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Elections

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  • The Shad Ranking: The year that was in Virginia politics

    RICHMOND — When it comes to Virginia politics, 2014 was one for the books. The kind you leave in a box. Not the books you put on a shelf in your living room so the neighbors will come over and think, "Oh, he read that book. Smart." It's just not...
  • Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests

    Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Official results are not due...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...