• 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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…

    Huffington 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…

  • More Than 170,000 Ex-Cons Can Now Vote in Kentucky

    In Kentucky on Tuesday, outgoing Gov. Steven Beshear fit that mold by signing an executive order that will restore voting rights for more than 170,000 former felons who have served their time, signaling the state’s shift toward the national trend of allowing ex-offenders to vote. “The right to vote…

  • Malaysia's 1MDB Decoded: Campaign Cash

    How a multibillion dollar power plant deal by Malaysia’s 1MDB is connected to spending during a tight national election campaign.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • How National Security Tough Talk Is Taking over the GOP Campaign

    The 2016 presidential race is undergoing a sweeping reconfiguration, with national security taking on new prominence following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and the downing of Russian fighter jet by Turkey that has the U.S. and its allies calling for calm on both sides. Not surprisingly,…

    The Fiscal Times
  • 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…