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Will the Delhi Bonhomie Lead to a New Era in Pakistan-India Relations?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in office for two months now, and he has already taken several actions to change India's social and economic direction. The most surprising move the newly elected Indian leader has made to date, however, was his decision to invite Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony. Show More Summary

Don't Listen to the SECB—Vote for Jess Spear

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Stranger Jess Spear and 15 Now after the City Council passed Seattle's $15 minimum wage. (Every Stranger staffer is welcome to sit on the Stranger Election Control Board and take part in the endorsement process, but for many reasons—mainly, we're too busy—not every staffer takes part in every election cycle. Show More Summary

Company men: The U.S. Chamber flexes its new political muscle

Washington (CNN) – The plot to save Thad Cochran was hatched at Off The Record, the subterranean bar inside the Hay-Adams hotel in downtown Washington. In mid-June, just days before the Mississippi Senate runoff election, Tom Donohue, the hard-nosed CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was commiserating over drinks with Scott Reed, his senior […]

Return Of The Mummy: Buying The Egypt ETF

By Trebizond Investments: Market Vectors Egypt ETF (NYSEARCA:EGPT) has fared extremely well this year, rising over 28% YTD and over 53% if you stretch chart. With election of General al-Sisi, Egypt's economy is poised for further growth as investors from the West flock back to the Nile and are greeted by a pro-business government. Show More Summary

Sen. Shumer Calls for the National Adoption of Top-Two Primaries

One of the highest ranking members in the United States Senate is calling for a big change in the way we run our elections. In a New York Times Op-ed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed partisan primaries for much of the polarization and gridlock in Washington right now. So he is calling for a national movement to replace it with a top two primary system.

Random Thoughts On Today’s Runoffs

At the end of an election cycle it’s very easy to be jaded.  Heck, that’s my default position.  But the first note today goes out to Mike Beaudreau and P.K. Martin, who face off today to see who will be representing Gwinnett County in the State Senate.  I like them both, and have avoided this […]

Expired ID? Cast your vote here

IS IT VALID?: Virginia election officials are trying to decide if an expired photo identification is valid at the polls. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — A battle over what constitutes a “valid” voter ID has gone online — and the loosest interpretation is winning. The public has until 11:30 p.m....

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

Election officials say Joko Widodo will be next president but main rival Prabowo Subianto calls election as 'unfair'.

Nebraska Senate candidates have different takes on border crisis

By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. — Before the primary election, Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse’s opponents made a last-ditch effort to question his stance on immigration, but their hits made nary a dent as he cruised to victory, garnering more than twice as many votes as the runner-up. Before the primary, Sasse...

WA: County Council Hopes to Avert One-Third of Bus-Service Cuts

In a compromise vote Monday, the Metropolitan King County Council clung to hope of averting about one-third of proposed bus-service cuts in 2015. A final decision isn't due until late this year, when elected officials pore through their budgets and see more sales-tax figures.

Daily Kos Elections Georgia runoff preview

Former Rep. and 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr looks like the underdog in his Republican primary on Tuesday. On Tuesday, voters in Georgia go back to the polls to decide their parties' nominees in several primaries across the state. Show More Summary

What You Don't Know May Well Hurt You -- Dark Money

Co-authored by Lisa Gilbert What you don't know could well hurt you. A deadlocked Congress has been unwilling to lift the veil on the massive secret money being spent in our elections. As we take the plunge into yet another electionShow More Summary

First Slice 7/22/14: Don't forget to vote in Georgia's runoff elections today

Georgia's primary runoff elections are today. So vote!… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Two new polls show John Walsh down but still in the fight

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • MT-Sen: Two new polls survey Montana and its criminally under-polled Senate race. PPP gives Republican Rep. Show More Summary

Cohn on 2014 Mid-Terms

Nate Cohn weighs the chances of a GOP wave in this fall’s mid-term election in The New York Times. Republicans entered this election cycle with high hopes. President Obama’s approval ratings had sunk into the low 40s, and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act had been an unmitigated disaster. In an off-year election, Democrats [...]

Pelosi on ‘Not Angry Enough’ Obama: ‘Communication has to be Stepped Up’

7 hours agoNews : Mediaite

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sat in to discuss the midterm elections and the possibility for Democrats to retain power in the Senate. She was also asked about President Barack Obama‘s handling of foreign events that have eclipsed his domestic agenda over the last week.

Top Stories: Plane Victims' Bodies Moved; Gaza Latest

7 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: A winner is declared in Indonesia's presidential election; current and retired Detroit workers vote for cuts to their pensions; and the Chicago Cubs will sue fake mascots who behave badly.

Modern Sherman Statements

I am in a somewhat odd position for a political obsessive. I am simultaneously without any desire to be elected to office, admiring of those that are willing to endure that torment, and a loyal Labour supporter. The latter is … Continued

Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows

7 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.

Not Single-Issue Voters

This guy got everything wrong about #BeyonceVoters. Except for one: single women WILL decide the elections http://t.co/5Qwzi85eCT #tbt — Beyoncé Voters (@beyoncevoters) July 17, 2014 Reacting to the “Beyoncé voters” meme spawned by that awful Fox segment, Tanya Basu warns against seeing single women as a monolithic voting bloc: The only thing that unites all […]

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