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[edit] May 2017

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0In response to attacks on Corbyn for his meeting with Gerry Adams, activists remember that the Tories literally have a former IRA member in their party.
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10Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian election in landslide victory to the delight of reformists.
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6In an event totally not typical of what happens ever election, UKIP has been forced to suspend a candidate in Wiltshire over racially-provocative tweets.
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3Scottish nationalists face a potential split as the SNP face competition with the more radical "Scottish Independence Referendum Party".
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10A Conservative MP has been forced to apologise after telling a high schooler to "fuck off back to Scotland" during a discussion on Scottish independence.
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47Macron wins French election in landslide victory
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7Something looks familiar in the French election...

[edit] April 2017

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8Not familiar with a tradition going back to the French revolution, a Conservative parliamentary candidate is being trolled online after suggesting Working Class people who drink at coffee shops are hypocrites.
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4As with all parliamentary elections, UKIP has again failed to check out its candidates for embarrassing issues. This time one candidate is a follower of totally-not-racist English Defence League leader (and totally not terrorist) Tony Robbinson and labels Islam a cancer which the State is refusing to deal with. A member of not-racist Pegida has also been selected as a candidate.
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8A Conservative MP has resigned ahead of the general election following allegations he didn't want to visit a college due to homosexual students, who he saw as a "danger to society".
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5The Liberal Democrats have dismissed an MP candidate ahead of the 2017 UK general election over questionable comments about Holocaust Memorial Day and wanting to fire rockets into Israel from Gaza.
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15France will have to chose between a free-market apologist and an anti-immigration far-right candidate for the presidential election.
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6In recent semi-interesting news the US holds a few special elections, which may end up not being important.
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14Theresa May calls UK general election for 8 June
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8France's National Front party draws young voters to the far-right while speculations are raised regarding their funding and relationship with Russia.

[edit] March 2017

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37Dutch election results; Euro-Trump wannabe Geert Wilders has to share second place with 2 other parties, and since few want to be associated with his party, it is unlikely he will have any significant say over how the Netherlands is run.

[edit] February 2017

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14Profile of French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.
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17French conservative François Fillon fades in the polls due to fake-job scandal.

[edit] December 2016

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16The Electoral College has sealed the deal for Donald Trump. The total number of so-called faithless electors — those who voted for someone else instead — was simply insufficient.
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30Bernie Sanders stood a better chance of defeating Donald Trump compared to Hillary Clinton. As a matter of fact, in a recent MSNBC forum, Sanders managed to earn the support of Trump voters. (Autoplay video)
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1079.6% of voters in Kyrgyzstan cast their ballots in favor of various constitutional amendments, which strengthen the powers of the executive at the expense of parliament, severely undermine judicial independence, and restrict fundamental rights and freedoms.
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11How Clinton lost Michigan and blew the election by concentrating on the popular vote instead of the electoral vote. Her campaign's voter demographic data servers also had significant security flaws. Clearly, this is Huma Abedin’s fault.
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10The America Comes First PAC, a pro-Trump group, did not disclose its donors before Election Day. And its top funder is banned from the securities industry.
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-1Republican John Kennedy has won Louisana's Senate run-off election.
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18CNN: "Obama orders review of Russian election-related hacking." WikiLeaks: "Obama orders report into WikiLeaks."Oops.
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34Right wing populist Norbert Hofer finally concedes the Austrian presidential election, making Alexander Van Der Bellen the first Green Party head of state
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-3Federal judge ends Michigan recount
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15In Michigan, 610 precincts out of 1,680 (and 392 of those in Detroit) have discrepancies between the number of votes in the computerized poll book and the ballot boxes (most likely due to human error) meaning that they cannot be recounted under Michigan law.
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10Howard Dean has dropped out of the DNC chairperson race.
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11Donald Trump didn’t flip working-class white voters. Hillary Clinton lost them.
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22"He certainly is off the spectrum. There's never been anything like him" Noam Chomsky talks about Donald Trump in a nuanced interview on Aljazeera, says that Trump has no dedicated ideology but that strongman right wing populists like him internationally help a rebranded Right to power.
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20French primary voters have apparently been asleep throughout 2016: François Fillon has won his party's nomination. He wants to cut the French budget by 100 billion Euros ($106 billion), cut 500,000 public sector jobs, toughen immigration laws, crack down on Islam, raise the retirement age, change the labor code, lengthen the workweek, and reduce corporate taxes. He is also opposed to gay rights like marriage and adoption and is opposed to abortion.

