• Portugal's austerity government wins re-election

    Portugal's ruling centre-right coalition won a general election Sunday seen as a referendum on its austerity policies, although it may not hold onto its absolute majority in parliament, near-complete results showed. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho's "Portugal Ahead" coalition took 39.16 percent…

  • Planned Parenthood, Unplanned Hearing

    Ann Richards was the state treasurer of Texas when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Her claim-to-fame was this line about vice president George H.W. Bush, then running for president: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a…

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  • What SNL got right — and wrong — in this brilliant fake ad about bad presidential candidates

    The season debut of Saturday Night Live featured a wickedly funny fake drug commercial that perfectly nails the self-delusion of some presidential candidates: Believing that you'll win, even when all the evidence says you've got no chance in hell. A woman tells the camera that she's concerned about…

  • UK PM Cameron says to campaign for EU if successful in renegotiation

    Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that he would campaign to keep Britain in the European Union if other leaders granted him the concessions he wants, but cautioned that if they refused then he ruled nothing out. "I rule nothing out," Cameron said when asked if he would campaign to leave…

  • The Making of a 2016 Soundtrack

    Before Ben Carson uttered a word at his 2016 presidential campaign kickoff, a gospel choir belted out the national anthem and a rendition of Eminem’s 2002 hit-single “Lose Yourself.” The Detroit Music Hall crowd went wild.

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  • Here's where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stand on the issues

    Though Hillary Clinton is still the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, she's...

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  • Ben Carson Is The Smartest Guy In The Room. And The Weirdest.

    DURHAM, N.H. -- With all due respect to Donald Trump -- who is, like, a really smart person, OK? -- there is little doubt about which of the two candidates currently leading in the polls would win the Republican presidential nomination if the matter were being settled by an IQ test.Put it this way:…

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  • Big changes in AP poll, but Ohio State still comfortable on top

    The Ohio State Buckeyes remain atop the AP Top 25 this week, but the Big 12’s top contenders have bumped Michigan State down two spots. No. 2 TCU picked up five first-place votes and managed to stay ahead of No. 3 Baylor despite the Bears getting 10 first-place votes. No. 5 Utah picked up seven […]

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  • The three leaders vying for power in Portugal

    Portugal's dogged prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho may lack obvious charisma, but he does have a fine baritone voice for singing fado, the Portuguese blues. Most of his time in charge of western Europe's poorest country has been a long tale of woe straight from one of the famously depressing fado…

  • Emirates vote for federal council sees 35-percent turnout

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates held a tightly controlled election Saturday for its largely advisory Federal National Council, though only just over a third of those Emiratis allowed to vote by their rulers cast a ballot.

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  • Amid the Crowing of the GOP and Clinton, Sanders Is on the Rise

    How easy it is to mock the Republican candidates. They're the gang in the clown car climbing all over each other to offer a reactionary message of disarray that has all but destroyed the chances of the Bush family dynasty continuing. But isn't that a grand achievement for the democratic process?Why…

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  • Koch brothers, other 2016 mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

    By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina's…

  • Migrant crisis boosts Austria far-right ahead of Vienna vote

    Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) has drawn nearly even with the ruling Social Democrats (SPOe) in Vienna ahead of October 11 elections in the capital city state, according to a poll published Saturday. According to the survey, the FPOe would win some 35 percent of the vote, just one point…

  • Sanders, Clinton need to take Obama’s fundraising playbook to the next level

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders' campaigns are doubling down on the strategies pioneered by Barack Obama in 2008. Sanders stands to benefit the most.

  • In Burkina Faso, all eyes on how post-coup leaders handle the old guard

    Rene Kabore was serving food at a street-side cafe nearly two weeks ago when four members of Burkina Faso's presidential guard burst in. A coup attempt was getting under way in the capital, and the elite force, known as the RSP, was accusing him of building a barricade that blocked the street.…

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  • Portuguese PM Pedro Passos Coelho

    Position: Portuguese Prime Minister Incumbent: Pedro Passos Coelho Date of Birth: July 24, 1964 Term: June 2011-Oct 2015 Candidate for reelection in Oct. 4 2015 general election Key facts: -- Steered Portugal through an acute debt crisis, implementing painful austerity under an international…

  • Portuguese Socialist leader Costa candidate for PM

    Name: Antonio Costa Position: General Secretary of the Socialist Party Date of Birth: July 17, 1961 Candidate for prime minister at Oct. 4 2015 general election Incumbent prime minister: Pedro Passos Coelho Key facts: -- Costa was mayor of Lisbon from July 2007 until April 2015, when he stepped…