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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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Political Memo: A Record of Resilience at Vanguard of American Presidential Politics

Bill Clinton’s Cal Ripken-like determination to keep showing up, and a White House record that glows brighter in memory, have sustained his appeal across a turn of centuries, three decades and multiple generations of swing voters. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Combination file pictures of Brazil's presidential candidates Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party and Rousseff of the Workers' Party

Rousseff gains in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff has regained the edge in Brazil's presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who has lost ground among voters in the campaign's homestretch, polls showed on Tuesday. A survey by the closely watched Ibope polling firm showed Rousseff and Silva are tied […]

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Jim Webb ‘Seriously Looking’ at 2016 Presidential Race

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday that he is “seriously looking at the possibility’’ of running for president in 2016, in a speech to a roomful of reporters in which he laid out a set of policy concerns and goals for government. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Combination file pictures of Brazil's presidential candidates Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party and Rousseff of the Workers' Party

Rousseff regains edge in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff has regained a slight edge in Brazil's presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who is losing some voter support in the campaign's homestretch, a poll showed on Tuesday. Rousseff would have 42 percent of the votes against 41 percent for Silva […]

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