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Gov. Jerry Brown files papers in Oakland for re-election – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoBrown, who served as Oakland’s mayor for eight years, joked that he might run for mayor again, saying that he gathered petition signatures at Oakland City Hall on…

Denver named a finalist for Republican convention – Denver Business Journal

Denver Business JournalOne issue for Denver and several other cities: Republicans are believed to be interested in staging their convention in early summer, earlier than usual, to allow their candidate…

Protesters Remain in Ukraine’s Capital Despite Peace Agreement – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaProtesters seized the Kiev office of President Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday and the opposition demanded a new election be held by May, as the pro-Russian leader’s grip on…

Dallas County family violence case against Judge Carlos Cortez dropped – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Morning News (blog)Cortez and his lawyers questioned Strother’s motives, criticized the police investigation and said the case was trumped up by people with a political agenda, including The Dallas…

New voting precincts on Miami-Dade commission agenda – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comOn Wednesday, Miami-Dade County government is scheduled to revisit a time it would probably like to forget: the 2012 presidential election. Long lines at the polls — in some cases,…

Chris Christie: Our party’s priority…winning, not winning the argument – Examiner.com

Examiner.comOn ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos yesterday, in a clip of Chris Christie giving a talk to the Economic Club of Chicago, the New Jersey Governor said, “Our party’s…

Arvind Kejriwal calls Narendra Modi face of communal politics – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Focusing sharply on the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal criticized Modi by calling him the face of…

Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation leaves Congress strategy in tatters – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal’s abrupt resignation has defeated the Congress objective behind its audacious move to prop up its nemesis as Delhi chief minister. The decision to force…

Election Thief Karl Rove Says Chris Christie Is What We Want In a President – PoliticusUSA

PoliticusUSAChris Christie is more like the last thing that we want in a president. America doesn’t a president who governs through fear, intimidation, pettiness, and consistent abuses of power. Leave…

Renzi grabs power in Italy without election – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian center-left leader Matteo Renzi is young, dynamic and has never shied away from a challenge, but his decision to force party colleague Enrico Letta to resign…

Former Brown aide weighing run for Oakland council – Inside Bay Area

Former Brown aide weighing run for Oakland councilInside Bay AreaSo far the only declared candidate in the District 4 race is Jill Broadhurst, who finished in second place four years…

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council District Four

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council Jill Broadhurst has a challenger in the race for the Oakland City Council District Four Seat: Nicolas Heidorn. Nicolas is a…

Thai Opposition Challenges ‘Unconstitutional’ Election – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThailand’s opposition is moving ahead with legal challenges to Sunday’s election, which, though peaceful, failed to resolve a months-long political standoff. The opposition Democrat Party, which boycotted the…

Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protests Disrupt Poll – Bloomberg

BloombergAngry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast… Read More. Angry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast…

Afghan presidential election campaign under way – The News International

The News InternationalKABUL: Candidates for Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential election officially launched their campaigns Sunday with a series of rallies held in Kabul, but it remains to be seen whether…

Afghan presidential election campaign begins – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April,…

Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protesters Disrupt Election – Bloomberg

BloombergThai voters cast ballots across almost 90 percent of the country yesterday, defying efforts of protesters who disrupted polling stations in a general election where the results may not be…

Thai Elections Fail to Resolve Political Stalemate – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThai Prime Minister and Pheu Thai Party leader Yingluck Shinawatra poses before casting her ballot in the general election at a polling station in Bangkok on Sunday. Associated…

Afghan presidential election campaign under way – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April.…

Afghan Presidential Election Campaign Kicks Off – ABC News

ABC NewsCampaigning is officially underway for Afghanistan’s presidential election, with 11 candidates vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai. The April 5 presidential vote will be a crucial test of whether…

NFL Hall of Fame: Raiders’ Ray Guy finally gets in; Eddie D left out – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsNEW YORK — While Ray Guy had to wait 23 years for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, linebacker Derrick Brooks and offensive tackle Walter…

Michael Strahan, Derrick Brooks in Pro Football HOF class – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – Maybe Saturday’s first-ballot election of Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones as one of five modern-era entrants into the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class…

Thailand election: Country goes to polls – BBC News

BBC NewsMillions of Thais are voting in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests. Anti-government protesters say they will disrupt voting across Thailand and continue their…

Gun Battle in Bangkok Escalates Election Protest – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester with his pistol on Saturday during a clash in Bangkok with supporters of the government. Nir Elias/Reuters. BANGKOK — At least six people were injured…

Gunfire Paves Bloody Way To Thai Elections – TIME

TIMEGunmen opened fire on pro-government demonstrators in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, wounding at least six people and ratcheting up tensions just one day before Sunday’s key national elections. Around eight…

Thai poll: Several wounded in Bangkok pre-election shooting – BBC News

BBC NewsAt least six people have reportedly suffered gunshot wounds in the Thai capital, Bangkok, amid anti-government clashes ahead of Sunday’s election. The violence erupted during a stand-off between supporters…

Thai Election Commission Says Blocking of Ballots to Hamper Vote – Businessweek

BusinessweekThailand’s Election Commission warned that voting in tomorrow’s general election may be called off in parts of the country’s southern provinces because protesters are blocking the distribution of ballots. The…

Bangkok tense on eve of Thailand election – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThailand’s anti-government protesters have sought to block ballot boxes being distributed in several parts of the country on the eve of its general election. Scores of protesters have blocked…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s re-election hinges on crime – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleLeah Harris, a retired preschool teacher, has lived in the heart of East Oakland for 37 years. In the 2010 mayoral election, she voted for Jean Quan. She…

Egypt’s miiltary endorses commander for president – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorEgypt’s top military council said its commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should heed calls to stand in a presidential election. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said in…

Thai protest leader asks for military protection – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has asked for the protection of Thailand’s powerful military after a protest leader was shot dead and the besieged government of Prime…

Thai protesters stop people voting in election – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldA Thai anti-government protest leader was shot dead on Sunday as demonstrators besieged polling stations in Bangkok and forced most to close, hampering advance voting for next weekend’s…

Protesters Block Vote Centers in Thai Capital – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester waved a flag in front of the locked gates of a polling station after it was forced to close. Damir Sagolj/Reuters. BANGKOK — Hundreds of…

Thailand Protest Leader Killed During Campaign to Block Voting – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA voter, center, reacts as antigovernment protesters stopped her from entering a polling station they blocked in central Bangkok on Sunday. Reuters. BANGKOK—One person was killed and several…