U.S. casts doubt on credibility of Iranian election
TEL AVIV - The United States on Friday called into question the credibility of Iran's presidential election next month, criticizing the disqualification of candidates and accusing Tehran of disrupting Internet access.
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Ghosts of incinerator bond deal haunt Harrisburg election
In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's cash-hungry capital city, local political battles are waged much as they are across the United States: with big personalities and bare-knuckled verbal brawls.
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Former Bush speechwriter leading Tea Party to legitimacy, victory
The Tea Party has been a fierce political movement since the election of United States President Barack Obama. Although some politicos like to dismiss the grassroots organization as a dying fringe, it's still an important group of conservative thinkers.
U.S. Citizen Accused of Promoting Post-Election Plot in Venezuela
A United States citizen was arrested and accused of seeking to provoke violence in Venezuela after the recent presidential election.
Governments' Attempts To Censor Google Have Doubled Since 2011
Governments, even democracies, are not always fans of transparency. According to Google’s brand new transparency report, “government attempts to censor content on Google services has grown”, doubling since the second half of 2012 (1,054 requests vs. 2,285). Brazil took the gold medal of the censorship olympics, with 697 requests, while the United States took 2nd place, with 321 requests. Google cites an aggressive anti-negative campaigning law for half of Brazil’s spike in censorship requests. Unlike America, Brazil attempts to clamp down on any campaigns that offend the “dignity” of candidates during an election. In the most extreme example, a Brazilian judge ordered the arrest of the head of Google’s Brazil operations and the complete shutdown of all of Google’s products unless it complied with an order to remove a YouTube video attacking a mayoral candidate. In typical corporate diplomacy speak, Google writes that it is ” appealing many of these cases, on the basis that ...