• Italy votes on Sunday in test for PM Renzi's reform agenda

    By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italians go to the polls on Sunday in local elections that will be the biggest test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi since his center-left Democratic Party (PD) triumphed in a vote for the European parliament a year ago. Some 22 million voters will elect new…

  • Martin O’Malley Launches Presidential Bid, Plans Next L.A. Visit

    Martin O’ Malley’s announcement that he is running for president on Saturday may have introduced him to many voters for the first time, but he has been laying the groundwork for an expected bid for quite some time, building ties to the significant fundraising base of entertainment donors. “Our land…

  • Hillary Clinton Grabs Early Lead In The World Primary

    WASHINGTON -- This April, London was in the grip of a ferocious campaign for Parliament. But on the morning of April 13, neither Conservative David Cameron nor Labourite Ed Miliband led the front pages of the U.K.'s national newspapers. The big news that day was Hillary Clinton, announcing (to no…

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  • Anti-Pot Legalization Group Pushes For More Marijuana Research

    Anti-marijuana legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana made an unexpected move this week and called for the Federal government to loosen the restrictions regarding scientific research into medical ...

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    Kurdish party holds key to Turkish president Erdogan’s ambitions

    On June 7, Turkey will hold parliamentary elections in which the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, hopes to gain enough seats to change the country’s constitution, handing more power to president Tayyip Erdogan.

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  • Crisis-hit Burundi says elections will go ahead

    Burundi's government insisted the first stage of controversial elections will go ahead next week despite the central African nation's ongoing political crisis. Interior Minister Edouard Nduwimana said that even after the withdrawal of support from the influential Catholic Church and the European…

  • FIFA presidential election results from 1904 to 2015

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter secured a fifth term as president of world soccer's governing body FIFA on Friday despite a corruption scandal engulfing the organization. Here is a look at presidential elections since FIFA's foundation in 1904: Paris 1904 The seven founding members,…

  • O'Malley Trolls Sarah Palin By Inviting Her To Run For President

    Fresh into his presidential campaign, Martin O'Malley showed that his troll game is on point.After launching his campaign on Saturday, O'Malley, a Democrat, was immediately criticized by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008. She accused O'Malley…

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  • Get amped for Sunday's Patriot Act vote with the weirdest political ad of 2015

    If you have never seen a Super PAC ad promoting civil liberties in the tone of a monster truck rally, this is your chance. The Patriot Act is set to expire on Monday, and while the House has passed a bill that would extend some portions of the law in exchange for certain surveillance reforms, the…

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  • Spanish PM Rajoy opens door to strategy changes ahead of election

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday said he was open to strategy changes for the first time since his party suffered big losses in local polls last weekend, only months ahead of a general election. Rajoy - whose center-right People's Party (PP) lost 2.5 million votes from four years…

  • America is too big. Here’s how to split it into five UK-sized countries.

    Hormisdas explains that because there are roughly 4.8 times as many people in the US as in the UK, each of these regions is a smidge smaller than the UK. Hormisdas made each of these regions have about 61,749,108 people (as of the 2010 census). Hormisdas has made something of a specialty of these…

  • Cameron urges 'flexible and imaginative' EU reforms

    Prime Minister David Cameron prepared Friday to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated eurozone. The second day of Cameron's European tour came as his government published a law…

  • Forget Primaries. First GOP Race Is to Get Into Debates

    The 2016 GOP primary debates hosted by Fox and CNN will be restricted to the top 10 candidates. With a possible 16 presidential hopefuls, the race for some will likely be decided before the first face-off ...

  • Italian PM faces test in regional elections

    Italians are set to vote Sunday in regional elections seen as an important test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and for the fading Forza Italia party of Silvio Berlusconi. This polling battle is the first in Italy, which is slowly emerging from recession, since European elections a year ago in…

  • Burundi election body's vice president has fled country: sources

    The vice president of Burundi's election commission has fled the country ahead of the poll, sources said on Saturday, amid a political crisis triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term. Spes-Caritas Ndironkeye joins a senior judge and a host of dissidents who have…

  • How's Hillary doing? Wish we could tell you

    The Hillary Clinton campaign held a briefing this week that was strictly controlled and left reporters with little to write.

  • Islam center stage as Turkish election campaign enters final week

    By Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Evoking the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople and vowing the Muslim call to prayer would forever ring out, President Tayyip Erdogan put religion center stage on Saturday as campaigning for Turkey's parliamentary election entered its final…

  • Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown

    A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks. The Republican senator infuriated ...

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