Elections

  • Lesotho prepares for early vote in bid to ease political crisis

    By Tiisetso Motsoeneng and Marafaele Mohloboli MASERU (Reuters) - Feuding parties in Lesotho's ruling coalition will face off on Saturday in early national elections staged in a bid to restore stability six months after an attempted coup. The vote is being held around two years ahead of schedule…

    Reuters
  • Argentine Judge Dismisses Accusations Against President

    Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita had accused Fernandez on Feb. 12 of seeking to remove Interpol arrest warrants against Iranian officials for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in exchange for trade deals. “It’s clear that neither of the two hypotheses of crime sustained by prosecutor…

    Bloomberg
  • Please Run, Donald. Pretty Please?

    The big headline at the Washington Post website today reads: "Trump For President? Mogul Says He's Serious About Running In 2016." The story notes that Trump has "hired staffers in key primary states, retained an election attorney and delayed signing on for another season as host of NBC's Celebrity…

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  • Louisiana Governor Jindal: "Not an option for us to win this election"

    At CPAC convention, potential presidential hopeful Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana says "in 2016, it is not an option for us to win this election." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • Are Republicans Destined to be 21st Century Whigs?

    Republican victories in the recent midterm elections that gave it majorities in both houses of Congress obscure the fact that it is a party in decline. It currently possesses a political trajectory that could place it along side the Whigs. Led by senate stalwarts Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, the…

    Huffington Post
  • Niger President replaces foreign minister ahead of 2016 poll

    Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou on Wednesday replaced his foreign minister, appointing him instead as minister of state at the presidency ahead of elections next year. Mohamed Bazoum, a close ally of the president's and a leading figure in his ruling PNDS party, will be replaced by Aichatou…

    Reuters
  • Govs. Seeking White House Face Tough Budget Tasks at Home

    Governors Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie and Scott Walker face fiscal challenges in their respective states as they eye the 2016 presidential election. WSJ's Mark Peters reports. Photo: Getty

    MarketWatch
  • Don't Wait Until 2016 To Make Political Change

    Leading up to the 2016 presidential elections -- a race that is, to the annoyance of many, already dominating the political debate - the current narrative asserts that young people do not believe that we can truly influence government for the common good. Jon Stewart quipped that, in the last…

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  • Japan education minister denies illegal funds report

    Japan's education minister denied on Thursday a report by a weekly magazine that he illegally received political funds, just days after the farm minister resigned over similar allegations. Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura, a close ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, told a parliamentary panel…

    Reuters
  • Iowa Frontrunner Scott Walker Faces `Gotcha' Questions

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. He discussed foreign policy, his frontrunner status in Iowa and the increased scrutiny he might face should he choose to seek the presidency.

    Bloomberg Video
  • Chicago's Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party

    This year's race for Chicago's mayor, however, both reflects and could shape the direction of the Democratic Party -- not to mention the future of American cities. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel failed to win outright on Tuesday, finishing with 45 percent of the vote (less than the required 50 percent plus…

    Bloomberg
  • An Officially Christian America Sounds Just Right To Most Republicans

    Republican Party candidates like to say that America is a Christian nation. It turns out most Republicans are willing to make that official.Fifty-seven percent of Republicans support establishing Christianity as the national religion of the United States, according to a new Public Policy Polling…

    Huffington Post
  • Villaraigosa's decision gives Harris edge in US Senate race

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Kamala Harris' carefully orchestrated effort to create an air of inevitability about her run for the U.S. Senate received another boost when a second potential high-profile opponent announced he won't attempt a challenge.

    Associated Press
  • Opinion Journal: Where Are the GOP’s Adults?

    Wonder Land Columnist Dan Henninger on why Republican presidential candidates have to step up their game.

    MarketWatch
  • Coalition partners threaten to challenge Ivory Coast president at polls

    By Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Prominent members of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara's main coalition partner on Thursday rejected a deal by their party's leader to support Ouattara's bid for re-election later this year. Their party, the Democratic Party of Ivory Coast (PDCI),…

    Reuters
  • Which Republican has most to prove at CPAC 2015?

    A number of potential GOP presidential candidates will road test their messages at the Conservative Political Action Conference

    CBS News