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  • Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown

    SHENZHEN China (Reuters) - Chinese officials and Hong Kong democrats failed on Thursday to resolve a standoff over political reforms in the freewheeling former British colony, a deadlock that could end up shutting down the city's financial district next...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Campaign 2016 and the right- and left-wing slant on U.S. policy in Iraq

    For several years, debate over President Barack Obama's international policies has followed a simple partisan pattern. Obama's top aides and most fellow Democrats, hailing the end of the Iraq war, supported his goal of lowering the U.S. profile abroad....
  • Rousseff, rivals change tack in Brazil's reshaped election

    SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - When Brazil's notoriously private President Dilma Rousseff showed up in her kitchen cooking pasta in a campaign TV ad this week, it was one of the clearest signs yet that the country's October election is up for grabs....
  • Turkish foreign minister set to be Erdogan's new PM

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and said a power struggle with a U.S.-based cleric, a Kurdish peace process and a new constitution would be his top...
  • Rauner, Quinn tag each other as 'phony' on term limits

    Rauner, Quinn tag each other as 'phony' on term limits
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner accused Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn of being under federal investigation for corruption Thursday while the Democrat called his challenger "one of the leading outsourcers" sending jobs overseas. The two, holding...
  • Indictment of Rick Perry is a Texas-sized overreach

     Indictment of Rick Perry is a Texas-sized overreach
    Say this for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he takes a good mug shot. He looks dapper, confident, even a little smug in that photo released Tuesday after he was processed at the Travis County Courthouse. As if he's thinking: I may not win this battle, but I'm...
  • Charlie Crist is 'courageous,' John Morgan says

    Charlie Crist is 'courageous,' John Morgan says
    Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan is spearheading a move to pass a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, putting millions of dollars of his own money and his considerable public-speaking skills behind it. He's also...
  • Doyle McManus: Obama testing the bounds of presidential lame-duckery

    There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: "lame duck." He's in year six of his eight-year run. His biggest accomplishments are all in the past; his remaining proposals are stymied by Congress. His popularity is mired...
  • Economy is winning midterms for Republican Party

    Republicans have grown even more confident about the midterm elections, convinced that the economy where the actual data look good, though public perception remains sour is moving in their favor. Republican strategists say a series of surveys,...
  • California Senate OKs bill targeting activities of indicted Calderons

    California Senate OKs bill targeting activities of indicted Calderons
    The California Senate on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The...
  • Texas Gov. Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges

    Texas Gov. Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges
    Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has entered a not guilty plea to two felony counts of abuse of power, according to a legal document posted on Wednesday by a newspaper. Perry also waived his right...