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It's official: This is the best political ad of 2016


For most of the 2016 election, there has been no light, only darkness. This political ad is a wonderful exception to the severely depressing trend. Gerald Daugherty, a Republican from Texas, is seeking to be reelected as Travis County Commissioner. As the ad and his wife's raised eyebrows show, he's committed to the job, at the cost of alienating everyone around him. "Gerald really doesn't have any hobbies," his wife says to introduce the video.

India Political Parties Asked to Stop Using Armed Forces Images for Campaigns

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The Election Commission said in a notice on its website on Saturday that political parties must refrain from using photographs of defense personnel in advertisements or their election campaign propaganda as the armed forces are "apolitical and neutral stakeholders in a modern democracy."

Slovenia Faces Political Uncertainty After Election

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LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia looked set on Monday for a period of political uncertainty on Monday after an inconclusive parliamentary election in which the anti-immigrant Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) won most seats but fell well short of a majority.

Brexit Deal Will Not Be Agreed This Week: Sun Political Editor

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LONDON (Reuters) - No Brexit deal is likely to be agreed this week between Britain and the European Union and the prospective dates for an emergency summit to seal a deal have been pushed back to Nov. 27 or 28, The Sun newspaper's political editor said on Monday.

Twitter CEO says company will stop accepting political ads

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After criticism for failing to detect and purge election meddling in 2016, Facebook has made safeguarding elections one of its top priorities. WASHINGTON – Adding fuel to the fire in the highly controversial debate over free speech and politics on social media, the CEO of President Donald Trump's preferred outlet says the company will no longer accept political ads. "We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought," said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, in a tweetstorm Wednesday. "A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money," Dorsey continued.