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August 19, 2014

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3:21 PM | Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race
Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in the November general election. One of those candidates is hoping that a last-minute endorsement from a famous former astronaut who typically does not get involved in campaigns will help swing a few of [...]

August 18, 2014

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4:35 AM | Cash for comment and New Zealand’s MOD squad
Nicky Hager’s new book Dirty Politics appears set to colour the whole tone of the current election campaign and have some impact on the election’s outcome. It has also given us a window into the tactics of rightwing bloggers, lobbyists and political strategists intent on discrediting scientists who present evidence that conflicts with their political [...]

August 16, 2014

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4:42 PM | Thousands Of Anti-Government Protesters March In Pakistan
The demonstrators allege election fraud by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and are demanding he step down. The political instability has prompted fears of a possible army coup.

August 15, 2014

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8:09 PM | Massive Rallies Descend On Islamabad, As Authorities Dig In Trenches
Thousands of people are converging on Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, for a protest rally against the government. The protesters began their 300-mile march in Lahore, led by Imran Khan, who believes he was robbed of last year's election by voting fraud. Meanwhile, a populist cleric is leading a separate march on the capital.

August 10, 2014

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12:02 PM | Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President
After 12 years as Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to jump to the president's office in Sunday's election. Secular Turks fear he will push the nation toward autocracy.

August 09, 2014

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1:42 AM | Perspectives on Climate Change
As part of a global effort to mobilise action from governments, business, finance and society, countries will meet in 2015 to determine a global climate agreement through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Climate change and climate policy have become political fodder for elections worldwide, with partisan views dividing nations. The burgeoning research […] The post Perspectives on Climate Change appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

August 03, 2014

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1:18 PM | Afghanistan Officials To Audit Votes From June Election
Election officials in Afghanistan are preparing for an audit of all the votes cast in the June election after the two candidates disagreed on how to determine which votes were fraudulent.

August 02, 2014

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12:29 PM | As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action
A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

August 01, 2014

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8:01 PM | Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map
A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.
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4:18 PM | Science 2.0: Network Modeling To Seek Out Misinformation Diffusion
If you read politics on Twitter, you would have recently seen that Republicans in the U.S. Congress are going to impeach President Obama if they get enough seats in November, so it is vital that Democrats win elections. read more

July 31, 2014

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8:15 PM | Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast
A big week in congressional mailing: Members of Congress can't use "franking" to send mass mailings during a black-out that starts 90 days before an election. That deadline is approaching.
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3:46 PM | Is it ‘occultists’ or plain old political infighting that is making a mess of Wells?
Uh oh, when your town goes woo-ey, the politicians give up and run away. UKIP candidate for Wells Jake Baynes resigns: claims Glastonbury occult infiltrated party | Western Daily Press. One of the highest-profile Ukip candidates at the next General Election sensationally resigned tonight – along with his local party chairman – amid bizarre claims… Source: Doubtful News

July 30, 2014

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8:30 AM | Attempt to reorganize AVMA governance fails - again
Prospect of direct-member elections met with fear, resistance
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1:46 AM | NASA's Budget Stalls Out
Congress has all but given up its goal of passing a budget before the end of this fiscal year in September. Instead, we will likely see a temporary extension through the elections in November.

July 25, 2014

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8:30 PM | As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter
There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?
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2:26 PM | Matt Entenza’s Claim Rejected By Three Judge Panel
The 2000 election was probably won by Al Gore. But George Bush was put into office anyway. Imagine what this world would be like had Gore been ensconced in the white house? The Tea Party would probably have emerged sooner and madder, but less organized; global climate change would have become a widely accepted issue…

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.
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