All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Election’

Ben Carson Isn’t Yet Running, May Not Win, But Can’t Lose

Gatewood Galbraith was a perennial candidate in Kentucky for years. The Lexington-based attorney is something of a folk hero in the state, especially now that he has died. Stickers and spray-painted images of Gatewood made with stencils appear on street signs, overpasses, and other handy displays around Lexington. Gatewood — for he is known by his first name throughout the …

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Mia Love Makes History In Utah Election

Mia Love has made history as the first black Republican woman to be elected to Congress. Love is a converted Mormon and the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah who campaigned hard for the seat, saying in 2012 that she was elected mayor because the belief system had changed a bit in Utah. “…People care more about what happens in …

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Alison Lundergan Grimes: Obama’s Candidate?

Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will be watched like a hawk for the next few months, and you can bet she knows it. Grimes, who currently serves as Kentucky’s Secretary of State, easily won the Democratic primary on Tuesday and will advance to face long-time senator and incumbent Mitch McConnell in November’s general election. Grimes seeks to unseat McConnell as …

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Judge Joe Brown, Recently Jailed, Running for Office

The man who helmed a popular TV court show for 15 seasons is now running for office. But could he be up against his worst challenge yet? Judge Joe Brown, the man whose namesake show gave him the opportunity to dispense justice in his own style, sometimes sitting on top of his bench. Brown had formerly been a prosecutor in …

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Minimum Wage Hike Shut Down by GOP

The federally-mandated Minimum Wage has been at $7.25 an hour since 2009. If Senate Democrats, and President Obama, had had their way, that amount would have gone up to $10.10. But that effort has been brought to a grinding halt by the Republicans in the Senate. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa (Dem) introduced the bill for a vote in the …

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Sarah Palin Challenge Hillary for President?

Sarah Palin is a firebrand. She was the darling of the political Right during the 2008 race for President of the U.S. Interestingly, she wasn’t even running for President. John McCain was. But she took the Repub blogosphere, and the mainstream press, by storm with her good looks, designer glasses, and folksy chatter. Democrats were insulted by her, particularly women. …

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John Mellencamp Pissed at Governor

John Mellencamp is a liberal, and he wants Republicans to leave his music alone. For all the Farm Aid, small towns, ain’t-that-America heartland imagery that Mellencamp has made musical hay with over the decades since he hit the scene as Johnny Cougar, the man from Seymour, Indiana sits firmly in the camp that many in those areas see as effete, …

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Narendra Modi Set To Form India’s Next Government

Monday is election day in India and Narendra Modi is the current front-runner. After Monday’s prime minister election, Modi could be the leader of the world’s biggest democracy. A Modi win would also make his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the country’s biggest. A vote for Modi could have the country seeing massive job creations and an overhaul of …

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Andrej Kiska Defeats PM Fico in Slovak Presidential Election

In a somewhat stunning turn of events, political newcomer and philanthropist Andrej Kiska was elected President of Slovakia, defeating the current Prime Minister and the most popular politician in Slovakia, Robert Fico, in quite convincing fashion, obtaining 59.4 percent of the vote to Fico’s 40.6 percent. The victory marks the first occasion of a Slovak president being elected without any …

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Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Presidential Election

Only once in America’s 237 year history has a president been elected to serve non-consecutive terms. That president was Grover Cleveland, who served as our 22nd President from 1885-1889 and our 24th President from 1893-1897. While the event is uncommon here in the United States, it happened for the first time in Chile’s 23 year old democracy this Sunday when …

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Hillary Clinton Flattered by Endorsement

Hillary Clinton has not made a decision on whether she will run for president in 2016, however she already has people backing her if she chooses to. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, endorsed Clinton during a speech Saturday night at an Iowa Democratic Party dinner. “Hillary’s experience is unrivaled and her vision is unparalleled,” Schumer said. …

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Bill Daley Exits Race For Governor In Illinois

Bill Daley, a democratic candidate has decided to back out on the race for governor of Illinois. Daley is a lawyer and former banker. He has previously served as White House Chief of Staff from 2011 to 2012 and also U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2000. Daley did not exit quietly and in fact took …

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