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Court to Review Law on Election Lying

The Supreme Court will consider a free-speech challenge to an Ohio false-statements law that if allowed would advance a broader push against state laws making it illegal to lie about a political candidate. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Mauritania sets June 21 date for presidential election

By Laurent Prieur NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) – Mauritania will hold presidential elections on June 21, according to the presidency, despite a lack of agreement on the reform of election rules that some opposition leaders argue will likely ensure the return to power of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. He came to power in an army coup […]

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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attends the signing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro's international airport concession in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil election jitters may hit investments in 2014: source

By Alonso Soto and Luciana Otoni BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's presidential vote will likely delay some investment decisions this year but spending on infrastructure is expected to remain strong, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Although President Dilma Rousseff is the favorite to win the October 5 general election, many investors could withhold […]

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Obama Praises Joe Biden, But Doesn’t Endorse For 2016 Presidential Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House. But Obama does say that Joe Biden “will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history.” He didn’t endorse Biden in his interview with CBS News. Biden is saying once again that he […]

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U.S. President Obama announces Director of the Office of Management and Budget Burwell as his nominee to replace outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House

With new leader for Obamacare, White House shifts to election mode

By Steve Holland, Roberta Rampton and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Kathleen Sebelius' departure as President Barack Obama's health secretary signals a new chapter in the White House's efforts to defend Obama's signature healthcare law and help Senate Democrats who face tough battles for re-election in conservative states this fall. In the tightly orchestrated transition […]

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Landmark Afghanistan Presidential Election Held Under Shadow Of Violence

(Adds quotes and background) By Hamid Shalizi and Mirwais Harooni KABUL, April 5 (Reuters) – Voting began on Saturday in Afghanistan’s presidential election, which will mark the first democratic transfer of power since the country was tipped into chaos by the fall of the hardline Islamist Taliban regime in 2001. Taliban insurgents launched a spate […]

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Green Party candidate for mayor of Bogota, Enrique Penalosa, speaks to the media at a school in Bogota

Former Bogota mayor would beat Santos in Colombian election: poll

Enrique Penalosa, a former mayor of Bogota, would win the presidential election in a second round against President Juan Manuel Santos, according to a poll by Centro Nacional de Consultoria published late on Monday. The center-left Penalosa, who ran the capital city from 1998 to 2001, would finish 26 percent to 18 percent behind Santos […]

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People stand under a huge banner of Egypt's former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in downtown Cairo

Egypt to hold May 26-27 presidential election

By Shadia Nasralla CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians will vote on May 26-27 in a presidential election that Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily, meaning the former army chief who deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi could be sworn in as head of state by early June. Widely seen as Egypt's de facto leader since […]

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Slovakia's presidential candidate Kiskais is congratulated by supporters in Bratislava

Political newcomer Kiska trounces PM Fico in Slovak presidential election

By Jiri Skacel and Jan Lopatka BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Philanthropist and former businessman Andrej Kiska trounced Prime Minister Robert Fico in Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday as voters feared Fico and his center-left party would amass too much power. Results from over 99 percent of voting districts showed the politically unaffiliated Kiska leading the center-left […]

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Special Election Timing in New Jersey Points to a Weak G.O.P. Field

Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to schedule a special election for Senator Frank R. Lautenberg’s seat on Oct. 16 suggests that he evaluated the potential Republican challengers and did not like what he saw. Full News here – FiveThirtyEight

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