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“Centrist” Macron faces populist, anti-open borders Le Pen on May 7 Runoff

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:05pm 4/23/2017 at 5:05pm
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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and Front National’s Marine Le Pen have qualified for the second round in the French presidential election securing 23.7 and 21.7 percent of votes respectively, French news agency AFP reports. Conservative François Fillon conceded defeat after getting 19.5 percent of the votes. Fillon endorsed Macron and called his...

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French Election: Le Pen Vows to Quit the EU, End Mass-Migration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:30am 4/18/2017 at 11:30am
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As France heads to the first round of presidential elections on Sunday, Front National’s candidate Marine Le Pen vows to put an end to the Open Borders Policy for illegal migrants. “Mass immigration is not an opportunity for France, it’s a tragedy for France,” Le Pen told her supporters. “The French sometimes have...

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Germany: Merkel’s Challenger Schulz Kicks Off Campaign By Bashing Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00am 3/21/2017 at 7:00am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s challenger, Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) candidate Martin Schulz kicked off his election campaign by bashing U.S. President Donald Trump. Schulz denounced, what he called, U.S. President’s “misogynistic, anti-democratic and racist” rhetoric. These latest comments follow SPD candidate’s earlier remarks in January when he called President Trump “un-American”.

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Austrian Presidential Election Delayed Over Mail-in Ballots and Defective Glue

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/12/2016 at 8:30pm

The current Austrian presidential election is filled with more drama than America’s election cycle, if you can believe that.

Independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, backed by the Green Party, barely beat Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer in May in an election that came down to the mail-in ballots.

However, Austria’s highest...

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Liz Cheney Wins GOP Primary in Wyoming

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/17/2016 at 1:00pm

Liz Cheney has emerged victorious in a primary election for Wyoming’s only House of Representatives seat. Her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, once held the exact same seat. She said:

“No state has been hurt more by Barack Obama’s agenda over the past seven-and-a-half years than Wyoming,” said Cheney.

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Austrian Presidential Election Overturned

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8:30pm 7/2/2016 at 8:30pm

Austria’s highest court ruled for a do-over of the presidential election runoff after it found discrepancies in the mail ballots.

The mail-in ballots made former Green Party chief Alexander Van der Bellen president with 50.3% of the vote over Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer.

Constitutional Court head Gerhart Holzinger said the court noted...

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Austrian Mail-In Ballots Choose Independent Candidate For President

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/23/2016 at 12:30pm

Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, backed by the Green Party, has become Austria’s new head of state. He barely beat Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer.

The Interior Ministry counted over 700,000 ballots, almost 12% of the country’s registered voters, to determine the winner.

Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka announced the results:

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Sweet Schadenfreude: KY House Speaker’s Epic Meltdown

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 9:00pm 11/4/2015 at 9:00pm

Few news stories have brought me more joy recently than reading about the Republican Tea Party activist, Matt Bevin, and his unanticipated win in the Kentucky gubernatorial race.

However, the cherry on top of this Schadenfreude sundae has got to be Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s entertaining election night sermon (hat-tip, ...

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