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Wisconsin Republican donor busted for voting 5 times in Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election

A Wisconsin insurance executive and Republican donor was charged with voting illegally more than a dozen times in four elections. The Journal-Sentinel reported that 50-year-old Robert Monroe was caught as a result of an investigation into a possible illegal voting by his son in Waukesha County. But after his son…

Egyptian court acquits former prime minister and two Mubarak sons of corruption charges

An Egyptian court has acquitted Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister and presidential candidate, and two sons of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, of corruption charges. Shafiq fled to the United Arab Emirates shortly after he narrowly lost to the Islamist Mohamed Morsi in a 2012 presidential election, a year before…

DNC seeks to exploit lead over GOP among women by appointing Amy Dacey as new director

The director of a group which supports women in politics has been promoted to take charge of the Democratic party. Amy Dacey, a Washington veteran who helped run John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, will replace the acting Democratic national committee executive director, Laura Santucci, as the party attempts to capitalise…

Satire: Ron Paul vows ‘free bananas’ in 2012

In another episode of “Bad Lip Reading,” a series of satirical videos that re-dubs audio tracks of politicians and celebrities in a manner that seems to fit what they are saying, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is spared not an ounce of ribbing as he’s portrayed rattling off nonsensical phrases like…

Women’s groups unite for 2012 US election

Some 40 women’s groups in the United States have teamed up for the 2012 presidential election to defend gains made on women’s issues in recent decades and ensure they vote. Known as HERvotes, the non-partisan outfit includes the National Organization of Women as well as groups representing jurists, African-Americans, Latinas,…

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