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  • Brazil's evangelicals gain clout, close to electing first president

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's increasingly powerful evangelical Christians are tantalizingly close to electing one of their own as president next month in what would be a historic shift for the world's largest Catholic nation. Marina Silva, an...
  • U.S. lawmakers urge congressional action to back Obama's Syria war

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Sunday stepped up calls for congressional authorization of President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, amid signs the United States and its allies face a long and difficult...
  • Rauner hits Quinn on tax hike timing

    Rauner hits Quinn on tax hike timing
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner today criticized Gov. Pat Quinn over his idea to push lawmakers to make permanent the 2011 income tax increase when they return to Springfield following the November election, warning of lame duck legislators...
  • France's far-right grabs first ever Senate seats

    PARIS (Reuters) - The far-right National Front won its first ever seats in France's upper house of parliament on Sunday, as President Francois Hollande's Socialist party lost its Senate majority. The left still controls the lower house, which is the...
  • India's prime minister gets rock-star reception in New York

    Madison Square Garden often hosts cultural icons such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Bono, but on Sunday the storied arena offered rock-star treatment to a political personality: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made the case for a...
  • Ukraine leader clings to European goal despite Putin

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has secured a temporary peace in the troubled east which he says gives him a chance to move Ukraine towards its dream of a place in Europe - but Russia's Vladimir Putin still holds cards that could...
  • The Holder legacy [Editorial]

    The Holder legacy  [Editorial]
    Of all the offices in the federal government, the job of attorney general may be one of the toughest as well the most thankless. Eric H. Holder, who announced last week that he is stepping down as the nation's top law enforcement official six years...
  • Joe Visconti Pushes On, Aiming To Win Over A Patchwork Coalition Of Voters

    Joe Visconti Pushes On, Aiming To Win Over A Patchwork Coalition Of Voters
    EAST HAVEN — Joe Visconti has no money, few connections and little clout. But the one-term council member from West Hartford has a strategy that he believes will propel him into the governor's office on Nov. 4. "I'm not here to just influence...
  • U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges

    U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges
    President Obama conceded in an interview that the United States underestimated Islamic State militants who have taken over swaths of Syria and Iraq, calling the fight against violent extremism in the Middle East “a generational challenge” that...
  • Key U.S. Senate races close, new round of polls says

    Key U.S. Senate races close, new round of polls says
    The latest rounds of polling in the contested U.S. Senate races in Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina make one thing clear: it’s looking very close. To take control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans must win six seats. Iowa, Louisiana and North...
  • A grand design for greater gridlock at National Labor Relations Board

    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks he has the solution to perceived problems at the National Labor Relations Board: Make the five-member body just as deadlocked as Congress. Alexander's recently proposed NLRB Reform Act, which has the...