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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Norway’s Center-Right Clear Election Favorite

Just two years after extreme-right terror attacks killed 77 people in Norway, the center-right coalition appears set to oust Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and the country’s reigning center-left coalition. Norway’s parliamentary election is scheduled to be held Monday, September 9, 2013. Pundits predict Stoltenberg’s eight year tenure as Prime Minister will end, and Erna Solberg (shown above) will be elected …

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As More Secession Petitions Appear, Petition to Deport Signers of Secession Petitions Gains Steam

If the situation over at the White House petition site wasn’t already silly, now it’s official. As the number of petitions to allow states to secede from the United States continues to grow, there are now a couple of petitions aimed at punishing those who signed said petitions. Yesterday, we told you that the number of secessions petitions on the …

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Nearly Half the States Are Represented in Secession Petitions on the White House Site

Some people are taking the election results pretty hard, or at least had the election serve as a catalyst for their previously-held secessionist beliefs. Maybe it’s the fact that Lincoln hits the theaters this week. Whatever the case, you should probably know that there are currently 25 different petitions to secede from the United States on the White House’s “We …

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This Is What It Looks Like (on Facebook) When You Lose a Presidential Election

Losing a Presidential election must be hard. Mitt Romney has a wonderful family, he’s healthy (per Presidential physical), and he can continue on with his life knowing that nearly half of the country wanted him to be President – he’ll be ok. But still, it has to be tough – I can only imagine. Of course, the amount of people …

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Victoria Jackson Loses It On Twitter, Gets Spoofed

Victoria Jackson, a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedienne, has garnered negative attention over the past several years for her outspoken rants about gays, God, and politics; however, none have come close to her latest tirade on Twitter after the election was called. Jackson tweeted several times about America being “dead” now that Obama is back in office, …

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Beyonce Tweets Support For Obama

Beyonce came into the Twitter world much later than the rest of us, because she was busy being married to Jay-Z, having the most talked about–and least seen–celebrity baby ever, and generally ruling the world. But when she joined, she made sure to come in with a bang. Bey and her man are famously supportive of President Obama, and she …

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Popular Vote: Will Obama Take That, Too?

While the days leading up to the election were stressful for the parties involved, perhaps even more stress was laid upon the shoulders of each candidate’s supporters on election night. It seemed like a very tight race for hours, sometimes even coming within a few hundred votes for some states. Shortly before midnight, however, President Obama won the necessary amount …

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Check Out This Cool “Paths to the White House” Map

Tomorrow’s the big day – Election 2012. Everyone thinks this is going to be a close one (although there’s plenty of debate regarding just how close), and we know that, like many years, the outcome will be decided by a handful of swing states. Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire – these are a few of the states that will …

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“Bronco Bama” Girl: 4-Year Old Sick Of Election-Talk

I think most of us can commiserate; listening to endless polling stats and predictions, recaps of debates, recaps of campaign stops, and recaps of recaps can be difficult to handle in the weeks leading up to election day. So when 4-year old Abigael had a meltdown in the car and her mom found out the reason, she says she changed …

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Colin Powell Endorsement: Still Republican, But Voting Democrat

Colin Powell, who was Secretary of State under George W. Bush, publicly announced this morning that he is endorsing President Obama for a second term. Powell backed Obama during the last election, as well, much to the dismay of his fellow Republicans. But he says he likes to get all the facts and see exactly what each candidate will do …

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Romney Blimp Crash Lands in Florida

A blimp carrying a political message in favor of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney crashed (but didn’t burn) in a field in Davie, Florida on Sunday. The aircraft made an emergency landing and deflated after high winds prevented it from moving forward. The FAA is currently investigating the incident. Along the side of the blimp, Romney’s face and the message …

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Swing State Votes Key For Both Obama and Romney

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released statistics showing that unemployment isn’t just falling on a national level, but falling in several key election swing states as well. Unemployment in Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina are down, while Virginia’s rate remains unchanged. While such a revelation would seem to bolster President Obama’s reelection chances, the economies in many …

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Google Makes It Easy To Stay Informed During This Election Year

The Internet played a pretty big role in the 2008 presidential election. That role is expanding even further during the 2012 election and major Internet players are helping you, the voter, to stay informed on the latest trends and announcements. Google announced today that they’re launching a Politics & Elections site that will collect all the latest “Google News, YouTube …

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Watch the Conventions, Debates Live with YouTube’s New Elections Hub

YouTube has just announced a pretty impressive addition to the flood of political coverage leading up to the November 6th election. YouTube’s Elections Hub is billed as a “one-stop channel for key political moment from now through the upcoming election.” And this includes both live streaming and on-demand content. The live streaming lineup includes speeches from the upcoming Republican and …

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Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward?

With the economy weighing heavy on everyone’s mind this election season, legislators are hoping it will help them pass a new initiative. The bill is called Startup Act 2.0 and is designed to spark new businesses and jobs. What does the U.S. need to spur the economy? Is legislation geared toward startups the answer? We’d love to hear your take …

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Steve Jobs Helped Devise Social Strategy For Obama’s Reelection Campaign

President Obama has long been known for his ability to engage the electorate on platforms that have been previously underused by those in the political arena. The president’s social media presence was a major feature of his campaign in 2008. In the four years since he was elected, though, the social media landscape has changed somewhat, thanks largely to the …

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“Life of Julia” Creepy and Disgusting Says Paul Ryan

(image) The Obama re-election campaign is in full gear and one of the newest things to show up is a feature on their website called “Life of Julia.” The Life of Julia feature is meant to show the kinds of change that Barack Obama’s policys have helped. Republican Paul Ryan thinks otherwise. He thinks it is degrading to women. “It …

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Obama Bumper Stickers Get Overtly Racist

Stumpy’s Stickers is a classy joint. If you can’t get to them via that link, you’re not alone. Maybe they’ve run to ground after the news about them that has been burning up Facebook and Tumblr the past couple of days. Lots of people don’t like President Obama. Lots of people don’t want him re-elected. Some of those people might …

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