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  • Italy regional votes to test public mood on Renzi

    By Isla Binnie and Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italians voted on Sunday in regional ballots which will test whether the country, tired of economic stagnation and austerity, is also wearying of Matteo Renzi's nine-month old coalition government. Renzi's...
  • True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us

    True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us
    Democrats may have won every statewide office, re-won every U.S. House seat, and kept majorities in both houses of the state legislature in the last election. But the Nov. 4 results were not the inevitable outcome of a powerhouse of a state Democratic...
  • Obama's immigration gamble a bid to salvage legacy

    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's decision to follow through on his plan to reform immigration policy through an executive order is an uncharacteristically bold gamble, made in the hope of salvaging the final two years of his presidency and his own political...
  • Judicial elections getting more political with new campaign spending

    Judicial elections getting more political with new campaign spending
    In a season of rough campaign attack ads, the one aimed at a North Carolina judge was among the roughest. "Justice Robin Hudson sided with the predators," viewers were told. "Justice Robin Hudson — not tough on child molesters, not fair to...
  • Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff

    Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff
    Marking a milestone in what has been a challenging but largely successful democratic transition, Tunisians on Sunday voted for a head of state for the first time since a popular uprising nearly four years ago. With more than two dozen candidates...
  • Obama says Clinton likely to have different positions from him in 2016 race

    By Steve Holland HENDERSON, Nev. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he expects Democrat Hillary Clinton to stake out positions that may be different from his if she runs for president in 2016.Clinton, who...
  • Marion Barry, ex-scandal-plagued Washington, D.C., mayor, dies at 78

    Marion Barry, ex-scandal-plagued Washington, D.C., mayor, dies at 78
    Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early Sunday at age 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most...
  • Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

    By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace,...
  • '90s immigration battle remade California's political landscape

    '90s immigration battle remade California's political landscape
    The view in California can be hard to decipher, blurred by nonchalance or smog or the blinding insistence of the sun. But not when it comes to immigration. There, all is sharp and distinct, politically speaking, as if before and after had been etched into...
  • Tunisia's Essebsi's party says he's ahead in presidential vote count

    TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi's campaign manager told reporters he was ahead in Sunday's election by at least 10 points, according to his own party's initial results. Official results have yet to be released by...
  • The Virginia Way, Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find

    The Virginia Way, Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find
    When it comes to keeping an eye on ethics, Virginia legislators know who to rely on: themselves. They say they eke out a living in public service with a near-poverty-level salary — but they get tens of thousands of dollars in allowances they don't...