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Elections

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  • Economic issues whip up Israelis in chocolate pudding election

    Israel's high cost of living is set to dominate a March 17 election that could shake up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, with voter anger symbolized by an overpriced dessert. In a country where the influence of small parties makes elections...
  • Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered on Sunday to bring pro-European independents into the government and hold new elections in late 2015 if lawmakers back him to elect a new president. Speaking in an unscheduled television address, Samaras...
  • Sudan rights group says raided after opposition unity deal

    Security forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, just weeks after jailing its former leader, the monitoring group's leader said, in what activists fear is a widening crackdown ahead of a presidential election in April. The...
  • Uzbeks vote in elections expected to reinforce Karimov's grip on power

    Uzbeks went to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary elections at which all four parties support President Islam Karimov, ensuring that the ballot will further reinforce his 23-year grip on power. Karimov, 76, has ruled Central Asia's most...
  • Should non-citizens in the U.S. vote?

     Should non-citizens in the U.S. vote?
    As of Jan. 1, 2012, an estimated 13.3 million lawful permanent residents lived in the United States, and 8.8 million of them were eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship but had not done so. In California, 2.48 million out of 3.4 million green-card holders...
  • Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant

    Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant
    Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He's proud of his accomplishments this year, he said. He's shown America solves problems. "And now I'm going to go on...
  • Demographic shifts bring change to policies on Cuba, drugs, gay rights

    Demographic shifts bring change to policies on Cuba, drugs, gay rights
    Writing about politics inspires a certain amount of déjà vu, time and again. Last week, like many before, served as a case in point. President Obama unleashed a surprise shift Wednesday in the nation's relationship with Cuba, a loosening of the...
  • Racial strife can lead to progress

    Racial strife can lead to progress
    Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio found his voice in a profoundly moving way when he responded not as a mayor, but as a parent. His...
  • Florida could have fracking problem on its hands

    Florida could have fracking problem on its hands
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida has a fracking problem. Voters want cheap energy, environmental protection, cleaner water, lower taxes and less government in their lives. Florida ratepayers rebelled against utilities seeking to charge them for nuclear...
  • Back to the future on voting

    Back to the future on voting
    Fourteen years ago, when the nation was riveted by the spectacle of poll workers parsing the differences between dimpled and dangling chads after the presidential contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush, Marylanders could rest fairly easy. A few...
  • Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches

    Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches
    Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes. This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...