Democrats are mobilizing online, as the mid-term elections draw nearer in the US. Marina Silva hailed as she holds the balance of power in the second round of Brazil’s presidential election. And Google TV launches its official web site.
US President Barack Obama began a four-state campaign tour on Tuesday in an effort to drum up support for Democratic Party candidates, who are trailing in opinion polls ahead of the November 2 midterm elections.
The Republicans in the United States have declared war on President Obama. The party has unveiled a legislative blueprint which it hopes will power the right to victory in the Midterm elections this November.
The American blogosphere comments on the growing power of the Tea Party Movement. An online campaign has been launched in support of soldier Bradley Manning. And the Chinese authorities open a ‘direct line’ to the government
Conservative candidates backed by the Tea Party movement have scored upset victories against mainstream Republicans in primary contests, in a setback for the party's chances of recapturing the Senate in mid-term elections.
Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski (photo) has been booted from office in the Republican primary by a little-known conservative lawyer backed by former governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Incumbent senator John McCain has held on to his place as Republican candidate for Arizona while political newcomer Rick Scott bagged the Florida nomination in the latest round of Republican party primaries ahead of mid-term elections.
The gulf has never been so stark between the hope for change which materialised during Barack Obama's election campaign, and the reality. A poll published this week put his approval rating at close to only 40 percent. And his spokesman publicly admitted that the Democrats could lose control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections this November. As if that weren't bad enough, key Democratic seats in the Senate are also under threat.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted Sunday that Republicans could take control of the US House of Representatives at the November 2 midterm elections due to Americans becoming increasingly “frustrated” over economic issues.