• Still,employment expert John Challenger says his findings suggest that the nation's employers are not expecting a double-dip recession.

    VOA: special.2010.07.02

  • On January twenty-eight nineteen eighty-six, shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take off.

    VOA: special.2011.07.27

  • But Obame is unlikely to emerge as the leading opposition contender because long-time challenger Pierre Mamboundou remains in the race.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.28

  • Nevada's Republican governor, Jim Gibbons,has trailed badly in public opinion polls and could lose the nomination to Republican challenger Brian Sandoval.

    VOA: standard.2010.06.08

  • So far,the incumbent, President Hamid Karzai has a comfortable lead over his closest challenger, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.07

  • His challenger,Joe Sestak, broadcast blistering TV ads saying Specter had switched parties because he was worried about saving one job - his own.

    VOA: standard.2010.05.19

  • McNair and the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger died when the orbiter exploded shortly after liftoff.

    VOA: standard.2010.02.02

  • On Jan.23,1960, the two men took the Trieste to the deepest point in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, a ravine called Challenger Deep.

    VOA: standard.2010.06.21

  • Unofficial tallies indicate Mr.Karzai leads with about If his lead falls below 50 percent, he could face top challenger Abdullah Abdullah in a runoff.

    VOA: standard.2009.10.07

  • President Karzai has more than enough to avoid a run-off election against challenger Abdullah Abdullah.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.11

  • President Karzai will need more than to avoid a runoff election against the top challenger.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.29

  • The election camps of both President Karzai and challenger Abdullah are claiming their candidates are heading to victory, capturing enough votes to avoid a runoff election.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.22

  • Out of the 5.8 million votes deemed valid so far, the incumbent has three million while the top challenger has just more than half that amount.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.12

  • Mr.Karzai won the presidential election by default after his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from a runoff, saying it was impossible for the vote to be fair.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.27

  • Long-time challenger Pierre Mamboundou remains the chief opposition to the ruling party.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.30

  • His closest challenger, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has 28 percent.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.08

  • A close race is being held for governor in New Jersey where the Democratic incumbent, John Corzine,is trying to hold off Republican challenger Chris Christie and independent candidate Chris Daggett.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.02

  • Challenger Halter says the two candidates disagree on many issues.

    VOA: standard.2010.06.08

  • Both the campaigns of incumbent President Hamid Karzai and his top challenger, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, accuse the other of illegal campaign activities and tampering with the voting process.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.24

  • But Mr.Karzai's closest challenger, who is trailing with 28 percent of total votes counted so far is contending the election commission is not very independent nor is its process impartial.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.09

  • It notes turnout was considerably higher in the North where challenger Abdullah Abdullah draws support from Tajiks, but particularly low in the South, a Pashtun stronghold of incumbent President Hamid Karzai.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.22

  • The House race in upstate New York is getting a lot of attention after the Republican candidate pulled out, leaving a Democrat and a challenger running under the Conservative Party banner.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.02

  • Challenger Abdullah's 638,924 votes just over 31 percent.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.29

  • In Arkansas, centrist Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln failed to win a majority of votes in the primary against a left-leaning challenger, and is headed to a June run-off for her party's nomination.

    VOA: standard.2010.05.19

  • The powerful council, which supervises elections and has wide-ranging powers in the Islamic government, said a random recount of 10 percent of the ballot boxes nationwide upheld Mr.Ahmadinejad's landslide victory over reformist challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi.

    VOA: standard.2009.06.29

  • The challenger contends that ballots marked for Mr.Karzai are arriving from districts where voting did not occur and turnout is being reported as high as 40 percent in areas where only 10 percent of voters cast ballots.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.23

  • The runoff election between incumbent President Hamid Karzai and his main challenger, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah faces multiple challenges: Taliban intimidation, voter apathy and cynicism, increasingly harsh winter weather, and,most of all,a turnaround time of only two weeks.

    VOA: standard.2009.10.28

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