Elections

  • DeLay: Rick Perry's White House hopes likely hurt by charges

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, noting his own nearly decade-long legal fight that cost him his powerful congressional post and public career.

    Associated Press
  • Life after Mitt: What does the GOP do now?: Kudlow

    Here's what the GOP needs to do now that Mitt Romney has dropped out of the 2016 race, says Larry Kudlow.

    CNBC
  • Italy Elects Sicilian Judge As President

    ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple…

    Huffington Post
  • Tens of thousand rally for Spain's Podemos before elections

    Tens of thousands marched in Madrid on Saturday in the biggest show of support yet for anti-austerity party Podemos, whose surging popularity and policies have drawn comparisons with Greece's new Syriza rulers. Podemos ("We Can") was formed just a year ago, but produced a major shock by winning…

    Reuters
  • New Greek PM Supports Palestinian Rights

    The results of the snap elections in Greece, which propelled the leftist Syriza Party to power this week, sent shockwaves to many world capitals.Alexis Tsipras, the new prime minister, has vowed to fulfill his electoral promises, including reversing the harsh austerity plans that Europe has imposed…

    Huffington Post
  • Rand Paul Is Turning Out to Be 2016's Troller-in-Chief

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, may be mulling a bid to be the next commander-in-chief in 2016, but he may already have earned himself the informal title of troller-in-chief.

    ABC News
  • Nancy Pelosi Refuses To Joke About Mitt Romney

    Nancy Pelosi was asked what she thought about Romney's decision not to run in the 2016 election.

    NowThis
  • Mitch McConnell's Misguided Coal Crusade

    Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky. President Obama, he continued, is conducting "a war on…

    Huffington Post
  • Capital Journal: The GOP and 2016

    The Republican Party has jumped quickly into the race for the presidency in 2016 as all the potential candidates jump behind Jeb Bush declaring their intent to run. WSJ's Patrick O'Connor explains. Photo: ...

    MarketWatch
  • Mitt Romney To Update Supporters On Plans For 2016 Campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016."After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party…

    Huffington Post
  • Will RFS play big role in 2016 presidential elections?

    With the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a supporter of the mandate, thinks candidates who don't support the RFS could be at a disadvantage there for the very…

    Autoblog
  • Burundi rivals hold talks to ease pre-vote tensions

    Burundi's ruling party has said it is "ready for compromise" with the opposition to ensure peaceful elections, as warnings mount of the risk of violence in the upcoming key polls. Opposition politicians however said they were suspicious of the apparent olive branch. The CNDD-FDD party of President…

    AFP
  • What does Romney dropping out mean for GOP field?

    Former presidential candidate will not run in 2016

    FOX News Videos
  • Israel issues tenders for new settler homes ahead of election

    Israel published tenders on Friday for the construction of 450 new housing units in occupied Palestinian territory, a move that critics denounced as a political gesture ahead of a March general election. Ariel Rosenberg, spokesman for Israel's Housing Ministry, said the government was simply…

    Reuters
  • How these two women guided the Keystone bill through a divided Senate

    In a rare moment for the US Senate, the two lawmakers who had just spent three weeks steering the Keystone pipeline bill through choppy waters were chatting amiably on the floor during the final vote. Senators can remember only a handful of times when two women have acted as “floor managers” of…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Nigeria's Time of Uncertainty

    With the presidential election looming on February 14, Nigeria is at a crossroads. The outcome of the election will have serious implications both for the country itself and for how it is viewed around the world. This election is taking place at a very difficult time, when after almost 14 years of…

    Huffington Post
  • Lindsey Graham Would Be A Very Underwhelming Presidential Candidate

    You’d think a relatively well-known, long-serving senator from an early primary state would be given some respect by 2016 handicappers. But Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who on Thursday formed a committee to explore a run for president Thursday, is not even listed on Betfair. To put that in…

    FiveThirtyEight