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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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Moushumi Chakrabarty - 1 comment

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".
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 12 comments

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.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Matthew Turner

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

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...
In the Media by Béatrice Le Bohec (AFP)

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?
Digital Journal Report by Ruth Hull - 8 comments

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
In the Media by Karolos Grohmann (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Emma Burge

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.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

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.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Matthew Coughlan - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 10 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jacki Viles - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by SarahJones

Op-Ed: Let me introduce you to Arundhati Roy

In Western media, you don't often hear about Arundhati Roy. Understandably so, because she's an outspoken writer and activist concerning modern India as well as corporate control everywhere: a female version of Christopher Hitchens & Chris Hedges.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 1 comment

UKIP launches County Council election video ‘My Britain’

UKIP launches a credible challenge to the three old parties as it puts forward its biggest ever field of candidates spanning the whole country for the County Council elections on 2 May.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 3 comments

Review: Meet Venezuela's leading presidential candidates

Venezuelans all over the world are voting today to elect the new president of the country. The elections are being held from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. Venezuelan time. Here you can find information about the two leading candidates.
In the Media by Laura Garzón - 3 comments

British Democratic Party to fight County Council elections in May

The British Democratic Party will be “testing the water as a new fledgling party” when they field three candidates in the County Council elections on 2 May.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 5 comments

WikiLeaks Party raises senate bid, expands to two more states

The WikiLeaks Party has now accumulated the required 500 dues-paying members that it needs for official registration and has expanded into two more Australian states.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Heated verbal attacks in Venezuelan election race

Rival presidential candidates in Venezuela's present election race are trading personal attacks mere days after Hugo Chavez passed away.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Ratings: Super Bowl settles in at No. 3 behind last two games

With the third-highest TV broadcast in history, many more eyes than the average TV show were focused on the Super Bowl Feb. 3.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien
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