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Elections

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  • Grassroots leader Marina Silva angles for Brazil's mainstream

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters...
  • Soto: Hispanics might lose clout

    Soto: Hispanics might lose clout
    As Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis decides the fate of virtually all the Congressional districts in Central Florida, some of the area's Democratic state lawmakers gathered in Kissimmee and Orlando to decry the possibility that Hispanics may lose...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction

    Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction
    California governors have enormous power to shove around legislatures. And Gov. Jerry Brown has learned how to use it without working up a sweat. Here's the latest example: At the state Capitol, the notion of providing schoolchildren with adequate...
  • Opposition leader Khan opens talks with Pakistan government over protests

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political impasse. The announcement...
  • Exclusive: Brazil's Silva would get opposition's support in election runoff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's biggest opposition party would support Marina Silva for president if its own candidate fails to make an October runoff, a party source told Reuters, an alliance that would damage President Dilma Rousseff's chances for a...
  • How to end California's political gender gap

    How to end California's political gender gap
    On Tuesday, Women's Equality Day marks the 94th anniversary of women's suffrage — and offers a moment to reflect on the so-called political progress of American women. Emphasis on the "so-called." From our city halls to the halls of Congress,...
  • Another (inevitable) defeat for term-limits proposal in the courts

    Another (inevitable) defeat for term-limits proposal in the courts
    A unanimous Illinois Appellate Court panel dealt a grave blow today to the effort to place a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would impose legislative term limits. The justices found that the proposal exceeds the very narrow...
  • Rauner loses another round in term limit referendum bid

     Rauner loses another round in term limit referendum bid
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that kept it off the November ballot. The appellate decision...
  • Mexico's ruling party proposes cutting seats from Congress

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling party on Wednesday proposed holding a referendum next year to reduce the size of Congress, which could strengthen its own hand and streamline legislative decision-making. Mexico's Congress is made up of the lower...
  • Hollywood Democrats Fear Loss of Senate Majority

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. Get it? Unpopular president +...
  • Foley Supporter To Pay $12,000 Fine For Making Misleading Campaign Contributions

    HARTFORD — A supporter of Republican Tom Foley's gubernatorial campaign will pay a $12,000 fine in connection with violations of state election law. The fine levied against Brian Lippey of Greenwich is significant, said Joshua Foley, spokesman...