[edit] November 2016

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20A list of things Donald Trump completely changed his mind about after the election.
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37A US federal court has ruled that Republican gerrymandering in Wisconsin is unconstitutional.
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23The ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right.
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8Many in a Milwaukee neighborhood didn’t vote and don’t regret it.
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4Poor local health in US communities likely contributed to Trump's win.
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2The First Female President of France? Marine Le Pen takes huge lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in French first round presidential election poll. (Sarko lost the primary of his party, however)
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8After the 2016 US election, the Democrats hit a new low in state legislatures.
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15Maine voters approved of a ballot initiative that would enact ranked choice voting.
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4The Clinton campaign was obsessed with fighting BDS.
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10Clinton campaign staffers say that her campaign was undone due to neglect and arrogance.
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14Pro-Russian candidates win presidential votes in Bulgaria and Moldova.
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13Noam Chomsky discusses his thoughts about the US election.
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6The Electoral College is an instrument of White supremacy and sexism.
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12Trump was stronger where the US economy is weaker.
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-8Indian Americans voted for Trump in significant numbers.
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13Where the Democrats go from here.
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5What happened in the US election and how we can learn from it.
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9The Democratic party’s abandonment of the working class cleared the space for Trump.
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6Inequality between women is crucial to understanding Hillary’s loss.
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-6The reactions of many Americans to the Trump victory is a symptom of their political immaturity.
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6It’s time to blow up the Democratic party.
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13Polls showed Sanders had a better shot of beating Trump, but pundits told you to ignore them.
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3Reckoning with a Trump presidency and the elite Democrats who helped deliver it.
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12Trump's infrastructure plan will be a sell-off of public assets to investors and contractors.
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7Trump lends further credence to the deep-cover liberal theory with his college debt plan.
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4How Trump won the vote of Michigan’s white working class.
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11It was the Democrats' embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump.
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8Democrats, Trump, and the ongoing, dangerous refusal to learn the lesson of Brexit.
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3President Donald Trump will have vast and terrifying powers thanks to Obama and the Democrats.
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9No, we should not wait and see what a Trump administration does.
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5For Democrats, cleaning house means Pelosi And Schumer too.
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4It’s time to dismantle the Democratic Party and start anew.
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13Californian voters have enacted even stronger gun control measures. Meanwhile, Nevada voters have passed universal background checks while Maine voters rejected such a measure; Washington voters approved a measure giving judges the power to keep dangerous individuals from possessing guns.
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14Diego Hernandez, an openly agnostic Oregon state house candidate, has won
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23Thousands of anti-Trump protestors have taken to the streets in at least 10 cities. (Autoplay video) In Seattle, specifically, 4 protestors and a bystander were shot by a gunman. Update: More protestors have been shot at in Portland.
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8The Clinton-backed 1994 crime bill may have contributed to Hillary losing Florida.
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1Colorado voters turn down state single-payer healthcare.
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6Californians vote down a ballot initiative that would cap drug prices.
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14Four US states ok minimum wage hikes to at least $12.
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6Trump's victory is proof that God is in control!
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8David and Julian, sittin' in a tree...
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-2Donald Trump is moving to the White House, and liberals put him there.
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14The Democratic party establishment is over.
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11"The era of the Palestinian state is over", Israel's Right celebrates Trump's ascendancy to the US presidency.
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2In good news, Putin says Russia is ready to fully restore ties with U.S.
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114No news item, just up-vote if you suddenly wish Apocalypse theology were true and we could all be cursed to walk 7 years of hell on earth for being atheists instead of what we're actually getting.
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16Down-ballot Democrats feel the burn as the party fails to take back the Senate and loses a few governors.
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19Cheeto Jesus has defeated Hillary Clinton.
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6Hillary Clinton hopes she can be friendly with Trump again.
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10The biggest winner of the 2016 US election was... Mary Jane.
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5Nebraska voters have voted to restore the death penalty while Oklahoma voters vote in favor of safeguarding their controversial death penalty methods.
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10Florida voters say no to misleading solar amendment.
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4White women love the Trumpster. (Other demographics)
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11Arizona voters remove Joe Arpaio, opening him up to a future role in the Trump administration if he wins. (Autoplay video)
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10Massachusetts voters reject a ballot initiative that would expand charter schools.
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5Colorado voters vote to make it harder to amend their state constitution which will make it harder to regulate fracking.
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-12This US presidential election is God's judgment on us.
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79 states could legalize recreational marijuana.
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12When you have to check to make sure your wife is voting for you.
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8What do Americans think about The Most Important Election Ever™: They just want it to be over.
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8After this election, let's never follow politics again.
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7America's miserable adventure continues as a heavily-armed active shooter kills 1 person, injuring 3 at a polling station in Azusa, California.
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5Remember, no matter who wins the US presidential election, Wall Street executives can get tax benefits by getting a job under either administration. (Autoplay video)
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10Oh look, more Muslim voters being intimidated, this time in Michigan.
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10The "apolitical" FBI is intimidating Muslims right before the election, something that isn't unprecedented.
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9For this election, don't forget your pen.
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3Daniel Ortega has won his third consecutive term in Nicaragua.
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12And so begins the 74th annual Hunger Games 58th quadrennial U.S. Presidential election.
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16A psychic Scottish goat that correctly called the Brexit referendum result predicts a Hillary Clinton victory.
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10Trump and Clinton are both ignoring Standing Rock, and it’s unacceptable.
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10We're almost there!
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19The FBI said on Sunday it stood by its earlier finding that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server for government work, lifting a cloud over her presidential campaign two days before the U.S. election.
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14Trump aides huge spoilsports, block his access to his personal Twitter. In response to this, Obama pointed out that a man who can't handle a Twitter account can't handle the nuclear codes.
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22Trump was rushed offstage by security in Nevada due to something going on in the crowd. Turns out it was just a protester with a "Republicans against Trump" sign getting the shit kicked out of him by Trump supporters.
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23Trump campaign closes with a dog-whistling ad condemning a (((global power structure))) which has "bled our country dry".
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20White nationalists, Neo-Nazis and the KKK have election day plans including poll-watching, intimidation and bribing black voters with booze and dope. Meanwhile, Ohio has issued a restraining order against a Trump campaign advisor's poll-watching activities.
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22Republican-controlled Southern states have closed down at least 868 polling places for the 2016 election.
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22Why Vladimir Putin’s Russia Is Backing Donald Trump Newsweek article details the known extent of Russian hacking and Black Ops. Russia even temporarily ceased supporting Trump because they thought he was psychologically unfit
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146 student protestors at Dillard University were arrested while others were pepper sprayed by police while protesting former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke at the Louisiana Senate debate.
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14Many Americans are allowed to vote but don't know it.
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-12Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash.
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27The official KKK newspaper, The Crusader, has officially endorsed Trump for president.
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