• Venezuela opposition candidate shot dead at rally

    A Venezuelan opposition election candidate was shot dead while campaigning, political leaders said Thursday, raising tensions ahead of a legislative vote that could weaken the major oil producer's socialist government. An attacker shot Luis Manuel Diaz on Wednesday evening at an event also attended…

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  • Bishops urge Congolese to reject third term for Kabila

    Democratic Republic of Congo's powerful Catholic church called on citizens on Thursday to defy any attempt by President Joseph Kabila to hold on to power beyond the end of his term next year. More than 40 percent of Congo identifies itself as Catholic. The church has been outspoken on the subject…

  • In 2016 campaign, both parties seek reform in justice system

    PoliticsIn 2016 campaign, both parties seek reform in justice system

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  • Chris Christie Doesn't Recall Muslims In New Jersey Celebrating 9/11

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday denied businessman Donald Trump's recent claim that "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in his state celebrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."I don't recall it happening. I don't think it did," Christie, a Republican presidential hopeful, told Fox…

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  • ActBlue’s One-Click Donations Are Transforming the 2016 Race

    ActBlue is helping Democrats raise big money from small donors this election season, thanks to technology inspired by Amazon.

  • Ted Cruz Gains Momentum in Iowa

    With less than 70 days to the Iowa Caucus, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is seeing larger numbers at his events, increased fundraising, and a momentum that has propelled him to second place in Tuesday's Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa Republican Caucus-goers. Cruz's support has doubled since the last…

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  • Did Louisiana Just Elect 'Wrong' Governor Due to Flaw in Top 2 Runoff Method?

    Few analysts at the start of the year would have predicted Louisiana voters would elect a Democrat to be their new governor. Republicans have dominated statewide contests in recent years, with no Democrat earning even a third of the vote in races for governor and six other statewide offices in…

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  • Portugal's Costa: an affable Socialist ready to 'walk the talk'

    Affable former Lisbon mayor and now Portuguese prime minister Antonio Costa is a political veteran who is far more popular than his Socialist Party, which recently toppled the conservative government in a dramatic vote. A seasoned negotiator, the 54-year-old Costa tied up with Communists, Greens…

  • Vanuatu president calls snap election: report

    Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale has dissolved parliament and called a snap election after a corruption scandal destabilised the government, local media reported Wednesday. Lonsdale addressed the nation late Tuesday, calling the situation a "man-made disaster", the Vanuatu Post reported. It said…

  • Would a Mitt Romney Presidency Be Good for the FinTech Industry?

    Could Mitt Romney be the Republican nominee for president? Possibly. If he is, and if he wins, it could be good for the financial technology world.

  • Bernie Sanders Doesn't Like Super PACs, But He Won't Speak Out Against This One

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has not asked a super PAC supporting his presidential campaign to stop spending money on his behalf, though he’s repeatedly criticized the influence such groups have on elections. In an interview Monday with CNN, Sanders suggested that National Nurses United for Patient…

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  • How National Security Tough Talk Is Taking over the GOP Campaign

    The 2016 presidential race is undergoing a sweeping reconfiguration, with national security taking on new prominence following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and the downing of Russian fighter jet by Turkey that has the U.S. and its allies calling for calm on both sides. Not surprisingly,…

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  • A Growling Stomach = A Grouchy Candidate

    There's been lots of discussion about why Jeb Bush is faltering in the Republican presidential primary competition. Despite the political consensus that Bush would be a formidable candidate, he seems uncomfortable and stiff on the trail, making awkward comments and recently pointing out there are…

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  • Sarkozy battles far-right in French regional vote

    By Gilbert Reilhac and Tom Heneghan STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy rallied conservatives in eastern France on Wednesday, hoping to fend off a strong challenge by the far-right National Front (FN) in looming regional elections. The FN, boosted by voter…

  • Sisi loyalists sweep list seats in Egypt's election

    An electoral alliance loyal to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has picked up all 60 list seats up for grabs in the second and final round of a parliamentary election marred by low participation, official preliminary results showed on Wednesday. "For the Love of Egypt", a loyalist electoral…

  • Greek conservative chief quits in party election fiasco

    The acting head of Greece's conservative New Democracy party, and head of the opposition, quit Tuesday after a weekend fiasco that saw the party fail to elect a new leader. "To de-escalate the tension...I am handing over the acting chairmanship," Evangelos Meimarakis told reporters. Party elections…