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  • Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

    BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new...
  • Scotland opts to stay with Britain

    Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain. With turnout at...
  • Scotland rejects independence in historic vote

    Scotland rejects independence in historic vote
    Scotland rejected independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons...
  • VP Joe Biden praises Wasserman Schultz day after she receives scathing critique

    VP Joe Biden praises Wasserman Schultz day after she receives scathing critique
    Vice President Joe Biden praised the performance of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as Democratic national chairwoman on Friday, the day after she was the subject of a lengthy and scathing critique in Politico. Wasserman Schultz introduced Biden at the...
  • Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to state secession

    Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to state secession
    The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of...
  • U.S. won't stand in way of Venezuela's U.N. Security Council bid

    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, U.N. diplomats and U....
  • Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations

    NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he secretly advised, a federal jury found on Friday....
  • Being a wealthy Democrat seems to be OK

    It seems like a hundred times a day, every TV station broadcasts Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign ad disparaging Republican candidate Bruce Rauner because Rauner is rich — as if being rich is bad. My guess is 98 percent of Americans wish...
  • Florida unemployment edges up slightly in August

    Florida unemployment edges up slightly in August
    Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in August, to 6.3 percent, state officials said Friday. The jobless rate edged up one-tenth of a percentage point from July but was 0.8 percentage points lower than it was in August 2013, according to the...
  • Supreme Court questions need for documents' secrecy

    Supreme Court questions need for documents' secrecy
    TALLAHASSEE -- A lawyer for a Republican political consultant trying to keep out of public view documents at the center of a redistricting lawsuit ran into resistance from Florida Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum Friday. The...
  • RFK Stadium site could be 'dynamic' for 2024 Olympics, bid chief says

    RFK Stadium site could be 'dynamic' for 2024 Olympics, bid chief says
    The chairman of the committee seeking to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington area said Thursday that he is intrigued by the possibility that an Olympic stadium could be built on the RFK Stadium site, perhaps becoming the future home of the...