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If Dan Siegel is going to show himself to be a leader of the progressives of Oakland, let alone the next Mayor of Oakland, he will need to show it at KPFA. KPFA is our local community radio station in the Pacifica Network, in case you did not know. And in case you did not know, as most don’t, there is a civil war going on at our community radio station. The faction fight...

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 Thursday and talked to “a lot of old friends.” Brown declined to comment on potential …Gov. Jerry Brown won’t say if this is his last campaignSan Jose Mercury...

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 more time to focus on the general election. But that would pose a …Denver Moves Into ‘Next Phase’ In RNC 2016 Host City DecisionCBS LocalDenver is 1of...

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 power rapidly eroded following bloodshed in the capital. Anti-government …Protesters claim control over Kiev, demand elections within monthHaaretzUkraine Parties Working...

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 Morning News. The two-term Democrat is up for re-election this year and …Dallas judge cleared of assault says videos prove his credibilityFOX 4 NewsDallas...

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, up to seven hours long — gave the county another black eye in its …When we pay government peanuts, that’s the quality we getMiami Today all 2 news articles ...

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 priority should be on wining. Not winning the argument, winning the election.”.Puerto Rico: Chris Christie Catching Rays, Jersey Digs Out From SnowstormThe InquisitrFirst...

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 ” communal politics” and asking whether black money was funding the Gujarat …BJP re-election strategy: Take on AAP, target its policiesIndian ExpressArvind Kejriwal...

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 Kejriwal into governance was dictated by the calculation that AAP’s election …Kejriwal’s party pushes ahead with Indian election plansAFPBJP re-election...

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 it to noted election thief Karl Rove to fall in love with Chris …Strickland: Why didn’t Christie press for answers?Politico (blog)Karl Rove Turns Christie...

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 as prime minister is a huge political gamble. Renzi is certain to be asked by …Matteo Renzi revels in Enrico Letta’s downfall as Italy awaits new prime ministerTelegraph.co.ukItaly’s...

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 ago. The incumbent, Libby Schaaf, is running for mayor rather than seeking re-election to the council. Print Email Font Resize Return … and more …read more Source: Libby...

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 former intern to Cal Governor Jerry Brown. Jill is Executive Director of East Bay Rental Housing. This is her second run for the seat; it’s Nicolas’ first. With Rank Choice...

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 polls, says it will ask the Constitutional Court on …Thai opposition challenges poll in court as protest numbers dwindleReuters...

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 their ballot as many polling stations were blocked by protesters during the …Thailand’s nationwide elections free of violence despite fearsWashington PostThailand...

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 the next president will have a closer relationship with the United States than …Campaigns start for Afghan presidencyHerald ScotlandAfghan presidential...

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, with 11 candidates to replace Hamid Karzai, who cannot stand again.Afghan Presidential Campaign Kicks OffVoice of AmericaAfghan presidential election campaign kicks offThe...

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 certified for several months. Voting went ahead in 83,669 of the nation’s …Thailand elections: PM backs vote despite disruptionsBBC NewsBehind Thailand’s...

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 Press. BANGKOK—Thailand’s election Sunday was a fraught affair featuring …Thai elections peaceful, but crisis far from overMiamiHerald.comThailand votes peacefully...

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. There are 11 candidates to replace Hamid Karzai, who cannot stand again …Afghan elections offer Taliban an easy targetThe AustralianResult of unfair elections unacceptable:...

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 Afghanistan can ensure a stable political transition as NATO …Campaigning starts for Afghan presidential electionThe Sun DailyAfghan presidential candidate’s...

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 Jones were selected in their first year of eligibility. Along with Guy, the longtime Raider who became the first …Seahawk Walter Jones is a first-ballot Hall of FamerThe Seattle TimesMichael...

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 will prove an early sign of Super Bowl XLVIII karma for Seattle when Jones’ …Four snubs from the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014CBSSports.comGuy, Brooks,...

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 campaign to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to quit.Thailand votes: Polls open after violent clashes in Bangkok’s Laksi districtABC OnlineThailand braces...

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 Saturday in a prolonged daylight gun battle between protesters seeking to …Thailand election: Several hurt in Bangkok gun battleBBC NewsThailand Says Clashes and Ballot...

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 gunmen emerged from a crowd of …Thailand election: Several hurt in Bangkok gun battleBBC NewsViolence erupts in Thailand ahead of electionsUSA TODAYShots,...

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 and opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck …Gunmen open fire in protests ahead of Thailand’s national electionCNN6 injuried in clashes between...

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 results of the polls may not be certified for months …Shots, Explosions Heard as Thais Continue Protest in BangkokVoice of...

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 a ballot box distribution centre in the Thai capital of Bangkok, as the …Fear of violence grips Thai capital on eve of voteTimes of IndiaThailand prepares...

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 isn’t so sure she’d vote for Quan again. “I’d like to see some action,” Harris said. “Her rhetoric …Oakland: Mayor Jean Quan still trails mayoral money...

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 a statement, ‘The people’s trust in Sisi is a call that must be heeded as the free choice of …Egypt army ‘backs Sisi as presidential candidate’BBC...

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 Minister Yingluck Shinawatra signalled a tougher stand …Thai anti-government protester killed, adds to doubts over electionReutersDefying emergency...

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 disputed election. Nine other people were injured in the shooting, …Protesters Block Early Voting in Thai CapitalNew York TimesAnti-government protester...

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 thousands of Thais were blocked from voting on Sunday as antigovernment demonstrators …Thai protesters obstruct vote; 1 dead in violenceWashington PostThailand protesters block...

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 injured amid clashes between rival political factions in the …Divided Thailand readies for advance voting SundayBusinessweekThailand protesters block...

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