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  • Clone candidates clutter Indian election contests

    MAVAL, India (Reuters) - Voters in a parliamentary constituency in western India could be forgiven for asking the real candidates to please stand up. The race in Maval, a constituency of 1.9 million voters in Maharashtra state, has two real contenders:...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker won't say whether he would finish four-year term if re-elected

    MADISON, Wis. A day after he formally announced his re-election bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declined to say Wednesday whether he would serve a full four-year term if re-elected. In comments to reporters, Walker also tested the idea that he may...
  • Illinois' friends-and-family hiring plan

    Illinois' friends-and-family hiring plan
    In 2005, Forrest Claypool was a Cook County commissioner running for board president, and Gerald Nichols was a top aide — "patronage chief" was how Claypool put it — for John Stroger, the man Claypool was trying to unseat. Today, Claypool...
  • Local Voices South: April 17 edition

    Local Voices South: April 17 edition
    Letters to the editor from New Lenox, Orland Park, Flossmoor, Hickory Hills, Evergreen Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen and Frankfort. Missing voters So it looks like the "temporary" state tax increase will become permanent. The claim is the need to...
  • Congress candidates try to score points with voters on tax day

    On the same day a new poll showed Americans still don't think much of Congress, several California candidates tried to show their solidarity with people on taxes. Some, including Republican congressional candidates Doug Ose, Tony Strickland and Paul...
  • Gov. Scott, where are you on toll hikes?

    Gov. Scott, where are you on toll hikes?
    Before another moment passes, let us comment on an underlying issue in the recent dust-up within Gov. Rick Scott's re-election campaign: highway tolls. Specifically, we'd like to know whether the governor supports the toll increases being imposed by...
  • Hungary's tilt: Right-wing parties gain in the latest election

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, April 14: Right-wing parties gain in the latest election, harking back to what was not the best moment of the country's political past. Landlocked in the center of Europe...
  • Dissident ANC veterans urge voters to spoil South African ballots

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Dissident veterans in South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) urged voters on Tuesday to spoil their ballots at a national election next month, in a protest against corruption intended as a wake-up call to the ruling party....
  • Conservatives Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test U.S. presidential waters in New Hampshire

    (This April 12 story was corrected to change name of organizing group in the third paragraph to Americans for Prosperity Foundation from Americans for Prosperity) MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted...
  • Best tribute to Askew would be true campaign finance reform

    The late Florida Gov. Reubin Askew's most frustrating political campaign probably wasn't his 1984 run for president of the United States. More likely, it was his 1988 campaign for the U.S. Senate. Askew left that race almost as quickly as he entered. The...
  • Indian voters lured by cash handouts, drugs, bootleg liquor

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian election officials have seized a record $36 million dollars of cash concealed in cars, private planes and even ambulances that they say was destined to buy off voters and pay for expenses over and above the spending limit....