• Suu Kyi meets Myanmar's outgoing president

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Nearly a month after her party's crushing election win, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi held closed-door talks with Myanmar's outgoing president Wednesday to discuss what both hope will be a "smooth" transition of power.

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  • The Koch brothers are afraid to take on Donald Trump

    Republican insiders are sounding increasingly panicked about Donald Trump, but few of them seem willing to do anything to stop him. According to these reports, some still expect Trump's campaign to collapse, and some are just hoping others will pick up the tab for an anti-Trump effort. Two of the…

  • Don't mention my name: Campaigning Saudi-style

    This is democracy, Saudi style, three days into the first Saudi Arabian public election campaign open to women. More than 900 female candidates are vying for places in municipal councils on December 12, but they are vastly outnumbered by thousands of men. AFP journalists on Tuesday visited a man's…

  • In Considering American Exceptionalism and International Engagement, Talk Alone Isn't Enough

    In keeping close tabs on the race for the Republican presidential nomination, I've been struck by how the various candidates view U.S. foreign policy and, specifically, how engaged America should be in international affairs. Clearly a fairly large split exists within the GOP primary. On the one…

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  • Making a difference through prayer

    For the young Guatemalan activists who peacefully protested for more honest and transparent government, their efforts propelled the country’s president into resigning and bringing about governmental reforms that could “inspire an entire continent” (see “Fearless Guatemala's lessons for Latin…

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  • Upcoming high court cases echo presidential election brawls

    PoliticsUpcoming high court cases echo presidential election brawls

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  • Surprise! The Planned Parenthood Shooter Is Not Transgender

    Conservatives have been bristling for several days with the possibility that Robert Lewis Dear, the alleged Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter, may be transgender because his voter registration identified him as female.

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  • UK parliament to vote Wednesday on joining Syria air strikes: Cameron

    Britain's parliament is to hold a vote Wednesday on joining air strikes against Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. "I can announce that I will be recommending to Cabinet tomorrow that we hold a debate and a vote in the House of Commons to extend the…

  • Poll Attacks: One AP ballot seems to be ignoring Syracuse's resume

    This article, Poll Attacks: One AP ballot seems to be ignoring Syracuse's resume, originally appeared on CBSSports.com. Syracuse won the Battle 4 Atlantis by beating Charlotte, Connecticut and Texas A&M last week. Associated Press Poll: I used to worry that, at some point, AP voters would get tired…

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  • Gambia says to hold presidential election in December 2016

    Gambia will hold a presidential election in December 2016, with legislative and local polls to follow in April 2017 and April 2018, the electoral commission said on Monday. The tiny West African nation of less than 2 million people has been ruled by Yahya Jammeh since 1994, when the then…

  • An Apolitical, Astrological Analysis of the 2016 Candidates

    Over a year and a half ago when I first thought about the 2016 election I leapt to the conclusion that the two candidates would be Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. My conclusion was not based on their significant experience nor their obvious connections to the White House: it was their astrological…

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  • Voters wonder if Cruz can heal Washington's bitter divisions

    CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Sharon Gilbert thinks her party veered off course in the past two presidential elections by nominating candidates who were too moderate.

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  • Venezuela teeters on the edge ahead of elections

    Venezuela, its economy shattered, increasingly looks like a powder keg as its parliamentary elections draw near.

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    NAACP, faith leaders plan for mass voter campaign

    The NAACP and faith leaders in Raleigh have laid out a plan for a mass voter campaign in preparation for the upcoming election.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Spanish PM spurns first major pre-election debate

    Rising star Albert Rivera from the centrist Ciudadanos party, the Socialists' Pedro Sanchez and left-wing Podemos candidate Pablo Iglesias had sometimes heated exchanges for close to two hours in an unprecedented debate for a country long used to bi-party politics. Corruption, unemployment,…

  • Ben Carson Sends Voters 'Very Special, Very Personal Portrait'

    Most candidates neglect Washington, D.C., when sending out mailers for the Republican presidential primary. So one of the joys of going out of town is seeing what they send unsolicited to people like an 84-year-old retired doctor in Houston, Texas. And what 2016 candidate Ben Carson sends, as I…

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  • Burkina Faso's Kabore on track for victory in presidential vote

    By Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Roch Marc Kabore, a former prime minister, was on course for victory on Monday as results poured in from an election to choose Burkina Faso's first new president in decades. Provisional results from around 72 percent of the country's communes showed…