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2012-12-05 16:21:28

American politicians (and their unofficial ad creators) are a nasty bunch when it comes to campaigning online, particularly when combining personal and issue attacks in advertisements posted to YouTube.

2012-06-27 02:00:09

As the election season ramps up, many voters are already experiencing attack ad fatigue.

2006-09-05 09:20:57

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon won Mexico's ferociously contested July 2 presidential election, the country's top electoral court said in a preliminary ruling on Tuesday.

2006-06-28 11:15:05

By Kieran Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A combative champion of the poor is the slight favorite to win Mexico's bitterly fought presidential election on Sunday and extend a left-wing revival in Latin America right up to the U.S. border.

2006-06-20 13:32:26

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told Mexico's business sector on Tuesday he was not an enemy as he tried to calm nerves ahead of a July 2 presidential election that is balanced on a knife edge.

2006-06-13 11:18:20

By Chris Aspin MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador inched ahead in the presidential race, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday, after accusing his rival's brother-in-law of tax dodging.

2005-11-02 16:25:52

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The two multimillionaire candidates for governor of New Jersey have spent millions of dollars of their own money in a tough campaign that has alienated many voters with its barrage of negative ads. The election has pitted Democratic Sen.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.