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Prediction Markets: Jeb Bush Likely to Beat Donald Trump for 2016 Republican Nomination

Prediction Markets: Jeb Bush Likely to Beat Donald Trump for 2016 Republican Nomination

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 h…

  • 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 »

  • International Business Times - Tue, Aug 25, 2015Election 2016: Donald Trump blames China …

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has placed the blame of the stock market struggles on 24 August on China, warning that the communist country will "bring us down". The GOP front-runner took to social media to issue his warnings, posting a video on Instagram and tweeting messages against China. "I've been telling everybody for a long time," Trump said in a short video posted to Instagram. More »

  • International Business Times - Mon, Aug 24, 2015Google Search's invisible influence …

    Google Search is having a detrimental affect on democracy by swaying undecided voters through its rankings, according to new research. A study by the American Institute for Behavioural Research and Technology found that Google has the power to shift voting preferences in the upcoming 2016 US elections by 20% or more through the results brought up by its secretive search algorithms, with Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton the most likely to benefit. Through five experiments carried out in two countries, the study found that the search engine manipulation effect (SEME) could even be used to determine an election outcome if the proportion of undecided voters is calculated first. More »

  • International Business Times - Mon, Aug 24, 2015Election 2016: Joe Biden's meeting …

    Vice President Joe Biden has given another clue that he may be considering jumping into the Democratic presidential race. Biden, who is a favourite to go head to head with Hillary Clinton, allegedly met with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on 22 August for two hours to discuss economic policy. According to CNN, a source familiar with the meeting said the two Democrats did not really focus on the 2016 presidential campaign or the future of the vice president. More »

  • AFP - Sun, Aug 23, 2015Trump sees Clinton, Biden as 'pretty …

    Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make equally formidable opponents in the race for the White House, Donald Trump said Sunday as he and other Republican candidates aimed their darts at the Democratic frontrunner. More »