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Tsipras Faces Major Challenges After Election Triumph

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The triumphant return to power of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party after the country's Sept. 20 elections c...

Catalonian Secessionists Claim Victory In Parliamentary Election

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia leader Artur Mas claimed victory in a parliamentary election for pro-secession parties pushing for i...

Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein on Her Fight to Be Heard

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, who is among the crop of third-party leaders fighting for public recognition. The physician and environmental advocate was the Green Party's nominee in 2012, and is campaigning again for the 2016 nomination.

Predicting Next Republicans to Exit the Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race.

What the Leaders Need to Understand About Canada's Shifting Economy

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

As Canadians are becoming all too aware, the spectre of a recession, no matter the definition, looms large during an election campaign.

Why Greece, Europe and the West Need Meimarakis

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

As Greece embarks on its third poll in nine months, political and economic uncertainty prevails. For seven months, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras engaged in reckless brinksmanship with Europe.

Snap Debate Reactions

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

CNN was (obviously) baiting everyone into getting into little personal spats, which did happen a number of times, but more than just fireworks this did provoke some interesting back-and-forth exchanges between candidates with differing (even, at times, opposing) viewpoints.

You Can Now Donate To A Political Candidate Straight Through Twitter

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twitter is making it easier than ever to donate to a political candidate or cause of your choice. Or, depending on how you look at it, ...

The National Voting Machine Crisis Is Upon Us -- And It's Affecting Elections

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

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Friday Talking Points -- Bye-Bye, Rick!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I must admit I got it wrong when I predicted a few weeks ago that Perry would stay in the race longer than Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun betting who will drop out next!

Survival of the Prettiest: Looks Really Can Kill

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Forget the debates. Why do people often prefer one candidate over another? It all depends on how they look. Research shows that without even realizin...

Latest James O'Keefe Sting Video Targeting Clinton Campaign Flops

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the end of a press conference Tuesday in which conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe unveiled a new sting video about Hilla...

The Net Worth of Each Presidential Candidate

24/7 Wall St. | Jenny Che | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business

The U.S. presidential election is by far the most expensive political race in the world, especially when compared with countries that have strict regu...

Evangelicalism TRUMPS the Shark: What's a Messy Middle Christian To Do?

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.31.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Can a Christian with a godly sense of compassion and commitment to peace and justice morally justify not speaking out against a candidate like Trump -- and voting against him too?

Keeping Trump Off the Ballot Will Backfire

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

If the state-level Republicans do decide to create loyalty oaths in a naked bid to keep Donald Trump off their primary ballots, his supporters are going to be enraged.

Turkey's Election Fatigue

Galip Dalay | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Galip Dalay

One of the ultimate signs of the settlement of the Kurdish issue in Turkey will be the representation of the Kurds in the political centre with their own identity and demands. This may be the harbinger of such an eventuality.

Biden Speculation

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Joe Biden certainly has got the media talking. All it really took was one leak to Maureen Dowd and a meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren, and he's now seriously considering it. But a Biden candidacy bears political examination beyond the simple question of "Will he or won't he run?"

Trump: Don't Make Corporations Pay Their Taxes

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dave Johnson

Never mind the decades of gibberish we have been subjected to about "tax cuts increase revenue to the government" and "low taxes means more jobs" and "pro-growth policies" and "government takes money out of the economy" and "tax cuts hurt growth" and "taxes are theft."

Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.

Heidi Klum Takes On Donald Trump Again And It's Even Better

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

Over the weekend, Donald Trump decided it was necessary to tell the New York Times how he felt about Heidi Klum's looks.  “Heidi Klum. Sad...

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton Hands Over Private Email Server To FBI

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

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This Google Chrome Extension Replaces ‘Political Correctness’ With Something More Accurate

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

Election cycle coverage just got a little more palatable thanks to a new Google Chrome extension. New Zealander Byron Clark set up his web...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

Explain It or Stop It: Lessons in Transparency

Alan Kelly | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If necessity is the mother of invention, then our preoccupation with influence is the mother of the Playmaker system. Whether as buyers of products or voters for politicians, we are today as consumed by the meaning of things as their messages.