• In Spain, grassroots movements revive interest in politics

    By Sonya Dowsett and Inmaculada Sanz MADRID (Reuters) - In an apartment block in central Madrid, homeowners and tenants in danger of being evicted gather every Thursday to plan awareness campaigns and get free advice from lawyers. 'The Mortgage Victims' Association', or PAH - its initials in…

  • Liberal operatives paid big bucks by embattled pro-Clinton super PAC

    Pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action now facing fire for disappointing fundraising totals

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  • Here's What Both Parties Think About Their 2016 Candidates So Far

    Democrats might prefer to see a few more presidential challengers enter the race, while Republicans may wish their candidate list was winnowed down -- but voters in both parties say they're largely happy with their options, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.Democrats know who they're voting for,…

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  • APNewsBreak: Contact lens seller gave to official's campaign

    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a new law that critics say was written at the company's ...

    Associated Press
  • Ethiopia postpones voting in only constituency held by independent

    Voting in the only constituency in Ethiopia with an independent member of parliament was postponed Friday, two days before the general election, the government spokesman said. Ashebr Woldegiorgis, the only independent MP elected in 2010, had been due to run for a second term against a candidate…

  • 11 Questions for Lincoln Chafee: The Democrat Who Thinks Hillary Clinton Shouldn't Be President (and Might Run Against Her)

    But really, who is Lincoln Chafee? If you haven’t heard of former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, you’re probably not alone. The little-known Republican turned Independent turned Democrat recently announced that he might run for president, and he’s already making headlines.

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  • Party vote gives France's Hollande boost, fends off rebels' challenge

    By Ingrid Melander and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) - Socialist party members backed French President Francois Hollande's policies in an internal party vote, boosting his chances of standing unopposed for a re-election ticket in 2017 despite months of tension over the government's economic line.…

  • Marco Rubio: Back to the Future

    The surprising disintegration of Jeb Bush's presidential campaign has opened up the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, benefitting the other candidate from Florida, Senator Marco Rubio. This is a bizarre political development because Rubio is running as the second coming of George W. Bush.One…

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  • Three strikes and you're not out - put those Brexit nerves on hold

    Two-thirds of the way through a trio of political earthquakes that a year ago looked set to shake British business and markets, the best lesson gleaned by financial investors for part three is to hold their nerve. Stock, currency and bond markets have generally ridden calmly through both a Scottish…

  • Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties

    MADRID (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists.

    Associated Press
  • Rand Paul is talking. Here's why we should all be listening.

    On the surface, Rand Paul held the Senate floor for nearly 11 hours Wednesday to protest a new version of the Patriot Act provision under which the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program was justified.

  • Soccer-FIFA presidential elections since 1904

    (adds codes, no changes to text) By Mike Collett LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - For the first time since 1961 the names of more than two men will be on the ballot paper when delegates cast their votes for the next president of FIFA in Zurich on May 29. Three men contested the 1961 election with…

  • O'Malley to campaign in Iowa hours after 2016 announcement

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Once he announces his presidential decision, Martin O'Malley will waste no time in getting himself to Iowa.

    Associated Press
  • Ethiopia's democracy put to the test in general election

    Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds general elections Sunday, the first since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is seen as all but certain to stay in office. Over 36.8 million Ethiopians have registered for the polls, considered by…

  • 10's a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage

    The first Republican presidential debate will feature no fewer than 10 candidates. That's according to guidelines released Wednesday by debate hosts Fox News and Facebook, which offer the first clues as ...

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  • A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - When Thailand's army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lackluster economy and a delayed…

  • Polish president, challenger face off in last debate

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski and his challenger in a close election faced off Thursday evening in a tense debate.

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  • Catalan independence agenda at risk in Barcelona mayor's race

    By Sarah White BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - In the windows along Barcelona's leafy avenues, some of the red blue and gold independence flags flying for the past two years have lately begun to lose their colors. Like a banner hanging too long in the sun, Catalonia's drive to break away from Spain -…