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THE 2014 LOCAL ELECTIONS & 'THE KURDISH QUESTION' IN TURKEY

THE 2014 LOCAL ELECTIONS & 'THE KURDISH QUESTION' IN TURKEY | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
THE 2014 LOCAL ELECTIONS AND THE KURDISH QUESTION IN TURKEY Daily Sabah It was obvious to almost everyone keeping an eye on Turkish politics that the 2014 local elections would be a referendum on the legitimacy of the ruling AK Party following...
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Political consultant Tom Lindenfeld sets himself apart from other D.C. strategists

Political consultant Tom Lindenfeld sets himself apart from other D.C. strategists | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Washington is full of political consultants, but few dive into District politics the way that Lindenfeld does.
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AMAZING STAT: Obama won 77% of counties with a Whole Foods

AMAZING STAT: Obama won 77% of counties with a Whole Foods | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it

Whole Foods = Democratic bastions?

“Hillary Clinton’s delay: [Freezing the] field or human shield?”

“White House Tests Rivals to BlackBerry,”

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Groucho Marx’s Republican Party

Groucho Marx’s Republican Party | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Democratic strategist Doug Sosnik was a close adviser to President Bill Clinton, and he’s famed in Washington circles for his closely held, big-think memos on the state of American politics. In his latest, posted here with his permission, he says that Republicans' efforts to win the midterm elections will make it hard for them to take the...
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I once wrote that Doug Sosnik is a Democrat who is "infuriatingly able to measure Republican faults, foibles and frailties more accurately than any Republican, which means that Republicans ignore his warnings and lose winnable elections."

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Taliban vow to disrupt Afghanistan elections - Aljazeera.com

Taliban vow to disrupt Afghanistan elections - Aljazeera.com | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.com Taliban vow to disrupt Afghanistan elections Aljazeera.com Kabul - The Taliban has warned Afghans not to participate in next month's presidential polls and to stay away from voting booths, saying it will use "all force" to disrupt the...
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Dems' new 2014 plan: Neutralize Obamacare

Dems' new 2014 plan: Neutralize Obamacare | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Republicans scoff at the notion that voters will forgive Democrats for the health care law.
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Republican candidate hedges his bets by running for Congress in 4 different states

There have been a fair share of congressional carpetbaggers in history, but Allan Levene may be the first to assemble an entire set of matched luggage. And he's using it to run this year for no fewer than four open House seats infour different states.

 

...what he amply manifests in ego and aspiration he totally lacks in political acumen.

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Big ego, no political acumen.

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Thailand Elections End Amid Protests

Thailand Elections End Amid Protests | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
VoA - News Sunday 2nd February, 2014 Voters have braved intimidation and threats of violence to participate in nationwide elections.
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Super PAC, Outside Spending Chief Execs Make Big Bucks

Recently released tax forms shed light on the big salaries that an elite corps of political organizers earned during the 2012 elections — and those who made the most often boasted the fewest wins.
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Violence mars Bangladesh elections, opposition party pulls out of Sunday election

The opposition party has pulled out of Sunday's elections in Bangladesh. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports. (Violence mars Bangladesh vote: The opposition party has pulled out of Sunday's elections in Bangladesh.
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Thailand 'should call off election'

Thailand 'should call off election' | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Thai election officials say the government should postpone February's vote because of rising violence, as a police officer is killed in protests.
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Ukraine's Yanukovych tells revolutionary opposition: 'Wait for elections'

Ukraine's Yanukovych tells revolutionary opposition: 'Wait for elections' | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it

KIEV, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Thursday criticised opposition leaders, who havebrought tens of thousands of protesters onto the streets, forharbouring their own political...

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India's Turmoil Tests Gandhi Heir

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Economic Times
India Turmoil Tests Gandhi Heir
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The 43-year-old heir to India's most famous political dynasty has limited time to turn things around as the government's popularity sags with national elections due by May.
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The beginning of the end for a dynasty?

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Mississippi has the worst elections. North Dakota has the best ones.

Mississippi has the worst elections. North Dakota has the best ones. | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
How did each state's election apparatus perform in the 2012 election? Better than 2008 but still not all that good, according to the annual study of state-by-state elections conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Aggregate Contribution Limits - Wiley Rein LLP

Wiley Rein LLP is a leading law firm with offices in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. The firm's 270 attorneys practice in diverse specialties of law including Aviation, Bankruptcy, Business & Finance, Environment, Communications, Election Law, Employment, Food & Drug, Franchise, Government Contracts, Health Care, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Litigation, Privacy and White Collar Crime.
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Senate Rating Changes Reflect Political Environment

Senate Rating Changes Reflect Political Environment | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it

Right now, it's a jump ball.

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India: More than 1,000 parties, 930,000 polling stations and 810 million voters casting ballots across nine days as India sets general election from 7 April

India: More than 1,000 parties, 930,000 polling stations and 810 million voters casting ballots across nine days as India sets general election from 7 April | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
India is readying itself for a hot and dusty political battle. The world’s largest democracy is to to go the polls in what is perhaps its most significant election for more than three decades as the heat of summer takes a punishing grip.
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Iraq: Nearly 3000 women candidates expected in upcoming parliamentary elections

Iraq: Nearly 3000 women candidates expected in upcoming parliamentary elections | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Iraq: Nearly 3000 female candidates expected in parliament elections
Asharq Alawsat English
Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Campaigning for the Iraqi parliamentary elections, scheduled for April 30, will begin in just a few days.
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GOP grows confident of Senate takeover

GOP grows confident of Senate takeover | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
At an annual gathering of Republican bigwigs in Florida a year ago, a top GOP strategist was chided after he gave a presentation about how his party would win the Senate in 2014, including a handout that blared “MAJORITY” in red. “Stop saying majority,” donors, consultants and even some senators told National Republican Senatorial...
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Sober Look at the Depth Chart Intensifies for House Democrats

Sober Look at the Depth Chart Intensifies for House Democrats | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
(Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call) With the departure of Henry A. Waxman, the seventh member of his caucus to announce retirement, Democrats will be saying
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Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate. Their calculation is uncomplicated. With only...
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Dozens of polling stations ablaze on eve of disputed Bangladesh poll - Reuters

Dozens of polling stations ablaze on eve of disputed Bangladesh poll - Reuters | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Deutsche Welle Dozens of polling stations ablaze on eve of disputed Bangladesh poll Reuters The election commission said nearly 60 polling stations had been set ablaze since Friday, while police said three people were killed early on Saturday in...
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Obamacare woes propel GOP to preferred status in polls for 2014 elections

Obamacare woes propel GOP to preferred status in polls for 2014 elections | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Macon Telegraph (blog) Obamacare woes propel GOP to preferred status in polls for 2014 elections Washington Times With less than a year left until voters cast ballots, Republicans have staged a comeback and pulled slightly ahead in the midterm...
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Thai Government Says It Won't Postpone Parliamentary Elections Because of Violence.

Thai Government Says It Won't Postpone Parliamentary Elections Because of Violence. | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
Citing increasingly violence, the country's Election Commission asks for a delay.
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The art of stealing elections.

The art of stealing elections. | Political Consulting . . . | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: The art of stealing elections
Washington Times
Stealing elections is an old game politicians play. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president, got to the U.S.
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The chief election judge in Cook County, Ill., once remarked that "Nobody has a right to a fair election."

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