• Why one political scientist thinks Donald Trump might actually win

    In an exchange with Paul Krugman, political scientist Alan Abramowitz made one of the best cases I've heard for, as Krugman put it, "thinking the Trumpthinkable." At some point, Abramowitz argued, pundits need to admit that Trump has a good chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination.…

  • Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.

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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.

  • 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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  • Mwendwa cleared to contest for FKF presidency

    Apart from Mwendwa, his running mate Doris Petra was also cleared to contest for the Vice-President's post

  • 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…

  • California's Not-So-Green Emerald Triangle

    The state's famed marijuana grow sites are wreaking ecological havoc. Is there any way to make them environmentally sustainable?

  • 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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  • Egypt says 30 percent turnout in 2nd round of voting

    CAIRO (AP) — Turnout in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent, authorities said Wednesday, with the vote expected to result in a rubber-stamp body loyal to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

  • Will Putin Ever Leave Office?

    Find out when, or if, Russian President Vladimir Putin will ever relinquish control over the Russian government, and whether it matters.

  • 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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  • Political mastermind: Cruz reinvents GOP standards in presidential campaigns

    Over the course of his career in electoral politics, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has been called many names. Cruz is also making sure that he understands the rules of this year’s nominating process better than his opponents — just like a good appellate litigator.

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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…

  • Venezuela opposition party says regional official slain

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An opposition leader was shot to death at a campaign rally Wednesday for next week's congressional elections in Venezuela, his party said.

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  • The Hazey Outlook for the Marijuana Industry

    Political change involving marijuana legalization lags behind the public's support for marijuana. It's a booming industry facing many challenges.

  • Donald Trump beats Marco Rubio in a head-to-head matchup among Republicans

    In my conversation with political scientist Alan Abramowitz, we spent a fair amount of time discussing whether elite confidence in Marco Rubio is justified. One way of downplaying Trump's persistent dominance in the polls is to suggest his 20-30 percent is a ceiling, not a floor. Nate Silver, for…

  • 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…