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Canada's Harper Sets October 19 Election

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for October 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power. Polls...Show More Summary

Merkel's German conservatives set sights on absolute majority

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from conservative allies on Sunday to run for a fourth term in 2017 after an opinion poll showed they could win an absolute majority if an election were held next wee...

Grassroots mayors embody Spain's divisions as election nears

MADRID (Reuters) - Shortly after she took office in June, Madrid's left-wing anti-establishment mayor Manuela Carmena set up 'Version Original', a website her council uses to rebut media reports it considers "inexact or open to misinterpretation".

FIFA World Cup: 5/1 To Expand To 40 Teams If Platini Elected President

With Michel Platini, French footballing legend and boss of UEFA (Union of European Football Associations), hotly priced at 8/13 by online bookmaker Betway Group to become the next President of FIFA, the sports global governing body, the sports betting firm currently has odds of 5/1 that the World Cup will [...]

Can the Iran Deal be defeated by Rhetoric likening it to the Holocaust?

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary Opinion polls and election results indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rhetoric — which compares the Islamic republic of Iran to the Nazi regime and the recently-signed…

Canadian Prime Minister Calls Federal Election

5 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper broke with Canadian political tradition by formally opening the campaign in the middle of summer during what is a holiday weekend in most of the country.

Bill De Blasio And Other NYC Elected Officials Are Standing With Planned Parenthood [Video]

If [the unborn would only] die, they had better do it [early], and decrease the surplus population. Quote modified with apologies to Ebenezer Scrooge to fit the burgeoning Marxist utopia

New 'super PACs' help 2016 mega-donors customize their political clout

6 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

For discerning, super-wealthy donors looking for a distinctive way to advertise clout, the 2016 presidential election offers a new perk - their own specially tailored "super PAC."

Fraud & Hokum Illustrated: "Moral Monday's Georgia" Say They Have No Activism Planned After The "Grady Hospital Rape Kit Story" Because It Has No Relevance To The 2016 Elections, Unlike "Rape Kits In 2008"


Election ad review: Ready (and repeating vs busting the narrative)

After months of the Conservatives carpet-bombing the air waves with an ad declaring Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau just not ready, the Liberals finally responded with an ad of their own yesterday: Ready.While many initially dismissedShow More Summary

Daily dose: Governor McTravel headed to Cali Koch donor party

7 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

McCrory among 15 elected officials who scored invites to exclusive Koch brothers’ donor retreat (Washington Post) -- Seven sitting governors including North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory, six incumbent senators and two House members — all Republicans — have flown to Dana Point, California this weekend for the Koch donor network conference. Show More Summary

Bill Maher On Running For Office: Americans Would ‘Probably Elect a Pedophile Before An Atheist’

Maher also admitted that he has wrestled with the fact that many of his show’s younger viewers use Real Time as a primary news source. Real Time host Bill Maher shot down the idea again of going from political commentator to politician while promoting a show in San Diego. Show More Summary

Stephen Harper set to trigger 11-week election campaign

The PM will head to Rideau Hall this morning to meet with Governor General David Johnston The post Stephen Harper set to trigger 11-week election campaign appeared first on

Tories launch anti-Mulcair attack ads on eve of election call

Conservative ads portray NDP leader as an unethical opportunist The post Tories launch anti-Mulcair attack ads on eve of election call appeared first on

Bodleian Libraries invite scholars, teachers and the public to explore its digital collections on new online portal

17 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Digital.Bodleian website, launched in July, includes more than 100,000 images covering everything from beautifully illustrated manuscripts and centuries-old maps to Victorian board games and Conservative Party election posters from the last 100 years. Show More Summary

“50 years after the Voting Rights Act, election law expert assesses its impact and recent changes”

KC Star: Black men had been granted the right to vote in 1870 in the 15th Amendment, which said people should be allowed to vote regardless of their race or previous condition of slavery. But soon after Reconstruction, which ended … Continue reading ?

“Election officials should welcome voting audit”

Lawrence-Journal World editorial: Secretary of State Kris Kobach and election officials in Sedgwick County should welcome an audit that would compare election results reported by voting machines in that county with the paper backup that records each ballot cast on … Continue reading ?

SuperPacs Have Taken Over 2016 Campaign Fueled by Million-Dollar Donations

18 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

In case there was any doubt that money in the presidential campaign has reached unprecedented levels, filings with the Federal Election Commission made it clear how important millionaires and billionaires have become to the process of electing a commander in chief. Show More Summary

To retake the Pennsylvania legislature, Democrats first must regain the state Supreme Court

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Pennsylvania state capitol building When we think of important elections in America, typically the list starts with the president, then Congress, governors, etc., while judicial elections are a lower priority for voters. Foreign election...Show More Summary

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