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Posts Tagged ‘ Elections ’

[VIDEO] Rachel Maddow Interviews Dem Superstar Elizabeth Warren

October 8th 2014

Sen. Warren draws distinction between Dems and Repugs for 2014 midterm elections Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat from Massachusetts, talks with Rachel Maddow about the differences between Democrats and Republicans on issues like pay equity and student loans and what’s at stake in the 2014 midterm elections.
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[VIDEO] Russell Brand: Why Cameron’s Scared Of Scottish Divorce

September 18th 2014

Reaction to David Cameron’s stark message to the people of Scotland that they would face a “painful divorce” from the rest of UK if they voted for independence in the referendum.
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[VIDEO] Colbert Report: Rand Paul’s healthy alternative to immigration reform

August 7th 2014

The Rand Paul-eo diet on The Stephen Colbert Repor. LOL Senator Rand Paul finds a healthy alternative to answering questions about immigration reform.
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Sen. Thad Cochran defeats tea party challenger, survives runoff

June 25th 2014

Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran survived a GOP runoff against tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel on Tuesday, the Associate Press reported. The six-term, 76-year-old lawmaker barely won the race which went into overtime earlier this month after neither Cochran nor McDaniel reached 50 percent of the votes. Photo: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., survived a...
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Counts for the European Parliament elections began at 9am

May 25th 2014

An RTÉ exit poll showed that Independents and Others lead the way in terms of national support for the European elections, with support standing at 27%. The poll showed support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil was at 22%. Sinn Féin support is estimated at 17%, while Labour has seen a collapse in...
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Judge strikes down Arkansas voter ID law

April 25th 2014

A Pulaski County, Ark., judge on Thursday struck down a law requiring voters to show photo identification at voting polls, saying it was unconstitutional. Judge Tim Fox said the law added qualifications beyond those stated in the Arkansas Constitution. The state attorney general’s office said it would appeal the decision. The law was vetoed...
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US State Department delays review of Keystone pipeline

April 19th 2014

The U.S. State Department says it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. The review could push the decision about the controversial pipeline until after midterm elections in November. AP
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Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’

April 7th 2014

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will make a decision by the end of this year on whether or not to run for president in 2016. Bush said that his family will play a huge role in his decision, calling a presidential campaign a ‘huge sacrifice.’ He also said: Many illegal...
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Priorities Super PAC Lines up for Clinton Run

January 24th 2014

One of the most potent outside liberal-oriented political groups announced on Thursday that it would back Hillary Rodham Clinton if she chooses to seek the White House in 2016, the latest sign that senior members of President Barack Obama’s team were looking to line up with the former first lady. Priorities USA brought on...
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NYC stop-and-frisk appeal could be over after mayoral election

November 1st 2013
NYC stop-and-frisk appeal could be over after mayoral election

The fate of a federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities depends on the outcome of next week’s mayoral election. The ruling is on hold pending the outcome of an appeal by the city, and the fight could be ended if Democratic candidate Bill...
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Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

October 19th 2013
Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

President Obama nominated Jeh Johnson as next the secretary of Homeland Security. At the Pentagon, Johnson oversaw the increased use of unmanned drone strikes, the revamping of military commission to try terrorism suspects and the repeal of the ban on gays in the military. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson, 56, would succeed Janet...
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North Carolina Voter ID Law Challenged

September 30th 2013
North Carolina Voter ID Law Challenged

Aaron Sorkin must be so happy. The U.S. Justice Department will file a lawsuit Monday challenging North Carolina’s restrictive voter-ID law, charging that it is an illegal form of discrimination against minorities. Enacted after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated parts of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, the North Carolina law limits early voting, eliminates...
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WATCH: TX Republican can’t bring himself to say BHO was “legitimately” elected

September 21st 2013

President Obama publicly released his birth certificate 878 days ago. And still, a Republican congressman went on national television Friday and cast doubt on the legitimacy of the Obama presidency. Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas came on Hardball to discuss how fellow Lone Star State lawmaker Sen. Ted Cruz tried to defund Obamacare,...
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Bill De Blasio Tops Mayoral Primary; Runoff Possible

September 11th 2013
Bill De Blasio Tops Mayoral Primary; Runoff Possible

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who ran an upstart campaign pledging to fight New York City’s economic inequality, emerged as the surprising top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks — and another electoral fight — before becoming his party’s nominee. The swirling, chaotic campaign to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg,...
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Here We Go Again! Weiner Admits Sending Newly Emerged Explicit Photos, Messages

July 23rd 2013

New York City Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner admitted on Tuesday to sending explicit photos and texts online to an unidentified woman. This new correspondence comes more than two years after Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011 after he admitted to having sexually explicit conversations with at least six women. Weiner did not reveal...
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US House Passes Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks Of Pregnancy

June 19th 2013

The Republican-led House passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that would restrict almost all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception. It mirrors 20-week abortion ban laws passed by some states, and lays further groundwork for the ongoing legal battle that abortion foes hope will eventually result in forcing the Supreme Court to reconsider...
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Weiner Announces Candidacy For Mayor In Video

May 22nd 2013

Anthony D. Weiner, once a rising star of New York politics whose career cratered over revelations of his sexually explicit life online, announced an improbable bid on Wednesday for the job he has long coveted: mayor. After a rocky re-emergence into public life over the past few weeks, marked by circuslike scenes of tabloid...
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Bomb At Islamist Party Rally In Pakistan Kills 14

May 6th 2013

A Pakistani official says a bomb blast has killed at least 14 people at an election campaign rally of a pro-Taliban party in the country’s northwest. Javed Khan, a government administrator in the Kurram tribal region where the bombing took place, says Monday’s attack also wounded 50 people. He says the bomb was apparently...
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Fresh Off Victory, NRA Holds Convention In Houston

May 3rd 2013

Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the message from the National Rifle Association is clear: The fight has just begun. The powerful gun rights lobby gathers in Houston this weekend for its annual convention and organizers anticipate a rollicking, Texas-sized party — both to celebrate the victory in...
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Poll Numbers Slide For Senators Who Voted No On Background Checks – VIDEO

April 30th 2013

New polls from several states show a dip in approval ratings for several senators who helped kill the bill that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers. In its latest survey, Public Policy Polling shows a dramatic dip in approval numbers for five senators in Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, and Ohio, and participating voters...
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Hillary Clinton Book Expected In 2014

April 4th 2013
Poll: Hillary Would Win New Hampshire

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a book deal. She is working on a memoir and policy book about her years as secretary of state, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press. The book has yet to be titled and is tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed. Clinton...
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