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It's official now: Barack Obama has won

Source: Business Balla | Jan 5 2013, 12:21am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr

It's official now: Barack Obama has won
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) It's now official. A full two months after the Nov 6 presidential poll President Barack Obama has been declared re-elected defeating his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 332 to 206 electoral votes.
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Xbox Polling and the Future of Election Prediction

Sep 30 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

For generations, pollsters have used probability polling (think of the Gallup polls quoted on the nightly news) as their go-to method to forecast the outcomes of elections. But cost increases and concerns about accuracy have called the method into question. A new form of polling called non-probability sampling — opt-in surveys on the internet, prediction markets, and even polls on gaming systems — has emerged as an improvem ...
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India ranked 142nd in ease of doing business
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) India was ranked 142nd among 189 nations in ease of doing business in a new World Bank Group report, even as it found that the country set the pace for regulatory reform in South Asia in 2013-14. | by IANS
 
Sierra Leone traditional leaders warned to contain Ebola disease
Freetown, Oct 29 (IANS) Residents in the northern region of Sierra Leone have welcomed a warning by President Ernest Bai Koroma calling on the traditional leaders of the north to contain the spread of the Ebola virus disease in their chiefdoms or risk the forfeiture of their crowns. | by IANS
 
Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia to be quarantined
Manila, Oct 29 (IANS) Filipino peacekeepers who will return from Liberia in November because of the Ebola virus threat will be quarantined at a military camp in Tarlac province, a senior military officer said Wednesday. | by IANS
 
 

Rick Santorum Is A 2016 Underdog — And He's Just Fine With That

Sep 30 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Rick Santorum loves being the underdog. Two years after ending up as the runner-up in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, that's exactly where he thinks he'll be if he runs again. The 2016 election is one he's "openly looking at" entering, Santorum told Business Insider. As he sat in Business Insider's Manhattan offices, the political world was more focused on other, splashier nam ...
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NEMINSKI: Even if Scott Brown loses, the GOP has already won

Sep 25 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Daily Free Press

We are just a few days from the start of October, a month where the dedicated political science student is out making phone calls for the campaign, or is glued to Politico and Real Clear Politics. Yes, it is that time of the year again: election season, or more specifically, midterm season. The season just about every presidential administration over the past 30 years has come to hate. The main story dominating the news this election ...
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The 20 Most Influential Billionaires Behind The Scenes Of US Politics

Sep 6 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Politics and business have always had a sticky relationship. The Brookings Institute released a ranking of U.S. billionaires according to their political influence.  The billionaires' influences are measured by the "use of great wealth for campaign expenditures, activism through non-profit organizations and foundation, holding public office, media ownership, policy thought leadership, and behind the scenes influence."20. Alice Walton Alice Walto ...
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Ex-Virginia governor and wife found guilty of fraud after accepting US$165,000 worth of gifts and loans

Sep 4 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: National Post

A jury has convicted former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than US$165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman. Both Bob and Maureen bowed heads and wept as a chorus of “guiltys” kept coming from court clerk. McDonnell was widely considered a possible running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He was charged with doing favours for a wealthy vitamin executive in exchange fo ...
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Convicted On 11 Counts Of Corruption

Sep 4 2014 2:24pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on Thursday of multiple counts of corruption, fraud, and bribery charges, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. A federal jury in Richmond returned the verdict Thursday after a five-week trial and deliberating for three days. McDonnell was widely considered a possible running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He was charged with doing favors for a wealthy vitamin ...
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