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Brazil's presidential candidates Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party attends a news conference in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil poll shows Neves leading election, at odds with major surveys

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Opposition candidate Aecio Neves has a shrinking lead over President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's presidential race, an outlying poll showed on Friday, at odds with major pollsters that report a growing lead for the incumbent. The new poll conducted by Sensus showed Neves with 54.6 percent of valid voter support and […]

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Obamacare Returns as Election Albatross

Karl Rove, Wall Street JournalDemocrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said “we did the right […]

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Brazil's presidential candidates Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party greets Rousseff of Workers Party after television debate at Bandeirantes TV studio in Sao Paulo

Brazil election poll shows Rousseff gains ground against Neves

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff has gained some ground, but remains locked in a fierce battle for votes with rival Aecio Neves ahead of the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election, a new poll showed on Monday. The leftist incumbent has 46 percent of voter support against 43 percent for Neves, according to […]

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The Ebola Election: How the virus story is giving GOP candidates a boost

At the very least, the nonstop media coverage is drowning out any other message that either party wants to deliver. Full News here – FOX News

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U.S. Republicans look to gain election ground on Ebola

By Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) – Ebola has moved to the front of campaign issues before U.S. November elections, as fear and criticism of the government’s response to cases of the virus in the United States opened a new line of Republican attacks against President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats. Republican Senate candidates have […]

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Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Rousseff gestures before a TV debate in Sao Paulo

Poll shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

By Walter Brandimarte RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, a survey by pollster MDA showed on Monday. Pro-business candidate Neves had retained a slight but statistically insignificant lead over leftist Rousseff […]

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File picture shows a marijuana sample being checked by a judge during a judging session at Uruguay's second Cannabis Cup at a hotel in downtown Montevideo

Uruguay’s roll-out of marijuana experiment faces election risk

By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) – Uruguay is struggling to roll out the commercial production and sale of marijuana and its ground-breaking experiment could be dropped or watered down if an opposition candidate wins this month's presidential election. The South American country is the world's first to permit the cultivation, distribution and use of marijuana, […]

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Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election

The justices ruled to allow the enforcement of a law enacted in 2011 that requires voters to present a photo ID before casting their ballots in the November election. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff reacts during a news conference in Brasilia

Rousseff puts Cardoso, 83, at core of Brazil’s election battle

By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Under pressure in Brazil's closest election race in decades, President Dilma Rousseff is centering her campaign around a familiar bogeyman – an 83-year-old former president associated with a more turbulent, elitist era. In numerous TV ads and speeches, Rousseff has warned that a vote for her opponent in […]

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Brazil's President and presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (PT) holds a star toy during a meeting with educators in Sao Paulo

Brazil election poll gives Neves wide advantage over Rousseff

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Opposition candidate Aecio Neves would defeat President Dilma Rousseff by almost 13 percentage points in the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election, according to a poll published on Friday. The poll was conducted by Sensus, a research institute that is not as closely watched as Brazil's larger polling firms Ibope and […]

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