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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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Botswana president wins second term in power

Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power after his party secured a parliamentary majority at the polls, an official announced Sunday. High Court Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo said in a statement that Khama "has been re-elected as the President of the Republic after his political party, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) garnered at least 29 of ...

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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

Besides running a successful translation company, Taddeo is a powerful state party activist and a member of the Democratic National Committee's executive committee. After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community: more than twice as many Hispanics identify as Democrats than Republicans nationally, ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Botswana's ruling party leads in early election results

Early results from Botswana's general elections showed the ruling party in the lead but opposition parties making inroads in the diamond-rich southern African state, according to preliminary figures released by the electoral commission. With just 11 of the 57 parliamentary seats declared, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) had won seven while newcomers, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), took ...

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12 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

The strategy-shifting dynamics caused by early voting are coming into play in states such as Florida, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott faces a tough re-election challenge from Democrat Charlie Crist, and Iowa, where GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst hopes to defeat Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and pick up one of the six additional seats the party needs for a majority. ...

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15 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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How Conservatives Justify Poll Taxes

During the Obama era, the Republican Party has made the modern revival of the poll tax a point of party dogma. Direct poll taxes have been illegal for 50 years, but the GOP has discovered a workaround. They have passed laws requiring photo identification, forcing prospective voters who lack them, who are disproportionately Democratic and nonwhite, to undergo the extra ...

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