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Elections

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  • Insight: Brazil's slump hits job market as election approaches

    SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Many of Brazil's biggest retailers, homebuilders and carmakers are cutting jobs as Latin America's largest economy teeters on the edge of recession, a fresh blow to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid. For years, low...
  • Alcee Hastings sees many reasons for voter disinterest in primary

    Alcee Hastings sees many reasons for voter disinterest in primary
    U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, sees ultra-low turnout in Tuesday’s primary. Hastings, the longest-serving member of Congress from Broward (first elected in 1992) said there are multiple reasons. “I’m very worried,” he...
  • Pressure mounts on Europeans to take more action against Islamic State

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - European leaders face calls to take direct action against the Islamic State including in Syria after the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, but politicians are reluctant to take the lead after previous missteps in the...
  • Factbox - UEFA president Michel Platini

    LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on UEFA president Michel Platini who will announce on Thursday whether he will stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency in next year's elections: EARLY DAYS AND PLAYING CAREER Born: Joeuf, France, June 21, 1955 Joined...
  • Pragmatic Platini unlikely to enter FIFA race

    LONDON (Reuters) - They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of football politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before...
  • Obama's destructive immigration policy

    Is it possible to have a debate on border security and immigration reform that doesn't descend into an unproductive shouting match? Yes. I've been involved in many such debates all across the country, and none of them proved contentious. In each case the...
  • Eric Holder comes to Ferguson; change is coming

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, Aug. 21: On Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a message from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to the people of Ferguson, Mo., in which the nation's top law...
  • Sharpton adapts adversarial style to de Blasio's New York

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was not the first time the Reverend Al Sharpton made his way to City Hall in a fiery mood to scold a mayor about New York City police officers killing an unarmed black man. Still, something about Sharpton's appearance with Mayor...
  • Lewis talks about Emanuel but avoids his name

    Lewis talks about Emanuel but avoids his name
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis continued her public contemplation of a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel Thursday night, using a community meeting in Little Village to rail against his policies. But this time Lewis, who has called Emanuel a...
  • Why people don't vote

    To the editor: Referendums for mandating workers' sick leave and raising minimum wages indeed might increase voter turnout in municipal elections. But so would a more generic referendum of a sort: Place a "none of the above" option on the ballot beneath...
  • Zimbabwe's opposition leader hints at anti-Mugabe protests

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday said his party could roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe's government over its inability to improve a flagging economy. Tsvangirai has led the Movement for...