Tag: Elections

Sen. Thad Cochran defeats tea party challenger, survives runoff

Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran survived a GOP runoff against tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel on Tuesday, the Associate Press reported. The six-term, 76-year-old lawmaker barely won the race which went into overtime earlier this month after neither Cochran nor McDaniel reached 50 percent of the votes. Photo: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., survived a runoff…

Counts for the European Parliament elections began at 9am

An RTร‰ exit poll showed that Independents and Others lead the way in terms of national support for the European elections, with support standing at 27%. The poll showed support for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fรกil was at 22%. Sinn Fรฉin support is estimated at 17%, while Labour has seen a collapse in support…

Judge strikes down Arkansas voter ID law

A Pulaski County, Ark., judge on Thursday struck down a law requiring voters to show photo identification at voting polls, saying it was unconstitutional. Judge Tim Fox said the law added qualifications beyond those stated in the Arkansas Constitution. The state attorney generalโ€™s office said it would appeal the decision. The law was vetoed by…

US State Department delays review of Keystone pipeline

The U.S. State Department says it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. The review could push the decision about the controversial pipeline until after midterm elections in November. AP

Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will make a decision by the end of this year on whether or not to run for president in 2016. Bush said that his family will play a huge role in his decision, calling a presidential campaign a โ€˜huge sacrifice.โ€™ He also said: Many illegal immigrants…

Priorities Super PAC Lines up for Clinton Run

One of the most potent outside liberal-oriented political groups announced on Thursday that it would back Hillary Rodham Clinton if she chooses to seek the White House in 2016, the latest sign that senior members of President Barack Obama’s team were looking to line up with the former first lady. Priorities USA brought on board…

North Carolina Voter ID Law Challenged

Aaron Sorkin must be so happy. The U.S. Justice Department will file a lawsuit Monday challenging North Carolinaโ€™s restrictive voter-ID law, charging that it is an illegal form of discrimination against minorities. Enacted after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated parts of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, the North Carolina law limits early voting, eliminates same-day…

Weiner Announces Candidacy For Mayor In Video

Anthony D. Weiner, once a rising star of New York politics whose career cratered over revelations of his sexually explicit life online, announced an improbable bid on Wednesday for the job he has long coveted: mayor. After a rocky re-emergence into public life over the past few weeks, marked by circuslike scenes of tabloid photographers…