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2008 Presidential Election

The 2008 election was what some thought the 2004 election would be.  A push for higher voter turnout resulted in what was one of the highest U.S. 686 more words

Politics

Never Again: Lessons from Labour’s key seats

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Labour went into the election wanting to achieve so much: scrapping the bedroom tax, reversing NHS privatisation, cutting tuition fees. 186 more words

Elections

1945 Election: A political awakening

Seventy years ago yesterday the results of the 1945 General Election were declared. Although the poll had been held on 5 July, the results were only announced on the 26th because of the time needed to return the ballots of service men and women from overseas. 779 more words

20th Century History

Ted Cruz: Why would you want to send $100 billion to people who murder Americans?

Medea Benjamin and Code Pink crashed a Ted Cruz event and the 2016 Presidential Candidate showed the group and it’s leader that interrupting Cruz may not have been a wise choice

Elections

DC elections board clears path for vote on $15 minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections officials in the nation’s capital have cleared the way for a $15-an-hour minimum wage to be added to the ballot.

The District of Columbia’s minimum wage is currently $10.50. 95 more words

National

RI Department of State awarded grant to encourage voting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of State has been awarded $35,000 for a project designed to encourage millennials to vote.

The Knight Foundation announced on Wednesday that the department’s project was one of 22 to win the Knight News Challenge on how to better inform voters. 79 more words

News

Carson wins D.C. GOP straw poll

Washington Examiner: Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson wowed Washington, D.C., Republicans Monday night as he won their straw poll – and may even be open to D.C. 431 more words

Politics