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  • Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military

    Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — For most of Pakistan's history, the powerful military has held sway over elected officials or simply dumped them from power. Just ask Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted as prime minister in the last military coup, 15 years ago....
  • Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signaling strains between the allies following months of political tension. President Abdullah...
  • Medical marijuana referendum supporters mobilize

    Medical marijuana referendum supporters mobilize
    One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day of political organizing. From locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Delray and 11 other communities, they'...
  • Race for Maryland governor turns negative

    Race for Maryland governor turns negative
    The first negative advertisements in the Democratic primary campaign for governor hit airwaves this week, pushing a feisty political fight that's simmered for months into prime time. Already, the race among Democrats for the governor's mansion is poised...
  • Chicago nonprofit investigated for questionable spending

    Chicago nonprofit investigated for questionable spending
    A Chicago nonprofit that has received millions of public dollars to provide foster care and other social services is being investigated by state officials for using taxpayer funds to pay for its founder's condo, car and other personal expenses, the...
  • Political ramifications to Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy? Oh come on.

    Political ramifications to Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy? Oh come on.
    So, what are the political ramifications of Hillary Clinton’s impending grandmotherhood? No, seriously. Stop snorting. New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin put it out there Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” In...
  • Don't let Jeb Bush's moderation confuse you

    Jeb Bush's recent compassionate comments on immigration show how far apart he is from the far right of the Republican Party. At an event at the George H.W. Bush presidential library, the former Florida governor showed sympathy for people who come to...
  • Regulating Campaign Statements Overkill

    Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or...
  • Families of Iran prisoners stage protest outside parliament

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Families of Iranian prisoners charged with political offences demonstrated outside parliament in Tehran on Sunday to protest at what they said was violent treatment of their relatives at the Evin prison, the Iranian Students' News Agency...
  • Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential vote

    Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential vote
    KABUL (Reuters) - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead in the Afghan presidential race has widened, the latest official tally of votes released on Sunday showed, although half of the votes have yet to be counted. Afghanistan's Independent...
  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...