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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, University of Melbourne research has determined. Political communications researcher Dr Jacob Groshek, together with co-investigators Noortje de Boer and Hannah Sütfeld, analyzed 144 online campaign ads produced for more than 11 candidates during the 2012 French and American...

2012-06-27 02:00:09

To avoid backlash, political candidates rely on independent groups to attack their opponents As the election season ramps up, many voters are already experiencing attack ad fatigue. With the rise of the so-called Super PACs and greatly increased spending by independent groups more generally, many election watchers are anticipating that there will be far more ads — and far more attack ads — on the airwaves in this election than ever before. According to a recent article in...

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. The court's seven judges still must to vote on the draft decision later in the day and decide whether the election was clean, but they were widely expected to confirm Calderon's narrow victory over his leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who...

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. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has a razor-thin lead in polls over conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon, raising fears of unrest if the loser in a close vote cries foul and challenges the results. Lopez Obrador worries many in Mexico's...

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. Mexico's rich fear Lopez Obrador would target them and ruin the economy with populist policies but he has been conciliatory in recent days after more than five months of campaigning marred by mutual attacks. "I am not against...

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. The survey in Milenio newspaper gave Lopez Obrador 34.2 percent, up almost 1 percentage point from a poll by the daily in late May. The conservative ruling party's candidate Felipe Calderon had 31 percent, down 2 points. Most other recent polls have put...

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. Jon Corzine, a former top executive at the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs, against Republican Doug Forrester, a successful businessman, and found both men calling for less political corruption and lower...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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