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Venezuela One Step Closer To Referendum To Vote Out President Nicolas Maduro…Hunger Still Looms

On Friday, Venezuelan opposition announced its victory in gathering enough petition signatures to approve referendum that could overturn the decision to elect President Nicolas Maduro, according to a release by the Havana Times. After...Show More Summary

The Seething Anger of Egypt’s Students

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

When Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew the elected but inept Muslim Brotherhood government, hope was in the air and many young people exulted. But no more.

This Rotten Week: Predicting The BFG, The Legend Of Tarzan And The Purge: Election Year Reviews

The summer blockbuster season is still rolling on - and this week is a special one, as it happens to be the first week of July. Will the crop of new movies get big reviews and blow up at the box office? We'll have to wait and see, as we have The BFG, The Legend of Tarzan and...

Japan PM campaigns on 'stability' ticket as Brexit rocks markets

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stumping for a July upper house election, is warning voters against casting their ballots for the opposition at a time when world financial markets are in turmoil after Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union.

How Obama Bounced Back

After a stinging defeat in the 2014 midterm elections, the president found a way to avoid being a lame duck.

Election in Spain Gives Conservatives More Seats but No Mandate

1 hour agoNews : NYTimes: News

The conservative Popular Party won 137 of 350 seats in Parliament, up from 123 in the December elections but not enough to settle who will form the next government.

Bernie Sanders’ National Press Secretary, Symone Sanders, Exits Campaign; Focused On November 2016

Bernie Sanders’ national press secretary, Symone D. Sanders (no relation), has left his campaign. She is happy for the time that she has served but now wants to focus efforts on getting a Democrat elected in 2016. The announcement was made on Sunday night, and Symone submitted her resignation last week. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls—Study: Special interests pouring money into local elections

Lauren McCauley at Common Dreams writes—Landmark Survey Finds Special Interests are Pouring Money into Local Elections: The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law on Sunday published a landmark report (pdf) documenting...Show More Summary

Clinton Allies Rebuff Sanders Proposals In First Democratic Platform Committee Negotiations

Bernie Sanders supporters no longer have any reason to back Hillary Clinton in the general election come November. During negotiations, Clinton allies on the Democratic Party platform committee voted against several proposals Sanders has supported, including a $15 minimum wage and single payer health care. Show More Summary

What Happens If Trump Gets Destroyed On Election Day?

I want to gaze into my crystal ball a little a few years down the line, because I think things really seem kind of dire right now butI think there may be some silver linings. It's true Donald Trump has a non-zero chance of becoming president, but even if populism has [...]

Owens vs Love II: Utah Democrats Eye Rare Knockout of GOP Incumbent

Since 1974, Utah Democrats are 0-32 against GOP U.S. Representatives heading into the 13th rematch election between major party U.S. House nominees in state history.

Popular Party Wins Spanish Elections

Popular Party won the parliamentary elections in Spain and will defend its right to stay in power, leader of the party and acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said late Sunday.

Spain election: Conservatives win, but without majority

Political deadlock likely to continue as Popular Party fails to win majority needed to form government on its own.

Board Elections to the Motion Picture Academy Have Rare Sizzle

Diversity is among the issues being watched closely ahead of these contests for the governing body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Australian independent Xenophon could play kingmaker in election

SYDNEY (Reuters) - One of Australia's poorest states is emerging as an unlikely key battleground in July 2 elections that could hand the balance of power to a folksy independent senator and threaten the government's economic agenda.

Spain's Podemos Party Disappointed at Unexpectedly Low Election Results

Spain's left-wing Unidos Podemos coalition is disappointed with its expected third place in Sunday's Sunday parliamentary elections and had expected to perform better, Podemos political press secretary Inigo Errejon said Sunday.

UK Labour Party Revolt Continues: 12th Cabinet Member Resigns As Corbyn Refuses To Step Down

Update: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not step down, adding he will not "betray the trust" of those who elected him, according to Sky News. As we detailed earlier... "Jeremy [Corbyn] is a good and decent man but he’s not a leader. Show More Summary

Democratic Party takes major stand for reproductive freedom in party platform ahead of SCOTUS ruling

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Democratic Party’s platform committee has passed a more progressive platform position on reproductive freedom than in previous election years. “The Democratic Party platform explicitly calls for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which restricts access to women’s reproductive rights,...

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