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  • Merkel won't shift further right despite Eurosceptics' gains

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday ruled out realigning her conservatives further to the right in order to fend off a growing challenge from Eurosceptics, who surpassed expectations is state elections at the weekend....
  • Gubernatorial race close, but does anybody care?

    Charlie Crist and Rick Scott are nose-to-nose in Florida's gubernatorial race because voters can't get excited about their choices. Six of one, half dozen of the other, as my grandmother would say. More than half of likely voters, 53 percent, said in...
  • Put 'trust' back in Transportation Trust Fund [Letter]

    Put 'trust' back in Transportation Trust Fund [Letter]
    A proposed state constitutional amendment creating a firewall for the Transportation Trust Fund will be on the ballot this fall, and while the legislation is flawed, it deserves voter support. The legislation (Senate Bill 829 of 2013) received...
  • Politics a family business for many U.S. candidates this year

    (Reuters) - Fighting for his political survival in a race that could swing majority control of the U.S. Senate, Arkansas Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor is leaning on a political asset no amount of campaign money can buy. His dad. David Pryor, the...
  • Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie to life in jail

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year. The session had been summoned...
  • A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the...
  • Fractious politics to test new Swedish leader's negotiating skills

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - At the height of the global financial crisis trade union leader Stefan Lofven, now set to become Sweden's prime minister after Sunday's election, did the unthinkable and cut a deal with employers agreeing pay cuts and shorter hours....
  • Crist team explores Medicaid expansion

    Crist team explores Medicaid expansion
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist said his team is researching the prospect that he could sign an executive order on his first day in office to immediately and unilaterally expand the state's Medicaid program to cover uninsured Floridians....
  • German government says Bavaria following Scots' example 'absurd'

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Monday ridiculed the suggestion that the rich southern region of Bavaria could try to break away if Scotland votes to split from the United Kingdom this week. One local party, the Bavaria Party, has...
  • Ex-president Gbagbo's party withdraws from Ivory Coast poll body

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The party of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo withdrew from the country's election commission on Sunday, setting back efforts to draw it into the political mainstream before a scheduled presidential election next year....
  • Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward

    Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward
    Businesses in Broward County are mobilizing to keep funding for children's services they call critical for families, jobs and the local economy. They're pushing for a "Yes" vote on the Nov. 4 ballot to re-authorize a property tax that funds the...