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Poll: Democratic Support for Hillary Clinton at Lowest Since 2012

Poll: Democratic Support for Hillary Clinton at Lowest Since 2012

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's support among Democrats has dropped to its lowest point since Reuters/Ipsos began polling on her chances of winning the party's nomination for the 2016 election almost t…

  • Reuters - Thu, Aug 27, 2015Politics as blood sport - Trump looks …

    By James Oliphant and Emily Flitter WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - At almost every turn lately, Donald Trump has tried to get under Jeb Bush’s skin. In interviews and on social media, Trump relentlessly needles and mocks Bush, almost to the exclusion of his many other rivals in the Republican presidential field. Trump's incivility is unusually raw and personal for any modern presidential campaign, particularly at this early stage, when most of the contenders are busy blasting Democrats, not each other. More »

  • International Business Times - Thu, Aug 27, 2015Prediction Markets: Jeb Bush Likely …

    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is dominating polls and capturing headlines in the Republican presidential race, but rival Jeb Bush is still the favorite of traders in political prediction markets. While Bush has been eclipsed by Trump in opinion polls, the former Florida governor is riding high with online traders who give him a 40 percent chance to capture the party's presidential nomination, according to prediction market aggregator PredictWise.com. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a distant second with a 15 percent chance, and Trump has risen to third in recent weeks with 14 percent, according to PredictWise, which aggregates about a half-dozen political prediction markets. More »

  • Reuters - Wed, Aug 26, 2015Investment, immigration reform will …

    By Amanda Becker ANKENY, Iowa (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said she would bolster rural economies by encouraging investment, boosting family farms' profitability, increasing clean energy production and improving access to education and healthcare. Clinton's first stop in the early-voting state of Iowa on Wednesday was at the Des Moines Area Community College, where she toured a tool and die lab before addressing a crowd of about 200. Clinton said she chose to roll out her plan to improve farm-area economies at the community college instead of in front of a barn or a bale of hay to "emphasise the changing face of rural Iowa." "Iowans are in the future business, that is what all Americans should be in," Clinton said. More »

  • AFP - Wed, Aug 26, 2015Obama says sorry to Japan after WikiLeaks …

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologised to Tokyo after WikiLeaks claimed Washington had spied on Japanese politicians, a government spokesman said. More »

  • Reuters - Wed, Aug 26, 2015Biden fans see him as honest and frank, …

    Often maligned for speaking too frankly, Vice President Joe Biden’s reputation for shooting from the lip might be one of his biggest weapons if he does decide to run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Voters in a Reuters/Ipsos survey who said they were open to backing Biden for the nomination described him as an honest and forthright political veteran who is free of scandal despite decades in Washington. Clinton says she did nothing wrong and only used the private account because of convenience. More »

  • International Business Times - Tue, Aug 25, 2015Google unveils 'internet bikes' …

    Google has unveiled "internet bikes" that are to be used to provide basic training on the usage and benefits of the internet to women in rural India. Google says the endeavour, in which Tata and Intel are also participating, will help bridge the technology gender divide in India. Only 12% internet users in rural India are women, according to a 2014 report. More »

  • Reuters - Tue, Aug 25, 2015How Trump plans to turn gawkers into …

    By James Oliphant DUBUQUE, Iowa (Reuters) - Thousands of people are expected to stream into an events centre here on the banks of the Mississippi River on Tuesday to see Donald Trump. When they do, his presidential campaign will be waiting, looking to convert casual gawkers into hardcore supporters who will cast votes for the billionaire presidential candidate in the Iowa caucuses next year. More »