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Restaurant offers free food for clearing election signs

Now that the flurry of campaigning has ended and the American population has voted, there's some aftermath that needs attention: campaign signs.

Op-Ed: Midterm results reveal that Democrats need a new New Deal

The Democrats lost big on Tuesday, losing control of the Senate, falling further behind in the House, and putting up a poor showing in the various governors' races. While the punditry debate why Dems lost and the GOP won, a look at the real reason.

PA Working Families sends voters card with wrong polling place Special

Philadelphia - PA Working Families' attempt to get voters to the polls backfired when they sent mailers listing the wrong polling places. This Digital Journalist received a card and confirmed the information is wrong. Was this a mistake, and how can we fix it?

Op-Ed: Elections — The toilet that doesn't flush

U.S. elections are getting stinkier and stinkier, but voters haven't seemed to notice. Are they insensitive or merely apathetic?

Brazilian presidential candidate dies in airplane crash

Santos - The Socialist candidate to the Presidency in Brazil, Eduardo Campos, died this morning in a private jet crash in Santos, Brazil.

Do we trust our elections? How to 'trust but verify'

As the US undergoes some of the most important congressional elections in its history, when basic rights are under attack and faith in our political process is in shreds, nothing is more important than what remains of trust in the integrity of elections.

Op-Ed: Does Dave Brat make Citizens United irrelevant? Primaries Tuesday

[Note: This Tuesday, August 5th, primary elections are taking place in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington State, see end of article.]

Pacquiao tops voters awareness rating in 2016 elections survey

Fighting Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao has beaten all aspiring senatorial candidates in the 2016 national elections in a survey conducted by Pulse Asia among 1,200 respondents nationwide.

TV network says Libertarian candidate has no money, can't win

Louisville - A Kentucky television network has refused to allow the Libertarian Party candidate into the televised debates, suggesting that he has no money and no chances of winning the election.

Weight bias discovered in U.S. elections

Overweight political candidates in the U.S. tend to receive fewer votes than their thinner opponents, according to new research. Also, heavier men don't face discrimination unlike slightly overweight women.

Op-Ed: After the Indian parliamentary elections — Now what?

The elections in India have generated much opinion-sharing around the world. After all, the implications are enormous, just like the voting population. Indians cast 550 million votes in a bid to choose their leader.

Desmond Tutu: I will NOT vote ANC!

Desmond Tutu has confirmed that he will not be voting for the ANC in the upcoming elections, and has subtly called on South Africans to do the same by advising them to think and pray before they vote, and not to just vote "like cattle".

Op-Ed: Do Algerian government crackdowns make fair elections impossible?

To the group of 100 anti-government protestors gathered in the mid-March sun, the sight of police is nothing new. They have taken the name “Barakat,” which means “enough,” and the message is that change is coming.

Op-Ed: What Bill Clinton forgot about Manny Pacquiao's political plan

Rep. Manny Pacquiao and former US President Bill Clinton had a "missed encounter" on the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" early this week and they talked a bit about politics with Clinton seemingly endorsing Pacquiao for president of the Philippines.

US court removes limits on overall campaign donations

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Wednesday removed the overall limit on contributions a donor can make to political candidates or campaign committees, in a rebuff to President Barack Obama.

Op-Ed: Will Hungary prove austerity wrong?

Budapest - Enough is enough! As the number of Europeans taking to the streets to protest the economic dictates of Brussels' Eurocrats increases, Hungary is one country that seems to be straightforwardly ignoring the troika's austere policy prescriptions.

Op-Ed: Florida's special election could be a predictor of the midterms

Florida's 13th congressional district held a special election last week, and its results may offer a tea-leaf reading on the upcoming midterm elections.

Parisians set to get their first ever female mayor

Paris - It's a battle that is guaranteed to make history.A fiery, "killer" former minister and the left-wing daughter of Spanish immigrants are vying to become the first female mayor of Paris.The two women have for months been engaged in a fierce duel to try a...

