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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 improvement, and a viable replacement. First, let’s take a look at pr ...
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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, splas ...
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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 cycle is if Republicans can take control of th ...
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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 Wa ...
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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 ...
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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 vi ...
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Hillary Clinton Had A Surprise Interview With Big Republican Cisco CEO John Chambers (CSCO)

Aug 29 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed up as a surprise guest at Cisco's huge internal sales conference that took place this week. She was interviewed on stage by CEO John Chambers. That's a politically interesting combination. Chambers is a Republican who endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential campaign. But that same year, he also said he was a fan of Hillary's hubby, Bill. He told Arik Hesseldahl at All ...
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