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People look at a list of job offers posted in a main street in downtown Sao Paulo

Insight: Brazil’s slump hits job market as election approaches

By Brad Haynes and Silvio Cascione SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Many of Brazil's biggest retailers, homebuilders and carmakers are cutting jobs as Latin America's largest economy teeters on the edge of recession, a fresh blow to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid. For years, low unemployment was key to Brazil's emergence as an economic power and […]

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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the ceremony of the Sanction Law establishing the Regulatory Framework of Civil Society Organizations at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

Rousseff, rivals change tack in Brazil’s reshaped election

By Brian Winter and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – When Brazil's notoriously private President Dilma Rousseff showed up in her kitchen cooking pasta in a campaign TV ad this week, it was one of the clearest signs yet that the country's October election is up for grabs. Rousseff and other candidates are shifting strategies […]

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McDonnell Says Wife Showed Strains Right After Election

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that his wife Maureen was showing the strain of becoming first lady within hours of his election. He took the stand in his own defense in their trial on political corruption charges. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Brazilian politician Silva grabs the hand of the widow of Eduardo Campos in Recife

Silva surges in Brazil election poll, runoff looks certain

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Marina Silva's entry into Brazil's presidential race will almost certainly force the October election into a second-round runoff and the environmentalist could even unseat President Dilma Rousseff, according to a poll released on Monday. It showed Silva with the support of 21 percent of voters, almost three times more […]

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Congresswoman Sues to Block Special Election in Hawaii

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa filed suit to block Friday’s special election for thousands of voters on Hawaii’s Big Island—a vote that could decide the state’s fiercely contested Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate seat. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Rare Spotlight on Rural Hawaii After Storm Leaves Election Cliffhanger

A remote Hawaiian area that has often felt neglected is receiving unaccustomed attention after rescheduling its vote in a close Democratic Senate primary. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Alaska Election Offers Two Chances to Vote for Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan and Dan Sullivan both will be on the Republican primary ballot Aug. 19—a circumstance that has created campaign challenges for the two men and confusion for Alaska voters. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Leading Turkish newspaper editor resigns ahead of election

The editor of a leading Turkish newspaper has resigned ahead of Sunday’s presidential election after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan slammed the news coverage of the paper’s owner, the Dogan media group. An opposition MP and media reports linked Friday’s departure of Enis Berberoglu from the mainstream Hurriyet daily to such pressure, but the paper dismissed […]

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Hawaii Election Proceeds Amid Storm

Hawaii pressed ahead with its closely watched Democratic primary election Saturday after the first of two storms aimed at the state weakened to a tropical storm on Friday. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Florida Redraws an Election Map That Was Ruled to Be Unconstitutional

With Florida’s election schedule in disarray after a judge ruled the state’s congressional map unconstitutional, lawmakers on Friday approved redesigned districts — drawn in private by the two Republican committee heads, their staff and outside lawyers. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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