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Women more likely to recruit other women for political office

The gender composition of those responsible for candidate recruitment plays a crucial role in either encouraging or discouraging women candidates to run for office, according to a recent study in Political Research Quarterly (PRQ) ...

Aug 08, 2011
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Australia begins selling pollution tax

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard began Monday the mammoth task of selling a bold new tax on carbon emissions to sceptical voters, in a battle that could make or break her fragile rule.

Jul 11, 2011
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Obama to hold Twitter town hall meeting

US President Barack Obama will hold a "Twitter town hall" meeting next week at the White House on jobs and the economy as he hones his message on the key 2012 election issue.

Jun 30, 2011
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Obama 2012 campaign to go beyond email, text

(AP) -- Call him the Digital Candidate: President Barack Obama is asking supporters to use Facebook to declare "I'm In!" for his re-election campaign and is using Twitter to personally blast out messages ...

Jun 28, 2011
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Rocking the vote from rocking chairs

For seniors, voting can be difficult: standing with a walker or cane in the voting booth, struggling to read the tiny print on the ballot or trying to punch the tiny button to vote for the intended. Despite the desire to ...

Mar 16, 2011
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Mail balloting saves millions, study shows

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Buechner Institute for Governance at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver has released a report commissioned by the Elections Best Practices and Vision Commission that found ...

Feb 08, 2011
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