Beau Hawkes isn’t the only contender in the upcoming Maui County, Hawaii mayoral race, or even the only one to be arrested in recent weeks. Currently, however, Hawkes is the only hopeful that can say he was tasered while trying to run from the cops.
A particularly violent July in Chicago - following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city - has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015.
Following Nick Griffin’s decision to step aside from his position as head of the controversial British National Party (BNP), recently appointed deputy head, Adam Walker, has accepted the role of Acting Chairman.
While a number of politicians around the world have embraced the most popular digital cryptocurrency for fundraising, a candidate for the Swedish parliament takes it a step further and says he accepts nothing but bitcoins for his campaign.
British Prime Minister David Cameron faced “utter humiliation” on Monday as he was forced to congratulate Jean Claude Juncker on his win as European Commission president – despite fiercely opposing his nomination for almost two months.
The most positive news for days has come from Syria – a large-scale and unprecedented international operation for the removal of all the components of Syrian chemical weapons has been successfully completed.