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Elections

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  • Romney tops Republican poll for '16; ahead of Clinton in election

    Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have...
  • Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest student leaders

    Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest student leaders
    Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing's...
  • Romania's next president sees power shift within weeks

    Romania's new president-elect Klaus Iohannis predicts that enough lawmakers could start abandoning Prime Minister Victor Ponta's ruling coalition in the coming weeks to bring down the government next year. Iohannis, 55, an ethnic German from Transylvania...
  • GOP operatives had outsized role in new maps

    GOP operatives had outsized role in new maps
    TALLAHASSEE – To hear Republican operative Pat Bainter tell it, he's a victim of voters' anti-gerrymandering zeal. When Florida in 2010 passed reforms barring the intentional re-crafting of legislative and congressional districts to help...
  • It's Official: State Posts Final Results of 2014 Election

    It's Official: State Posts Final Results of 2014 Election
    Not that it's exactly a big surprise, but Connecticut's Secretary of the State Denise Merrill Wednesday officially pronounced Democrat Dannel Malloy the winner of the 2014 gubernatorial election. By law, Merrill's office is required to certify the...
  • Thomas Leach, longtime Chicago elections spokesman, dies at 76

     Thomas Leach, longtime Chicago elections spokesman, dies at 76
    After covering crime and politics as a reporter, Thomas R. Leach spent 34 years as the chief spokesman for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, handling the agency's public relations and working with the commissioners across 59 elections. "Tom...
  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits
    After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
  • Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary

    Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary
    As he searches for his fourth Defense secretary in six years, President Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but limited wars that are likely to consume much of his final two years in office....
  • Primaries belong to the parties

    Primaries belong to the parties
    Election Day is the open primary day. Democrats have no business being able to help choose Republican Party primary candidates. Republicans have no business being able to help choose Democratic Party primary candidates. I am a registered independent for a...
  • Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges government not to use pope's visit to help election campaign

    Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has urged the government not to use a forthcoming visit by Pope Francis to help its re-election campaign after media reported posters had appeared depicting the pontiff blessing President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa is...
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...