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Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Raises Partisanship Concerns

Ahead of the vote on Tuesday, out-of-state money has poured in, and harsh advertisements have filled the airwaves. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Election in Scarred Ferguson Carries Hope of ‘New Tomorrow’

Activists in Ferguson, Mo., are looking to City Council elections on Tuesday to change the face of the mostly black city’s predominantly white political leadership. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Boko Haram did not disrupt Nigeria election: U.N. envoy

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Boko Haram militants were unable to disrupt Nigeria’s presidential election, a United Nations envoy said on Monday, but the group’s allegiance to Islamic State insurgents shows it has an agenda that goes beyond Africa’s top oil producer and biggest economy. Boko Haram, which has killed thousands and displaced […]

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Nigerian election results to resume Tuesday morning

ABUJA (Reuters) – Announcement of the results of this weekend’s Nigerian elections will resume at 0900 GMT on Tuesday, the head of the election commission said late on Monday. With three quarters of states counted, opposition challenger Muhammadu Buhari led President Goodluck Jonathan by roughly 12 million votes to 10 million, according to a Reuters […]

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Rahm Emanuel Seeks To Avoid Second Embarrassment In Runoff Election

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the stage in an ornate hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago one day this week where roughly 1,400 African-American women had gathered for a lunch and campaign rally. Playing to the crowd, he stressed the important role women had played in his life, his voice cracking when he got […]

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Nigeria’s Jonathan urges peace after election defeat

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan urged his supporters on Tuesday to follow “due process” in channeling their frustrations at losing this weekend’s election, trying to pour cold water on any potential post-vote violence. “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian,” he said in a statement issued after his election defeat. “The […]

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Obama delivers remarks before signing a disapproval of S. J. Resolution 8, a joint congressional resolution that would block a National Labor Relations Board rule allowing faster union elections, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have blocked a government labor agency's rules designed to speed up the time it takes to unionize workers. The rules would shorten the period between a union filing a petition to represent workers and an election, from the current median […]

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Buhari extends lead in tight Nigerian election

By Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5 million votes with only six states uncounted on Monday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup. The 72-year-old […]

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“Fox News Sunday Panel: Iranian Nuclear Talks & Israeli Election

Laura Ingraham, Judy Woodruff, Liz Cheney, and Bob Woodward join Chris Wallace on the Fox News Sunday Panel to weigh in with their take on the Iran Nuclear Talks, and the riff between Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his recent re-election victory. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Videos

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Krauthammer: “This Was An Election Between Netanyahu And Obama” That “Obama Is Having Trouble Swallowing”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: There was a big victory for Netanyahu personally and I think the reaction of the administration is now reaching levels where it has become unseemly, the pettiness and the petulance with which they are discussing the election. A presidential spokesman congratulates Israel on holding an election rather than, as did the prime minister […]

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