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July 23, 2014

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11:04 PM | Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency
The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.
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7:56 AM | Let’s Talk Politics
Well it is less than two months until the next general election in New Zealand and I must admit I feel more unsure than ever about who I will vote for. Traditionally I have tended to vote Labour because they have always seemed to have a good social conscience while avoiding what I used to [...]

July 22, 2014

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11:57 AM | Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows
The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.

July 18, 2014

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11:29 PM | Global Warming, Climate Change
It seems to me that Roger Pielke Jr. is now persona non grata at Nate Silver’s 538 blog. Silver, whose statistics-based predictions of the last presidential election were stunningly accurate, hoped to capitalize on his celebrity by starting a blog … Continue reading →

July 16, 2014

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3:18 PM | Fishing for coherent regulations along Fiji's coral reefs
Will Fiji implement a much-needed update to its fisheries laws before the September election? If you want to quiet a room in Fiji or feel like a lobster in a boiling pot, bring up coastal fishing rights, and ask what's happening with the plan to update the country's fisheries laws.

July 15, 2014

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8:51 PM | In which everyday sexism depresses me
Today, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, reshuffled his Cabinet in preparation for next year’s General Election. There was a lot of speculation that he would up the number of women in his inner circle, as he’s … Continue reading →

July 12, 2014

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11:36 AM | Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute that threatens to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to NPR's Sean Carberry in Kabul.
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11:36 AM | Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute threatening to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry.

July 09, 2014

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9:15 PM | Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop
In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.

July 08, 2014

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2:05 PM | Independent qualifies for ballot against Mo Brooks
An engineer working on NASA’s Space Launch System program will appear on the ballot as an independent in November’s general election against Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). In a Facebook post yesterday, Mark Bray said the Alabama secretary of state certified the petitions his campaign submitted to appear on the ballot in the November general election [...]

July 07, 2014

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8:51 PM | Afghan Election Numbers Come With A Warning: Results Not Final
More than three weeks after a runoff vote in Afghanistan's presidential elections, preliminary results have been released. Candidate Ashraf Ghani has a wide lead, but audits are yet to come.

June 30, 2014

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8:22 PM | Monday, monday
Monday started early when a cat woke TPP to tell him that a thunderstorm was approaching, a fact he would find out himself in another 10 to 15 minutes. She's got good hearing and is a little afraid of thunder. The morning news confirmed that here in Lincolnland politics particularly the state's gerrymandered election districts were not going change because a political hired gun of a legal persuasion managed to convince a judge that the half a million signatures, more than twice the […]
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2:41 PM | Geography in the News: The Uncoupling of Iraq
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Uncoupling Iraq As the 2005 Iraqi election approached following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, ethnic and sectarian hostilities increased dramatically. Now, more than 10 years after the invasion and with the departure of American and allied troops, Iraq appears to be uncoupling. Iraq watchers have…
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11:24 AM | ISIS Declares Caliphate As Iraq Fights To Retake Tikrit
The plan was unveiled one day before the Iraqi parliament will hold its first meeting since the April 30 national elections.
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11:24 AM | ISIS Declares Caliphate As Iraq Fights To Retake Tikrit
The plan was unveiled one day before the Iraqi parliament will hold its first meeting since the April 30 national elections.

June 27, 2014

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9:52 PM | Norway Does A Ctrl+Alt+Delete On E-Voting Experiment
After trying out online balloting in elections in 2011 and 2013, Oslo has concluded that it didn't improve turnout and might undermine the democratic process.
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9:52 PM | Norway Does A Ctrl+Alt+Delete On E-Voting Experiment
After trying out online balloting in elections in 2011 and 2013, Oslo has concluded that it didn't improve turnout and might undermine the democratic process.

June 25, 2014

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7:13 PM | Hormones Influence Your Voting Behavior
Elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol could be linked with lower rates of participation in elections, says a new study published in the journal Physiology and Behavior. As witnessed by recent voter turnout in primary elections, participation in U.S. national elections is low, relative to other western democracies. In fact, voter turnout in biennial [...]
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