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Partial tally shows Rousseff leading Brazil’s presidential vote

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in a nearly complete count of votes in Sunday’s runoff election, according to the country’s electoral authority. An official tally of 95.35 percent of ballots showed Rousseff with 50.99 percent of valid votes and Neves with 49.01 percent. (Reporting by […]

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Brazil’s Neves concedes defeat to Rousseff in presidential race

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s opposition candidate Aecio Neves conceded defeat to President Dilma Rousseff in a speech to supporters after Sunday’s runoff election. An official tally of 99.66 percent of ballots showed Rousseff with 51.60 percent of valid votes and Neves with 48.40 percent. (Reporting by Eduardo Simoes; Editing by Paul Simao) Full […]

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Presidential candidates Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party and Rousseff of Workers Party pose before a television debate in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff split along class lines

By Paulo Prada and Caroline Stauffer RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilians were voting on Sunday in an election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy. Final polls on the eve of the vote gave a […]

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Presidential candidates Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party and Rousseff of Workers Party pose before a television debate in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades. In the final television debate of a bitter campaign, leftist President Dilma Rousseff and pro-business opposition candidate Aecio Neves sparred […]

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Uruguayan National Party presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou gestures during a meeting with businessmen in Montevideo

Exclusive: Uruguay presidential candidate would repeal marijuana law

By Esteban Farat MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) – Uruguay's leading opposition candidate said on Wednesday he would try to repeal much of the country's ground-breaking marijuana law, which permits the commercial production and sale of the drug, if he wins Sunday's presidential election. The South American country became the world's first to allow the cultivation, distribution and […]

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Presidential Referendum: The Bright Side on Jobs, and Why It Might Not Matter for the Midterms

Many people still feel a lack of opportunity as wage growth remains stagnant. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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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 presidential race heading for Oct 26 photo finish

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's most unpredictable presidential election in a generation is heading toward a photo finish on Oct. 26 between leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and pro-business challenger Aecio Neves, two new polls showed on Wednesday. In an increasingly acrimonious campaign, the candidates traded accusations of lies, corruption and nepotism in a […]

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Factbox: Brazil presidential candidates’ policy proposals

(Reuters) – Brazil’s presidential election will be decided in a runoff on Oct. 26 between leftist incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and pro-business challenger Aecio Neves. … Full News here – Yahoo! Elections – Destination 2012

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a summit regarding drug addiction at New Hope Baptist Church, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The summit, called "The Many Faces of Addiction: Ending The Stigma," focused on the wide-ranging effects of drug addiction. Christie has labeled the so-called "war on drugs" a failure. He has called for people to put aside politics and have a frank conversation about drug addiction and incarceration. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

2016: When Republican presidential candidates will finally take drug policy reform seriously

They aren't calling for marijuana legalization, but many of the possible presidential candidates are seeking new strategies to combat drug addiction. Full News here – Politics News Headlines – Yahoo News

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The Most Memorable Presidential Addresses Throughout History

Sixty-seven years ago, on Oct. 5, 1947, Americans gathered around their small black-and-white television sets to watch a revolution in presidential communication. That day, President Harry S. Truman gave the first televised presidential address from the White House. During the address, Truman asked Americans to cut back on their grain usage in order to help […]

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