show More Summary

Beyonce Knowles & Jay Z Celebrate Christmas in Iceland

Given their deep pockets and high profiles, it’s no wonder Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z elected to enjoy an Icelandic Christmas getaway. The “Crazy in Love” singer and her rapper hubby posted photographs via Knowles’ official website to show their fans all the fun they had. Show More Summary

A Possible Explanation For Texas Insanity

Okay, so you guys keep asking why Texas is so crazy. Hell, where else could Louie Gohmert get elected and Rick Perry be considered a hot presidential prospect? Well, customer Rick may have found the answer. He was thumbing though old...Show More Summary

Media Celebrate Obama’s “Audacity”

The impression given by both the Times and Politico is that Obama is now unleashed because he doesn’t have to cater to public opinion or worry about upcoming elections.

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