Op-Ed: U.S. citizens rally for Maduro, tell Obama, 'Hands off Venezuela' Special

Los Angeles - As Obama tries to undermine the democratically-elected Government of Venezuela, U.S. citizens rush to emergency rallies in support of Nicolas Maduro. Have Americans wised up to oil wars? Is Obama prepared to make war on American people to unseat Maduro?

China's Yu elected IOC VP, Turkey's Erderner on Board

China's Zaiqing Yu was re-elected vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, with Turkey's Ugur Erdener, a member of Istanbul's failed 2020 Games bid, voted onto the

Libertarian Xavian Draper challenges Republican Rep. Wittman (VA)

Following Sarvis's record breaking number of votes for a third party gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, fellow Libertarian Xavian Draper hopes for an even better result as he challenges Republican Wittman for the 1st congressional district of Virginia.

Britain First may fight European elections in May 2014

The patriotic political movement ‘Britain First’ has asked its supporters whether they support the idea of fighting the European elections in May 2014.

Eliot Spitzer's comeback bid rejected by New York City voters

New York - Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, lost his bid for New York City comptroller on Tuesday, ending his run to reclaim his political career.

Rick Perry will not seek re-election next year

San Antonio - Rick Perry, Texas' longest-serving governor, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014. He also plans to retire, though he has left open the possibility of running for president again.

Iran's President-Elect takes softer stance on web and dress code

Iran's newly elected president, Hassan Rouhani, has recently stated that he supports less web censorship, is opposed to gender segregation, and is against severe crackdowns on women who do not adhere to Iran's strict dress code.

Pacquiao remains top earner despite layoff, successive defeats

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao remains one of this year's top prize fighters in the world despite successive defeats and long layoff from the sport.

Manny Pacquiao, wife Jinkee win in midterm elections

Eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee have emerged victorious in the just-concluded midterm elections in the Philippines which ended 7 p.m. Monday.

Voters turn to UKIP in huge numbers at County Council elections

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) cements itself into the mainstream of politics after voters stick two fingers up to “clowns”, “loonies”, “fruitcakes” and “closet racists” smears.

Iceland waits in anticipation for election results Special

As the polls close tonight, Icelanders are glued to their televisions and social media. The last five years have been a very tough ride as Iceland recovers from one of the worst economic hits in modern history.

Escalating violence and first Iraqi elections post US withdrawal

Iraq holds its first election since the withdrawal of US troops in a climate of violence that has left hundreds killed and wounded in recent clashes.
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Congressman and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao with wife Sarangani Province Vice-Gov.Jinkee Pacquia...
Congressman and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao with wife Sarangani Province Vice-Gov.Jinkee Pacquiao
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A crowd of supporters of India election frontrunner Narendra Modi cheer during a speech in a political rally by Modi in Mirzapur on May 9, 2014
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Google Maps result for 106 S. 60th Street, Philadelphia, which is the return address listed on the post card mailed by PA Working Families.
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Screenshot of the official VotesPa website, where PA residents can go to register to vote and check for other information related to voting.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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A Nigerian registered voter displaying his voter s card shortly after registration.
A Nigerian registered voter displaying his voter's card shortly after registration.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
Prisotnost Steje OccupyLjubljana
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the start of the first of three presidential debates
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US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the start of the first of three p...
US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the start of the first of three presidential debates
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Scene in a typical precinct in the Philippines during elections
The Hungarian Parliament buildings in Budapest.
The Hungarian Parliament buildings in Budapest.
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A map of my voting district that includes my actual polling place  my home  and the address of the p...
A map of my voting district that includes my actual polling place, my home, and the address of the polling place identified on the mailing.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
Prisotnost Steje OccupyLjubljana
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
Prisotnost Steje OccupyLjubljana
International organisations trains Kenyan journalists ahead on March 4th General Election
International organisations trains Kenyan journalists ahead on March 4th General Election
International organisations trains Kenyan journalists ahead on March 4th General Election
International organisations trains Kenyan journalists ahead on March 4th General Election
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US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the start of the first of three presidential debates
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